How To Fix An iPhone With Audio Problems / Glitches

Audio problems on any electronic device are going to cause some unnecessary pains. After all, why get an iPhone if you can’t hear the clear and crisp sound from the some of the mobile phone market’s best speakers? Audio problems in mobile devices can happen for many reasons, one of which is hardware and software problems. The iPhone is no exception. Here are a few solutions to fix your iPhone with audio problems.

Soft reset/restart

audio problem to restart iPhone

The nice thing about a restart is that it makes a lot of problems go away. If anything ever happens to your iPhone, iPad or any other electronic device, try a restart. Minor glitches can occur on the iPhone and a restart gives the device a break to get itself back in order. You can restart your device using the hardware buttons (Power/Side button and volume or Home buttons) or you can use the new restart method available from iOS 11.

  • Open the Settings app
  • Tap General
  • Find “Shut Down” and tap it (your phone will turn off)
  • Wait 30 seconds and then press the Power button to turn your iPhone back on

Turn Bluetooth on or off

iPhone Turn Bluetooth Off to solve audio problems

If you use Bluetooth on your iPhone, it can interfere with the speaker or auxiliary audio. Your iPhone might think it is still connected to a Bluetooth device and so, it won’t allow audio to get through the speakers. To ensure this isn’t the problem, simply turn Bluetooth on or off on your device.

  • Open the Settings app
  • Tap Bluetooth
  • Find the Bluetooth switch and toggle it on or off
  • Test your iPhone

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Quit all background apps

Shut Down Background Apps to solve audio problems iphone

Background apps can sometimes cause many different problems with mobile devices. One background app might interfere with a critical function of the phone, or with another background app. If audio problems only happen when using a certain app, then this is the root cause and it’s easy to fix. Here’s how to quit background apps on your iPhone.

 iPhone 6/7/8:

  • Double press the Home button to bring up the app switcher
  • Swipe up on the app card you want to shut down

iPhone X:

  • Press your finger on the gesture area at the bottom of the screen
  • Swipe up and hold your finger in place until the app card screen is visible
  • Tap and hold the app you want to force quit; press the red circle with the “-“ symbol to shut it down


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 Reset all settings on your iPhone

audio problems iPhone settings

If none of the previous solutions worked, then an issue in how you’ve configured your iPhone’s settings might be causing the audio problem. What you can do is to revert the change that is causing the problem, but with so many settings on your device, this can prove to be difficult. The easy solution here is to rest all the settings. Though of course, you’ll have to set them again. This won’t delete any of your app preferences or your photos or videos or any other data.

  • Open the Settings app
  • Tap General
  • Tap Reset
  • Find the Reset All Settings option
  • Tap Reset All Settings to confirm your decision

READ MORE: 12 iPhone Settings You Should Change Now!

Update your iPhone to the newest iOS version

Update iOS Software

If you’re not sure if you’re running the latest version of iOS, you can use this method to check. Apple is always working hard on updates to solve critical issues on their devices.

  • Open the Settings app
  • Tap General
  • Tap Software Update

If none of these solutions have helped and you’re still having audio problems, head to your nearest Apple Store and get some help. The great people there should be able to help solve any problems on your iPhone or other Apple devices.