No Volume Available but headphones work How to Fix Sound Issues on iPhone 4/4S/5/5s/6/6s/7/7s
Ever had your iPhone get stuck in Headphone mode? The symptoms are fairly obvious; you go to change the volume level and the little volume indicator says “ringer (headphones)” like shown below, and no audio our sound works through the normal speaker output. fix Sound Issues on iPhone!!
Some people interpret this as their iPhone speakers suddenly not working or that something is broken, but that is actually pretty rare, and you can usually fix the issue really quickly with nothing but a q-tip and a set of headphones or earbuds (yes, you read that right, you will use a pair of headphones to get the iPhone out of Headphone mode). I ran into this today and here’s how I fixed it in about a minute:
- Remove any case or enclosure the iPhone may be in
- Use compressed air (or your mouth) to blow directly into the headphone jack, this may help to dislodge dust or pocket lint stuck in the port
- Get a Q-Tip or toothpick and swab around inside the port to dislodge any remaining particles
- Connect the set of headphones, make sure there is a complete connection and be sure that audio transmits through them, then firmly pull out the headphones – audio should work as usual
- Connect & disconnect the headphones a few more times if nothing happens the first time
The iPhone should be good to go now. Toggling the volume up/down buttons should just show “Ringer” as it’s supposed to like the screenshot shows below, and audio will play out of the iPhone speakers as usual.
There are a few things you should try.
- Replug the iPhone to the dock and then remove it again. Sometimes, it’s just a software pass-out and reconnecting the iPhone to the dock triggers the software again.
- If you use earphones, plug in and then remove it again. With the earphone removed, try increasing/decreasing th volume. Does the volume HUD say Ringtone (headset)? If yes, the iPhone is till thinking that the earphones are plugged in. If not, the speaker should be working now.
- Take a brush and dust off the dock connector. This region, which lies just close to the speakers, can accumulate a bit of a dust. With time, the dust becomes dense enough to actually trick the software into thinking that the iPhone is docked.
- You can also tap (a little strongly) right of the home screen. Right beneath this casing is the speaker connections. Something might have loosened up here. Tapping doesn’t guarantee a working solution but it’s known to fix things a few times.
- At a slightly advanced level you might want to take a sharp object – like a pin – and clear out the dust over the dock connector.
- Use the pin to clear out – very carefully – dust in the headphone port. Dust within the port can also cause sound problems.
If nothing works, you might try resetting the iPhone to default settings. If even that fails, restoring your iPhone from an older backup (or as new) might help.
Sound and speaker has stopped working on iPad how to fix
If you have no sound on your iPad/ iPad 2/ iPad Mini and iPad Air volume bar it is unbelievably frustrating as you most probably already know. Below you will find a list of solutions, fixes and cures that should resolve the no sound issues. This list is organized from most successful to least successful, though all of these solutions have some merit and may work.
The symptoms of iPad no sound problems and Issues include:
– iPad will ring but speaker will not work for anything else.
– iPad no sound at all face time, apps, music etc.
– iPad no sound stuck in headphone mode, volume bar will come up but with no adjustment ability.
Follow these steps and hopefully they fix your iPad sound and speaker issues.
iPad No Sound and speaker method 1
Restart the iPad. Hold the power switch and home button together for 10 seconds. This will restart your iPad, you will not lose any media, contacts, data, etc. If there was a temporary glitch which sometimes arises with new software updates this may eliminate it.
iPhone No Sound and Speaker method 2
Reset iPad. Go to settings> general> reset> reset all settings. Before you do this ensure you have backed up your device to the Cloud or iTunes as you will loose all data on your iPad. This is similar to the above step but a more resilient process.
his one is a bit strange but seems to be very successful. This is a problem that has plagued iPhones and iPads from day one. When dirt or dust gets into the charging dock it can cover the exposed pins which can sometimes trick the iPad in to thinking it is on a music dock. But this can be sidelined buy using a good old toothbrush. Use the toothbrush to clean the docking area, when you do this do it gently and get the bristles into there good. Also if you use rubbing alcohol, acetone or methylated spirits it will help get all the extra dirt out. As these products evaporate it will not do damage to the connectors.
iPad No Sound and speaker method 3
Loud/ Silent switch on exterior of iPad is switched to silent mode which is orange. If so flick the other way to loud mode. This is a step that so many people miss, but it is the most simplest. This also is the most common the the mute button protrudes just a fraction so can be easily moved.
iPad No Sound and speaker method 4
Similar to the above step this also deactivates the mute, sound button within the iPad. Simply slide from the bottom screen going upwards. Once you have done that a control bar will come up, simply press the mute on/ off button.
iPad No Sound and speaker method 5
Get your headphones and insert them into the headphone jack of the iPad and the pull them out. Do this for a couple of minutes as sometimes it gets stuck in headphone mode so this normally undoes that.
iPad No Sound and Speaker method 6
Restore your iPad on iTunes. Click on your iPad icon when plugged into iTunes and go to restore. If you do this make sure your iPad is backed up as YOU will loose all data, media, contacts, pics, and so on. This puts your iPhone back to factory settings.
If you have any questions please feel free to comment below.