No sound coming from speaker on my iPhone how to fix

No sound coming from my iPhone

If you have no sound coming from your iPhone it is unbelievably frustrating as you most probably already know. I have been looking for solutions, cures, fixes over the web there are many out there, below you will find a list of  some of the solutions.

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.

iPhone No Sound Step 3,

Reset iPhone. Go to settings> general> reset> reset all settings. This will not loose any data, media contacts etc. This is a follow on to step 2 and another way you will be able to eliminate the glitch on the iPhone.

If none of these steps were helpful you can see the full list here from my other page iPhone No Sound.

You can also watch this video below which has a full list of fixes and steps on how to fix the no sound issue on the iPhone.

iPhone No Sound step 4,

iphone no sound

This seems to be a growing glitch on the iPhone that is causing no sounds problems.To eliminate this glitch go into settings then put air plane mode on for about 5 minutes. After that is done toggle air plane mode on and off for 1 minute. Then restart the iPhone by pressing the home and power button at the same time for 10 seconds.

iPhone No Sound step 5,

Another very successful method is squeezing the bottom right hand corner of the iPhone, yes this sounds very strange but turns out to be one of the best fixes for the iPhone. Squeeze this area between your two fingers for about 20 seconds at a time. By doing this you may reconnect the speaker connectors which may have disconnected. There is no need to worry about the left hand side as that is allocated for the mic unless your having mic issues.


iPhone No Sound step 6,

Use a toothbrush or a similar item with stiff plastic bristles, once you have found one clean the docking/ charging port of the iPhone. Be sure to get the bristles in thoroughly and use a bit of force when doing so. This will remove or dislodge any dirt/ grime/ dust/ sand etc from the port. When the charging port gets dirty in can block the connectors which can trick the iPhone into thinking its connected to a music dock and won’t be able to play sound or music.


iPhone No Sound step 7,

Similar to the above step with cleaning the charging dock, you can repeat the method but on the headphone jack port located either on the top or bottom of your iPhone depending on the model. By doing this you will dislodge and dirt or grime from the headphone port. Another successful extension of this step is by inserting your headphones in then removing them straightaway. Sometimes when headphones are inserted but not removed correctly the iPhone will still play sound through that audio source which isn’t present.


iPhone No Sound step 8,

This step was recommended by some of the commenters which has shown to be successful. By going into Settings > Bluetooth > Toggle on and off for 30 seconds. There have been reports when spawning between bluetooth audio sources such as music docks or car speakers there may be some glitches when reverting back to the iPhone speakers. By toggling the iPhone bluetooth switch this will eliminate any temporary glitches.


iPhone No Sound step 9,

If your iPhone has come into contact with any humidity, moisture or water they may be a correlation between that and no sound or volume coming through on your iPhone. To remove the moisture you can put your iPhone in a container of rice for 24 hours. Make sure that the iPhone is turned off and the sim card is removed before doing this.


iPhone No Sound step 10,

Similar to the above step by eliminating any moisture that may be trapped in the iPhone. You can get a hairdryer and then apply heat to the iPhone in the bottom right hand corner where the speakers is located. Have the hairdryer on the lowest heat setting and at a fair distance so the iPhone doesn’t overheat. Repeat this step several times.


If any of these solutions or fixes have worked for you please share your experience below as it all helps 😀


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  1. Sean

    I’m grateful for your help! A restart restored my sound!

  2. Mary

    I’ve done every step explained here and I still can’t get audio from my phone. When someone calls me, I can hear my ringtone going off, but when I try to listen to Pandora or watch a video on YouTube, I can’t hear anything.

  3. Nick

    Thanks the restart worked for me, I thought i was doomed as when this had happened previously I had fixed it through the credit card and hair dryer method and they didn’t work. Apple needs to sort their sh*t out

  4. Robin

    I went to Ask.com, put in the question: No sound from my iphone & this site was part of that search. I solved my problem & learned so many other things in the process. This information was so helpful, saving under Favorites!

