On the Nexus 4, I can silence the ringer by pushing the volume down button, however, when I push the volume up button, the ringer remains on silence until I go to settings and change the volume bar in ringtones. Shouldnt the volume up button work? Any suggestions?

  • There are any number of volume-control widgets in the Play Store. Will one of them not serve?
    – ale
    Commented Oct 2, 2013 at 13:27
  • Does your volume up button work at all?
    – dotVezz
    Commented Oct 2, 2013 at 20:06

2 Answers 2


That's odd - mine behaves the way you want: pressing volume down decreases the volume, and then goes into vibrate and finally silent mode; then pressing volume up reverses all of this.

My Nexus 4 has the current version of Android: 4.3 (JWR66Y) on it.


I have looked, but it seems there is nothing that will work with the volume up button to undo the silence.

  • Al, yes, my volume up button does work otherwise.
    – troyellis
    Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 0:12
  • Tom, that is exactly what I want but my volume up button does not work to bring back the silence mode. I have to go into settings to do that. I am also on ver 4.3.
    – troyellis
    Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 0:32

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