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How to Fix Music Won't Play on iPhone/iPod

By Admin | Jan 25 , 2016

Strange things happen all the time. Recently I found that many people are suffering the painful experience of not being able to play music on iPhone or iPod. The same thing happened to me weeks ago and I learned this happened for various situations. So the only way to fix music won't play is to figure out the crux of all problems.

 

Solution 1: How to Get Loud on iPhone/iPod

 

Solution 2:  Fix Music Won't Play due to Poor Connectivity

 

Solution 3: Fix Music Won't Play by Dirt inside iPhone/iPod Jack

 

Solution 4: Restore Your iPhone/iPod

 

Solution 1: How to Get Loud on iPhone/iPod

Sometimes music won't produce sound due to volume limit on settings. How to revise this?

 

1. Launch Settings app on the home screen and scroll down to locate and enter "Music", then you’ll see Volume Limit (On/Off).

 

Go to Settings Music Volume Limit

 

2. Enter Volume Limit interface, move the slider of volume limit to the right.

 

Move Slider of Volume Limit to the Right

 

Solution 2:  Fix Music Won't Play due to Poor Connectivity

 

Sometimes you can't play music on iPhone/iPod after you disconnect the iPhone from a computer or when you remove the earphone out of the faucet on iPhone/iPod. In that case you can try re-plugging your iPhone/iPod to PC and removing it or plugging your earphone to the jack and removing it again. The moment you connect PC or earphone to iPhone/iPod, the software will turn off the speaker and turn on when you plug them out. While poor wire connectivity may prevent software from turning speaker on so as to stop producing sound. Reconnecting the iPhone may have a chance to trigger this software pass-out problem.

 

Plug and Remove iPhone from Dock

 

Solution 3: Fix Music Won't Play by Dirt inside iPhone/iPod Jack

 

If you put your iPhone/iPod on pocket, you'll easily have its port stored with dust which can also be the crux of not being able to play sound. Use a slim objective to gently clean out the dust stored in the iPhone/iPod port may be helpful.

 

Clean Out Dirt on iPhone Jack

 

Solution 4: Restore Your iPhone/iPod

 

If above methods don't help. You may restore your iPhone/iPod to factory settings. Restoring software deletes all of your data and content from your device including songs, videos, contacts, photos and calendar info. Thus it is recommendable that you back up your data to computer to prevent any files lost during the process. Then follow below steps to reset your iPhone/iPod

 

1. Connect your iPhone/iPod to computer via USB cable.

 

2. Click on your iPhone, iPod icon when it appears in iTunes at the top left corner.

 

3. In the Summary panel, click Restore iPhone in the right interface.

 

Restore iPhone via iTunes 12

 

4. Confirm that you want to restore factory settings despite erasing data and iTunes will download related software files and restore your iDevice.

 

Confirm Factory Restore

 

5. After being restored to factory settings, iOS device will restart with below screen. Then you can activate it as a fresh one or you can use previous backup as instructions.

 

Restore iPhone to Factory Settings

 

Hope this post works for you and enjoy your music again!