So you’ve lost your remote or it no longer works properly and you haven’t yet learned how to change the volume on your Vizio TV telepathically.
Well don’t worry, because there’s actually a few ways that you can use to adjust the volume on your Vizio TV without the remote, all of which I’ve collected and listed below just for you.
How to Turn Up Volume on Vizio TV Without Remote
Adjust or turn up the volume on your Vizio TV by either using the Vol + or – buttons on the side or back of the TV, or if your TV doesn’t have buttons, use the Vizio Mobile app, a universal IR remote or a replacement Smart remote.
Not every Vizio TV has physical volume buttons, but I’ll quickly go through those that do and where you can find them, before giving you some options of how to replace your remote.
You can also learn how to fix your Vizio TV remote in the linked article.
1. Find the Volume Buttons on Your Vizio TV
Older Vizio TVs from around 2015 and earlier tend to have obvious volume buttons on their sides or on the front, such as the below Vizio VA220E model from 2009.
More recent TVs from 2015 onwards, like the entry-level Vizio V-series 4K TVs from 2022 or the 2019 M-series, typically have volume buttons on the back on one side.
These have the power button at the top, with volume +/- and an input button.
But some models of the last few years do not have Volume buttons.
A good example would be the Vizio D-series, released in 2021, which only have a power button beneath the IR sensor that can be used to switch the TV on or off or change inputs.
If your TV is a similar model to this, then you cannot change volume without some kind of remote control.
2. Use the Vizio Mobile App
The Vizio Mobile App (formerly Vizio SmartCast) can connect to your TV using your local WiFi network, meaning that your TV and phone must both be connected to your router, but you do not need to have an Internet connection.
If this doesn’t work you can manually add your TV.
You can then control your TV as normal from your phone, with the same remote control features as on the standard Vizio remote.
3. Buy a Replacement Remote
There are plenty of generic Vizio TV remotes available to buy from any of the big box stores.
If your original remote used infrared (more likely for older TVs), then you can get any universal IR remote.
If you do buy a universal remote from a third-party manufacturer, then you may need to enter a code to get it to connect to your Vizio TV. See here for Vizio remote control codes.
For newer TVs, your remote likely connected to your TV via Bluetooth or WiFi Direct, in which case you will need to get one of these remotes. This will probably be the case if you have a “Smart” TV that you can use to watch Netflix and other Internet services.
4. Fix Your Existing Remote
If you’re only looking to turn the volume up on your Vizio TV because your existing remote doesn’t seem to work, then try these tips to fix it:
- Check for dead batteries.
- Look for stuck buttons.
- Update your TV.
- Check the IR emitter works.
- Check your IR isn’t being blocked.
- Power cycle and factory reset your TV.
- Check for physical damage to your remote.
You can read more details on each of these points in my article on what to do if your Vizio remote doesn’t work, but my best tip is to remove the batteries, hold down the power button for 10 seconds to drain any residual power, then forcefully mash every button on the remote, slapping it against your palm a few times.
Over time, your remote’s buttons can begin to stick, and just like with a computer keyboard there is a limit to how many simultaneous button pushes the remote will recognize.
So, one or more buttons stuck in the “on” position can prevent other buttons on the remote from working.
Typically, the volume button will stop working as this is one of the most used buttons and is therefore most susceptible to getting dirt stuck inside it, but it can be fixed quite easily by following this method.
How to Adjust Volume on Vizio TV Without Remote
If you don’t have your remote, you can adjust the volume on your Vizio TV by:
- Finding the Volume buttons on the side or rear of your TV.
- Using the Vizio Mobile app.
- Getting a replacement remote.
- Fixing your existing remote.
You can see these points in action in the video below.