Did your iPhone SE 2022 speakers stop working? Without the sound coming from the speakers, you can’t hear incoming calls, alert tones, text notifications, and other features. In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone SE 2022 speaker is not working and show you how to fix the problem for good!
Why are my iPhone SE 2022 speakers not working?
There are many reasons your iPhone SE 2022 speakers may be having issues, but here are some common causes behind iPhone SE 3 speakers not working:
- Physical or liquid damage
- Bluetooth issues
- Headphone glitch
- Airplay is connected
- Dirty or blocked speaker port
- Software malfunction
Ways to fix iPhone SE 3 speakers not working issue
Here are some tips and fixes you can try if your iPhone SE 2022 speakers are not working:
Turn The Volume All The Way Up
Before trying any other troubleshooting step, make sure that the volume on your iPhone SE 2022 is all the way up. You or someone else may have just accidentally muted your iPhone!
To check the sound volume:
- Unlock your iPhone and hold the Volume Up button (on the left side) to raise the volume level.
- You can also use Siri by saying, “Hey Siri, turn up the volume.”
If you want to turn up the Ringer volume as well, go to Settings -> Sounds and haptics and turn on the switch next to Change with Buttons.
Disconnect Bluetooth Audio Devices
It’s possible your iPhone SE 3 is connected to a Bluetooth device, such as headphones, a speaker, or car. It’s also possible your iPhone SE 3 is connected to an AirPlay device, like an Apple TV. If your iPhone SE 3 is currently connected to any wireless device, it’s possible that device is playing the sound, rather than your iPhone speakers.
You can disconnect all wireless devices by opening the Control Center and tapping the Bluetooth icon. To disconnect devices individually instead, head to Settings > Bluetooth.
Once the Bluetooth devices are disconnected, try to play audio from your iPhone’s speaker again.
Check that your iPhone isn’t stuck in headphone mode
It’s possible that your phone is “stuck” in a mode in which it thinks it’s playing audio, but it’s sending it to a device that isn’t connected, like earbuds that aren’t plugged in or a Bluetooth device that isn’t turned on.
Here are a few things you can try to “wake up” your iPhone’s audio connection so it’s working properly:
- Plug earbuds into your phone and remove them again to coax the phone into recognizing there are no earbuds plugged in.
- Make sure you’re not connected to another audio device by swiping up on the screen to display the Control Center. Then tap the Airplay icon in the music pane – it looks like a triangle with three circles – and if anything other than the iPhone is selected, choose the iPhone.
- Enable and disable Airplane mode by tapping the airplane icon in the Control Center.
Water Accident? Let It Dry
One of the most common consequences of water damage on your iPhone is a malfunctioning speaker. The liquid can quickly make its way to the internal component linked to the open grills. So if you’ve had speaker issues on your iPhone SE 2022 after such an accident, let your device dry off.
There are several methods to dry a wet iPhone. You can blow hot air into it, dump it in a bowl of rice, and more. Whatever you do, turn your iPhone off immediately and let it completely dry before trying to boot it back up.
Repair The Speaker
If your iPhone SE 2022 speakers still aren’t working after trying the above solutions, you’ll probably have to get them repaired. You can go to Apple’s support page and make a Genius Bar reservation to have someone look at them in person.
iPhone SE 2022 Speakers Not Working? These Fixes Should Have Helped!
With these possible fixes, you should hopefully be able to revive your iPhone SE 2022 speakers if it’s just a software bug.
Have you faced problems with speakers on your iPhone SE 3? Let us know in the comments section if the above solutions helped you out.
See also: 2022 iPhone SE 3 Not Ringing for Incoming Calls? 13 Fixes!