Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 3:51 PM (in response to RHIRHIII)
I have the same problem. Recently, the sound from music and games has quit playing. I have tried resetting, and this did not solve the problem. I don't believe it is a hardware issue since earphones work and speakers will play ringtone just fine. I believe this problem was caused by recent iOS update glitch that apple has failed to acknowledge like so many issues that apple chooses to ignore until they thoroughly ticked us off.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to RHIRHIII)
If this is the issue where the volume scroll/ringer is missing, preventing you from playing music then i too have had this issue. I took it to Apple and they said it was water damage despite me repeatedly explaining it occured after the 5.1.1 update. They said it was because when an iphone is water damaged, the software automatically removes certain features to prevent damage i.e. the volume and music player. I wasn't having any of it and had no music for a few days saying i could live with my phone on silent. However after a restore today it has been working fine now for a few hours It was last Saturday i went to the Apple store and this pretty much proves it's a software failure.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 7:29 PM (in response to RHIRHIII)
if you're phone is still within the warranty period, just go to the nearest apple store and maybe they will do the same.
i have the same problem as yours. i went there just this afternoon.
in less than 10 minutes, i got a brand a new iPhone.
so happy with that! . . .
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to RHIRHIII)
My speakers stopped working today while listening to a Podcast. I tried many things, including restarting, rebooting, and removing all the music from my phone and resyncing...none of which worked. I Googled the issue and finally found a solution that worked for me at the following link. Apparently, when too much gunk gets into the headphone jack, it makes the sensor think you have headphones plugged in. Cleaning the jack solves the problem. Good luck and I hope this helps someone!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to hertella)
Wow that was really helpful! I was having the same problem and this actually worked. Thank you for sharing this!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 6:16 AM (in response to RHIRHIII)
I had the same problem with my iPhone 4 I work in a kitchen so there always some and heat around one day this problem happened to me took me two days to figure out the the headphone port had collected a layer of grime to Fix this I went to my local computer tech store and bought a can of compressed air and cleaned it out that way. Also general air pollution can be an attributing factor
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2013 5:59 AM (in response to hertella)
Same problem - headphones worked speakers didn't. Found another solution - I cleaned out a ton of fluff and crap from ip4 dock with a sharpened matchstick. Fixed :o)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2014 12:29 PM (in response to RHIRHIII)
I had the same problem with a 4S. Used compressed air to clean the jack and works like a charm.