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Top 5 ways to troubleshoot iPhone speaker not working

iPhone speaker not working is one of the most annoying problems happening to your phone. You can’t hear sound, music, phone call and notifications which is a big deal when you need to use those functions. This article will let you know what makes an iPhone speaker not working and the top 5 ways to fix it!

Reasons for an iPhone speaker not working

If you can’t hear the sound clearly, hear crackling, or have issues with sound quality, you should check if it’s because of software or hardware problems.


If the software is malfunctioning, your iPhone may not have the proper signals to the speaker, so the speaker doesn’t work at all or your iPhone speaker is muffled.


If it’s because of hardware, the speaker makes sound waves when a fragile piece of material vibrates quickly. If the material is damaged, your iPhone speaker can stop working entirely, start to make static noises, or make your iPhone speaker muffled.

Then what should you do to troubleshoot the iPhone speaker not working properly? Check out the below tip before bringing it to the store.

5 ways to check your iPhone speaker

1. Check the Setting

During the day of use, you may turn on the speaker’s silent mode or other reducing sound modes without notice. To check it, open your iPhone Setting and follow the steps:

Ring/Silent switch: Move the switch forward—toward so that orange isn’t showing to make sure that Silent Mode is off.

Do not disturb mode: Make sure that Do Not Disturb is off by Open Settings > Focus > Do Not Disturb > Swipe off

Ringer and Alerts slider: Go to Settings > Sounds (or Settings > Sounds & Haptics), and drag the Ringer and Alerts slider back and forth a few times. If it’s being at the lowest point, drag it to the highest and check the sound again.

If you don’t hear any sound, or if your speaker button on the Ringer and Alerts slider is dimmed, your speaker might need service.

2. Disconnect to a Bluetooth device

This is a common reason for an iPhone not working speaker. You may use a Bluetooth device such as a speaker or airphone before and then forget to disconnect it. To check it in a hurry, go to Settings > Bluetooth > Turn it off and check if the sound is back again.

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3. Clean the speaker

If you find the speaker is blocked or dirty, have it cleaned by service or follow the steps below to clean it immediately:

1. Remove all screen protectors or cases from your device.
2. Check the speaker opening to see if it’s blocked or dirty.
3. If necessary, clean the speaker or receiver opening with a small, soft-bristled brush to clean lint, dirt, or grime. Make sure that the brush is clean and dry.

Should you don’t have enough time, skill or tools to do it, paying for professionals to help you is a recommendation.

Bonna Mobile offers fast speaker cleaning services at an affordable price. Book an appointment to get your iPhone speaker cleaned by our technicians!

4. Make a phone call

If you hear the sound, try making a call with your iPhone and turn on the speakerphone. If you still can’t hear or hear static or crackling, your network or reception could be the issue. Try to call again later, or from a different location.

5. Restart your phone

If having done all of the tips still can’t help your speaker work properly, try turning your iPhone off and then back on again. This action can flush out any corrupt data or glitchy software that might be causing your speaker to fail to work properly. Restart your iPhone and then test your speaker again.

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If you have been going through all of this and your iPhone speaker is still not working, you may need professional technicians to fix this.

It’s time to bring your phone to Bonna Mobile! We offer fast and affordable speaker repair service for various mobile devices including iPhone, Google, and Samsung by our experienced specialists.

Reach us now to get your iPhone speaker not working repaired or replaced by Bonna Mobile in 30 minutes!


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