  5. Cindy

    No sound coming from my iPhone 4s

  6. KimS

    Can anyone help with only being able to hear a caller when on hands-free? All other times the speakers work fine – externally that is. I run Netflix on my phone and can hear perfect. So I guess it’s only internally not working (tho besides a call, when would you use internal? Rhetorical probably…) Hope someone can tell me a fix other than send the darn thing back for a replacement. Phone is brand new.

  7. amanda

    Wow, thank you so much for the help!!! I feel so silly…all I had to do was reset my phone.

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    No sons on iPhone 5 so over it

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  11. Iphone junkie

    New iphone4 only about 3 months old. No problems till today. Worked fine all day till tonight and no sound. Couldn’t hear anyone who called. Couldn’t hear any music on my phone, none from you tune videos, nothing. Phone would ring but that was all.
    The resetting as was suggested here did the trick! Now it works fine! Thanks so much!!

  12. Fame23

    I jus used the toothbrush trick n it worked perfect guys .thanks guys

  13. Wale

    I Hv dsame problem with Mary …
    I’ve done every step explained here and I still can’t get audio from my phone. When someone calls me, I can hear my ringtone going off, but when I try to listen to Pandora or watch a video on YouTube, I can’t hear anything.
    What can I do pls help …contact me on my email if you can help me… Paulgreen454@yahoo.com

  14. mmmm

    Fame, what is the toothpick trick? It seems as though the phone thinks the headphones are plugged in all seems to work with headphones. I haven’t been using any headphones.

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  17. Kylie

    You are super fab! Had no idea about the restart but it fixed the glitch! Thanks so much!

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  20. Prem Prakash

    Dear sir
    My i phone 5 speaker is not working can you help me I have used all method which you told.

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  22. Jay

    You’re right…. My silent switch was depressed. Kids couldn’t play apps with sound for weeks. Thanks so much!!!

  23. Amanda

    I tried all the steps and my phone is still not working. Idk what else to do…a

  24. Steph

    Thanks! Resetting the settings worked for me! 😀

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  26. Dot

    Thanks for the re-start instructions it took care of my sound problem. Now I can hear my phone ring again and my alarms go off. I was wondering why my alarms did not wake me up this morning.

  27. Teddy

    Hi, have tried all 3 and nothing. IPhone 4s, can hear with headphones and when on a dock, but no sound for someone ringing me, alarms, keyboard and yet I can hear when I call people. Have also cleaned headset jack hole but still nothing! 14 mths old?!

  28. Henrik

    hey i have an iphone 4g i have no sound in my speakers at the bottom. I can talk on the phone but if I press the speaker button during a conversation dies both microphone and sound in the ear. if I press the speaker button again will call again and works fine.

    When the phone rings, no sound but it can be summed. no sound on Playback Capability of videos.

    if I put headphones in it works fine.

    I have set new jack in and new Docking etc. nothing has worked. I have version 6.1.3

    Please help me 🙂

    Please Henrik

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  30. Babu Manjuran

    My problem was I could hear others but they could not hear me and resetting solved the issu and not it is working fine.Thank you for the advice.
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  32. Maria

    It has not worked when I go to unlock my phone there is still no sound .

  33. She'll

    I was having the same problem took it to CPR it was the speaker they repaired it 5/31/13 … Now it is 8/1/13 and it is out again… Taking it back tomorrow … I have the iPhone 4S … Not sure why I keep having this problem but it is making me very upset when I can’t use my speaker of hear my calls come through … All it does is viberate

  34. Alex

    #5 worked for me :). Used jack Daniels tho on toothbrush an it went all crackly so then used hair dryer on it for few minutes and it dried up and works super now 😀

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    my iphone 4s no sound ringing!!!!! n movie

  36. Grace

    THANK YOU. A reset sorted it for me.

  37. Tony

    This did work for me WOW

    Get your headphones and insert them into the headphone jack. Do this for a couple of minutes as sometimes it gets stuck in headphone mode so this normally undoes that.

  38. Dario DeSantis

    You just save my life thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. ro

    thanks i had that orange thing on works good now!

  40. Heinrich


    It worked

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