In order to attempt and set the iPhone’s volume where you want it to be and resume frustration-free discussions, this article outlines troubleshooting procedures.
Why Has My Phone’s Volume Dropped Suddenly?
There may be a number of causes for your iPhone’s in-call volume to drop unexpectedly. It’s possible that you mistakenly changed the level while on another call; that there’s an obstruction that makes it difficult for you to hear the other caller clearly; or that you have a hardware or software issue.
The best course of action is to go through the troubleshooting procedures listed below in order until you find the answer to your problem because anything as straightforward as an operating system update could be the root of the issue.
How Can Low Call Volume Be Fixed on An I Phone?
It may be as easy as cranking up the phone’s volume or as difficult as needing some hardware replaced to increase the call volume on your iPhone, but you won’t know how to solve it unless you identify the issue. Try these steps, which we’ve listed from the simplest to the most challenging.
- Your phone’s loudness should be increased. It may be as easy as increasing the in-call level if you’re having trouble hearing someone when they call, despite how obvious it may seem. You have to do it while you’re on a call, which is the point. Use your phone’s Volume Up button the next time someone calls to try and turn the volume back up to a level that you can hear comfortably.
- Make sure that neither your phone case nor your screen protectors are obstructing your speakers. Some phone cases are made to hide the iPhone’s upper speaker. When you try to have a phone conversation, the audio may sound muffled or distorted if a phone case or screen protector is covering the speaker.
- On the side of the phone, flip the quiet switch. On iPhones, you may rapidly quiet your phone by flipping a physical switch on the left side. However, several customers claim that after repeatedly flipping the switch on and off, the volume of their calls returned to normal.
- Turn on and off the airplane mode. Some users claimed that switching Airplane Mode on and off a few times seemed to solve the problem when they started having problems with in-call volume. Try it out and make sure Airplane Mode is set to Off in the final position.
- Restart Bluetooth after turning it off. If you’re using a Bluetooth headset or car connection and have trouble with in-call loudness, there may be an issue with the Bluetooth connection. Attempt switching the setting off and back on. If that still doesn’t solve the issue, try setting up a fresh Bluetooth pairing.
- Turn off the noise cancellation. An accessibility feature on the iPhone called noise cancellation may be useful for some users to improve their hearing. On the other hand, some iPhone users who have trouble hearing incoming calls claim that turning off Noise Cancellation significantly increases call volume. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual and select Noise Cancellation Off to turn off noise cancellation (green is On).
- Verify that the iPhone is being used to transmit your audio. When using Bluetooth speakers or other devices, your audio may occasionally go somewhere else than through your phone. Verify that the phone speakers in your Control Center are transmitting your sounds. Look at the music box in the upper right corner after opening the Control Center by swiping down from there. The audio is coming from the iPhone if there is a triangle with concentric circles covering it.
- If that sign is missing, your phone might be connected to a Bluetooth speaker, set of headphones, or another gadget. For your iPhone’s audio to be restored, disconnect that device.
- Clean the speakers on your iPhone. Call loudness may be dampened by speakers that are covered in lint and dust. To see if the issue has been resolved, consider cleaning your speakers before trying your calls once more.
- iPhone software update. If you’re having problems hearing calls on your iPhone, it could be something as simple as an old operating system or speaker driver. Calls should now successfully connect after making sure your device is fully updated.
- Make sure those are updated as well if you’re using Bluetooth headphones and experiencing low call volume through the headphones. Call volume and sound delivery may be hampered by a driver issue, which may be fixed by updating the driver.
- Switch off your iPhone. Devices occasionally require a good restart. Even if you are doing it correctly and nothing bad should happen to them, some things might not function as intended. Take a moment to restart your phone, then attempt your calls again. No matter the issue, it is a universal reality that a quick restart may work wonders for electronics.
Call in The Experts when All Else Fails
You might need to bring in experts if you’ve tried all of these troubleshooting techniques or if the phone has physical damage (such water damage or drop damage). Check the status of your warranty before scheduling a visit to the Genius Bar or Apple Store, or go to a nearby Apple-approved repair facility to see if they can help you out.