Fix iPhone Sound not Working Without Headphones

Your iPhone may get stuck in headphone mode. When you unplug the headphones, the sound is not heard. Connecting the headphones back transmits the sound through headphones. Sometimes, the apps also cannot work without headphones. Many iPhone users face this issue.

There are different reasons for this issue such as software or hardware problem. You can try some solutions at home before going to Apple Store. This article will help you if your iPhone sound is not working without headphones.

iPhone Sound not Working Without Headphones

We have come out with some very helpful tips and tricks. These tips work for all iPhone models. So, let us know how you can solve the issue.

1. Restart Your iPhone

The first and foremost thing you should do is restart your iPhone. Restarting can resolve many issues including the iPhone not giving sound without headphones. You can restart your iPhone by following the steps given below:

  1. Press and hold the ‘Volume’ button and the ‘Side’ button. Release when the power off slider is shown on the screen.
  2. Drag the power off slider. The iPhone will turn off after 30 seconds.
  3. Now, wait a few minutes and turn the iPhone on again.
  4. To turn it on, press the start button present on the right side of your iPhone. Hold it till the Apple logo appears on the screen.

2. Try Airplane Mode

Turning on and off the Airplane mode can also do the trick. Your iPhone goes offline and all the interferences are removed. In addition to sound issues, this trick also works for many other problems. There are two ways to turn on and off the Airplane mode.

You can directly do it from the control center. Swipe up from the bottom and you will see different options. Click on the Airplane mode to turn it on. The Airplane sign will appear on your iPhone screen.  Wait a few minutes and tap the sign again to turn off the Airplane mode. Now try playing the sound without headphones.

The second way is to go to ‘Settings’ on your iPhone. Navigate to the Airplane mode and tap to turn it on. Wait a few moments and turn it off.

3. Work with the Headphones

If your iPhone sound is not working without headphones, it may be due to a false perception of the system. The iPhone could not recognize that the headphones are plugged out. So, it is still behaving like headphone is connected.

In this case, you have to give it a message repeatedly. Plugin and out the headphone several times. When you plug in the headphone, confirm whether the sound is coming from headphones or not.

Change the volume up and down. Before unplugging the headphone, close all the apps and music files. But, be gentle and do not perform the action roughly. This simple trick works in many cases.

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4. Change the Headphones

Your headphone may be faulty and causing issues in your iPhone. It happens when you use a second-class or non-compatible headphone from another brand. Because the configuration of other brands does not match with your iPhone settings. So, try using other headphones. Always use original Apple headphones to avoid such problems.

5. Clean Your iPhone

Dust may have accumulated in the headphone jack. This may be a reason why your iPhone is not giving sound without headphones. So, clean the headphone jack thoroughly. You can use a toothpick or a small brush to clean it. Blow in the jack gently to remove the dirt. Remove the iPhone cover and clean it properly. Now, check the sound performance again.

6. Connect Bluetooth Speaker

If the above-mentioned tricks do not work then connect a Bluetooth speaker to your iPhone. In this way, you can make your iPhone recognize that it is not connected to headphones. When your iPhone connects to the Bluetooth speaker, check whether it is transmitting the sound or not.

Now, disconnect the Bluetooth speaker and play the sound directly on your iPhone. This solution works for all iPhone models in solving the issue of sound not working without headphones.

7. Change Call Audio Routing

Changing call audio routing is another helpful trick to resolve the issue of stuck iPhone in headphone mode. This setting directs the call audio to different pathways. It determines that form which way you can hear the audio calls. To change the call audio routing follow the guidelines given below;

  1. Open the Settings on your iPhone and navigate to the ‘General settings.
  2. Go to the ‘Accessibility’ option and keep on scrolling until you reach the ‘Call Audio Routing’ option.
  3. Tap this option and choose ‘Automatic’. If it is in Automatic mode then change to ‘Speaker’ mode.
  4. Now, make a call or FaceTime call on your iPhone.
  5. If the sound issue is resolved then turn the Automatic settings on.

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8. Reset Your iPhone

Resetting is the ultimate solution. Your iPhone software may have some bugs that’s why the sound is not working without headphones. When you reset the iPhone, it deletes all the data and reboots the device. So, your device gets refreshed and all the issues are resolved. Reset your iPhone by the following method;

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ on your iPhone and navigate to ‘General’ settings.
  2. Next, tap on the ‘Reset’ option and select ‘Reset all Settings’.
  3. Your iPhone will demand the passcode to complete the action.

Now, check the sound performance again.

9. Update the Software

You have tried the basic solution but still iPhone sound not working without headphones? Another best trick is to update the latest iOS version. It is better to update on Wifi or on a reliable internet connection. To update the software, follow these guidelines;

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ on your iPhone and go to ‘General’ settings
  2. Click on the ‘Software Update’ tab and tap on ‘Install new iOS Version’.

Do not perform any function on your iPhone while the software is updating.

After the process is complete, check the sound again. Hopefully, this solution works if your iPhone sound not working without headphones.

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10. Seek Apple Support

Most of the time, the basic troubleshooting techniques solve the issue of sound on the iPhone. If none of the above tricks work then you must contact Apple. But, it happens rarely. There may be a hardware issue with your iPhone. So, you need to get it checked via Apple. You can visit the Apple website to connect via messages, Email, or can also get Phone Call support.

Memona Man

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I am Memona Aman, editor of Speakersmag.com. I am naturally inclined towards modern technical gadgets. I love to research on speakers and soundbars. I write articles on this blog to share my latest knowledge. I am happy to assist you in your search for the best audio devices.