How to Fix Sound Issues On Your iPhone 4/4S - Apple’s known for its excellent top-notch hardware quality and its devices usually last a long time. Its latest iPhone 5, 4th Generation iPad and iPad Mini are a great example of that. Even with that, electronics are not able to last that long without suffering from some basic issues like sound and battery. Paying Apple to fix them for you means a heavy hit on your budget.
Thankfully, sound issues with your iPhone 4 and the last-Gen iPhone 4S can be easily fixed. Here are some sound issues you might be experiencing,
- Not able to hear System Sounds like keyboard clicks, lock/unlock sounds, and certain system notifications.
- No Alert Sounds like phone calls, text messages, or email notification sounds.
How To Fix Them
It can be done by connecting your iPhone to iTunes and holding down the sleep and home button for 10 seconds (if you see an Apple logo, you have held on too long). After that leave the Sleep button but keep holding the Home Button for another 5 seconds(Seeing a “Plus Into iTunes” screen? You have held on too long so start from the beginning). If the screen remains black, then your iPhone is now in DFU mode.
Replacing Dock Connector: Yup, if you are facing any of the sound issues as described above then there is a 90% chance that it is an issue with the dock connector. It doesn’t cost too much and nor takes a big chunk out of your precious time so replacing the dock connector is the best solution for fixing the sound of your iPhone.