10 Ways to Fix iPhone Speaker Problems

10 Ways to Fix iPhone Speaker Problems

Looking for 10 ways to fix iPhone speaker problems? We might be able to help you with this useful guide about iPhone repairs. No one wants to have speaker issues with their devices, and it can be incredibly frustrating. 

However, just like you can figure out failed iPhone software updates and SIM cards not being read, you can fix your speaker problems. 

At imFixed, we offer our professional services, including call-out repairs, for all kinds of repairs in Oldham, Rochdale, and the Manchester area, but we also like to give you the information you need to get your devices working on their own wherever possible. Our guides on solutions for water damage, iPhone screen repairs, and what to do when your iPhone won’t turn on, will help you navigate tech issues.

On top of that, we have blogs on how to bring your iPhone back to life, why its battery might be draining, and how to find the best mobile phone repair company. Whatever you need, we can help you.

10 Ways to Fix iPhone Speaker Problems

10 Ways to Fix iPhone Speaker Problems

iPhone speakers often need troubleshooting, just like you do when your device won’t vibrate. The good news is, there are a lot of things that you can look into in order to solve your problem, and you should get results with at least one of these troubleshooting tips. 

Below, we will go through 10 ways to fix iPhone speaker problems without needing to go into a repair shop – because we all want to save time and money. If all of these steps fail, then the only thing left to do is to bring your device to a repair shop like us, or take it to an Apple Store for more information. 

Is Your iPhone Silent Mode?

First thing’s first – check to make sure that your iPhone is in the correct mode that you want. It’s easy to forget that there are different modes to choose from, so check your settings or check the Ring/Silent switch on the side of your device. 

Your phone is on Silent mode if you can see the orange strip, and Ring mode if you can’t. Simply push the little switch in whichever direction you want to get your iPhone in the correct mode. 

Double-Check Your Sound Settings

You might have accidentally turned off the sounds for certain phone functions like calls or texts, so double-check all audio-related settings on your device. Go through the ringtones and notifications, and have a look at your Sounds & Haptics settings. 

Adjustments may be needed, and you will need to spend some time figuring out the right settings for you. 

Is it Stuck in Headphone Mode?

Having your iPhone stuck in headphone mode is a bug that some people have been experiencing lately. To check this, check which mode your device is in – even if there are no headphones plugged in or connected to it. 

Turn Bluetooth Off

Maybe you left Bluetooth on and the device is connected to something like a speaker. Go into your settings and disable Bluetooth, and see if this solves your problem. 

Look at Your Audio Output

Go into your device’s Control Centre and tap the ‘Airplay’ icon on the right-hand corner in the music playback control area. It should be on iPhone, so if it isn’t, select ‘iPhone’, and see if this does the trick. 

Restart the Device

Depending on the iPhone model you have, you will need to take different steps to force restart your device. We will outline the steps for different models below. 

For iPhones that Support iOS 16 or Later

  1. Quickly press the volume up button and release
  2. Quickly press the volume down button and release
  3. Hold down the side button
  4. Release the side button when the Apple logo shows 

For iPhones that Don’t Support iOS 16 (iPhones 6, 7, 8 and SE (1st Gen)

  • iPhone 6 models and iPhone SE (1st Gen) – Hold down the home and sleep/wake button at the same time, then release the buttons when you see the Apple logo
  • iPhone 7 – Hold down the sleep/wake button and volume down button at the same time, then release the buttons when you see the Apple logo
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone SE (2nd Gen) – Quickly press the volume up button and release, then do the same with the volume down button. Hold down the side button, and release it when you see the Apple logo

Does it Need an iOS Update?

If your iPhone updates without issue, great! However, if your iPhone refuses to update, you can try to update your iOS in Recovery Mode (you will need the latest version of iTunes on a Windows or Mac laptop/PC).

  1. Connect your Windows/Mac device to the phone
  2. Do a force restart (steps outlined in an above section) to get your phone in Recovery Mode
  3. Don’t let go of the buttons until the phone screen has the Recovery mode screen (a charging cable with an arrow pointed at a laptop)
  4. Select ‘update’ when the option to restore or update on your computer shows up
  5. Confirm, then follow the instructions given to you (it can take up to 15 minutes, so have some patience)
  6. Your phone will restart on its own once you’re done 

In the situation where this doesn’t work, the final thing to try is DFU Mode to update the iOS. Because DFU Mode is more complex than Recovery Mode, and varies depending on the device model you have, follow these steps to effectively go through the process.

Just be aware that DFU will restore iOS to a clean slate while bypassing iBoot, which Recovery Mode uses. As such, make sure you back up all your important data before proceeding. 

If this doesn’t work, you will need to get in touch with a professional like us, or Apple.

Try a Factory Reset

If nothing else is working, you might need to erase your iPhone to its default state. This will get rid of everything on the device, so make sure you back up all your important data before proceeding

To reset your iPhone, follow these steps: Settings → General → Transfer or Reset iPhone → Reset → Erase All Content and Settings → Erase iPhone.

Fix the Corrupted System with Anyfix

If you want to try your hand at fixing a corrupted system yourself safely, you can do this by using Anyfix. This is a “freemium licenced data recovery program”, and can be used to rectify just about any issues that you might run into with your iPhone.

Check if Your Apps Need an Update

Go to your App Store and see which, if any, apps need to be updated. Sometimes, an outdated app will prevent any sound from coming through when using it, so always check for notifications or issues when using different apps. 

imFixed Can Help

Here, we answer your burning questions – like if it’s worth fixing a MacBook screen, what new MacBook users should know, and if your MacBook battery can be repaired. If you need accessories for your devices, we also have a collection of cases and holders, headphones and adapters, Apple screen protectors, chargers, and cases, so you can always care for your devices.

You can also learn all kinds of amazing facts about phones, or get in touch with us for phone repairs in Bury, Rochdale, Manchester, Oldham, and beyond. At imFixed, we offer call-out screen repairs in and around Manchester, and believe that local is best. 

Now that you know 10 ways to fix iPhone speaker problems, hopefully they have worked out for you. If they haven’t the only thing left to do is bring it to a repair shop like us. 

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