iPhone 4 External Speaker Not Working

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by caroline61490, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. caroline61490 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2011
    I have an iPhone 4 iOS 5 (jailbroken through redsn0w) that has admittedly had a bit of water damage. I left it in rice for about 72 hours and everything seems to work fine except the external speakers are not working for music, calls, apps, etc. but on reboot the external speaker worked just fine. And when I go into settings I can change volume level and listen to ringtones, etc and everything sounds just fine, but only in the sound settings (otherwise sound continues not to come out of the speaker). I also tried speakerphone and the external speaker worked just fine then too. Also, if I try to control the sound with the buttons, nothing happens and the icon underneath the speaker to let you know what the volume level is has disappeared entirely. I know that the speakers obviously still work, just not for everything. I've rebooted twice and it still won't work. Any ideas/help?
  2. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Your Jailbreak is interfering with some files that control the sound.
  3. scottjua macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2011
    Restore as new device and hope that fixes it. Generally though, liquid damage will be the cause of funky things like this. Be prepared to pay for a replacement just in case.
  4. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Internal speaker. External speakers are speakers you hook up to.
  5. iqwertyi macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    Hopefully you will read this before it gets too late (more damage).

    This happened to my friend's phone.
    This is how I fixed it.

    Grab a paper towel and roll up the tip so you can fit it in the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
    You basically got water in there and it's shorting the connection.
    Once that dries up (hopefully before any other damages), your speaker will work again.

    Good Luck!

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