Sometimes, it is not even a fault with a device but just a wrong setting that makes the users think that there is something wrong with their iPhone. For example, some iPhone users reported that there is no sound on their iPhones.
Now if you think about this issue, you’d rate it as a major fault. In reality, it is not a major fault but just a bit of carelessness causing this issue.
Check the Speakers:
Before getting into any detailed troubleshooting technique, you just need to check that if your device’ speakers are working fine or not. There is no doubt that iPhone’ one of the sleekest smartphones but at the same time, it is also known for its notoriously fragile body. So, any minor hit on iPhone’ body can damage the speakers. To check if the speakers are working fine or not, you can:
- Go to the Settings on your iPhone.
- Tap on the option Sound and Haptics.
- Under the section Ringer and Alerts, you will see a marker. Drag this marker to the right or left side to see if it plays the ringtone or not. If it plays the ringtone then it means that the speakers are fine and vice versa.
This one is just a simple human error that can make the users think that their iPhone has some fault. As you may already know, there is a switch placed just above the volume buttons.
This switch allows the users to enable silent/ringer mode without unlocking the device. So, if your iPhone has gone mute then it could well be due to this switch. Just reassure that the switch is in right place (upwards) so your iPhone can play sounds while in ringer mode.
Do Not Disturb Mode:
If you are new to iPhone then Do Not Disturb mode may well be the reason why your iPhone isn’t playing any sound for notifications. Do Not Disturb mode allows the users to dodge the unnecessary calls/messages/notifications by muting them automatically. Some users enable this mode during meetings or driving and then forget to disable it back. You will need to check if DND is disabled and to do that, you need to:
1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the option Do Not Disturb placed just under the option Sound and Haptics.
3. Make sure that the switch is toggled off for Do Not Disturb. You can also read the settings page to develop an understanding of how this feature works.
4. Alternatively, you can swipe the screen upwards to prompt the Control Center. Tap on the moon icon to disable or enable this mode. When disabled, the moon icon won’t be highlighted in white color.
No Sound for Third-Party Apps:
Many people download third-party apps for music, video streaming, gaming and whatnot. Now the thing is that most of these apps have their own sound settings. So, if you are facing issues within a third-party app then you can check its settings to see if you haven’t muted the sound internally.
If everything is alright within the app then you need to head to the App Store to check if the app requires an update or not. Sometimes, a minor glitch within the app (no sound) can be addressed by simply updating it.
The Bluetooth headphones or AirPods are trendy these days. The best thing about them is that they are wireless with a good range. However, if you plug them in and then just plug them out without disabling the Bluetooth then they will connect again as soon as they are switched on.
The user would think that there is some sound problem with the iPhone but in fact, the sound would be playing over the Pods or Bluetooth headphone. To address this issue, simply disable the Bluetooth via the Control Center or through the settings.
If your speakers aren’t transmitting the sound even after you have checked the settings then you may need to clean them with a soft cloth or a toothpick. Alternatively, you can insert the headphones in the jack and pull them out. Sometimes, the jack gets stuck and stops the speakers from playing the sound. Inserting and pulling out the headphones from the jack addresses this issue automatically.
You may have already tried restarting your device to address the issue. Just go a step ahead and try force restart to see if it helps the cause. Here is how you can force restart your iPhone (depending on the model).
For iPhone 8 or Later:
Quickly press-release the volume up button, then press-release the volume down button in quick succession. Once done, press-hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
For iPhone 7 & 7 Plus:
Press-hold the sleep/wake button in tandem with volume down button for at least 7-10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
For iPhone 6 Plus & Previous Models:
Press-hold the home and side/top button (as per the model) for 10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.