The speaker on my iPhone just stopped working suddenly!

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Don't know why, but it sucks. This is the handset speaker, when it's next to my ear -- the regular speaker, for playing music aloud, still works, and so do my headphones when I just plug them in.

Do I need to return this thing to Apple, or is there an easier fix?
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Lane Becker

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Posted 8 years ago

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Cameron Walters

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There is an easier fix!

You can fix it by plugging in the headphones, starting some music playing on the iPod, and then unplugging the headphones. The iPhone *should* automatically pause the music. If not, try plugging and unplugging the headphones until the music pauses.

By now, the iPhone should have realized you took out the headphones and, hooray! The earpiece and microphone should work again.
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I had the same problem and after a while it just started working again. After reading Cameron's reply I'm betting that plugging and unplugging the headphones a few times was the actual fix.

I've taken to cleaning the headphone jack and the bottom connector by blowing in them every couple of days, which has brought up fond memories of blowing the the cartridges of my original Nintendo.
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thanks!
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stroudbs

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remove and re-insert the sim card. worked for me!
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it aint
working
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please help me..
thanks
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None of solution worked for my IPhone 5,It was sudden stop of internal earphone.
I have the same problem, the earpiece not work but in loud speaker works and when connected with headphone it works also.
I have done the following with no result so far:
1-RESET ALL SETTING.
2-REMOVE AND RE-INSERT SIM CARD.
3-PLAYING MUSIC FOLLOWED BY PLUGGING AND UNPLUG OF HEADPHONE.
4-FINALLY I RESTORED THE IPHONE..
ANY SUGGESTION?
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dlovan documents

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None of solution worked for my IPhone 5,It was sudden stop of internal earphone.
I have the same problem, the earpiece not work but in loud speaker works and when connected with headphone it works also.
I have done the following with no result so far:
1-RESET ALL SETTING.
2-REMOVE AND RE-INSERT SIM CARD.
3-PLAYING MUSIC FOLLOWED BY PLUGGING AND UNPLUG OF HEADPHONE.
4-FINALLY I RESTORED THE IPHONE..
ANY SUGGESTION?