Here’s what you need to do if your iPhone 11 speaker does not work.


The iPhone 11’s speakers are among the best ever made for an iPhone. They are very enjoyable to use, but they won’t work if they stop working. I will show you how to fix your iPhone 11 speaker problem.

One of The Bottom Speakers Doesn’t Work!

The iPhone 11 has one speaker at its bottom edge and one at the center of the screen. The grille located at the Lightning port’s left is not a speaker, but it is a grille.

The barometric vent on the left grille helps your iPhone 11 measure altitude. In each grille is also a microphone.


Make sure you check your ring/silent switch

You can quickly and easily switch your iPhone’s ringer on or off using the Ring/Silent button. Your iPhone will not ring if your switch is turned to silent.

How do I check my ring/silent switch?

  1. Look at the Ring/Silent button, located on the left-hand side of your iPhone.
  2. Your iPhone will be on silent if you see a small orange line. This is because the switch is pulled away.
  3. To turn on your ringer, move the switch to the screen.

Increase iPhone Ringer Volume

Your iPhone might not be ringing even if other sounds are being heard on it. The ringer volume can set separately from other sounds. Your iPhone may be making louder sounds, but your iPhone’s ringtone volume could be set to nothing or very low.

How do I turn the iPhone ringer volume all the way up?

  1. Start the Settings App.
  2. Tap Sounds and Haptics.
  3. To increase your ringer volume, move your finger all the way to your right.
  4. To use the volume buttons on your iPhone’s left side to increase the ringer volume, ensure that the switch next to Change With Buttons has been turned on. The switch will turn green when it turns on.

AirPlay Devices: Disconnect your iPhone

To ensure that your iPhone is not streaming audio through AirPlay devices, disconnect it from them. Sometimes your iPhone will automatically connect to AirPlay devices you have used before.

Why does my iPhone continue to connect to AirPlay devices even after I disconnect it?

  1. You can open Control Center simply by moving your finger up from the bottom of your screen.
  2. Tap on the AirPlay icon that looks like a TV. If the AirPlay icon appears blue and the name (such as Apple TV), is next to it, you’ll know that your iPhone is connected with an AirPlay device.
  3. Tap Turn off AirPlay Mirroring if you’re connected to an AirPlay device.
  4. You will now be disconnected from AirPlay devices and sound will be streamed through the iPhone speakers.

Disconnect your iPhone from Bluetooth Devices

For diagnosing sound and ringer-related iPhone issues, it is important to turn off Bluetooth. Sometimes, an iPhone may not be playing any sounds. However, it is connected to Bluetooth devices like headphones or external speakers. The sound is being played through the Bluetooth device, not the iPhone. It is easy to get rid of Bluetooth by turning off your iPhone.

My iPhone is not connecting to Bluetooth devices. How can I disconnect it?

There are three options to disable Bluetooth

Siri can turn off Bluetooth

  1. Hold down the Home button to activate Siri. Or, say “Hey Siri.” 
  2. “Turn off Bluetooth” is the command to turn off Bluetooth. “

In the Settings app, turn off Bluetooth

  1. Start the Settings App.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.
  3. To activate Bluetooth, tap the switch. When the switch is gray,

 Bluetooth will be off.

Turn off Bluetooth in Control Center

  1. You can open Control Center simply by moving your finger up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon, which looks like a triangle-shaped “B”.
  3. Bluetooth will be off if the icon is black within a gray circle.

Update iOS On Your iPhone

Your iPhone may be running an older version iOS. These issues can be fixed by updating to the most recent iOS version.

How do I update iOS on my iPhone?

There are two ways to update iOS on iPhones: via iTunes or through the Settings app.

iOS Settings App Update

  1. Start the Settings app.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Software update.
  4. If an update is available, tap Install Now or Download and Install.

iOS Update Using iTunes (PCs & Macs with macOS 10.14 or older)

  1. Lightning cables are used to connect your iPhone with a computer.
  2. Open iTunes.
  3. Click on the Phone button at the upper left-hand side of iTunes (see image3)
  4. Click To Check For An Update.
  5. If an update is available, click Download and install.

Use Finder to Update iOS (Macs running macOS 10.15 and newer).

  1. Use a charging cable to connect your iPhone and Mac.
  2. Open Finder.
  3. Click on the Locations icon to open your iPhone.
  4. Click on the General tab.
  5. Click to check for the latest.
  6. If an iOS update is available, click Download and install

Get rid of your iPhone speaker

A lot of things can accumulate in the speakers of your iPhone over the course of a single day. This is especially true if your iPhone is always in your pocket. Your iPhone’s speakers may not be making any sound if they are clogged with dirt, lint, or other debris.

How do I clean my iPhone speaker?

