How to Turn Sound on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to turn on the sound on your iPhone. Whether you accidentally turned off the sound or need to troubleshoot a sound-related issue, we’ll walk you through the steps to get your iPhone sounding again.

Checking the Volume

If you notice that there is no sound coming from your iPhone, the first thing you should do is check the volume settings.

  • Step 1: Locate the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone. These buttons are usually found on the left side of your device.
  • Step 2: Press the volume up button (+) to increase the volume. You should see a volume indicator appear on your screen as you adjust it.
  • Step 3: If the volume is already set to maximum but there is still no sound, proceed to the next step.

Checking Mute Switch

Your iPhone has a mute switch that can silence all sounds coming from your device. Make sure this switch is not turned on.

  • Step 1: Locate the mute switch on the side of your iPhone. This switch is usually located above or below the volume buttons.
  • Step 2: If you see an orange strip on this switch, it means that your iPhone is in silent mode. Slide it towards the back of your device to turn off silent mode.

Checking Do Not Disturb Mode

If you have enabled Do Not Disturb mode, it may be preventing sounds from playing on your iPhone. Let’s check if this feature is turned on and disable it if necessary.

  • Step 1: Open the Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of your iPhone (on iPhone X or later) or swiping up from the bottom of your screen (on iPhone 8 or earlier).
  • Step 2: Look for the crescent moon icon. If it is highlighted, it means that Do Not Disturb mode is enabled.
  • Step 3: Tap on the crescent moon icon to disable Do Not Disturb mode. The icon should no longer be highlighted.

Checking Sound Settings

If none of the above steps resolved your sound issue, there may be a problem with your sound settings. Let’s check and adjust them.

  • Step 1: Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Sounds & Haptics” (older iPhones may have just “Sounds”).
  • Step 3: Make sure all volume sliders are set to an audible level. You can adjust the volume for ringtones, media playback, and other sounds individually.

Restarting Your iPhone

If you’ve tried all the steps above and still have no sound, a simple restart might do the trick. Restarting your iPhone can help reset any temporary software glitches that may be causing sound issues.

  • Step 1: Press and hold the power button located on either side or on top of your iPhone (depending on the model).
  • Step 2: When the power off slider appears, drag it to the right to turn off your iPhone.
  • Step 3: After your iPhone is powered off, press and hold the power button again until you see the Apple logo. This will turn your iPhone back on.

By following these steps, you should be able to turn on the sound on your iPhone and resolve any sound-related issues. If you’re still experiencing problems, it may be worth contacting Apple Support for further assistance.

Note: Some older iPhones may have different button placements or slightly different settings options. Refer to the user manual or Apple’s support website for specific instructions for your device.

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