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.

Below this video has a full list of steps and fixes for the no sound problems for the iPad but still apply for the iPhone as well.

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. rocketbotmom

    In regards to prior post, the volume is my ringer on my phone and all alerts.

  2. Daisy

    Definitely STEP 4!!!!!!

  3. Amar

    Nthinh wrks phn sounds only in siri

  4. Val

    I have iphone 6 and upgraded to ios 9 and had major speaker problems only with the phone,the hard restart has fixed the problem. thanks

  5. Niina

    I second this it WORKED! “Swipe from the bottom up and you have those options for flashlight, etc. Play a song from there and there is a volume bar. Turn it up. … How in the world did that bar get turned all the way down in the first place?” Hallelujah!

  6. sdcrm

    Thank you! I did Step 5 & 6 and got my sound back!

  7. Fee

    Thank you! Fixed in seconds!

  8. Richard

    STep 4 good stuff

  9. Ron

    Thanks. Variation on #4
    Tried cleaning with brush but when I blew into the charging port it worked thanks

  10. Jo

    Step 4! My aerospace engineer husband is in total disbelief. Thanks!

  11. jass

    Got iphn 6+ Tried oll but nothing works 😭😭😭

  12. jass

    Omg…..!!!!!! Unbelievable …step 4 workd for me…
    Thnxxx alot gbu

  13. Travis

    Haha yup switch was off ! Thank you !

  14. binnu

    The sound on my Iphone 4 all of a sudden stopped working, the sound works fine with headphones in and i can change volume but when i unplug the headphones i get absolutely no sound from the speaker what so ever, i can’t even change the volume.

  15. Arsh

    I have iPhone 4 my left EarPod is not working but right EarPod is working normally I have viewed all setting and I checked my headphone plugging into another phone but It works normally in another phone plz help to solve out this problem..!!

  16. Kay

    Step 6 did it for me. Thanks a lot

  17. Pappy Doug

    Your a genius. Step 4, 4, 4!

  18. Regan

    Thanks, the hard reset sorted out my sound issue, Thank you.

  19. Allie

    Done them all and still nothing 😩 Been in and out of sound for a while lately but it usually works when I put head phones in and remove them πŸ‘ŽπŸ»

  20. Champa sharma

    Step 5 and 6 works for me great job

  21. partho

    recently i bought a new iphone5. i cant hear any keypad sound and incoming call when my headphone is plugged in but headphone is also work other sound like you tube,video,music etc. but other person listen my conversation but i cant listening his/her voice when plugged in headphone. when plugged out the headphone everything OK. please suggest me anyone what can i do now ?

  22. dianne

    got the sound work on my iPhone thank

  23. Em

    Step 4 worked for me. Thanks! Unbelievable…

  24. Nadeesha

    Dear sir, I got so upset when my phone went dumb and no sound. But your wired solution no. 4 worked. I tried other ways till resetting. Before resetting I tried your solution and amazingly it worked. Thank you so much.

  25. JicaJuice

    I used volmaster app for 99cents and have fixed my iPad and an iPhone by simply turning up the volume in this app. After that the device works again and I can resume using the device as normally. Somehow this app fixes the bug and for a dollar it’s worth it rather than waste my time troubleshooting.

  26. J L

    Number 4 worked for me! Never would have thought to do this, amazing help thanks.

  27. She

    If i make videos, there is no sound. What am i gonna do?

  28. Scott pruitt

    Has anyone tried smashing the phone into the ground??? Lol that’s the point I’m at. Crazy thing was working just this afternoon

  29. Rhett

    Many Thanks! Should have thought of this (step 2). It worked like a charm. Thanks!@

  30. nrajeshnadar

    Number 4 worked for me! Genius …. I went for repair shop he tried 1 hour no luck… then he said better buy other phone it cheaper..

  31. Michel

    Sir my iPhone 6 pulse suddenly no sound incoming calls please Any suggestions

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