Disable volume buttons on iOS using Activator

The other night, I stumbled while holding my iPad and knocked my volume-up button such that it now sticks, meaning the volume indicator is now stuck on-screen. Luckily, I devised a way to disable both volume buttons using the Cydia-based app Activator.

To enable this hack, you'll need a jailbroken iOS device, the latest version of Cydia, and to have the Activator app installed.

  1. Inside Activator, tap 'Anywhere'.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the list to 'Volume Buttons'.
  3. Tap each item in the 'Volume Buttons' section and select 'Do Nothing'

Your volume indicator should disappear and you just saved yourself a trip to the Apple Store, or worse, the cost of a new iPad.