A time will come, in the life of any Apple iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max user out there, when the “audio not loud” problem will start to manifest. Under this title, you can encounter a wide range of volume issues, some of them quite upsetting and others just intriguing. Now, maybe it seriously impairs the quality of your voice calls or media experiences. Or you just can’t accept not knowing the cause of a particular issue. Whatever the case may be, we take it that you need answers and solutions. And that’s exactly what you will find below.
Do not try to insist on discovering the exact resorts behind each of them – stick to testing the final result. For instance, consider the simple gesture of taking out the SIM card and then putting it back in. You can hardly find someone to explain how on earth is this going to significantly improve the quality of the sound on your iPhone… Yet it does and there are plenty of users out there ready to stand by this observation.
Now, let us show you some more, starting with the already mentioned solution:
- Take out the SIM card and, after that, put it back in;
- Disable the Bluetooth option for a while and see what effect it has;
- Make sure there’s no debris caught up in the microphone’s slot;
- Clear the cache partition of the iPhone and keep an eye on the audio problems.
We’re pretty sure that you don’t need special indications on how to remove the SIM. We just advise you to begin with this step because it is literally the simplest option you have at hand. It doesn’t even matter how long you keep the SIM removed, but it is essential that, when you put it back in, you fit it correctly in the dedicated slot.
Next, you can and you should disable the Bluetooth. As opposed to the previous step, this isn’t about turning it back on, afterward. Users discovered that the iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max sound problems disappear as long as the Bluetooth is disabled. So, it will probably be one or the other, but not both at the same time. Anyway, you will have to test if it works and then you can decide.
Moving on to more “serious” troubleshooting options, the time has come to clean the microphone port. The debris and lint buildup doesn’t have to be too obvious, as even tiny dirt can have an effect. Pick up a paper clip and do a gentle work in there, you don’t want to make it worse in the process!
As for the final but most likely to work solution, you have two guides that we suggest you read: how to wipe the cache partition on an iPhone X/iPhone 10 respectively how to boot into Recovery Mode your iPhone X/iPhone 10. The first one is for the harmless wipe cache partition and the second one is for resetting the entire device.