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How to Solve iPhone Sound Not Working?

Jun 05, 2024 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions


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Has it ever happened to you that you can’t hear anything on your iPhone? You’re not alone. There are plenty of possible reasons why there’s no sound on an iPhone. Fortunately, there are also plenty of solutions for this problem.

First, we’ll cover why your iPhone sound isn’t working. Then, we’ve prepared a list of twelve solutions for this problem with step-by-step guides for each. If you can’t hear anything on your iPhone, check out our list of fixes, and you’ll have your sound back in no time.

Part 1. Why Is There No Sound on My iPhone?

no sound on iphone

If you own an iPhone, there were likely times when there was no sound on your iPhone. Are your notifications not beeping? Is your phone not ringing, or is your alarm not going off? Maybe your videos have no sound too? No need to worry. These can happen from time to time and usually are harmless.

Why does this happen?

There are many reasons – you might’ve turned your sound off or put your iPhone in Do Not Disturb mode. You might’ve even accidentally connected your phone to wireless headphones via Bluetooth.

Moreover, your iPhone’s sound might not be working because of your iOS, in which case you’ll need to update it to the latest version. You might also need to repair your iPhone system if there’s a problem with it.

Don’t worry – we’ve prepared a detailed guide to repairing your phone’s system.

Another reason could be that your phone needs a restart or a reset. These are just a few reasons you have no sound on your iPhone. Luckily, these are all easy fixes, and we’ve prepared a step-by-step guide for each of these fixes.

Part 2. Methods You Can Try When iPhone’s Sound Isn’t Working

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As mentioned, the real reason behind your iPhone’s sound not working is probably benign. Therefore, there’s no need to panic and stress over it. Thoroughly go through our list of fixes and try them. You’ll solve your problem in just a few minutes, and your iPhone will be as good as new.

1. Turn off Bluetooth

If you can’t hear any sound on your iPhone, like no ringing, audio, or beeping, your phone could be connected to a Bluetooth speaker or AirPods. If that’s the case, you only need to turn off your Bluetooth to disconnect your iPhone:

    • Step 1: Open the ControlCenter by swiping down from the upper right corner of your screen.
    • Step 2: In the left corner, you’ll see the Bluetooth icon. If it’s blue, that means your iPhone is connected to a device.

bluetooth connected on iphone

    • Step 3: Tap on it to make it white. This will disconnect you from your AirPods.

bluetooth disconnected on iphone

These steps only disconnect your iPhone. Here’s how to turn Bluetooth off completely:

    • Step 1: Open Settings.
    • Step 2: Click on

bluetooth in settings

    • Step 3: If the switch next to Bluetooth is green, that means it’s turned on.

bluetooth turned on on iphone

    • Step 4: Tap on the green switchto turn off Bluetooth.

bluetooth turned off on iphone

2. Disable Do Not Disturb

Another possible reason there is no sound on the iPhone could be the Do Not Disturb mode. You won’t get any phone calls or notifications if this mode is on. If you’re not using this mode regularly, you might not be used to it, so you probably turned it on by accident. To turn it off, just:

    • Step 1: Open the ControlCenter by swiping down from the upper right corner of your screen.
    • Step 2: Click on the Do Not Disturb iconwith a purple moon on a white background.

do not disturb on iphone

    • Step 3: If there’s the moon icon but it says Focus, tap on it and hold. You’ll see Do Not Disturb there. Again, if the icon is white and purple, tap on it to turn it off.

focus on iphone

3. Turn off Silent Mode

Your iPhone’s sound might not be working due to the Silent Mode. In that case, you can volume up as much as you want, but the phone won’t ring. To turn it off, follow these steps:

    • Step 1: Find a switch on the left side of your iPhone.
    • Step 2: Your Silent Mode is on if you can see a band of orange.

silent mode on

    • Step 3: Flip the switch.

silent mode off

4. Check Volume Level and Adjust

Besides the Silent Mode, you might’ve turned down the volume on your iPhone or turned the ringing and alarms off. If that’s the case, it’s another easy fix:

    • Step 1: You can increase volume by pressing the side Volume Up
    • Step 2: You can also adjust the sound in the Control Center by sliding your finger across the Sound Bar.

volume bar in control center

    • Step 3: Then, open
    • Step 4: Go to Sounds & Haptics.

sounds and haptics on iphone

    • Step 5: You’ll see the adjustment glider for the ringtone and alerts. Adjust it as you wish.

ringtone and alerts bar adjust

5. Update Your iOS

The root of your problem could be that you’re using an older version of iOS. If you’re still using an outdated system version, your iPhone can start having issues, slow down, and the sound can stop working. Thus, you should update your iOS to the latest version:

    • Step 1: Open Settings.
    • Step 2: Press General>Software Update.

software update in iphone settings

    • Step 3: You’ll see if there’s an available software update. If so, press Download and Installor Install Now.

ios system update on iphone

  • Step 4: If asked, enter the passcode to start the iOS update.

