How to Fix Can't Hear Calls Unless Speaker is On iPhone 13, 13 mini, 12, 11

How to Fix Can’t Hear Calls Unless Speaker is On iPhone 13, 13 mini, 12, 11

  • To fix can’t hear calls unless speaker is on or turned on -> Restart your iPhone and turn off noise cancellation and turn off airplane mode, turn off Bluetooth.
  • Clear your ear speaker from opening holes with toothpick or soft brush and try reset all settings to get rid of cant hear calls unless you turn on speaker

On your iPhone if someone calls you and you can’t hear them unless you turn on speaker then you need to make few changes in settings like increasing ringer volume slider and other simple methods to fix these can’t hear calls, iphone not ringing on calls or sound issue on your iPhone 13, 12 or 11 or any other iPhone series. So, let’s dive in deeper to fix these no sound on call issues when you cant hear other peoples voice on calls.

Fix Can’t Hear calls unless you turn on Speaker on iPhone 13

By following below troubleshooting methods you can easily get rid of no sound until you turn on speaker or any sound related or not getting notification and other issue.

Hard Reset (force Restart)

To hard reset your iphone you need to press volume up button and now quickly press volume down button, now after that you need to hold the side button until you see apple logon on your screen.

Turn off Phone Noise Cancelation

Step 1: Launch settings app

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Accessability option and tap on it.

Step 3: Now, Scroll down again and tap on Audio / visual option.

Step 4: In here, tap on Noise Cancellation option and turn it off.

Once you turn off noise cancellation on iPhone you ear speakers should be working fine. If not follow other below solutions.

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Turn off Bluetooth

Some times yout device may be connected to other bluetooth device and you may not notice that and you turn on speaker you get to hear sound unless speaker is on. So, go ahead and turn off bluetooth.

Open settings -> Tap on bluetooth settings and turn it off and check your calls are working with normal ear speaker or not.

Check Sound on Your Device

Step 1: Launch Settings app on your iPhone

Step 2: Tap on Sounds and Haptics (depending on your model of iPhone)

Step 3: Now, you need to drag the ringer and alerts volume and check whether your sound is working or not.

If you hear no sound or greyer out or no sound in sounds and haptics you may need a service for your iPhone mobile.

Clean Ear Speakers

On your iPhone if ear speaker is filled with dust or any other particles like sweat etc, you need to clean your ear speakers by using toothpick or soft brush which is able to clear font speaker opening on iPhone and blow some air with your mouth to get rid of dust inside ear speakers.

Reset All Settings to fix Can’t Hear calls unless speaker is ON 

Step 1: Tap on Settings -> General

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Transfer or Reset -> Reset All settings 

Step 3: Now, select reset in pop up box and confirm reset process and wait for reset process to complete.

That’s it, once you reset your iPhone will be working fine without any sound issues or cant hear people on call etc.