How to Turn on Speaker on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you having trouble figuring out how to turn on the speaker on your iPhone? Look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of turning on the speaker on your iPhone, whether you’re using an older model or the latest iPhone.

Turning on Speaker during a Call

During a call, you may need to use the speakerphone feature to enable hands-free communication. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Answer or make a call: Begin by answering an incoming call or making an outgoing call as you normally would.
  2. Locate the Speaker button: Once connected, look for the Speaker button on your screen. It is usually represented by an icon resembling a speaker.
  3. Tap the Speaker button: Tap on the Speaker button to enable it. The icon will typically change color or show an “on” indicator to indicate that the speaker is now active.
  4. Adjust volume if needed: If necessary, use the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone to adjust the speaker volume to your preferred level.

Turning on Speaker for Siri

If you want Siri’s responses to be heard through your iPhone’s speaker instead of just through its regular audio output, here’s how you can do it:

  1. Invoke Siri: Activate Siri by pressing and holding down either the Home button (for older models) or Side button (for newer models with Face ID) until Siri appears.
  2. Tell Siri what you need: Ask Siri a question or give it a command as usual.
    • Note: Siri will respond to your query, but the audio will only play through the speaker if it is turned on. If not, Siri’s responses will be heard through the regular audio output.

Turning on Speaker for Media Playback

If you want to listen to music, watch videos, or play games using your iPhone’s built-in speaker, here’s how you can enable it:

  1. Open your preferred media app: Launch the app that you use for playing music or videos. This could be Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or any other media app.
  2. Select your media content: Choose the song, video, or game that you want to play.
  3. Check the audio output: Locate the audio output control within the media app. It is usually represented by an icon resembling a speaker or headphones.
    • Note: Some apps may have a dedicated button specifically for switching between different audio outputs.
  4. Select speaker as the output: Tap on the speaker icon or select “Speaker” from the available options to ensure that audio plays through your iPhone’s built-in speaker.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you are still unable to turn on the speaker on your iPhone after following these steps, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Restart your iPhone: Sometimes a simple restart can fix minor software glitches. Press and hold down either the power button (for older models) or both the power button and volume down button (for newer models) until you see the power-off slider.

    Slide it to turn off your iPhone, then press and hold the power button again to turn it back on.

  • Check for software updates: Make sure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS. Go to Settings > General > Software Update and follow the instructions if an update is available.
  • Contact Apple Support: If all else fails, reach out to Apple Support for further assistance. They can provide personalized guidance and troubleshoot any hardware or software issues you may be experiencing.

Now that you know how to turn on the speaker on your iPhone, you can enjoy hands-free conversations, listen to media, and interact with Siri more easily. We hope this tutorial has been helpful!

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