iPhone 4 and 4S Volume Button

$4.95

Product code: IF182-005

 
 
 
 

iPhone 4 and 4S Volume Button

$4.95

Product code: IF182-005

Product Overview

Learn to really listen to your iPhone 4 or 4S.

  • Replacement part for the volume buttons.
  • External button used to turn up and turn down the volume on the iPhone.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the physical button only and not the cable on which the iPhone's volume button contacts are. That part can be found here for the GSM (AT&T) iPhone 4, here for the CDMA (Verizon) iPhone 4, and here for the iPhone 4S.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S (All Models)

Product Details

$4.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$2.95 Used

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Replacement Guides

iPhone 4

Difficulty: Difficult

iPhone 4 Verizon

Difficulty: Difficult

iPhone 4S

Difficulty: Difficult

 

Compatibility

iPhone 4
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4S
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

My volume down button had stopped working, so I ordered a new button

My Fix

The repair wasn't tricky, but the button is just a metal part. Replacing it won't fix a switch that's not responding.

My Advice

Only buy the button itself to replace if the outside metal is visibly damaged. This guide will not help you if the problem is with the underlying switch.

My Problem

My friend was offered $38 for his iPhone 4S because the (+) volume button and the power button were broken. After $50 in parts/tools, he received $220 for the fixed phone. In addition, I switched from Verizon to T-Mobile three months ago with my unlocked CDMA iPhone 5, originally purchased outright in 2012. Since T-Mobile is on the GSM network, I purchased an unlocked GSM iPhone 5 on eBay for $250. The buttons barely worked and the screen was very scratched, so I swapped the screens and buttons with my CDMA phone. I now have a GSM iPhone 5 in amazing condition, and sold the CDMA iPhone 5 for $220 to a third party buyer.

My Fix

The repairs were both flawless. They were both time consuming (2-3 hours each), but this was also my first time.

My Advice

Please make the guides clearer about the specific tools required. Sometimes the tool list jumps into two columns, and this makes it hard to look at as a "check list." I missed the fact that I needed a flathead screwdriver for my repairs and had to improvise with a flat hair clip.

My Problem

The volume up bottom on the phone wasn't working. These parts and 3 hours and it was as good as new, except for one thing.

My Fix

Replair went smoothly. Sorted screws on old hard drive magnets. Took 1 hour to get apart. 1 1/2 to get it back together. Everything worked except for one thing. The silent button wouldn't work after the repair. It kept falling out into the phone because of a missing stopper or something. I was able to cram a piece of a rubber band in there. That fixed it. Everything else went smoothly.

My Advice

Keep track of your screws and keep them sorted. Don't lose rubber stoppers.

My Problem

Very poor battery life and the phone would always run hot. Swapped out the battery, volume buttons and the rear glass. Rear glass is just for looks. The battery life is so much better now, if I don't use the phone the battery keeps its charge...I can't even remember it being this good when I got it.

My Fix

Super simple really. A monkey could do this.

My Advice

If you are having problems with your volumes buttons, just disassemble them, clean off the dust and put it back together. Worked for me.

My Problem

The up volume would sometimes press, and even hold. Volume shoots up to full, or, in the camera app, rapid fire of unwanted photos.

My Fix

Cleaned out dust, and cleaned up the contacts on the volume buttons while I was in there. I haven't had the volume button stick since. Went great! Only possible gotcha is how I'm submitting this under anonymous666... pffff.

My Advice

Patience patience patience. Small components should not be ham-fisted apart. Take the time to look at from every angle, and how to proceed. Even if you think you know what you're doing, slow down. Don't break something because you got a little overzealous. Computers are precision instruments, not rusted transmissions with decades of grime.

My Problem

nice

My Fix

excelent

My Advice

difficult but doable

My Problem

nice

My Fix

excelent

My Advice

difficult but doable