Do you find yourself accidentally changing your ringtone volume level with the physical buttons on your iPhone in your pocket, bag, or purse? Follow along for how to keep your ringtone volume fixed for calls, texts, and more.

The handy thing about this feature is it allows you to keep your ringtone volume the same for calls, texts, emails, third-party apps and more. But it still allows the physical buttons to control volume for music and video playback and any other audio output.

iPhone: How to disable volume buttons from changing ringtones and text alerts

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on Sounds & Haptics
  3. Tap the toggle next to Change with Buttons to disable the physical

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