Whether it is unclear or muffled audio interrupting your favorite YouTube video or low phone ringing sound levels making you miss important calls, an unoptimized audio system or improper audio settings can ruin the entire experience of operating your latest iPhone or Android device. Recurrent or long-term audio issues could signify that your device needs hardware repairs and as such you must have your mobile phone repaired by qualified technicians.
Check out our handy tips which can help resolve minor sound issues from the comfort of your home. However, if your device still faces issues, it is advisable to bring it to our qualified repair experts at ASK Computers.
Tips to Fix Android and iPhone Sound Issues
Turn off Silent or Do Not Disturb Mode
All modern devices are equipped with Silent and Do Not Disturb ‘modes’ or ‘profiles’ which mute out the sounds of all app and call notifications. In the latest Android and Apple phones, you can switch to ‘General’ or ‘Ring’ mode by manually pushing the slider or switch attached to the side of your phone. Alternatively, if you can open up your device’s Settings, click on Sound, click on Do Not Disturb, and tap on ‘Off’. In the case of Android devices, make sure to also check if your device has any ‘Automatic Rules’ enabled; if yes, turn them off too.
Review your current volume levels
If you feel that your current audio output’s volume level is lower than usual you can check it by pressing the volume button furnished on the side of your device. In most Android phones you can review and adjust your current volume levels, namely media, alarm, and phone ringing sound volumes, by moving the sliders which pop up on your screen after pressing the volume up/down button. iPhone users can navigate to the ‘Sounds & Haptics’ section within their device’s Settings and adjust their volume levels by moving the slider left or right.
Check audio on several different apps
Your device’s sound issues could also be native to a particular app so you should try checking the volume and quality of sound on different apps to get a better idea. If the audio quality and volume seem to be up to the mark on the other apps then the primary app could be encountering glitches.
Disconnect any Bluetooth devices
If your phone is connected to wireless earphones, earphones, speakers, or music systems via Bluetooth then your device could be redirecting its audio signal to that external device. You can disconnect from the Bluetooth device by navigating to the Bluetooth section within your device’s Settings, finding the Bluetooth device you’re currently connected to, and clicking on ‘Disconnect’. You can disconnect from all Bluetooth devices by simply turning off your Bluetooth by sliding the toggle to ‘Off’ within your device’s Settings.
Check the audio quality on external devices
You should also check the sound quality on external output devices such as earphones; preferably both wired and wireless. If the audio quality meets your expectations when your device is connected to wired/wireless earphones but not when you play the same audio on your phone’s inbuilt speaker then your device could be in need of immediate hardware repairs. Additionally, if the audio quality is normal when your device is connected to wireless earphones, but below par when connected to wired earphones, then your device’s audio jack could be damaged and you should get your mobile repaired by our trustworthy technicians at ASK Computers.
Revert to default settings
The last tip which you can employ to rectify your device’s sound issues is to reset your device’s settings. Be sure to conduct a comprehensive data backup before taking this step to avoid the loss of sensitive data. On an Android, you can perform a factory reset by accessing your device’s Settings, finding the ‘System’ tab within it, navigating to ‘Advanced’, clicking ‘Reset Options’, and finally tapping ‘Erase Data’. In the case of Apple devices, you should navigate to the ‘General’ tab within your device’s Settings, find the ‘Reset’ option, and click on ‘Reset All Settings’ to execute a factory reset.
ASK Computers: Experts at Phone Repair
Try the tips mentioned above. If your mobile issues do not resolve, get your mobile repaired or inspected by the experienced technicians at ASK Computers.
Contact Us at (416) 862-9595 to know more.