Facing audio-related issues on the iPhone is frustrating as we use our cell phones for day-to-day communications and listening to music or watching videos. However, sound problems on the iPhone might be due to software issues that are easily fixable and don’t need the help of technicians. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks which you can try at home to combat sound issues with your iPhone.
This article will discuss a few tips & tricks that might be helpful to you in fixing audio-related issues on your iPhone.
Turn on The Ring Switch
Sometimes, an issue might not work due to accidentally switching on the Mute Switch” button, which puts your device in silent mode. Turn off the silent mode by tapping the Silent switch on the other side.
Turn Up The Volume Level
After checking the ringer switch, if the sound not working issue still prevails, it might be due to the sound being set to a lower level. To prevent this, swipe to launch the control center and adjust the volume level. Alternatively, you can check the Volume by pressing the Volume up button.
Restart Your iPhone
Generally, restarting or rebooting your iPhone helps fix most audio-related software issues.
To reset or reboot your iPhone follow these steps
- Press and hold Volume Up and the side buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
- As the Slide to Power off bar appears, release both buttons.
- Now, swipe the bar button to turn off the device.
- After 30 seconds, release the side button soon as the apple logo appears.
This process will clear junk files and other corrupted data. However, it doesn’t affect any saved data on your iPhone storage.
Turn off The Do Not Disturb Mode
If this feature is enabled, it can stop sound outputs, except for alarms, from working on your device. If that happens, you won’t hear any sound for incoming calls, messages, and app notifications.
To disable this feature, follow these steps
- On your home page, tap settings
- Now scroll down and select do not disturb mode
- Then tap on the do not disturb switch to turn it off
Check Your Phone With Bluetooth-Enabled Devices
Sometimes, your iPhone is paired with or connected to a Bluetooth device, which is why you don’t hear any sound. So make sure that sound outputs from your iPhone are not connected to a Bluetooth-enabled audio device.
Follow these steps to turn Bluetooth off or forget Bluetooth devices:
- On your home page, tap settings
- Now scroll down and select Bluetooth
- then tap on the Bluetooth switch to turn it off
Update The System
The audio problem you face on your iPhone might be malware or a software bug. Installing the latest software update on your iPhone will likely fix it. To install update
- go the Settings
- Then General
- Now go to the Software Update
- There you can download and Install the updates available
Press and Hold The Bottom Right Corner
You can also try a trick to fix audio problems on your iPhone. It would help if you pressed the button on the right corner of your iPhone – where the speaker is located. Then gently press and hold the bottom right corner for 15-20 seconds. Then test your iPhone speaker again to see if the trick works for you.
Test The Speaker And Clean It
If you are still unable to hear the sound, the chance is that the earpiece and speaker might be damaged or clogged with dirt. It might damage the audio output of the iPhone. In case of dirt and debris:
- Clean it from the earpiece, speaker, and headphone jack.
- If required, clean the speaker of your iPhone with a soft brush.
- Ensure that the brush used for this purpose is clean and dry.
You can test the speaker by going into the setting of your iPhone to check whether the speakers are working.
- Go into the settings
- Then tap on sound & Haptics
- dragging the Ringer and Alerts slider backward and forward a few times.
Your speaker might need a service if you don’t hear the sound.
Reset All Settings
Sometimes new audio settings override the existing audio setting, which might alter the audio output configuration. In such a case resetting all settings might help reconfigure audio settings. Moreover, if you tried everything and nothing worked, you can reset all settings on your iPhone.
- To reset all settings
- Go to ‘settings’ and click general
- Now scroll down and click on ‘reset.
If you try all the tips and nothing works to solve the audio problem on your iPhone, then there might be a hardware fault. Contact a reliable customer service provider that deals with IOS devices in such a situation.