Common iPhone Volume Problems and How to Fix Them

Feb 29, 2024 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions


There are a lot of volume problems that you could have to contend with on your iPhone. From low call volume quality to all the sounds on your phone being of low quality. If you have suffered from iPhone volume problems, you are not alone. These problems are a lot common than you think. Fortunately for you, most of them can be fixed.

In the spirit of helping you out, we are going to address a few of these problems and also provide you with an easy fix for each. So the next time your iPhone's volume is acting up, try one of these solutions.

1. When the call volume on your iPhone is low

A low call volume can be a frustrating problem, especially when you are trying to understand the other person on the line, and you have to keep asking them to repeat themselves. You don't have to endure this low-quality volume any longer. Simply follow these steps to get your volume back.

Go to Settings on your iPhone and then tap on the General Tab, then under the wide option tap on Accessibility.

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The last step is disabling the Phone noise cancellation, and this will allow the phone to ignore all interruptions coming to your iPhone and, in effect, improve the call volume. You can also try Dr.Fone - System Repair as below.

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2. When the music volume on your iPhone is too loud

When you simply cannot figure out how to turn down the volume on your iPhone, you should try this simple solution.

Go to Settings on your phone. Click on General and then Accessibility. Once here, click on "Hearing aids" Turn on Hearing Aids. This will increase the speaker volume but, at the same time, turn off "Phone Noise Cancellation," which is always on by default.

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3. What if you cannot hear any sound at all?

A lot of people have reported not hearing any sound on their iPhones. Depending on what you want to do, this can be a very scary prospect for most users. This iPhone silence can be caused by the fact that your iPhone is stuck on headphone mode. There are several reasons why this can happen. You could have put your phone on headphone mode and forgot to undo it. Whatever the reason, the problem doesn't have to be debilitating. Here's how to fix it.

If you see an icon that looks like this on the iPhone when you try to adjust your volume buttons, there may be something stuck in the headphone port.

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To solve this problem, unplug and re-plug the headphones several times. You can even use a toothpick to remove a broken piece of the headphone jack or something else stuck in the port.

Another very simple way to get out of the headphone mode is to reset the iPhone. Press the Sleep button and Home Button together until you see the Apple Logo.

4. When you don't have any sound even on apps

Sometimes you need a more drastic and permanent solution to the no sound issue with your phone. Restoring your iPhone on iTunes has worked for a lot of people. Here's how to do it.

Once you are connected to iTunes, click on Restore. This is a full reset of your device, so we should probably mention that you are going to lose all of your data, including pictures, music, and contacts. Therefore it pays if you backup your iPhone data before you do this. It is also a highly effective way to fix any glitches your phone may have, including problematic sound.

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5. When the sound disappears after you remove the iPhone from a Dock or remove the headphones

Sometimes your iPhone can lose sound immediately after you un-dock it or remove the headphones from the audio jack. In this case, the problem could be entirely hardware related. It can be caused by a loose wire in the connectivity resulting in no sound. There are several things you can do to fix this problem. Try the following until something works.

• Re-Dock the iPhone and then remove it. This can work, especially if it is just a small software glitch, and your phone kind of just needs a pick-me-up.

• Do the same with the headphones. Re-plug and then unplug again. With the headphones, unplugged decrease or increase the volume and see what happens.

• Sometimes dust could be interfering with your sound. Therefore, brush off the dust from the dock connector and see whether this works. The dust has been known to trick the software into thinking your iPhone is still docked.

• If all else fails, try resetting the phone to default settings using the following steps.

Go to Settings, Click on General, and then Reset. In the resultant window, Click on Erase all Content and Settings. A red warning box will appear written "Erase iPhone." Tap on this.

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Everything on your phone will be erased, so be sure to do this only if you have created a backup of all your content. But most importantly, your iPhone will revert to factory settings, and your sound issues should be fixed.

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