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iPhone 4 speakers not working

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  • khaled7232 Calculating status...
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    Jan 18, 2012 8:39 PM (in response to jimmyhale)

    i had the same problem i rolled a small tissue into the hole but nothing happened but after using a blow dryer it worked. thanks to everyone here you guys are the best

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    Jan 21, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to Yomii_G)

    Dude thank you so much!!! I have been using an older cable. I tried blow dryer, tissue, restore iOS then I saw your post. I have an hdmi 30pin adapter sitting right here on my coffee table plugged just the adapter and pulled it out and viola I got sound back LOL!!! Thanks so much for the trick.

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    Jan 21, 2012 6:36 PM (in response to jimmyhale)

    This worked for me:



    1) Plug headphones in.

    2) Play some music with the volume up (needs to be via the built-in music player).

    3) Unplug headphones. The music should stop. NOTICE the volume slider on the screen moved from the level it was initially set to to the minimum (or off, I guess).

    4) Slide the volume up to where you want it.

    5) Press play, and hear the music through the built-in speaker!




  • Suzanne Bowes1 Calculating status...
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    Jan 24, 2012 11:11 PM (in response to jimmyhale)

    I am so happy that I figured out my no sound from iPhone 4's speakers. Brand new phone; speaker suddenly stopped working, no rings, game sound effects, etc.

    I noticed an small oblong button/switch just superior to the volume buttons. This switch seems to be a mute button that displays a thin orange line when the phone is in mute mode. Slide it the other way, & the sound returns!

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,760 points)
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:27 AM (in response to Suzanne Bowes1)

    The User Guide is available at or downloadable from iTunes as an iBook.

  • IcePort Calculating status...
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    Jan 26, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to jimmyhale)

    I woke up this morning to my phone vibrating and no sound. My bluetooth sound and headphnone sound still worked, but no built in speaker sound. I started reading posts on this fourm. I tried the tissue in the headphone jack, that didnt work. When i pluged and unpluged the headphone jack the volume bar changed so i knew that the phone was recognizing the removal of the headphones. I then tried blowing in the speaker on the bottom of the phone. That fixed it.

  • Gary... Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to IcePort)

    I had to get a replacement Iphone when it arrived i plugged it into Itunes and backed it up.It was then i noticed that there was no sound coming from it.I got in touch with apple and set up a repair and they sent me another phone (which is working fine) I had a text from Apple telling me that they had found accidental damage/abuse and they would be charging me £119.Now the problem i have is i only had the phone long enough to back it up.Basically the replacement phone i recieved was faulty and i am being made to pay for it.I've complained and complained but they said there is nothing they can do about it.

  • flogger12345 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jan 29, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to Gary...)

    If it was accidental damage or abuse, I say it's reasonable. Be careful next time. Lesson learned. /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/174/17435910-1.gif

  • VladM Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to Darshana Wimukthi)

    Thank you very very much, after blowing, shacking, plug headphones in and out, and nothing.

    But your solution was FUCKKING AMAZING.


    I shoud mention that the Apple Romania people were ussefull.


    Thank you again.

  • Xaviere Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2012 4:17 PM (in response to quickstr)

    Thank you so much! I created an account just to say thank you coz your tissue-in-earphone-jack trick saved my iphone 4s speakers after I dropped it in the snow! really useful trick, thanx again!

  • Deandrathol Calculating status...
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    Feb 13, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to jimmyhale)

    Having same problem. But to elaborate my YouTube, music etc have also not been displaying the volume bar when playing videos or music. So it seems that my phone has gone mute. It is not on silent and the volume buttons do nothing.

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    Feb 17, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to sarahz18)

    Excellent!  None of the other fixes worked but this one did.  Thanks

  • juliafromrpv Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2012 9:26 AM (in response to jimmyhale)

    I read through all the fixes in this forum, thread, discussion, what ever its called and the only one that worked was getting a new iPhone 4s. I've had it a day and put it back in my Mophie charger so we'll see what happens. I'll write back if my sound goes out again. Apple didn't hesitate to give me a new phone by the way. They didn't even discuss repair.

  • MickeyBoo Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to MickeyBoo)

    Just wanted to update, took the phone back to Apple as the speakers were still not working. They tested it and said the microphone wasn't working, it was a fault that couldn't be repaired and we have to replace the phone.


    Simple test that you can do to check what kind of issue it is:


    Go to your Voice Memos App and a microphone picture should come up. Make some noise and the gauge at the bottom should move. If it doesn't the the microphone is likly to be stuffed and you'll need a new phone. If it does move then it's likely to be a headphone jack problem.

  • Sylarmatt Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2012 11:41 PM (in response to jimmyhale)

    I had exactly the same problem, however I found that in the charger socket next to the speaker was heavily built up with fluff and dust, with a high powered light I could see it all. Once I had removed the debris using a pin and cotton wool the sound problem was instantly solved! Hope this helps!

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