iPhone 5s speaker not working? Problems don’t always require replacement

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We've all been there – you forget your phone is on “silent” and have a momentary panic attack when no sound comes out of the speaker. But for some iPhone users, speaker problems can occur, generally through no fault of their own. According to BigBoss, the problem is sometimes caused by a little bit of dust or dirt in the headphone jack, and inserting the plug several times in quick succession will normally dislodge it. 

But this is not always the cause of such issues. Sometimes the speakers themselves suffer an obstruction that can cause users to fear they've blown out.

“The real problem is that some debris or moisture has shorted out the contact that switches from headphones to speaker inside the headphone jack – not that the speaker itself is busted,” wrote Lifehacker contributor Alan Henry. “Cleaning it out with a swab is a quick fix[.]”

Software issues occasionally to blame
If cleaning out ports and speakers still hasn't done anything, it's time to try a different approach. BigBoss stated that the operating system may need a little bit of a kick. Try rebooting the phone. If that doesn't work, attempt a reset of the settings. As a final measure, perform a full restore of the device. These methods can be time consuming and increase the risk of data loss, so it is important to make back-ups and exhaust all other options before resorting to these measures.

Yet, many people may find that these options are not the root of their issues, and a full speaker replacement may be required. Your iPhone 5s speaker not working? iResQ has the staff and services to get you back in action. Contact us today for all of your iPhone repair needs.

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