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What To Do When Your iPhone Speaker Stops Working


The iPhone is Apple’s range of iOS smartphones and was launched in 2007. Since then, the iPhone has become one of the most recognized, popular and prominent gadgets on the planet.  They run on Apple’s own iOS software. They launch iPhone’s new ranges every single year, the iPhone X being the latest in this series.

Apple iPhones are tremendously known and preferred over Android due to their attractive design and premium branding. iPhone users are afforded with many features which usual android users only dream about. You get software updates very quickly, better security, excellent performance with iPhones to begin with. They might be a bit pricey than the android ones, but they’re worth every single penny spent.

The audio quality you get along with the iPhones is like a cherry on the top of the cake. This is one of those qualities which make it stand out the rest. When your iPhone speakers stop working aptly, it pretty much doesn’t feel like an iPhone anymore.

The common issues you may face with iPhone speakers are that music may stop playing, you can’t make calls using the speakers, the notification sound you get while receiving an email or a text message may go away, or the sound quality may degrade over time. You must have noticed that your iPhone uses its speaker extensively.

These problems might kill the whole aura or feel your iPhone claim to leave you with. We’ve dug deep and laid down some of these problems and their proposed solutions you usually strike head off. There are times when your iPhone gives in and you are left vulnerable. We will help you figure out the reasons behind these problems and how you can fix these problems for good.


It is important to figure out whether your iPhone speaker is broken or does it need some fixation. We simply don’t know at this point. It is necessary to understand if it’s hardware or a software concern. Your iPhone’s software decides which sound to play and when to play it, whereas, your iPhone’s hardware helps covert the software’s instructions into sound waves you can hear. You will be able to proceed accordingly once you ravel what is causing your speakers to act out.

In case of the software malfunctioning, your iPhone may not be able to send out the proper signal to the speaker. Most software problems can be fixed at home.

The hardware issues are a real deal breaker. The iPhone speaker is one of the most damage-prone parts on iPhones. iPhones can stop working entirely, or start to degrade the audio quality over time. Software issues are easy to fix and costs you absolutely nothing. If there’s a software issue and you have replaced the speakers, that won’t serve you well, as it still won’t operate until the software problems are resolved.


It often happens that you accidentally turn the volume all the way down on your iPhone. You might even flip the silent switch unknowingly at times. Try holding the volume button up until your iPhone is turned all the way up. It could also happen because you’re not used to iPhones yet. We are so habitual of the android phones that it takes us a tad time to go along with the new features of their iPhones. If the volume isn’t turning up even after holding down the volume up button, you need to change the settings on your smartphone.

Open the Settings app and tap Sounds & Haptics. Check that the button next to Changed with Buttons is turned on. If after trying it all you hear mere sounds playing very quietly, then chances are that your iPhone speakers are damaged. You need to consult a technician and get it repaired before it gets worse.


It may be some minor bug causing your speakers to not work at the moment. Restart your iPhone by pressing the Power and Home switch at the same time. Keep holding both buttons until your screen turns off and then turns back on again.

It will not risk your personal data. If there is any temporary sound glitch in your iPhone, this trick should do it. You can even go for resetting your iPhone.


This might sound so basic and pointless, but this has been seen a lot. This is our first approach how we ensure the well-being of our speakers. Unknowingly you may switch from the general mode to the silent switch. It might be the case that your speaker is making sounds, but doesn’t ring when you receive a phone call. Go to the Settings app and ensure that Do Not Disturb is turned off.

Do Not Disturb feature silences your calls, alerts, and notifications on your iPhone. It is one of those great features that come in handy if you know how to use it aptly, but it can be in fact frustrating if you don’t.


You might find this one silly and ridiculous to act upon. Sometimes iPhones automatically reconnect and play sound through Bluetooth speakers or any other devices as soon as they come in range. Yes, this can happen.

For instance, consider this scenario that you were using Bluetooth headset in your car and you got off the car forgetting to turn it off. Turn off your Bluetooth mode when not required, because your iPhone may reconnect with the devices it is paired with.


This one again is no biggie. If your headphones are connected to your iPhone, all sound plays through the headphones instead of your speakers. If your iPhone considers that the headphones are on when they’re in fact not, your iPhone tries to play sound through headphones which are not really there. This usually happens when dirt particles or liquid gets inside of the headphone jack and gives your iPhone this sense that there are headphones plugged in on your iPhone.

The trick is to notice if you see Headphones under the volume slider. If so, you have detected the problem causing your speakers being unresponsive. Make sure that your iPhone is not stuck in headphones mode.


If you’ve tried all of the above-mentioned tactics and still are unable to tackle the issue, you need to check for sure that your speakers are broken or not. You’re in luck because there’s a way to be certain that iPhone speaker is broken and that’s to restore your iPhone. But you sure don’t want to lose the data residing in your iPhone, so ensure your data is protected. Backup your iPhone data first of all. As soon as you restore your iPhone, you will realize almost immediately if the problem is resolved. Keep in mind all the points that we mentioned above.

Make sure your iPhone is not on a silent mode or that volume is high. You should be able to hear keyboard click as you type on it. If you are unable to hear anything, it is pretty clear that there are no software glitches in your iPhone. That, unfortunately, means that it is your hardware that is corrupt. You iPhone speaker is broken and needs to be mended. You need not worry as there are many options for you to get your iPhone repaired.


We are sure that by this point, we’ve either fixed your iPhone’s software or we’ve determined that your iPhone speaker is not working due to a hardware problem and you know how to get your iPhone repaired. Often times, when gunk, liquid or any other dust particles get into one of the ports like the headphone jack or dock connector, that might be creating this problem. It’s a long shot, but you can try removing these gunk particles using an antistatic brush.

If you have made this far and your iPhone speakers are still not working, there’s a good chance that you may have a hardware problem. Meaning that your iPhone speakers are damaged and need to be replaced or repaired at the earliest before things go out of your hands. The good news is that Apple does replace iPhone speakers. Visit your local Apple Store or use the Apple’s support services to have your iPhone repaired. Apple Store repairs can be a bit expensive, so if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, you can head to a local repair company. Make sure the quality should not be compromised, at all. That way you can have your iPhone speakers back, beating even the best of Bluetooth speakers.


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