2 Ways to Block the Volume Buttons on Android

2 Ways to Block the Volume Buttons on Android

It’s something that happens all the time, and surely it has happened to you with your Android device: The volume button changes by itself or you accidentally change it. It may have also happened when you lent someone your phone, and when you got it back, you received it either muted or with the volume level low. You only discover this when you grab your phone and see all those missed calls. That can be frustrating, especially if you are waiting for an important phone call.

Keep reading and you will discover two ways that will prevent you or other people from changing the volume levels on your Android device (tablets included).

Make the Volume Buttons Control Only the Music

With this method, you kill two birds with one stone. Normally, the volume buttons control the ringer, but with this solution you can change that and make it control the volume for the music you are hearing.

Rocket Locker is an app that will help you with this. All you have to do is activate it. From that moment on, every time you press the volume buttons on your device, the multimedia volume will be changed and not the ringer volume. If you ever want to change the volume of the ringer, you can do that manually by going to “Settings -> Sound.”


How to Block the Volume Buttons

The first thing you are going to need to do is download the Volume Lock & Mute app from Google Play, but don’t open it just yet. With this app you can say goodbye to someone changing your volume settings on your phone.


Set the volume of your phone to where you would like it to stay. Once that is set, open the app and tap the box that says Lock Volume at Current Level. There you will also see the “Lock Voice Call Volume” and “Lock Media Volume.”

There are more of those kinds of apps in Google Play that are completely free. You can try Volume Lock Control (RecoSystems) and Volume Locker (Shopriant). Besides blocking the ringer volume and the volume for the notifications, I t can do much more since the apps can block the volume for the alarm, music, games, volume during calls, the volume of the taps on your phone’s display and the system sounds.

Remember that with Volume Locker, if you change the ringer volume with the button on your phone, the app will give you thurry seconds to apply these changes. If you do not do anything within this time frame, the app will automatically apply the previously programmed settings.


With these useful apps, you will no longer have to put up with those annoying situations when you realize that your preferred settings have been changed by either someone you lent your phone to or by you (accidentally, of course). If you found this information useful, don’t forget to give it a share, and let us know which one you plan on using or currently use in the comments.

Judy Sanhz

Judy Sanhz is a tech addict that always needs to have a device in her hands. She loves reading about Android, Softwares, Web Apps and anything tech related.She hopes to take over the world one day by simply using her Android smartphone!


  1. Dude these tricks and ideas are soo cool I’d like to see them more and more could you please mail me latest and cool ones please

    Thank you

    1. Hi Jak,
      I am glad that you liked them and if you want more useful tips and tricks you just have to click on the upside down pyramid in the upper right-hand corner and type in your Email address. That way you get everything right in your inbox. Thanks for reading and commenting. =-)

  2. Good tips! Just FYI, though – I had some trouble searching for it on my phone, because it turns out the name of the first app is RockeR Locker (not RockeT Locker).

  3. Thank You a quintillion times.
    Briefly, 2013 me + 1 Shiny New Samsung Note 2♡♡♡ except the love affair was too short lived. Me = The Battered Note 2 owner. “It’s Ok honey, I will just have to try harder, I Love You my Samsung Note 2 b/c You are big and mostly you have an S Pen that allows me to draw, and all sorts of nifty stuff. I will call the Pope and have you Exorcised…No you will not be going for a walk, you are going to church for an EXORCISM since I think you are posessed, b/c your the volume turns off all by itself{conversation with my 2 timing Note 2} & I kept over sleeping b/c I of this…almost lost my job!!!! Bad Note 2, now I will sit you in the corner…

    But seriously, Do Not Share or sell my email. I wish I had access to your app in 2013. When did you launch?

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