We’ll explore some common causes behind this issue and provide you with step-by-step instructions to fix it. So, grab your iPhone, and let’s get started!
Understanding the Problem
Before diving into the solutions, let’s understand why you might be unable to hear anything on your iPhone unless it’s in speaker mode. There can be several causes for this issue. One possibility is a software glitch that may have disrupted the audio settings or the overall functionality of your iPhone. Another reason could be a problem with the hardware, such as a faulty earpiece or speaker.
How to Fix This Issue
Below are the seven steps to fix the issue.
#1 Check the Basics
Sometimes, the solution to a seemingly complicated problem lies in the basics. Start by ensuring that the volume on your iPhone is turned up and not muted.
You can do this by pressing the volume buttons on the side of your device or by swiping up from the bottom of the screen to access the Control Center and adjusting the volume slider.
#2 Clean the Speaker and Earpiece
Dirt, debris, or even moisture can affect the audio quality of your iPhone. Use a soft, lint-free cloth or a toothbrush to gently clean the speaker and earpiece areas.
Be cautious not to apply too much pressure or introduce liquid directly into the device. Clearing away any obstructions might improve the sound output.
#3 Disable Bluetooth
Sometimes, your iPhone may be connected to a Bluetooth device that is redirecting the audio output.
To check if this is the case, go to the Control Center and ensure Bluetooth is turned off.
Alternatively, you can go to “Settings,” tap on “Bluetooth,” and toggle the switch to disable it.
#4 Restart Your iPhone
Restarting your iPhone can resolve a wide range of issues, including audio-related problems.
Press and hold the power button until the slider appears, then slide it to power off your device.
Once it’s off, press and hold the power button again until the Apple logo appears to turn it back on. Check if the issue persists after the restart.
#5 Update iOS
Software updates often include bug fixes and improvements that can address audio-related issues.
Ensure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS. Go to “Settings,” tap on “General,” and select “Software Update.”
If an update is available, follow the instructions to install it. Afterward, check if the audio problem is resolved.
#6 Reset All Settings
Resetting all settings on your iPhone can help fix software-related issues without erasing your data.
Go to “Settings,” tap on “General,” scroll down, and select “Reset,” then choose “Reset All Settings.”
You’ll need to enter your passcode, and your device will restart. Note that this process will reset your personalized settings, but your apps, media, and data will remain intact.
#7 Check for Hardware Issues and Approach an Expert
If none of the software solutions work, it’s possible that the problem lies with the hardware.
Visit an authorized service center to have your iPhone examined by a professional technician.
At Phone Repair & More, we can diagnose any underlying hardware issues and suggest appropriate repairs or replacements if necessary.
Pass by one of our locations to get the best service!