How To Fix iPhone Sound Not Working


Is your iPhones volume at is maximum but you still find it difficult to hear notifications or game audio? Thats when a smartphone can dull you.

iOS devices have strange ways of exhibiting sound problems, and the above is one of them.

The sound can also stop functioning when you are making use of a headset or your AirPods. With other users, the sound fault only happens when the phone is being used with no headset.

Fortunately, it can be fixed in the ways listed below.

1. Restart Your iPhone

An easy restart can fix minor software that can make your audio frustrate you.

  1. Press and hold the Home and Power buttons at the same time.
  2. Hold on for the screen to turn off and power itself back on again.
  3. Let go of the buttons as soon as the Apple logo becomes visible.

2. Reset Settings

Your audio issues might be caused by the way you personalized your device. Custom audio settings, video settings, or installing lots of 3rd-party apps can affect your sound in a negative way. You might need to get your smartphone back to its default settings and confirm if it solves the issue.

  1. Head to Settings.
  2. Choose General.
  3. Select Reset All Settings.

This step will have zero impact on your personal data like media, saved contacts, files and so on, so you do not have to worry about that.

3. Check Headphones

If you only battle the audio problem when you are not using headset then it might be a connection issue. It is quite common for an iPhone to still be in headphone mode even after it has been disconnected.

Put your headset back in and remove it again, but slowly. Do this again and again and confirm if anything has changed. This can be the solution for several iPhone models.

4. Clean Your Smartphone

I’m not talking about a cache cleanup. I am talking about physical cleaning. Your iPhone can sometimes need just that to fix a sound that is not working. Just get a toothpick, a can of compressed air, or some cotton swabs and use it on the phone’s headphone jack.

Get rid of all dust particles and debris that can be hindering connection. Clean the speaker and receiver mesh too. Be careful with the cleaning though, so you do not damage anything.

5. Reset Bluetooth

If you have paired your device via Bluetooth, you can experience sound problems. The most rampant problem is not hearing anything without the paired headset, whether it is active or nah.

Resetting Bluetooth should fix this.

  1. Head to Settings.
  2. Head to General.
  3. Select Bluetooth.
  4. Switch toggle to off.

6. Make Use Of A BackUp Point

Not all users will try this. But if you like making backups for your iPhone, then you can be lucky. Bringing back an older version of your device should still rectify any audio problem you might be facing. Do remember this is as long as the backup version didn’t have the same issues

  1. Head to Settings.
  2. Find and select iCloud.
  3. Select Storage & Backup.
  4. Select the preferred restore points.

7. Update To Newest IOS Versions

Not all phone users make use of automatic updates on their iPhones. The reason for this is that Apple sometimes releases minor patches and updates that can affect the system negatively.

Whenever you engage in making use of new applications without completely updating your iOS, you can experience sound problems. How to get that done:

  1. Head of Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Software Update.
  4. Let the installation begin.


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