The iPhone 7 Plus may have only been released a few years ago, but that does not make it immune to flaws. As technologically advanced as the Apple device may be, some users have complained of various issues with it, including speaker output problems. From complaining of low sound quality, to concerns of their iPhone 7 Plus speakers producing no sound whatsoever; it’s important to understand how and why the issues are happening.
Tech Genius has comprised a guide to the potential causes for your device’s speaker problems for your review.
1. Ensure the Speaker is Dirt and Debris Free
The speaker on the iPhone 7 Plus is quite small in size and because it has nothing to seal it, dirt and other debris can get inside. The speaker and the charging port are located in the same area, and if it becomes clogged or blocked, your iPhone’s audio output and charging capabilities will be affected. If you find dirt to be the root of the problem, safely clean out the speaker port area.
2. Perform A Reset On Your Device
If you’re just noticing that your iPhone 7 Plus speaker is having poor sound or no sound, it may be because of an easily fixable software glitch. To rectify the software glitch, attempt a soft reset of your iPhone. Here’s how:
- Press and hold down on the Sleep/Power button for at least 10 seconds until the red iPhone slider appears on the display.
- Drag the slider to the right to power off your device completely.
- Allow yourself to wait for at least 30 seconds.
- After said duration of time, power on your device by pressing the Sleep/Power button again until the Apple logo appears on the display.
- Finally, play a song or some form of audio from the iPhone to see if it is restored.
3. Verify That Bluetooth Is Disabled
When Bluetooth is activated and paired with another device, you will be unable to hear audio from your iPhone. This confirms that your speaker is not the issue and you need to disconnect your Bluetooth from the device it is paired with. Disable your Bluetooth by going under Settings, selecting the Bluetooth tab and switching the toggle to off. Try rebooting your iPhone after you disable Bluetooth to verify the changes were made, then test the speaker.
4. Update iOS
As much of a nuisance as the iOS update notifications may be, they are software updates that often contain bug fixes and feature updates. Your iPhone may have had a system bug that is affecting the speaker and the update could rectify it.
- Head to your iPhone Settings app, select General then About.
- If there is an iOS update available, select Download and Install, then follow the instructions.
If the previous guide of solutions does not rectify your iPhone 7 Plus, you will need to take it into Tech Genius for repair. Our iPhone service centre expert technicians will help with software issues and repairs to have your device working optimally. Stop by our location with your iPhone for repairs today!