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How To Troubleshoot your iPhone when you Cannot Hear Through your Receiver or Speaker


Apple phones are considered reliable. Using such applications as how to record a phone call iphone or how to process a photo for social networks, we do not think that the iPhone can break. If you are not able to hear anything through the receiver or speaker of your iPhone, or if you cannot hear any sound notifications or media output on the speaker, a few simple troubleshooting steps can solve these problems safely. Troubleshooting on your own has a big advantage, as, coupled with the right advice, it can help reduce chances of any accidental damage to the phone by the application of various hazardous trial and error methods.


The steps to troubleshoot your iPhone when you cannot hear anything through the speaker or the receiver are:


Locate the volume buttons on your iPhone. These are situated on the right side. Test the volume. If the built-in speaker is being used, the ringer icon will appear on the screen. If the headphones are being used, the ringer (headphones) icon will appear on the screen. If you don't have headphones plugged in, and the ringer (headphones) icon appears, the headset jack might be clogged.

Inspect the headset jack. If it is clogged, remove the debris/object clogging the jack.

Take a clean cloth and clean the pin of the headset.

Inspect the speaker mesh. If there is debris or dust, clean it with a soft-bristled, clean brush to remove any such particles.

Locate the Mute button, which is located on the left side of the phone on top of the volume buttons. Check the button. The ringer is controlled by the Mute button. If an orange colored strip appears right next to the Mute button when it is pressed, it means that the ringer is set on vibrate. Change it to allow ringtone notifications by moving it to the right. When the speaker icon is displayed on the screen, adjust the ringtone volume by pressing the volume down or volume down buttons.

From the iPhone's home screen, go to 'Settings'. From there, select 'Sounds' to check the current sound settings. In the 'Ringer and Alerts' tab, check if the volume slider is set totally to the left. If it is set to the left, it means that you will not hear any ringtone notifications. Drag the slider to the right and increase the ringtone notification volume.

You can also check the Bluetooth settings. Go to 'General' from the 'Settings' menu and choose 'Bluetooth'. If the Bluetooth is switched on, turn it off using the 'On/Off' button.

If sound problems still persist, restart the iPhone. Do so by holding the 'Sleep/Wake' button and dragging the red slider to power off. Then hold the 'Sleep/Wake' button and press it again to turn the iPhone on.

Another option would be to reset the iPhone by holding the 'Sleep/Wake' button and 'Home' button together for around 10 seconds. The phone will reset itself.

The last option would be to restore the iPhone by using the backup files. This can be done by connecting the i-Phone to the computer it is generally synced with, choosing the backup data and restoring it.


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