A recent update to iOS 11 eliminated the volume control, which used to be in the corner of the screen when you tapped a movie as it was playing. My iPad is on a stand and the physical volume controls are not as easily accessed. I found that I can do a cumbersome double-swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and sometimes get to the control center. Sometimes I just get the home bar and have to try a third or fourth swipe. Once I get the control center, the movie shrinks (while still playing) into a tiny window near other apps that are running. Then, I can tap on the volume control, which looks a bit like a white and black thermometer now, and hold my finger for a while. It will enlarge and the everything including the movie will blur. Once it is enlarged, IF I keep my finger on it, I can slide the volume up and down, but if I accidentally remove my finger the control is unresponsive, and I need to collapse it again and press and hold a while more to start over. Finally, I get to adjust the volume. Once set, I can tap anywhere in the blurred screen to return to the tiny windows and then select the one containing my movie which has been playing. It will enlarge again and I will then slide the movie playback controls to find where I was in the movie before I started this complex adventure in volume control.
If you're like me, you may find yourself wanting to quickly adjust the volume up and down during a movie. If your device is on a stand, how do you do it? Is there another volume control or way to open an easier to use interface for quickly adjusting volume as you watch a movie?