How to fix Phone Speaker not Working

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While phone speakers in the latest smartphones are built to be stout, they may not always hold up against dust & debris they are exposed to. In addition, a software or app glitch in the device may also result in muffled sound output – or worse, the phone speaker stop working at all.

No need to worry if your phone speaker stops working as there are a few quick fixes that are likely to get your speaker working again.

Have a look at 10 best troubleshooting techniques for phone speaker not working

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1] Restart your phone: There may be some minor fault (equivalent to the phone getting hung) and one simple way to fix the problem will be to restart your phone. Rebooting the device and there is a very strong likelihood that the speaker will be back to sounding normal again.

2) Check For Headphone Output: Sometimes, even after unplugging the headphone from the audio jack, your phone is still in headphone mode. This is because the Android fails to process that event, and in spite of taking the headphone out, your speaker remains disabled.

More often than not, the issue is resolved just by a simple reboot. But if it doesn’t work, there are some apps such as Disable Headphone, to help you fix iPhone or android phone speaker not working

3] Checking the sound: At times, there is no problem but people think there is a problem. Quite a few times, the speaker is not working as the speaker’s volume is on zero. That is to say, the speaker is working alright but the sound is too low to be heard. Just turn up the volume and things should straighten out by itself.

4] Speaker Settings: Go to your phone’s settings and check if someone has tampered with the settings of the speaker (voice settings). By mistake, the voice settings of the phone may have made the default volume very low. In such a situation, turn the volume on and then give it a try.

5] Water Insertion? Let It Dry

Did you accidently spill water/coffee on your phone? Chances are, the liquid insertion is the cause of phone speaker not working. In such as case, dry your phone properly.

After cleaning it with cotton or soft cloth, place it in a bowl of rice, or blow hot air into it.  But be sure, the first thing you do immediately after the accident is, switching off your phone.

6] Turning the device off and on: Sometimes, you need to jiggle the entire system software. In other words, you just need to shake things up. That can be done by simply turning the device off, waiting for a few seconds (say, ten seconds) and then restarting the phone. It solves the problem for many people. Unless your speaker has developed some major snag, this trick should fix the problem.

7] Tidying up the speaker: If an external dust or dirt particle has entered the speaker and is blocking it, you will need to clean it up. It is not, however, advisable to try cleaning the speaker on your own without any prior knowledge. Inserting a wet cloth, for instance, may be a dangerous idea. It would be best to get it cleaned by a professional.

8) Check for Any Application Glitch: Several times, this issue comes in after downloading an unsuitable app. If you notice the same too, delete the newly installed applications one by one, and check if it works.

Another way to find if the issue is app or software related, is running your phone in a Safe Mode. If speaker works fine in Safe Mode, then chances are, an app or software is the culprit. You can get rid of them by deleting them manually, Or doing a complete Factory Reset. In the latter case, don’t forget to take back up of your important files.

9] Do Not Disturb Setting: Sometimes, people forget that they have enabled the “Do Not Disturb Mode” to avoid unwanted calls. That disables the speaker, and you will not be able to talk over it.

So, make a quick check if the “Do Not Disturb” mode is on or Off. Navigate to Settings, and click on Do Not Disturb. Disable the setting, and then check is the problem is sorted

10] Go to Service Centre:If all the above tricks fail and the speaker still shows no sign of relenting, there may be some technical snag or fault which will need repair. For that, you will need to visit the service centre where you will get genuine professional advice. Here, it is recommended that you approach only the authentic and authorised service centre so that your phone is in safe hands


If your Tecno, Infinix and Itel phones or other phone brands have got any speaker issue, let the trained and experienced technicians at CarlCare Service Centre resolve it to the perfection. Our team has in depth knowledge of all kinds of phone models, and hence they can best tackle the problem in the shortest possible time. We use genuine products, while our prices are transparent and pretty reasonable. You can use our ‘Online Reservation Service’ to avoid the queue at the center, and get your phone repaired swiftly - as good as new.