Bluetooth Speaker Connected But No Sound iPhone, 9 Solutions

Follow this guide if a Bluetooth speaker is connected to your iPhone but no sound is coming out. This situation is really frustrating.

Nevertheless, we have found some quick and easy tricks to solve the issue. This usually happens due to a weak Bluetooth connection.

While defects in the speaker can also cause no sound issue. Another reason is the incompatibility of both devices.

Bluetooth Speaker Connected But No Sound iPhone

Because iPhone may not support certain Bluetooth speakers or the difference of Bluetooth versions is creating trouble.

Just perform the actions given in this article. We are sure they will help you get sound out of your Bluetooth speaker.

1. Reconnect Both Devices

The first and foremost thing you need to do is reconnect both devices.

  1. Disable Bluetooth on your iPhone and also turn OFF the Bluetooth speaker.
  2.  Go to ‘Settings’ on your iPhone, open the Bluetooth menu, and tap your speaker name.
  3. Next, click the ‘information’ (i) button. Disconnect and unpair the speaker by clicking the ‘Forget’ button.
  4. Turn ON your Bluetooth speaker and pair it again with your iPhone. Now, check the sound is coming or not.
  5. You can repeat this trick two or three times if it does not work on the first attempt.

2. Check the Volume and Settings

You must check the volume of your iPhone. Press the ‘Volume Up’ button and increase the volume to 100%. Make sure your iPhone is not muted or silent.

The ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature can also cause the no sound issue. Usually, you put your phone in this mode while attending an important meeting or class.

Afterward, you forget to turn OFF this feature. You can check it by going to ‘Settings’. Navigate to ‘Do Not Disturb’ and disable it.

You can also access it via the Control Center on your iPhone. Moreover, check the volume level on your Bluetooth speaker. Increase the volume to its full.

3. Restart Your iPhone

A simple restart promises to solve many issues. For example, when your iPhone is responding slowly, you restart it.

This removes the temporary bugs and junk files. Thus, your iPhone refreshes and responds actively.

The specific restart method may vary across various iPhone versions. But, the general method is the same;

  1. Unlock your iPhone and stay on the ‘Home’ screen.
  2. Press and hold the ‘Side/Power’ button until the ‘Power OFF’ slider appears on the screen.
  3. Drag the slider to the right and allow your phone to shut down completely.
  4. Wait for 30 seconds. Press and hold the ‘Side’ button until the screen displays Apple Logo.
  5. Now, enable the Bluetooth and reconnect with your Bluetooth speaker.

4. Test Both Devices

Disconnect your phone from the Bluetooth speaker or any other audio device. Play an audio file to confirm that your iPhone is working normally.

If after disconnection, the iPhone is not giving sound, its speakers are defective. Similarly, you need to test the performance of your Bluetooth speaker.

Try pairing it with another phone or audio device. Alternately, connect an SD card or a USB Flash Drive to your speaker and check whether it plays audio files or not.

In this way, you can confirm that the Bluetooth speaker is healthy.

5. Update the Firmware

It may be a compatibility issue. Maybe your iPhone or speaker is running an older firmware. Therefore, both face trouble while directing and playing the sound.

So, you need to check this;

  1. Connect your phone to a Wifi network and charge it over 60%.
  2. On your iPhone, open the ‘Settings’ app. Click the ‘General’ tab and then ‘Software Update’.
  3. If the latest software version is available, download it by following the on-screen prompts.
  4. Likewise, you should also update your speaker. Most of the Bluetooth speakers support a mobile app.
  5. You can find it on the Apple Store. Install the app and launch it. Find the software update tab and follow the instructions.
  6. Once done, restart both devices and reconnect them.

6. Reset the Bluetooth Speaker

Resetting the Bluetooth speaker is one of the most effective solutions. The reset method is different for various brands.

So, you can find the exact reset method for your specific speaker online or in the user manual. However, there is a common way;

  1. Turn OFF your Bluetooth speaker and disconnect it from your iPhone.
  2. Also, unpair and ‘Forget’ the speaker from iPhone (the method is mentioned in solution 1).
  3. Now, turn ON your speaker. Next, press and hold the ‘Power’ button and the Bluetooth button at the same time.
  4. Release the buttons when the speaker restarts. Now connect it again to your iPhone.
  5. You can repeat this process twice or thrice to make it work.

7. Disconnect the Headphones

Sometimes, it happens that the headphones are plugged into your iPhone. This will cause the no sound issue. So, disconnect the headphones and try again.

Another case is that even if the headphones are plugged out, the phone thinks they are connected. This problem can be solved by plugging in and out the headphones multiple times.

The iPhone will recognize that headphones are OFF. Moreover, clean the headphones port on your phone to remove any dirt or debris.

You can use a cotton swab, sticky tack, or a small toothbrush to clean the port.

In addition, make sure your iPhone is not connected to some other Bluetooth device. If this is the case, it will not send audio to the speaker.

8. Switch Between Various Audio Files

The audio file you are playing may be the culprit. Either it is corrupted or does not have a proper audio format.

We recommend you play different audio or music files on your iPhone. Some music files are silent for the first few seconds.

So, play various files at least for 60 seconds and listen to the sound.

9. Clean the Bluetooth Speaker

The no sound issue is also created by the dirty speaker grille. Because the grille has very small holes in it that can easily trap the dirt.

Over time, it becomes native, hardens, and blocks the small perforations. This leads to muffled or no sound problems.

Therefore, you must clean your Bluetooth speaker regularly. Follow these steps carefully;

  1. Turn OFF and disconnect your speaker from the power supply.
  2. Remove the speaker grille gently. Most speaker grills are hooked up with clips. Some may have been fixed by screws.
  3. Now, take a dry and clean microfiber cloth. Rub it on both sides of the speaker grill and also on the exposed inner components of the speaker.
  4. Next, wash the cloth with lukewarm water or soak it in rubbing alcohol.  Wring it fully and then remove the dirt from the speaker grille.
  5. Using an air duster is also a good option, blow the remaining dust. Then, clean the grill with a dry microfiber cloth.
  6. Close the speaker grill, turn it ON, and check the sound.

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Final Words

We hope, you have tried all the above-mentioned tricks. Generally, it is a connection problem.

However, if the issue still persists, contact Apple if your iPhone is unable to direct sound to any Bluetooth speaker.

Consult the manufacturer of your Bluetooth speaker if it has some faulty. Most probably, its drivers have expired if it is not giving sound with any device.

Alternately, you can seek help from a local technician to diagnose the problem in your speaker. Maybe it needs a repair or replacement of some components.

Do not forget to tell us in the comment section which of the solutions proved its worth for the issue, Bluetooth speaker connected to iPhone but no sound.

Noor Alam

Hi, I’m Noor Alam, founder of SpeakersMag.com. I love music and got my Bachelor’s degree in Sound Engineering. Now I have started my own blog about music products. Just like you, I also love different music products and in my spare time, I share my knowledge with audio lovers on this site.