12 Ways to Fix iPhone Sound Problem
Every smartphone has one common feature and that is the speaker. The speaker enables you to hear the sounds from your smartphone. Like all the mobile phones, the iPhone also has this basic feature. But sometimes you hear nothing due to sound problem in your iPhone.
There are many reasons that may trigger this issue and here are 12 ways to troubleshoot when there is no sound on the iPhone.
Keep reading to find out more.
Test your iPhone’s Speaker
The first step for checking the sound of your iPhone is to test the speaker. On your iPhone, go to Settings app > Sounds. You will see an option called ‘Ringer and Alerts’ and right under it there is a volume slider. It is used to decrease and increase the volume. Move the slider left and right.
If you hear the sound, while moving the slider, it means your speaker works fine. If there is no sound, then it is a caution that your iPhone may need a hardware repair. In such case, it is best to contact Apple Support.
Adjust the Ring/Silent Switch
The iPhone has a ‘Mute’ button placed on the side of the phone. It has two positions.
When the switch is down, you should see an orange slot. This indicates that your iPhone is on ‘Silent’ mode. Adjust the switch forward. This will enable the sound.
Turn Off Do Not Disturb
Do Not Disturb is a feature in your iPhone that silences many sounds and alerts. If you are testing the sound problem, make sure this feature is turned off.
Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb > turn the slider to off position.
Adjust or Disable Bluetooth Settings
When the iPhone is connected to a Bluetooth audio device, it sends sound to that device. You might need to adjust the volume settings for any connected Bluetooth devices.
Alternatively, to ensure that sound plays from your iPhone, turn off the Bluetooth feature. To do this, Go to Settings > tap Bluetooth > and make sure the slider is set to OFF.
Adjust volume buttons while in an App
Sometimes the problem is in the iPhone volume. To check whether your iPhone’s volume is working fine, open an app like Apple Music or any other app with sound. To adjust the volume, use the volume buttons.
Check App sound Settings
Some apps offer their own customized volume and sound settings. Most game apps have separate settings for overall volume.
To check the app sound settings, open the app. Go to the app settings and look for audio or sound settings. Turn off all the mute options. Increase the sound within the app by adjusting volume sliders.
Check Notifications settings for your App
If your app has notification sound and you don’t hear it, then you should check the iPhone’s notification sound settings. Tap to Settings > Notifications, then scroll through the list to your app.
Go to your desired app and make sure the Notifications and Sound sliders are ON. Each slider should be in Green, showing that the feature is enabled.
Some apps, like Messages and Reminders, let you choose a notification sound. If the sound is set to None, your alert notification would be silent. So select a different sound for your app.
Find the original headphones of your iPhone. If you have an older iPhone, then plug the headphones into the headset port. For newer iPhones, plug the headphone into the lightning port. Open any app that has audio, like Apple Music. Play any sound and listen for audio with your headphones.
Restart your iPhone
One option to fix the sound problem is to restart your iPhone. Turn off the device and then back on. If the problem still persists, then try a hard reset, which clears additional settings without affecting any of your apps or data.
Check for App Updates
Sometimes updating the apps also solves the sound problem. To check if an update is available for an application, go to App Store > Updates.
Tap the Update button and install the latest version of the app. After that test to see if sound works as expected.
Check for System updates
A system update might be another solution to fix a sound problem. To check a system update available or not, do these steps. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for any system software updates from Apple.
Reset All Settings
If none of the above-mentioned steps works for you, then you might try to reset your iPhone. This resets all the settings including sound, display to the iPhone defaults. But before doing so, it is recommended to back up your data.
To reset your iPhone, follow these steps.
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. The phone will ask your passcode, enter that and tap Reset All Settings. Wait a few minutes for your iPhone to reset and reboot, then test to see if sound works or not.