There are numerous solutions that can help you, in case your iPhone is Stuck with No Sound or it is not coming out of the Headphone Mode. Take a look at the various methods as listed below, one of these should help you fix the problem of iPhone Stuck with No Sound.
iPhone Stuck With No Sound
When your iPhone or iPad is Stuck with No Sound or stuck in Headphone Mode, you won’t hear any sound, music, ringtones or alarms coming out of its external speaker.
It appears as if your iPhone thinks it is connected to earphones and is not supposed to produce any sound from its external speakers. In certain cases, there will be No Sound, even when you connect earphones to iPhone.
Naturally, most users think in terms of their iPhone or its speakers being damaged, broken or something being seriously wrong with their iPhone.
Luckily, the problem of an iPhone Stuck in Headphone Mode or Producing No Sound at all can be fixed in most cases by using any of the methods as listed below.
1. Check Silent Mode and Volume Buttons
In case there is no sound coming out of your iPhone, your first action should be to take a good look at the Silent Mode and the Volume buttons on your iPhone.
As you can see in the image below, the Silent Mode switch is located on the left corner of your iPhone and it is set to silent mode in case you see red colour.
Next, take a look at the Volume Buttons and make sure that they are not set to their lowest level.
2. Adjust Volume in Settings
In case you are unable to get sound on your iPhone or iPad using physical volume buttons, try adjusting volume through the settings menu.
1. Tap on Settings > Sounds.
2. On the next screen, drag the Ringer And Alerts sliders to the right to turn the volume up on your iPhone.
3. Adjust Volume in Control Center
1. Open any YouTube Video or any other app that has Music.
2. Once the video starts playing, Swipe-up on the screen of your iPhone to access the Control Center. Next, move the Volume Slider towards the right to step up the Volume on your iPhone (See image below).
3. If this is not helping, use the physical Volume button to increase the sound level on your iPhone.
4. Restart Your iPhone
Your iPhone maybe stuck in No Sound Mode due to minor software glitches. Such minor software glitches can be easily cleared by restarting your iPhone or iPad.
1. Press the Power button on your iPhone until you see the Slide to Power Off Message
2. Next, drag the slider to the right to power off your iPhone
3. Next press and hold the power button till the Apple Logo appears on the screen of your iPhone
5. Turn OFF Bluetooth
It is quite possible that you had paired your iPhone with a Bluetooth headset and forgot all about it. If this is the case, try turning OFF Bluetooth on your iPhone.
1. From the Home Screen of your iPhone, tap on Settings.
2. On the Settings screen, tap on Bluetooth.
3. On the next screen, turn OFF Bluetooth on your iPhone by moving the Toggle to OFF position (See image below).
In case you want to keep Bluetooth enabled on your iPhone, you can simply Unpair your Bluetooth Headset with the iPhone.
Note: You will find your Headset right on the Bluetooth Screen under Devices section
6. Reset All Settings On iPhone
In case Restarting, turning OFF Bluetooth and other methods are not helping, you can try to Reset All Settings on your iPhone and see if this helps in fixing the Sound Problem on your iPhone.
1. Tap on Settings > General.
2. On the next screen, tap on Reset.
3. On the Reset Screen, tap on Reset all Settings option (See image below).
Note: Using Reset All Settings is not going to affect your data, Photos and Contacts. However, you will have to setup your WiFi and other Network Settings.
The logic behind Resetting All Settings on your iPhone is to clear out any incorrect Settings on your iPhone that were making the iPhone become stuck in Headphone Mode or Stuck with No Sound at all.
7. Plug Headphones into Your iPhone
Sometimes an iPhone can get stuck in Headphone Mode, which practically means that you won’t be able hear sound clearly without using headphones.
Follow the steps below to make your iPhone come out of the Headphone mode.
1. Insert Headphones into Headphone jack of your iPhone and then pull them out.
2. Next, repeat Step#1 about 4 to 5 times.
After inserting and pulling out headphones out of your iPhone a few times, check to see if your iPhone is back to normal and you can hear the sound on your iPhone.
The idea behind this simple method of fixing sound problems on your iPhone is to make your iPhone sense the action of headphone removal and also to dislodge any grime which might be making your iPhone believe that it is connected to headphones.
8. Clean the Headphone Jack
Sometimes Lint or other debris can get stuck in the headphone Jack and create sound problems on your iPhone or iPad.
Hence, use a Flashlight to check for Lint/Debris in the headphone jack of your iPhone. In case you find something, you will need to clean this out properly and without damaging your iPhone.
1. Get hold of a toothpick and to try clean the Lint/Debris as gently as you can.
2. Blowing with your mouth might work if the stuck particles are small and appear like accumulated dust.
3. In case you see moisture, try to gently blow the moisture out using a hair dryer or simply let the moisture dry out.
4. Also clean the Speaker Port and Receiver Mesh using a soft brush. Make sure that you are using a soft brush and not damaging your iPhone in any way.
9. Update Software On your iPhone
It is likely that you haven’t updated your iPhone to the latest iOS update.
1. Tap on Settings > General.
2. Next, tap on Software Update.
On the next screen, see if there are any software updates available and install the update on your iPhone, in case they are available.
Image source: Apple (Silent mode button)