Sound Won’t Play On iPhone 7 Plus And iPhone 7
Do you have the latest iPhone 7 or 7Plus? Sooner or later, you might experience the annoying no sound problem. An example of this is that the sound won’t play thru earbuds on iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7. The volume bar can be a real pain at times too. But that’s something most users have found out the hard way.
Now the web is full of advice on how to tackle an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus no sound problem. Nevertheless, the most common issues and the solutions to try are so dispersed. Compiling them in one thorough article seemed like a real necessity.
That’s what we’re going to do below. Before we show you the exact steps you should follow, let us revise the most common problems encountered on this chapter:
- The iPhone speaker will only function when it rings, but not for other sounds;
- The iPhone speaker will not work at all, neither for calls nor for music, apps and so on;
- Sound won’t play thru earbuds on iPhone.
Whatever the situation, try the following steps in this particular order:
- Check the sound mode
Checking the sound mode is the first thing you should do when you’re not getting any sound. Despite how stupid it seems, it is actually a common circumstance that many fail to consider. On your iPhone’s exterior, there is this switch you use to commute from Loud to Silent. When on Silent, the orange side, you need to flick it the other way and turn back to the Loud mode.
- Try restarting the device
A simple restart is the next thing to try. If you want to restart your iPhone, simultaneously press the power switch and the home button and hold it for up to 10 seconds. The process is just as simple as restarting your computer and it won’t lead to losing any kind of data or information on your device. It should simply remove any potential glitch in the functioning of your iPhone.
- Try resetting the device
When the restart doesn’t work, we move on to resetting the device. As opposed to the previous step, this one is a bit more radical. That’s why you will first need to backup all your data in Cloud or iTunes. Then you access the Settings menu, go to General, click on Reset, and Reset all settings. The only thing remaining on your iPhone after the reset will be your photos. The purpose, again, is to try eliminating any potential glitch in the functioning of the device.
- Try to manually reposition the speaker’s connector
We’ll have to admit, this is a bit of a strange trick. You probably won’t find it listed in many places. However, it successfully worked for quite a few users. At the bottom of the right-hand corner of your iPhone, the speaker is hidden inside. You should firmly press there and squeeze with your fingers. Keep the grip firmly for up to 20 seconds and then check if the sound is back. If it was the problem with a loose connector, this move could reestablish the physical connection. Otherwise, you’ll have to proceed to Step 5.
- Try cleaning the charging dock connectors
This one is especially handy for when you’re getting the Headphone mode notification. Sometimes, debris might build up around the docking area. When the connectors inside are filled with dust and dirt, the device might falsely believe it is connected to a music dock. Just make sure you’re cleaning it properly. Avoid mineral terps, because the oil in it won’t go way. Choose instead acetone, alcohol or any other methylated spirits – the alcohol in these will evaporate and the connectors will remain crystal-clear.
- Play around with your headphone jack
Again, a solution for the misleading Headphone symbol. Try to quickly connect and disconnect your headphones with the headphone jack. Repeat for a couple of minutes and see if the Headphone mode symbol will go away and the sound will come back. By doing so, you’re not just forcing the connection for several times in a row. You can also remove potential traces of debris that might have stuck the input channel.
- Try restoring your iPhone
For this process, you’re going to use the iTunes. Plug into iTunes, identify your iPhone’s icon and click on it. Access the Restore option and wait. When it’s done, your iPhone will be restored to the factory settings. Needless to insist on this, you should backup all your data before proceeding with the restore. This time, the purpose is to eliminate potential glitches that might have occurred with the latest iOS updates. Speaking of updates, check if anything is available when doing the restore.
- Try to jailbreak your iPhone
Last but not least, you have the jailbreak option. It should help you identify the specific files creating this problem. One of those files is probably making your device consider it is connected to a dock. By deleting it, the problem with the sound should go away and you should still be able to connect your iPhone to a music docking station. This one works like charm with jail broken devices.