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    Default Samsung Galaxy S3 Volume going crazy

    Has anybody had the volume going up and down independent of them touching it? It's like someone else is controlling it. I can't listen to music at all without the volume mysteriously fluctuating. Any help would be great! Thanks.

    Scott
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    Mine is doing it too while listening with the headphones! Drives me crazy. I read on other threads about how at around 75% volume a warning message comes on that listening ot the music too loud... etc. So, I started only going up to where the warning came on then backed it down. That worked for a short while (maybe 45mins). Then the volume would go all the way down, then go max. I would set it back to safe level and it does it again. Down then all the way up. Down and then all the way up. Absolutely ridiculous! Samsung needs to fix this ASAP! Any help out there? Thanks.
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    Im having the same issue....but i caught my phone in the act and tried to turn the volume down as it was turning it up....it would automatically go max as soon as my finger came off the soft volume button. It did this repeatedly for about 45 sec....then it returned to the volume all the way down...then all the way up etc, etc....i nearly threw my phone across the gym.
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    Hey, I downloaded "advanced task killer" (free from play store), killed all apps, reboot phone, and opened just the audio player (i was using streaming radio app when i got this issue - app name "tune in radio") that seemed to fix this issue for me.
    Let me know if that helps homies.

    :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by keysofsandiego View Post
    Hey, I downloaded "advanced task killer" (free from play store), killed all apps, reboot phone, and opened just the audio player (i was using streaming radio app when i got this issue - app name "tune in radio") that seemed to fix this issue for me.
    Let me know if that helps homies.

    :-)
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    This is definitely a Galaxy S3 bug. This has happened every time I run with my phone. At first I thought it was my armband, but I took the phone out and held it in my hand, and the phone kept doing the same thing. However, pressing on either the volume up or down button would sometimes fix it, but then it would continue to do it again. This obviously made me think something was stuck in the buttons and the moisture/condensation while working out made it conduct and short the buttons. However, I just realized this ONLY happens with headphones plugged in.
    It might be just headphones with a microphone as those are the only ones I've used.
    When I switched to bluetooth headphones, this has stopped happening.
    It's definitely a bug with the phone.
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    I had this issue too on mine. I think it may have been the built-in task killing function of the OS killing my equalizer app, which is supposed to always be running, and then it randomly showing up again.

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    When your phone goes into Silent Mode, that is a software issue. The only hardware issue you may actually be facing (although quite unlikely) is that your volume down key gets pressed. That's all.
    hardware S3 Volume button
    Last edited by Malicaqi Humiki; 12-11-2013 at 09:25 PM. Reason: some need to edit
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    I've noticed that this bug happens with me when I'm listening FM radio with the original ear phones and try to go back to the radio interface through the icon on the notification panel. When the radio is running it creates an icon on the ongoing apps, then you hit the icon and then the volume goes all the way up scaring the hell outta me. It's not a bug with a default behavior, I have touched that icon other times and didn't get the problem though. But I'm definitely avoiding accessing the radio by that shortcut, today I gave a new try and almost got deaf.

    That's really unfortunate and reasonable enough to sue Samsung for that but I'm going to change my mobile soon so screw it.

    Samsung s4 doesn't have this bug, it doesn't have radio as well, that's the way they found to solve the issue.
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    I am having this problem too, I use some old iphone head phones to work out in and I chalked it up to sweat getting into the mic/volume up and down. Usually happens between 40-50 minutes into the work out.
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    I cured the auto volume lowering by installing the Volume Locker app.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...melocker&hl=en
    It creates one more step when you want to change the volume, but the S3 no longer turns the volume down by itself.
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    Hi G TWalling

    I tried the solution you provided. Unfortunately it hasnt worked
    I actually disabled most of the in-built Samsung apps when i got 'clean master' ....could this be the reason for this bug. If yes, do i have to restore all the original Samsung apps?
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Volume going crazy

    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Dsouza View Post
    I tried the solution you provided. Unfortunately it hasnt worked
    Perhaps you should start with a description of the problem?
    If it's the same one listed in the OP, have you tried different headphones or using the app that was recommended in post #11 to control the volume?

    Does this issue occur in Safe mode http://support.verizonwireless.com/s...ase.html/59242?

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