6. Repair Your iOS

The reason there’s no sound on your iPhone could be that your system is facing some issues. If so, you’ll need to repair your iOS. If you want to repair your iOS without losing data, we suggest trying Wondershare Dr.Fone.

Wondershare Dr.Fone is an easy iPhone manager that allows you to repair your iOS, back up and recover data, transfer phones, screen mirror it on your PC, and more. This system repair tool is easy to use and will repair your iOS in just a few minutes:

    • Step 1: Open Wondershare Dr.Fone on your computer and go to Toolbox>System Repair.

system repair in wondershare dr.fone

    • Step 2: Then, select iPhone>OS Repair.

choose ios system repair

ios repair in wondershare dr.fone

    • Step 3: If you want to retain all your data, select the Standard Repaire

standard repair in wondershare dr.fone

    • Step 4: Next, put your iPhone into Recovery Mode.

put iphone in recovery mode

    • Step 5: The software will automatically find the iOS versions that can be installed on your iPhone. Click Downloadnext to the one you want to install.

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    • Step 6: Wait for the iOS version to download.

downloading ios firmware in wondershare dr.fone

    • Step 7: Once it’s done, click Repair Now.

start repairing ios system

    • Step 8: Wait for the repair process to complete.

ios repair process in progress

    • Step 9: When it’s finished, click Done.

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7. Restart Your Phone

Another way to fix the sound on your iPhone could be as easy as restarting it:

    • Step 1: If you have an older version, 8 or below, hold down the Side buttonfor a few seconds.

restart iphone 8 and earlier

    • Step 2: For versions X or later, hold down the Volume Down and Side buttons

restart iphone x and later

    • Step 3: Drag the Power-off slider.

restart iphone

  • Step 4: Wait 30 seconds, then turn it on again.

8. Restore Factory Settings

Some corrupted files or something else in your system might be causing the issue, and you’ll need to restore your iPhone to factory settings:

    • Step 1: First, back up your iPhone.
    • Step 2: Open Settings.
    • Step 3: Go to General.
    • Then, choose Transfer or Reset iPhone.

transfer or reset on iphone

    • Step 4: Click on Erase All Content and Settings.

erase all content and settings iphone

  • Step 5: Confirm you want to erase your iPhone data.
  • Step 6: Wait for the process to finish and set your iPhone as new.

9. Scan Your Device for Malware

Even though it’s highly unlikely your iPhone caught a virus, you should still check for it. If your iOS is up to date, the chances of having malware on your iPhone are very slim. However, if your iPhone is jailbroken, it might’ve caught some malware.

Here’s how to check for malware:

    • Step 1: Check your Storage If there’s much less storage space remaining than it should be, malware could’ve taken it up.

check storage for malware

    • Step 2: Look for unfamiliar or suspicious apps on your iPhone that could be installed with malware.

check apps for malware

  • Step 3: Check your phone bill. If it’s significantly larger than it should be, malware could be making unauthorized phone calls or using your mobile data.

10. Clean Your Charging Port and Speaker Area

Another reason for having no sound on your iPhone can be that your charging port and speaker need cleaning. However, use soft and dry tools, such as a toothpick, cotton swabs, and paper towels. Avoid water, alcohol, and blowing into your speaker. You can try these steps:

    • Step 1: Turn your iPhone off first.
    • Step 2: Gently clean your charging port and speaker area with a toothpick.

clean speaker with toothpick

    • Step 3: Add cotton to the toothpick and gently insert it back in.

clean speaker with toothpick and cotton

  • Step 4: Repeat the process until it’s clean of all debris.
  • Step 5: While cleaning, you can use a flashlight to check the charging port and speaker.

11. Reset Phone Settings

If your sound isn’t working on your iPhone, you might have adjusted some settings wrong, or there’s a problem that you can’t seem to detect. Therefore, restoring to factory settings can fix the iPhone’s no-sound problem:

    • Step 1: Open Settings.
    • Step 2: Go to General.
    • Step 3: Then, choose Transfer or Reset iPhone.

transfer or reset iphone

    • Step 4: Click on Reset.

reset settings on iphone

    • Step 5: Then, click on Reset All Settings.

reset all settings on iphone

12. Check App Notification Settings and Adjust

If you’re not getting any notifications or your notifications are silent, check the notification settings. You might have turned notifications off for specific apps. To check and adjust app notifications, follow these steps:

    • Step 1: Open Settings.
    • Step 2: Go to Notifications.

notifications in iphone settings

    • Step 3: Under Notification Style,you’ll find all your apps. You’ll see Off written down under each app’s name if the app notifications are off.

app list with notification settings

    • Step 4: Click on an app you want to turn notifications for and click Allow Notifications.

allow and adjust app notifications

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If you’re having a problem with sound on your iPhone, it could be due to several reasons. You might have turned Silent Mode on, your speaker might need cleaning, or you need to repair your iOS system.

Wondershare Dr.Fone is perfect if your iPhone needs a system repair, and with this list and step-by-step guide, you’ll have it back on track in no time.

Alice MJ

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