iPhone speaker not working? Here’s the real fix!
By : Jovita Gomes /
- Your iPhone may be stuck in the headphones mode and it doesn’t recognise that you’ve unplugged your headphones
- There could be an issue with the hardware which is causing this problem.
Your iPhone may just need a simple reset! This is a one of the best cures in fixing any iOS speaker related issues.
Always make sure that your device has the latest iOS update installed.
When updating iOS software and resetting your phone, make sure that all your data is backed up to either iTunes or iCloud. Connect your phone to iTunes, search your device then click restore.
Once your data has been backed up, hold down the sleep button and slide to power off, use the same process to turn your device back on. Once your phone has switched back on, test the mute button and speaker to see if this has solved your issue.
If you are hearing distorted sounds or no sound at all, your volume and ringer & alerts feature could be turned down or off. To test your speaker, open your settings, scroll to sounds and drag the Ringer and Alerts up and down to inspect the quality of sound.
Another method you could try is inspecting the silent mode. This is located at the top of your device on the left-hand side. Move the switch forward and backward, move forward so you can see the orange showing - this indicates that sounds and ringers are active.
Open settings, scroll down to Do Not Disturb and check that this mode is off - this could be another simple reason why you could be hearing no sound.
Your phone can attract dirt and moisture over time, especially in the small gaps and holes at the bottom of your device!
This is another common issue with the speaker’s functionality as small particles e.g. dirt and grime, can easily find their way into small holes where your speaker is located.
But, this can also be easily solved with a little light cleaning.
To clean the speakers, grab a cotton bud, splash some Isopropyl Alcohol lightly on the bud and swiftly clean out the speakers and then wait a couple of minutes for it to dry and then test your speaker using all methods found in Tip 2!
Another handy tip is blowing into the speakers with a can of compressed air. This can help to clean out any dirt that has found its way into the speaker.
If you have tried all the tips above and this has still not solved the issue, it is definitely time to visit our expert technicians in store!
The solution is to take your device into one of our stores where our team can assess your speakers functionality and carry out an iPhone repair if required. Our repair will also come with a warranty, so you wouldn't need to worry if the problem persists in the future.
Here at iSmash, our expert technicians are trained to repair your device to a high quality with a quick turnaround so you are not left without your device for too long!
We would firstly carry out an initial inspection of your device, during which our team may suggest booking in your iPhone for an audio issue diagnostics. This is a standard fee of £20 and the process can take up to 48 hours. This will determine the causes to the issues you are experiencing, and once it’s completed our team will then quote you on the cost of repair.
Check out our prices for an iPhone speaker repair below:
- iPhone 4/4s - £29.99
- iPhone 5/5s/SE- £29.99
- iPhone 6/6 Plus- £39.99
- iPhone 6s/Plus 7/7 Plus- £49.99
- iPhone 8/Plus/ X- £59.99