Hello! Today I will address a grave issue On my iPhone XS Max. My neighbour had told me that the iPhone XS Max’s left speaker is not working, what to do? Before giving solutions let me brief you about the left speaker of iPhone XS Max. Actually, there is only one speaker at the bottom of the iPhone XS Max who is on the right side. On the left side, the grill is not a speaker it is a microphone. However, if your iPhone XS Max left speaker not working, that means during the call the other person is unable to hear your voice because the microphone is not working.
You can check by connecting any earphone and after that call someone and see if the other person is able to listen to your voice or not. If yes then the issue is with iPhone XS Max microphone. Eventually, we have few suggestions to fix iPhone XS Max left speaker not working. Try your luck.
Troubleshooting tips on your iPhone XS Max Speaker not working solution
1: Force Restart iPhone
Starting with basic we will force restart the iPhone XS Max.
Step #1: Press and release the Volume Up button.
Step #2: Press and release the Volume Down button.
Step #3: Press and hold down the Side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Press side button only to turn it on.
Solution 2: Reset All Settings
You will encounter that iPhone XS Max’s left speaker not working during calls. Like when you speak the other person cannot hear you but you can listen to that person clearly, and so the conclusion is your iPhone XS Max left speaker not working. To fix, let’s reset all settings.
Unpair or Forgot Bluetooth device, if paired anyone.
- Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app.
- Step #2: Tap “General”.
- Step #3: Locate and open “Reset”.
- Step #4: Select the “Reset All Settings”.
- Step #5: If asked enter the password to proceed.
The device will restart once you Reset All Settings. It won’t affect the data. Instead, it will reset all the settings to factory settings.
Solution 3: Check Speaker is working?
Once you reset all settings, how to check that speaker is working as usual? Fortunately, with Voice Memos app you can check left speaker is not working is fixed and Microphone as well or the problem persists.
Step #1: Launch “Voice Memos” app.
Step #2: Tap the record button and sing your favourite song or say anything that your iPhone can record.
Step #3: After the recording is completed, tap “Done”.
Or you Can play from YouTube app, Listen Clear Sound from top front calling speaker and Bottom left speaker as well.
Step #4: If you want to give the name to the recording give it or else leave it. Now, play the recording and listen if the speaker is working or not. If you can’t hear anything, then there is a hardware issue with your iPhone XS Max left speaker. Hence you need to contact Apple Support.
Alternatively, you can try our next troubleshoot before visiting Apple Center.
Solution 4: Restore iPhone XS Max to factory settings
The problem with the left speaker of iPhone XS Max is raised due to a software fault, or some malware has affected your device then it can be removed by restoring iPhone XS Max to factory settings. Here’s how.
Backup iPhone first, Factory Reset your iPhone then copy back all data using Restore process.
- Step #1: Open “Settings” app.
- Step #2: Tap “General”.
- Step #3: Select “Reset”.
- Step #4: Lastly, tap on “Erase All Content and Settings”.
- Step #5: Enter the password to continue.
The iPhone will take a few minutes to erase all the contents and it definitely the time depends on how much data is stored in your iPhone.
Contact Apple Support
if your problem looks like hardware related, then you must go to the apple store before you hand over your iPhone to third-party repair service. Apple Support will identify, what problem is actually with your iPhone. Get the right way to fix it. That may be Free or Paid Repair, device replacement or more.
Don’t be panic, Speaker problem on smartphone generally happen normally. But we can fix it at the end of the day. Cheer up! Like us and Share this post if you agreed with me!