iPhone Speaker Not Working? 10 Fixes Here

iPhone Speaker Not Working

For those who are lucky to have an iPhone or an iPad, you know how elegant these devices are. However, like all devices, iPhone may also have some malfunctions every ones in a while.

For instance, iPhone speakers sometimes may stop working. And there are a number of reasons that may be associated with this problem. However, this problem can be easily fixed, as you will find out in this post. Keep reading to find out how to fix problems related to iPhone speakers not working.

iPhone Speaker not Working


What causes iPhone speakers to stop working?

iPhone Speaker to stop working

The iPhone speaker’s glitches and malfunction arise from the software and the hardware. A software malfunction may be termed as a failed signal to the speaker, while a hardware malfunction means that the speaker is damaged and should be replaced. An iPhone speaker may stop working when it is muted with the Ringer Switch when your iPhone is on Do Not Disturb Mode, when you are connected to a Bluetooth accessory or when your AirPlay is enabled. But if you hear a faint sound from your speaker, clean it as it could be clogged.  It is advisable to try and sort out the software issue before replacing your speaker. Now, let's go through the processes of fixing an iPhone speaker not working.


1. iPhone’s volume is all the way up

It is possible to turn your volume all way down accidentally. To ensure that your volume is all way up:

Step 1: Unlock your device and hold the volume up button until your iPhone’s volume is turned up. In case your volume does not turn up even as you hold the volume up button:

Unlock your device and hold the volume up button

Step 2: Launch the Settings app.

Step 3: Tap on Sounds and Haptics.

Step 4: Switch the button next to Change With Button. (The button should change to green when turned on).

Step 5: Go back and try to raise your iPhone’s volume.

Raise your iPhone’s volume


2. iPhone audio is muted or silent

At times you can accidentally put your phone on silent mode. To overcome this issue, ensure that your Ring or Silent switch is in the Up Position and your iPhone is not in the Focus mode, such as Do Not Disturb.

Step 1: From the top of your screen, swipe down to access the Control Center.

Step 2: Ensure that the Focus Button reads Focus.

shows another setting

Step 3: If it shows another setting such as Do Not Disturb or personal, tap it to disable the Focus mode.

iPhone Volume mode


3. iPhone’s audio is being sent to Airplay

Have you used Airplay recently? If yes, it means that you may still be on Airplay Mode. To disable it:

Step 1: From the top of your screen, swipe down to access the Control Center.

Step 2: At the top right of the Music Playback Section, tap on the Airplay icon.

Step 3: In case another device is receiving your audio via Airplay, tap on iPhone to revert your audio to your device.

Music Playback Section


4. iPhone is stuck on the Headphones mode

Ensure that your iPhone is not stuck on the Headphones mode

Your iPhone’s speaker may not be working as your device may be trying to play sounds via the headphone. This may result from being “fooled” by a small amount of liquid or debris that may have entered the headphone jack. If you see Headphones on the volume slider as your turn up or down your volume. Dry and clean out your iPhone’s headphone jack.


5. Disconnect your iPhone’s audio accessories

Your iPhone’s speaker may not be working as your device may be sending its audio to devices like earbuds, portable speakers, or headphones. To disable this action, turn your Bluetooth off by:

Step 1: From the top of your screen, swipe down to access the Control Center.

Step 2: Tap on the Bluetooth icon to disable it.

Tap on the Bluetooth icon to disable

Step 3: Or else launch the Settings.

Step 4: Tap Bluetooth and the toggle the Bluetooth switch off or white to disable it.

Bluetooth and the toggle the Bluetooth switch off or white


6. Check your iPhone’s sound settings

In case you cannot hear the sounds playing. It could be that the iPhone’s audio settings could be too low or disabled.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on Sounds and Haptics.

Step 3: In the Ringer and Alerts Section, drag the slider to the right. (If you don’t hear any sound go on and contact Apple customer service).

Ringer and Alerts Section


7. Clean your iPhone’s speaker.

In case you cannot hear the audio being played clearly, then your speaker may be clogged by dirt, lint, or grime. To clean your speaker:

Step 1: Remove your iPhone case.

Step 2: Check if you can see any dirt.

Step 3: By using a soft-bristled brush, clear away all dirt.

Soft-bristled brush clear away all dirt


8. Restart your iPhone to solve the speaker malfunction

Device off and then back on again

Have you tried all the above options, and none has worked for you? Consider restarting your device. Restarting your iPhone can flush away all corrupt data and glitch software that may be the cause of your iPhone speaker not working.

  • Go on and turn your device off and then back on again.

9. Update your iPhone’s operating system

present on your current iOS

This is not one of the guaranteed fixes, but it has adequate potential to help in case your iPhone's speaker is not working. As we all know, software problems may arise due to bugs that may be present on your current iOS.

iPhone Software Update version

Give it a shot and update your device's Operating System.

Software installetion device display


10. Reach out to Apple customer care

Reach out to Apple customer care

If your speaker has not resumed its functionality, there must be a severe problem with its hardware. Kindly seek help from a trusted Apple customer care.

Now you know that your iPhone speaker may stop working due to software and hardware malfunctions. Luckily enough, this article has provided you will all concrete measures to eradicate this issue.


Conclusion

When your iPhone speaker is not working the way it should, you can choose one of the methods mentioned in this post to get it fixed. You may choose to do the fixing yourself or seek the assistance of a professional. Better yet, you can choose to get the device fixed by visiting the nearest Apple Customer Center. With that said, we come to the end of this post.

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