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9 Tips to Fix iPhone Call Volume Low in iOS 15/14 (2021 Update)

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“After iOS 15 update my iPhone call volume has decreased, now it is difficult to hear or take calls if I’m out or at busy place. How can I make my iPhone call louder?” - from Apple Community

Recently, many iOS users complained that their iPhone call volume is too low, making it very hard to hear. This annoying situation can happen due to various reasons, such as dirt in the speaker, physical damage to the device, or any software related issues. 

How do you fix low call volume on iPhone? Don’t worry, we are here to share you some useful tips to fix the iPhone call volume low in iOS 15/14. Read on and check out.

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Tip 1: Fix iPhone Call Volume Low without Data Loss

Have you recently upgraded your iPhone/iPad to iOS 15? If you have done that, it may be the reason that your device call volume getting low. In that case, FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is a good assistant to fix this problem, as it is developed to fix all iOS system issues without damaging the data on your device. It is 100% trustworthy since it has been highly recommended in many media review sites, such as CNET, Software.Informer, Filehorse, GetDroidTips, Lera Blog, etc. 

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Why FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is most iPhone users’s choice? Here’s the reasons:

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  • No Data Loss: If you decide to fix any iOS bugs by restoring iOS system with iTunes, all the content and data will be reset. However, the Standard Mode of FoneGeek will never affect your data during the repairing process.

  • Easy to Use: This iOS repairing tool is super simple to use, you can fix iPhone call volume low and other software related problems in only one click. No tech knowledge is required.

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Here are the easy steps to fix iPhone call volume low bug without data loss:

Step 1: Launch FoneGeek iOS Repair tool on your Mac or Windows computer and choose "Standard Mode" on the home page.

choose repair mode

Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using USB cable and click on "Next", then wait for the program to detect your device.

connect ios device

Step 3: When the device is recognized, the program will show you the available versions of the firmware. You can select the one that is compatible with your iPhone and click on "Download".

download firmware

Step 4: After the download is complete, the software will verify the firmware and extract the software. You can then click on the “Fix Now” button to begin repairing.


The software will start to fix your iOS and bring your iPhone back to normal. Leave your phone plugged to the computer throughout the repairing process, otherwise, it may get bricked. The process will not take a long time and usually complete in a few minutes.

Tip 2: Restart Your iPhone

Restart the device will somehow solve most issues occurred after iOS 14 update, including iPhone call volume low. However, we cannot guarantee that it is 100% feasible. If it is not working as expected, you can move to the next solution.

reboot iphone

Tip 3: Turn Off Phone Noise Cancellation

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

  2. Go to the General and tap on the "Accessibility" option.

  3. Under the Hearing section, tap on "Audio/Visual". (For iOS 12 or earlier, skip this step.)

  4. Finally, turn off the switch next to "Phone Noise Cancellation".

turn off phone noise cancellation

Then, you will find that the iPhone's call volume has increased. However, this feature is very helpful for improving the sound quality of the call. If the current call volume already meets your requirements, then it is recommended not to turn off the noise reduction function.

In addition, if you are away from home and in a noisy environment, it is recommended to take a call through the headset in case you want to increase the volume of iPhone calls and keep the noise reduction effect.

If the iPhone call volume is still very low after turning off the Phone Noise Cancellation feature, then read on to check other error on iPhone.

Tip 4: Check If iPhone Stuck on Headset Mode

If there is no sound whenever you are listening to music, watching a movie or making a phone call, don’t be panic, you can check out whether the iPhone enters the headset mode.

In some cases, the shrapnel in the headphone jack may get stuck or be oxidized, which may cause the phone not to exit the headphone mode. You can press the volume button to see if the icon displayed on the screen is a headset instead of a ringtone, then clean the headphone jack or replace the tail cable.

iphone headphone volume

Tip 5: Clean Your iPhone Speaker Slot

The iPhone call volume will soon get very low if excessive dust accumulate on the speaker slot. So you can regularly clean up your iPhone speaker holes to increase the call volume. You can try to wipe the iPhone using a soft kids toothbrush without causing damage to the device.

clean iphone speaker slot

Tip 6: Try Using Speaker Mode

Using Speaker Mode is another way you can try to increase the iPhone call volume. Turning on Speaker mode will largely increase the sound when you are giving or receiving a call. If you still cannot hear the voice clearly, there could be a hardware issue on the iPhone.

use speaker mode

Tip 7: Disable Bluetooth on Settings

After enabling Bluetooth on your iPhone, the device may be paired with other devices to share music or make calls. Your iPhone call volume may be low when Bluetooth is turned on. So make sure that Bluetooth is turned off from iPhone Settings before making a call.

turn off bluetooth

Tip 8: Uninstall 3d-Party App

Some third-party apps related to call blocking will affect the iPhone performance. This is also one of the reasons why iPhone call volume low problem occurs. Filter all the installed apps on your iPhone and uninstall related apps.

uninstall apps

Tip 9: Reset All Settings

Errors may occur when the operation time of your iPhone is long. If your iPhone call volume low issue occurs due to the software error, you can try restarting your iPhone. If restarting does not resolve the call volume low issue, you can try to reset all settings on your iPhone. This option will only reset the iOS settings to default, it won’t delete data like contacts, messages, photos, music or app on your device.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and go to General.

  2. Scroll down to find "Reset" and tap on it. Then select the "Reset All Settings" option and enter your passcode to confirm the action.

  3. Your iPhone will reboot and you can enjoy a better sound quality on call.

reset all settings


Now you have learned 9 simple tips to fix your iPhone low call volume in iOS 14/13. Which one is the best for you? Feel free to try and share your experience. If no one works for you, there is probably an hardware problem, you’d better contact Apple to repair your iPhone for free if it is still under warranty period.

Edwin J. Parke
Sunday on Feb 24, 2019, 22:03:19 GMT / Post By Edwin J. Parke to iPhone Issues

As a professional writer who is interested in technology, Edwin J. Parke has helped thousands of users by offering various tips to solve their problems.

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