It is easy to adjust the volume on iOS devices, like iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. By simply pressing the volume buttons at the side of the device, you can either increase or decrease the volume. For iPhones and iPads, the volume buttons control both the ringer volume (when no video or music playing) and also the playback volume (when there is video or music playing). This can also be modified in Settings. Another great thing on Apple devices is the switch at the side for silent or ringing mode.
Some users reported that the sounds from their speaker volume are too low and some are totally not working. This might cause their phones having problems with playing music, you can find out more information on the article Music Volume Too Low on iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s : Here’s the Fix. The problem could be from internal software or apps installed on your device which result to issues like low speaker volume. Are you also experiencing low speaker volume issue on your iPhone?
Ways to Fix Low Speaker Volume on iPhone
These solutions can be applied on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You may need to try all solutions as some may not be applied in your case.
Solution 1:Check ringer/ silent switch
Check the ringer/silent switch at the side of your device. If it is orange, it means that your device is on silent mode. Make sure that it does not show the orange color.
Solution 2: Remove max-volume cap
Step 1: Open Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap Music.
Step 3: Check the “Volume Limit” and make sure that it is off. Tap on it to turn it off.
Step 4: Increase the volume by swiping the slider to the right. If you swipe it completely, this means that there will be no volume limit.
Step 5: Go back to Settings and make sure that Volume Limit is turned off.
Solution 3: Check if iPhone cover or case causes the problem
Make sure that the cover or case is not blocking your iPhone’s speaker. You can also try removing the case and check if it will sound better without it. If the case is causing the problem, just get a new one and make sure that it would not cover the speaker.
Solution 4: Clean the Speaker
Check if the speaker is dirty or if there is any debris inside. It is important to clean your speaker to avoid any issues like low speaker volume. You can use a can of compressed air or brush with soft bristles to clean it.
Solution 5: Hearing Aid Mode
Turning on Hearing Aid Mode can maximize the clearness of the volume when there is no streamer or remote. It can improve the quality of sound. Hearing aid mode is designed for hearing aids with telecoil and alters the acoustic settings of the device to enhance the clarity of audio. To activate hearing air mode, go to Settings and tap General. Tap Accessibility and tap Hearing Aids under the Hearing section. Turn on Hearing Aid Mode.
Solution 6: Change Sounds Settings
Go to Settings App and tap Sounds. Swipe the slider to the right to increase the volume of ringer and alerts.
Solution 7: Restart
Restart your device. Some issues like sounds, speakers, and small errors can be solved by a simple restart. This may also solve yours if you’re lucky.
- Press and hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the screen displays a slider.
- Drag the slider to the right to turn it off.
- Once the device is off, press and hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
Solution 8: Turn Off Bluetooth
Bluetooth can be the cause of your speakers not producing sound. Your device might just be connected to other wireless devices like wireless headphones. Make sure that you turn Bluetooth Off.
Step 1: Tap Settings.
Step 2: Tap Generals.
Step 3: Tap Bluetooth.
Step 4: Toggle Bluetooth off.
Always remember that when Bluetooth is active, you can pair your iPhone to another device, PC or accessory with iOS device too. You can do that by tapping the intended device on the devices list which will appear when Bluetooth is on. If nothing shows, the other accessory could have Bluetooth off or low battery.
Solution 9: Increase Music Volume
Go to Music App and increase the volume by pressing the volume buttons at the side. You can also check How to Boost The Sound Volume On iPhone 4/4s if you want to boost your iPhone sound volume.
Solution 10: Set up Sound Check
Sound check feature can be handy. When this feature is on, your device automatically detects if an audio file has naturally low volume and it will adjust the volume. Some of your music files could have natural low volume. To set up sound check:
Step 1: Open Settings.
Step 2: Tap Music.
Step 3: Enable Sound Check.
Solution 11: Update iOS
Get the latest version of iOS. If you have not updated your device for a while, sound issues like this can occur.
Step 1: Make sure that you have iCloud backup.
Step 2: From home screen, open Settings.
Step 3: Tap General.
Step 4: Tap Software Update.
Step 5: If there is an update available, tap Download and Install.
Step 6: If asked, type your password.
Step 7: Tap Agree to the Terms and Conditions. Tap Agree again to Continue.
Step 8: Tap Install Now to start the update.
Solution 12: Turn Facebook in-app Sounds Off
You may not be aware of it, but Facebook in-app sounds can be the culprit. Turn it off by opening Facebook, tap More from the bottom menu, tap Settings. Now tap Account Settings and choose Sounds option. Finally, turn the in-app sound off.
These are some simple solutions to fix low speaker volume of Apple devices. If none of these solutions worked in your case, simply visit the nearest Apple store to have your device checked.
However, sound volume isn’t everything, if you want to enhance the sound quality of your iPhone, check out how to Improve Sound Quality on iPhone 4/ iPhone 4s.