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. DBG

    See if your Bluetooth settings may show connection to an external speaker with volume off and/or set to another input source so that your phone isn’t playing (and you are not aware).

  2. Gabe

    Extremely helpful article thanks for such a great post.

  3. Rita Barrett

    Thanks. Turning off fixed it

  4. Geoff

    Had recently dropped phone in water and dried it out in a bag of dessicant
    Two days later sound stopped even though alert sounds heard while in settings
    Blew sharply into phone jack making sure not to blow spittle
    All good 😋

  5. Dianne

    How do you check your Bluetooth settings. I went to Sertings > Bluetooth but I can’t see where you check your Bluetooth settings.

  6. Chris

    The hairdryer worked PERFECTLY for me. Use on medium heat ONLY,

  7. Bobby gill

    Step 6 works☺️

  8. TK

    Switching off did work. Thanks!

  9. Elton

    My iPhone 5s crashed with headphones…make noizy…10.0.2 vers of upload and update vers made that!Is any solution about that,exept to restart my iphone???

  10. Gayle E McClure

    I have sound on everything, it rings, I get notifications sound, clicking when texting, microphone works when voice to text, I just don’t have sound on videos. Been like that since last night. I have restarted , I pressed the speaker. I dont want to reset because there is certain phone call data I can not lose. What else can I do?

  11. Dianne

    I have that exact same issue on my iPad.

  12. Yuriy

    Step 10 works☺️

  13. Lynda

    Thanks! From your tips, I figured out that my phone was using its Bluetooth connection to find our next car that has Bluetooth. Hence it was trying to send sound there instead of its own speaker.

  14. Lynda

    I meant our NEW car – we didn’t have Bluetooth in our old one…..

  15. Lesley Cairns

    thank you so much I pressed reset and the sound came back. You have to put the wifi code in again but small price to pay. This happened after an apple upgrade – can’t think that was a coincidence!

  16. TTT

    Thanks, the bluetooth one worked for me!

  17. Geri

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I never type in caps!!

  18. Lindsey

    When you rest your settings, do you lose any of your messages or contacts or pictures? I’m honestly kinda scared to reset my phone! Any feedback?

  19. Kamran

    did you make sure your iphone isn’t mute ?

    Try this:
    Settings>General>Accessibility>AssistiveTouch>Toggle AssistiveTouch On

    you’ll notice a “white ball” on your screen (aka AssistiveTouch)

    Touch the white ball>Device>Mute>Unmute (nd result should make your iPhone unmute)

    now try.

    Hope your issue will be resolved.

  20. Anne

    Thank you!! Thank you!!! Thank you!! I can hear the clickity click of my iPhone 6+ keyboard — with simply rebooting. It didn’t occur to me. Panic progresses and obvious solutions get blocked from my mind.
    Thank you for the reminder.
    Mine’s going to be Happy. I wish you a terrific holiday weekend. Please drive safely — you’re a “keeper.”

  21. Alex

    Well it seems to be a general issue with them lately.. even the iph 7 seems to have this problem. cleaning it helps somehow

  22. shasha

    you are brilliant!!! thank you. i just did the step 1 and my issue has been resolved 🙂
    i felt stupid for not knowing this but oh well… im not so techy and im glad you are here to help 🙂 thanks again! keep it up.

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