Why can’t I hear my apps on my iPhone?

Answered by Willian Lymon

I had a similar issue with my iPhone before, where I couldn’t hear any sounds from my apps. It was quite frustrating, but I managed to find a solution. Here are a few things you can try if you’re experiencing the same problem:

1. Check your device’s volume settings: Start by going to the Settings app on your iPhone. Look for the “Sounds” option and tap on it. You should see a slider labeled “Ringer And Alerts.” Drag this slider to the right to increase the volume. Make sure it’s not set too low or muted.

2. Test the speaker: While in the Sounds settings, tap on the “Ringer and Alerts” option to play a sample sound. If you hear the sound from the speaker, it means the speaker is working fine. If not, you may need to contact Apple Support or visit an authorized service center to get it checked.

3. Check the Ring/Silent switch: Some iPhones have a physical switch on the side called the Ring/Silent switch. Make sure it’s not set to silent mode. If you see an orange strip on the switch, it means it’s in silent mode. Switch it back to ring mode by sliding it towards the screen.

4. Restart your iPhone: Sometimes, a simple restart can fix various software glitches. Press and hold the power button until you see the “slide to power off” option. Slide it to turn off your iPhone, then press and hold the power button again to turn it back on. Check if the sound issue is resolved.

5. Update your apps and iOS: Outdated apps or an outdated iOS version can sometimes cause sound issues. Open the App Store and tap on your profile picture at the top right. Scroll down and check for any pending app updates. Update all the apps that have updates available. Additionally, go to Settings > General > Software Update and check for any iOS updates. If there are any, download and install them.

6. Reset all settings: If none of the above steps work, you can try resetting all settings on your iPhone. This won’t delete any of your data, but it will reset your preferences and settings to their default values. Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on “Reset All Settings.” Enter your passcode if prompted and confirm the reset. After the reset, check if the app sound issue is resolved.

If you’ve tried all these steps and still can’t hear your apps on your iPhone, it’s best to contact Apple Support or visit an authorized service center for further assistance. They can help diagnose and fix any hardware or software issues that may be causing the problem.