iPhone No Sound Problem/ Issues Steps and Solutions

If you have no sound on your Apple iPhone 3 / 3GS / 4 / 4S / 5 / 5S / 5C/ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus volume bar it is unbelievably frustrating as you most probably already know. I have been looking for cures over the web there are many out there, below you will find a list of all these including the one that worked for me. Also the list is in chronological order of what seems to be most successful. It is a process of elimination but it has to be done.

The symptoms of iPhone no sound Problem/ Issues include:
– iPhone will ring but speaker will not work for anything else.
– iPhone no sound at all for calls, apps, music etc
– iPhone no sound as stuck in headphone mode
Follow these steps and hopefully your iPhone will be back to its prior glory.

iPhone No Sound Step 1,

Loud/ Silent switch on exterior of iPhone is switched to silent mode which is orange. If so flick the other way to loud mode. This is a step that so many people miss, but it is the most simplest.

iPhone No Sound Step 2,

Restart the iPhone. Hold the power switch and home button together for 10 seconds. This will restart your iPhone, you wil not lose any media, contacts, data, etc. If there is a temporary glitch on the iPhone this will eliminate that glitch. Also if there is a glitch this may help terminate a temporary glitch

iPhone No Sound Step 3,

Reset iPhone. Go to settings> general> reset> reset all settings. Make sure to backup your iPhone to the cloud / iTunes as this will wipe your media, music and apps although photos will be left on the iPhone.Β This is a follow on to step 2 and another way you will be able to eliminate the glitch on the iPhone.

iPhone No Sound Step 4,

This one is a bit weird but it worked for me for a while and has worked successfully for other people. Squeeze the bottom right hand corner of the phone above where the speaker is. The left Side is a mic not a speaker so don’t worry about that side. Hold that grip for about 20 seconds. This is done as the connector may be loose and had to be repositioned correctly. Yes strange but most of these solutions are.

iPhone No Sound Step 5,

Use a tooth brush to clean the docking area where you charge your iPhone. With dirt, dust, grime and so on it may block the connectors working correctly and makes the phone think it is on a music dock. When you do this do it gently and get the bristles into there good. Also if you use rubbing alcohol, acetone or methylated spirits it will help get all the extra dirt out. As these products evaporate it will not do damage to the connectors. Do not use mineral terps when cleaning as it is oil based and will not dry!! This seems to be one of the most successful solutions.
iPhone No Sound Step 6,

Get your headphones and insert them into the headphone jack and then quickly pull them out. Continue this for a couple of minutes as sometimes it gets stuck in headphone mode so this normally undoes that. Also this may remove any dust or grime that may have been lodged in there.

iPhone No Sound Step 7,

Restore your iPhone on iTunes. Click on your iPhone icon when plugged into iTunes and go to restore. If you do this make sure your iPhone is backed up as YOU will loose all data, media, contacts, pics, and so on. This puts your iPhone back to factory settings. This is similar to step 3 as it is a full reset of the device, this should help eliminate any glitch that have have come out in a recent update such as iOS7 or iOS8. Also when doing this step check for updates.

iPhone No Sound Step 8,

Jailbreak your iPhone to find the file directories that are causing the fault. By doing this you are deleting the file that is making the iPhone think it is on a dock. You will still be able to use music docking station etc. If you have a jail broken iPhone or willing to do it then this willΒ be the best option for you. Very simple video and easy to follow, to jailbreak follow my simpleΒ tutorial.

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  1. Holly

    sliding between rings and alerts worked for me- see Vinny’s comment above.

  2. Hardy

    None of those worked for me!! Lost my fuckn patience and my actions now lead me tomorrow to a store for another !!! Eeeeerrr pissed right off future sees me purchasing a new laptop as well !! It any other fuckn. Electronic thing that may be in my way

  3. Kamar

    My I phone 5 internal speake no working.

  4. Nic

    Ok so I have a jail broken 4s and it is running on 7.1.2 and the sound only works when I use Siri or call someone or use Bluetooth or use headphones. when I use the volume buttons it shows the ringer bell but no bar to tell me how loud it is.it isn’t on vibrate and I did every step and couldn’t find what is wrong someone please help

  5. Tim

    Holy crap, holding down the corner actually worked. well it didn’t work the first time but I was fooling around the the headphone jack and tried pressing down the corner again but closer to the edge and it just started working. Crazy! Thanks!

  6. Alisha

    I had this problem if none of them work swipe up the thing from the bottom of the screen and then put a song or something on and turn the volume up and down from that and it should come on

  7. abubakar

    my phone has iphone 5 there is no work on loud speaker how should i do please help me

  8. Bo

    I had somebody call me and that did the job for me.

  9. Kendy Sanchez

    My Volume is not working it says that it is on earphones but I have no earphones plugged in ? What should I do ? I tried to do step 6 but it does not work . 😒

  10. Paul

    Thank you for the post. Rebooting appears to have worked for me. Should have tried that first!

  11. Ryan

    I tried everything n the unplug the head phones loads of times worked a treat thank you very much :) buzzing

  12. saif

    Thank you soooo much …… step 4 worked for me .

  13. Noemi

    Step 4 works for me but only if i put pressure onto the right hand corner and when I stop, there’s no sound comig out

  14. Jason

    Or…iPhone Step No. 9: As we just found out, the BLUETOOTH could be enabled to an earpiece, etc., and the sound would then come through the bluetooth device and not the phone. That worked for us. WHEW!

  15. Howard

    My problem is a bit more strange. iPhone 5 with all current updates . Started before some updates about 4 months ago. I get sound on YouTube videos ( any video) only when in my home and connected to wi fi. As soon as I go out or in car and wi fi is not connected: no audio. I go back home; audio works…. Tried most things. It used to be ok… Then outside I noticed no audio on videos. I shut phone off completely: put back on and sound reappeared. That was then; now no sound at all outside of MY wifi connection. It worked inside verizon store even a meter outside… Any further and sound does. What could this be about??

  16. Rick

    Toothbrush in charge socket … Nice 1 cheers

  17. Kennedy

    Try shutting down ur phone/iPod it worked for me?

  18. Kamal Pandey

    Step 4 worked for me,thank u very much

  19. Daniel

    One of LAST things to try is RESET ALL settings, so dumb to do just a few steps down when the other easier things should be tried first. Don’t be hasty like me and try this just third down line, try cleaning connecting points first. Having to set the phone back up was pain,THANKYOU SO MUCH

  20. George Margeotis

    Step four is the golden ticket

  21. Marilyn

    Tried the steps. Sound works through headphones but not otherwise. Any other suggestions?

  22. Mac

    Step four did it for me and is the golden ticket. Thanks

  23. Susan

    Alisha!!!!! you saved me, nothing else worked but i did what you said and THERE was my problem!!! THANK YOU for commenting!!!

  24. Olive

    Still working through the steps. Notification sounds etc are intermittent – phone got doused by a wave and lower part submerged. I did all the usual drying steps. I am pretty sure it’s the charging port. I noticed one comment on not getting sound when making video. If that is the only problem, you need to clean the tiny microphone hole next to the headphone jack.

  25. Dede

    Based in the comment that step four was “the golden ticket” I tried it, and it worked!

  26. ben

    Phone has lost the sound for 3 months and have tried everything. Pushing the corner worked.

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