Sound Problems on iPhone X: How to Fix it

PNo not worry if you have an iPhone X with speaker failure, either because they are very low, distorted or even nothing is heard. In this post we will try to get to the base of the problem that your device has and we will propose a series of options that could completely solve it.



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Preliminary checks

Possibly the recommendations that you are going to read below have already been made before certifying that something strange was happening to the speakers of your iPhone X. However, we believe it advisable to warn of these previous steps to certify that all the settings are correct:

  • Increase the volume of your iPhone to the maximum, either with the buttons or from Settings> Sounds and vibrations.
  • Make sure the “Do not disturb” mode is disabled.
  • Test the sound in various applications.
  • Try making a call and checking if you are listening to the other person.

If you have verified this and realized that the failure is still present, you can continue reading this article to find a solution. If with these checks you have been able to solve the fault, obviously you will not need to continue reading because you already found the problem with your iPhone X.

Dirt on the speakers

As neat and careful as you are with your iPhone, a small speck of dust or other debris may have been embedded in the speakers. In fact it is the most normal thing in the world considering that we leave the mobile on multiple surfaces, we keep it in pockets, backpacks, bags, suitcases … The fact that there is dirt inside can make the sound sound distorted and even that cover it completely.

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To clean the speakers, it is recommended to always use utensils that cannot damage them, since they are made of very sensitive materials. Therefore, the recommendation that Apple itself makes is to use small sticks that do not release lint   or soft bristle toothbrushes.

Damage from water and humidity

Water, and humidity in general, are the main enemies of electronic devices. It is true that the iPhone X has IP67 certification, which guarantees protection against water and dust, but after all nothing is forever and despite having a good seal, in the end the material can wear out over time and allow water to get inside the iPhone. In principle this could be affecting only the speakers, but it cannot be ruled out that it reaches the board and ends up rendering the device useless.

For this reason, if you have recently got your iPhone wet and even bathed in it in the pool or on the beach, you should take it to repair yes or yes, because 99% will be the cause of the speakers not working. To do this you must request an appointment at an Apple Store or Authorized Technical Service. Once you take the terminal to one of them, they will make a diagnosis and offer you the repair estimate.

Knocks and falls

There is no doubt that phones are increasingly made with more premium materials and, on paper, more resistant. But it is also undeniable that these are much more sensitive to shocks and drops than the old phones that we had years ago. That is why each component that makes up the iPhone can be affected by any shock or fall.

If your iPhone X has recently suffered a crash or crash , you may not have noticed an apparent failure at first, but it’s now showing up on the speaker. This may or may not be casual, but depending on the severity level of the blow, it may be more related. Therefore, you would have no choice but to go to repair .

Factory failure and free repair

On some occasions there have been cases in which several batches of iPhone have been affected by a common factory defect and Apple has opened a free repair program for them. With the iPhone X and the speakers there has been nothing similar, so it is ruled out that it could be a general problem. However, it cannot be ruled out that your specific terminal may have a manufacturing defect that affects the speaker.

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That is why going to an Apple Store or Authorized Technical Service for repair can be key. If your iPhone X is still under warranty and it is certified that it is not damaged by shocks or humidity, they will surely agree to repair it at no cost.

Could software be the problem?

Despite the fact that a problem is presented in such a way that it seems hardware, as is the case with your iPhone X and its speakers, the truth is that sometimes it can derive from a software failure. It is not the most common, but perhaps an operating system bug could be the culprit for you having these problems, especially if they are intermittent crashes and do not occur continuously. The first option we find is to update the software , for which you must go to Settings> General> Software update and check if there is a newer version of iOS available and, in that case, download and install it.

It may also be that the iOS bug manifests itself because of some type of internal file that is causing problems. This is not common either, but sometimes it can happen when backups are installed on an iPhone after having been previously installed on other computers. In fact, it is recommended that clean installations be carried out from time to time to avoid this type of problem. For this you should restore iOS and configure the device as a new iPhone.