How to Fix “iPhone Sound Not Working” with 8 Solutions

This guide will show you 8 common fixes of iPhone no sound issue. You can check them to see if they are working for you.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 20, 2020

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Many iPhone users reported then they always experience an annoying problem that there is no sound on iPhone sometimes. In other words, their iPhone sound not working normally. Well, you may wonder what is the mean of “iPhone sound not working”? Actually, the conditions could be various different. There are many conditions of no sound on iPhone, such as no sound on the videos, speaker sound not working, alarm sound not working, no sound on games or apps, no sound on incoming calls, ringer sound not working, no text sound and so on.

What to do when there is no sound on your iPhone 11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6s? The issue of “iPhone no sound” doesn’t happen a lot, but once it does, it comes with different symptoms. Therefore, we list some common but always work solutions. You can check them one by one; hope one of these solutions can help you out.

Potential Solutions for Fixing iPhone No Sound Issue

Fix iPhone Sound Not Working by Turning Off Do Not Disturb

Fix iPhone Sound Not Working by Turning Off Do Not Disturb

1. Check the Mute Switch

When you turn Mute switch on and forget to turn it off will lead to this issue. So, first of all, you should make sure that your iPhone is not in mute mode. If you see the red line that is mean your iPhone is in mute mode.

2. Make sure that Do Not Disturb is off

When Do Not Disturb is enabled, you will see a little moon sign in the top right bar on your iPhone, and you will not hear any sound on your iPhone. So, you need to ensure that it’s off.

3. Disabled Bluetooth

If your iPhone is connected to another device, the sound will transmitted to that device so that you can’t hear any sound on your iPhone. Thus, if you enabled Bluetooth on your iPhone, go to Settings and click on Bluetooth, turn it off.

Fix iPhone Sound Not Working by Disabling Bluetooth

Fix iPhone Sound Not Working by Disabling Bluetooth

4. Check the Notifications Settings

If you can’t hear any sounds from a specific app or some apps, the problem may be in your Notification setting. Make sure that you turn Allow Notifications and Sounds on. You can check by going to Settings > Notifications and choose the app. On the next screen, make sure both the “Allow Notifications” and “Sounds” switch are green.

Fix iPhone No Sound by Enabling Notifications and Sounds

Fix iPhone No Sound by Enabling Notifications and Sounds

5. Adjust volume

Open an app that has music or sound effects. Adjust the volume with the volume buttons or the slider in Control Center.

6. Update iOS

Update your iPhone to the latest iOS version. Go to: Settings > General > Software Update.

7. Reboot iPhone

Close all the applications on your iPhone, and turn off your iPhone. To do this, you can press and hold the power button until “slide to power off” appears on the screen, then slide to power off. After a while, turn it back on.

8. Reset iPhone

Try to reset your iPhone. Just go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset All Settings. If the problem still remains, you can have a try on Erase All Content and Settings. Please notice that Reset All Settings won’t wipe your data, while Erase All Content and Settings will remove your media, music, apps and more data from your iPhone. So, before you do this, it’s better to backup your iPhone to the iCloud / iTunes in advance.

Fix iPhone No Sound by Resetting All Settings

Fix iPhone No Sound by Resetting All Settings

Bonus Tip: How to Manage and Transfer iPhone Data in an Easier Way

After talking about how to fix there is no sound on iPhone issue, in this part, we’re going to recommend you an amazing iOS data transfer tool – AnyTrans, which dedicates to help iOS users transfer iPhone iPad iPod data in a smart way. Because iPhone 11 had released, you may wait to upgrade to the newest iPhone. If you get a new iPhone, you must need to transfer your important data from old iPhone, computer or iTunes to your new iPhone. In this case, AnyTrans can bring you a lot of conveniences.

  • It can help you manage and transfer almost all kinds of iOS data such as contacts, notes, reminders, photos, ringtones, music, videos, calendar, iBooks, playlists, etc. More importantly, it won’t wipe any data on your iPhone.
  • It not only help you copy data from old iPhone, from computer, from iTunes, it also supports transfer data from any iOS device to your new iPhone Xs/Xr/X/8, that is to say, but you can also use it to copy data from your iPad or iPod to your iPhone.
  • If you’re new to iPhone, just switching from Android to iPhone, AnyTrans makes it easy for you to move data from your Android phone to new iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max). It supports all Android phones and all iPhones, iPads, iPods. At the same time, it works well with both Mac and PC computer.

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A Screenshot of AnyTrans on Mac

A Screenshot of AnyTrans on Mac

The Bottom Line

If you have tried all of the solutions above, and still cannot fix iPhone sound not working issue, then it is suggested that you make an appointment with Apple Support for help. By the way, don’t forget to have a try on AnyTrans.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.