DIY iPhone Repair: 5 Quick Fix Tips that Might Help with Audio Issues

Various problems plague iPhone users here in Melbourne, and many of these concerns have something to do with audio. Audio issues range from the phone not ringing or making alert sounds and disappearing volume bars to unrecognized headphones and utter loss of sound when music is played. While they may be caused by several factors, you can take some steps that might reduce the impact of the problem before getting in touch with an iPhone repair service. Try the following measures for a quick fix:


  1. Restart your iPhone. Like a lagged PC, your iPhone may just need a refresher. If it’s just a harmless bug, resetting your iPhone should do the trick. To do this, hold the Power/Sleep and home button at the same time until the screen blacks off and turn it back on again until you see the Apple logo. This solution won’t affect any of your personal settings and files.
  1. Plug and unplug the jack. If you’re using an earphone and the volume slider doesn’t appear, the sound’s muffled, or the hardware isn’t functioning at all, it could be that your phone’s stuck in headphone mode. If this happens, plug in your headphone’s jack then pull it out quickly. Doing this up to 5 times might undo the headphone mode.
  1. Remove block from audio parts. Rid the speaker and dock port of dust, dirt, clogs, or any debris that may be causing the issue. Brush it gently using a dry and clean brush with soft bristles. If you’re using a casing, see to it that it doesn’t get in the way of the speaker.
  1. Update your OS. If your phone still has audio problems, you may want to update your iOS version. To check if your iOS version is the latest, go to Settings> General> Software Update. You can update your iOS either wirelessly or via iTunes.
  1. Reset to default settings. Sometimes, to restore the sound, you’d have to reset your iPhone to its default settings. Unlike restart, though, resetting your iPhone to default means all your personalized settings will be erased.

In case none of the above solutions are able to fix your sound issues, it would be better leave the job to a professional. The problem could be the actual speaker itself or another audio component. Regardless, avoid meddling with the parts yourself. It’s safer to take your device to trusted Melbourne tech companies that perform iPhone repairs such as TWorld ICT.

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