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. Virginia Kriho

    My iphone would not play any music, only something like a static sound. Step 2 cured the problem.

  2. Barrie

    My phone dropped into water and afterwards would not play my music and could not hear my callers. Technician fixed proximity sensor but could not fix music and call problem. Airplane mode fix (step 4), stated above, fixed my phone, Yay!
    Thank you luigi911

  3. Luna

    I feel kinda dumb because I had the orange on my ringer the whole time 😂

  4. Chris

    After slipping in the snow and dropping my iphone in a snow bank no-one could hear me when I called them and Pandora would not play. I did Step 4 – the airplane mode and Voila! It works. Thanks

  5. Martine

    Step 2 sorted my sound problem out. Thanks for posting this, my phone is only a few weeks out the box and I was starting to get annoyed 🙂

  6. Margaret Robertson

    Thank you so much for your advice. I’ve just fixed my phone that was stuck on earphone mode. I used step 3 reset all settings. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  7. Kyi

    Hi.. Super thanks to you.. Just like u I’ve tried almost all the suggestions above,only the reset factory is my last option when I saw your comment..then I tried it on-your idea-and bang! All is well now..and thanks to you..phew!it’s like a big stone was being remove on my shoulder.. Thankyou..thankyou..

  8. Kyi

    Hi.. Super thanks to you.. Just like u I’ve tried almost all the suggestions above,only the reset factory is my last option when I saw your comment..then I tried it on-your idea-and bang! All is well now..and thanks to you..phew!it’s like a big stone was being remove on my shoulder.. Thankyou..thankyou..

  9. Bridget

    My Iphone 4 wouldn’t play any sound after i followed the steps

  10. Bridget

    so…. what should i do

  11. Steve

    very helpful, thanks!

  12. Anais Rouviere

    I’m so impatient that I tried everything, but I think it’s the Airplane mode that worked when I tried a second time.
    Thank you

  13. Liz

    Step 2 worked! Thank you

  14. Sue

    Very Helpful video and certainly fixed problem. Thank you.

  15. Maria

    None of the above steps worked for me. I went to another site and it was suggested to use a clean thin brush or toothbrush if necessary sprinkled w isopropyl alcohol, shake off any excess liquid, then go to bottom edge of your phone and brush (left and right) repeatedly- wow , my sound came on when I tried a YouTube video

  16. Maria

    By stating “bottom edge”, I meant to say: brush the jack – the open area where you put the charger connector into

  17. Bridey

    Thanks. Was ready to toss this thing out the window!

  18. Brennon

    This a piece of shit my phone sound doesn’t even work

  19. Evelyn

    I never leave comments but this was so helpful. So so helpful. I dropped my phone in water and even though sounds still played music didn’t. Number four fixed the glitch! Thank you!

  20. Harvey

    Wow. I thought my speakers were broken after dropping it into my toilet. Step 2 fixed it, unbelievable. I honestly though water had gone in my speakers and broke them.

  21. Candace

    Dropped my phone in water, step 4 worked for me after 2 trials thow… I’m soo happy and relieved

  22. Mary VH

    Thanks for all the great ideas. My iphone had no problems with calls/sounds, but I got no sound while watching videos on FB or using Pandora. I’d have to use earbuds.
    I used a little mini dental brush to clean out the headphone jack and charging port. Voila! Works great!
    You can get these in the toothbrush section, for getting in spaces of teeth. Looks like a bottle brush. 😊

  23. am

    thanks for the info after trying everything i could think of i squeezed the bottom right hand corner like you suggested and tapped it lightly a couple of times for good measure and i now have sound again 🙂

  24. Samantha

    Hi so I just bought my iPhone 6 on Tuesday of last week. And it is very clean and tried everything that was mentioned. Now what?? This sucks as u all know the cost of these apple phon s

  25. Samantha

    Can some give me any other ideas. Maybe I just need a hammer that will fix it for sure

  26. Barbara

    Before I nuked the phone all the rest didn’t work, but a very simple thing did which you didn’t mention. The vol buttons all the way up and down did nothing, but when I played a song and discovered the vol slide bar all the way off I slid it back to the right and bingo all works normal…weird that the vol buttons didn’t do a thing???? Hope this helps someone like me, a bit of a non Apple person.

  27. Barbara

    Yeah I feel for these folks as my sound did go mysteriously. However, in reflection I think I did turn off the sound with the volume buttons last night to feed my virtual cats with Neko Atsume and didn’t want my husband to know. So somehow the buttons didn’t work to regain sound and the slide bar on a song playing did!

  28. Rahul

    Airplane mode and then restarting did it for me.

    Want to tell that cleaning, brushing etc nothing worked.
    So it was a software problem .

  29. Quaker Girl

    Never leave comments but had to.
    Tried all the steps but nothing worked. Did the thing with the brush and it worked!!!! Thank you so much!

  30. Jen

    Tried each step until Step#9, worked!

  31. Pamela

    Thanks for this information on how to fix iPhone sound. Step 3 worked for me.

  32. Jeffry Esslinger

    none of this worked

  33. Marielle

    Thank you so much my phone would not play sound but would only work with headphones and when I reset my setting and played music I was so happy!!!!

  34. Greg

    I restart my phone and the sound works only briefly and then quits. Silent mode is not turned on. Volume is turned up.

  35. ghie

    thanks. I just followed the step #5 and it really work.

  36. Dawn

    Hi my I phone 5 has no sound,I’ve had a new speaker put in and it started working for a short while but has now stopped again.Ive been told I will have to get the charger port replaced aswell,can anyone advice me if this is correct and will solve my problem.Ive tried all other solutions ,it’s really frustrating.

  37. Leo

    Same thing I tried all the methods it didn’t work 🤔

  38. Sardar Haroon

    Hi Friends
    I also had gotten sound problem in my I phone 6 but has been recovered by step 5 by pressing the bottom right corner of my mobile

  39. flander

    it aint working bitch

  40. Sandra


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