  1. Use a microfiber cloth to clean the speakers.
  2. Use an anti-static toothbrush or a new toothbrush to remove more compact matter

Check that your iPhone is not in Headphones Mode

If there is gunk or lint in the Lightning (charging port), your iPhone may think that headphones are connected. Your iPhone will not stream audio through headphones if it thinks they are.

How do I make sure my iPhone is not in Headphones Mode

  1. To quickly check if your iPhone has gone into headphones mode, press the volume buttons located on the left side. If you see a notification saying “Headphones”, then your iPhone has entered headphones mode.
  2. Use a flashlight to inspect the Lightning port or headphone socket for any lint, gunk or other debris.
  3. Use an anti-static toothbrush or a new toothbrush to remove any debris stuck in your Lightning port.


Backup Your iPhone

Before you do any major restores, such as a DFU restore, it is important to backup your iPhone. A backup will ensure that you don’t lose any data, such as photos, contacts, and apps, if something happens while you are trying to fix your iPhone. It’s much easier to restore from a backup than going back and entering all of the information you had on your iPhone.


How do I back up my iPhone?

There are so many options to back up your iPhone.
iCloud Backup for iPhone

  1. You can backup your iPhone with iCloud if you have a WiFi connection.
  2. Start the Settings App.
  3. Scroll to the top and tap Your name.
  4. Tap iCloud.
  5. Scroll down and click iCloud backup.
  6. Make sure that the switch next iCloud backup is turned on. You will know when the switch next to strong>iCloud Backup/strong> is on.
    • When the switch is green, it is switched on.
    • Tap Backup Now.
    • You will see a status bar that tells you how much time remains.

iTunes Backup for iPhone

  • Connect the Lightning connector from your Lightning cable (charging cord) to the Lightning port of your iPhone.
  • Connect the Lightning cable at the other end to a USB port on your PC.


  1. Open iTunes from your computer.
  2. Click the iPhone icon in iTunes’ upper left corner.
  3. To choose whether to back up your iPhone to iCloud, or to your computer, click the circle beside “iCloud” .
  4. To backup your iPhone, click Backup Now
  5. After the backup is completed, you will see the date and time under Latest Backup.

Use Finder to Backup Your iPhone (Macs Running Catalina 10.15 and newer).


  1. To connect your iPhone to the Mac, use a charging cord
  2. Open Finder.
  3. Click on the Locations icon to activate your iPhone.
  4. Click the circle to the right of Backup all data from your iPhone to this Mac.
  5. Click Backup Now.
  6. After the backup is completed, you will see the date and time under Latest Backup.


Reset All Settings

Many iPhone problems can be caused by Settings not being set up correctly, or corruption in individual Settings app files. Although it doesn’t solve every iPhone software issue, it is an Apple technician’s best option. It fixes many problems that are very difficult to track down manually.

How do I reset all settings?

  1. Start the Settings App.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to tap Reset or Transfer iPhone.
  4. Tap Reset.
  5. Tap To Reset All Settings.
  6. Enter your passcode, if prompted.
  7. To confirm your decision, tap Reset all Settings once more.
  8. After the reset is complete, your iPhone will shut down and then turn on again.


Place Your iPhone in DFU Mode

A DFU restore is the final troubleshooting option to resolve a software issue on your iPhone.

You can watch our step-by­step DFU restoration guide on YouTube or follow these steps:

  1. Connect your iPhone to a computer.
  2. Open iTunes (on Macs or PCs running macOS Mojave 10.14 and earlier) or Find (Macs using macOS Catalina 10.15 and newer).
  3. Hold down and press the Volume Up button.
  4. Release the Volume Down button and press again.
  5. Hold the side button down until the display of your iPhone turns black.
  6. Press and hold the volume button until the screen goes black.
  7. For five seconds, hold both buttons.
  8. After five seconds, release your side button. However, you must continue holding the volume down button for at least five more seconds.
  9. When your iPhone appears in iTunes/Finder, release the volume down button.
  10. If your iPhone is not in iTunes or Finder it will appear in DFU mode.
  11. To restore your iPhone’s DFU, click Restore. Follow the prompts on screen.


Apple Repairs Your iPhone

Apple repairs iPhones at Apple Stores, or online through their mail in repair service. Apple repairs are more expensive than third-party options, but they are better quality. If you’re looking for ways to save money on Apple’s warranty, then our other suggestions might be of interest to you.

How do I repair my iPhone with Apple?

How to Repair iPhone with Apple’s Mail-In Service

  1. To begin the process of sending in a repair request online, visit Apple’s support site

How to Repair your iPhone at the Genius Bar in Your Local Apple Store

  1. To book a Genius Bar appointment, visit Apple’s website. Apple Stores can be very busy. If you don’t have an appointment you might have to wait hours or even end up being turned away.


Get up and jam!

Now you can enjoy your favorite movies and music again because your iPhone has been fixed. This article can be shared on social media so that your family and friends know what to do if their iPhone 11 speaker stops working.


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