Is Your iPhone Volume Low? Here is How to Fix It!

Campbell Adams | Aug 25, 2022

5-year smartphone engineer, with rich experience in iOS software issues. He presents the most actionable solutions for readers in the most easy-to-understand manner.

You are making an important call, but badly you cannot hear much over the phone? Trying to chill with music or videos, but there’s little sound coming out? Frustrating, isn’t it?

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If your iPhone is having media, in-call, ringer volume issues, then this article is for you.

Fix iPhone Low Volume with Mobitrix Perfix (No Data Loss)

If you are unsure what is causing your iPhone volume problems, it is recommended to use Mobitrix Perfix.

Mobitrix Perfix is a professional third-party iOS system repair tool that will not only fix your low iPhone volume but also other problems such as black/white screen, frozen, flashing Apple logo, among others.

Mobitrix Perfix is a guarantee for your iPhone to function well, with no data loss. It supports all iOS models and versions.

Here's how to use the tool.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer. Launch Mobitrix Perfix on your PC and click Start.
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  3. Select Fix Now. And choose Standard Repair
  4. Follow the instructions and proceed. In around 30 minutes, the iPhone will be fixed.

Your iPhone will be fixed and restart normally.

Fix Media Volume Low.

1. Restart the iPhone

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Restarting your iPhone could be the first fix you need. It shuts down all running processes and load the iPhone afresh without causing any data loss. So, go ahead and restart your iPhone to see if it fixes the issues. If not, look for another method in the article.

2. Take off your iPhone case

At times, if you have a bulky iPhone case or if it's upside down, this could hinder the speaker volume. Remove the case and try to play music and check if your iPhone volume issue is fixed.

3. Check the connection

The issue may arise from a loose connection. Here we need to apply some pressure with caution at the bottom-right of the iPhone. Place your thumb at the right of your Home button, and your index finger at the back in the same position. Gently squeeze for like 20 seconds, and then release.

If a connector was loose, this move should have fixed it.If you have a thicker phone case, remove it and try the same. Next, check if the low volume is fixed.

4. Prop up the phone to amplify the vibrations

You can prop your iPhone upside-down to make the speakers face upwards or cup the speakers with your hand. These improve volume effectiveness. You can also place the iPhone on a conductive surface such as sand while playing music, which may amplify acoustics.

5. Clean iPhone’s receivers and speakers

To do this, ensure you have a clean and dry soft-bristled brush. Remove your iPhone case, films, and protectors. Check if your speaker opening is dirty or blocked and clean it with the brush.

6. Clean the charging port

First, adjust your volume to see if iPhone is playing music via an attached connection. This can arise if your port is dirty and the iPhone thinks it’s connected to earphones. Try to dislodge the dirt inside by inserting and removing earphones a few times. And then see if the volume issue is fixed.

7. Toggle the equalizer

This applies to music. Open Settings > Music > EQ.

The equalizer by default is Off. Switch it to Late Night, and then play music to see if there are any improvements. You should notice a boost in the volume.

8. Check the Bluetooth mode

Your iPhone may be connected to your Apple TV or even your vehicle’s audio, hence the sound issue.

To verify this, go to Bluetooth under Settings, check which device you are connected to, and disconnect from it if any. Then play music again.

9. Check the iOS version

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What iOS version are you currently using? Probably an outdated iOS is the issue behind iPhone volume going low. Updating your iOS can fix system loopholes in the original version and hopefully fix your low iPhone volume.

10. Back up your phone and restore it via DFU mode

DFU restore should be the last resort if you are sure it’s a software problem causing your low iPhone volume. As a DFU restore wipes all your data, you need to first create a backup.

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Once you’ve backed up your data, put your iPhone to DFU mode and choose“Restore”. The firmware codes of your iPhone will be rewritten fully. Your iPhone will restart as new with all issues fixed.

Fix In-call Volume Low

1. Disable the noise cancellation

Open Settings > General > Accessibility.

Turn off the Phone Noise Cancellation feature and check your volume.

2. Use speaker mode

During a phone call, if you are unable to hear the call, use speaker mode to amplify the call.

3. Move to a different location

Your network may also be a cause that the call volume is low. Try making the call again but this time switch to a different physical location with better signal strengths.

4. Restart your phone.

Restart your iPhone to restart all the iPhone services.

5. Take off your iPhone case

Remove the casing as it may be hindering the speakers.

6. Check the connection

You might have a loose connection, try to fix it as addressed above.

7. Prop up the phone to amplify the vibrations

Turn your iPhone upside-down to improve the speaker effectiveness.

8. Clean your receivers and speakers

With a clean brush, clean your speaker and receiver openings.

9. Make the charging port clean

Clean your port to dislodge any dirt.

10. Check the Bluetooth mode

Check which Bluetooth device your iPhone is connected to, and disconnect.

11. Check the iOS version

If you are using an older version, update it.

12. Back up your phone and put it in DFU mode

Use iCloud or iTunes to back up your data, and then restore your iPhone with iTunes after putting it in DFU mode.

Fix Ringer Volume Low

1. Restart your phone.

Soft reset your iPhone.

2. Take off your iPhone case

Remove the casing blocking the speaker.

3. Check your sound settings

Open Settings > Sounds.

Drag the alert and ringer slider back and forth, if you fail to hear any sound or the slider is dimmed, contact Apple support for service.

4. Check the Do Not Disturb

If this mode is activated, your call can’t ring so ensure it’s not activated.

Open Settings > Do Not Disturb, disable it if it’s enabled

5. Check the Bluetooth mode

Check the devices you are connected to and unpair them from your iPhone.

6. Check the connection

Confirm if you have a loose connection and fix it with the method provided earlier.

7. Clean your receivers and speakers

Use a clean brush to clean the openings of the speakers.

8. Make the charging port clean

Dislodge the charging ports.

9. Check the iOS version

Ensure you have the updated iOS version

10. Back up your phone and update/restore it via recovery mode or DFU mode

Create an iPhone backup, and then try updating your iPhone via recovery mode. If it doesn't work, restore your iPhone while in DFU mode.


This article has covered all methods you can use to fix low volume on your iPhone including, in-call, ringer, and media volume. However, for a quick and guaranteed fix, use Mobitrix Perfix.