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How to Turn On Speaker on iPhone for Beginners

"Having trouble turning on the Speaker on your iPhone? This easy guide outlines exactly how to do it—perfect for beginners." "Follow these simple steps and you'll have your Speaker activated in no time!"

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Published Feb 2, 2023

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • Press the volume buttons on your iPhone to turn on the speaker.
  • Learning how to turn on speaker on an iPhone can help someone better utilize their phone's features.
  • In this article, you'll learn how to easily turn on the iPhone speaker so you can use it quickly and efficiently.

Do you have an iPhone and you're wondering how to turn on the speakers? Turning on the speaker on your iPhone can be a surprisingly simple task. In this guide, we'll go over all the steps you need to take in order to make sure your phone's sound is turned up and working correctly. We'll cover topics such as turning on the speakerphone setting, adjusting your volume settings, connecting headphones or external speakers, and troubleshooting any issues you may run into along the way. By following these steps, you should be able to quickly and easily get your phone sounding its best!

how to turn on speaker on iphone

To turn on the speaker on an iPhone, press and quickly release the Volume Up button, then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then hold down the Side button until you see the Apple Logo appear. The phone should now be in speaker mode and you can make or receive calls using its built-in speakers!

  1. Power on your iPhone by pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds.
  2. Go to the Settings menu and select the "Sounds" option.
  3. Look for the Speaker option and toggle it on.
  4. Adjust the volume to your desired level.
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Our takeaway

Congratulations! You've successfully learned how to turn on the speaker mode on your iPhone. Now you can easily enjoy phone conversations, listen to music and watch videos without being stuck in a single spot with your earbuds or headphones. To make the most of your newfound speakerphone prowess, why not host a dance party for all of your friends? Turn up the tunes and get ready to show off some moves! Just make sure you keep an eye on those volume levels - there's nothing worse than blown out speakers!


What models of iPhone support the speaker function?

All iPhone models with iOS 8 or later support the speaker function.

How do I adjust the volume when using the external speakers on my iPhone?

To adjust the volume of your external speakers when connected to an iPhone, use the buttons on either side of your device. Press and hold either the "Volume Up" or "Volume Down" button until you have reached your desired sound level.

Are there any additional steps I need to take to use a wired speaker with my iPhone?

Yes, for wired speakers you will need to connect the speakers to your iPhone using an AUX cable. The AUX jack is located on the bottom of the iPhone and should fit into most speaker systems.

Can I use Bluetooth speakers with my iPhone?

Yes, all models of iPhone since the 4s support Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to easily connect your iPhone to external Bluetooth speakers.

Is there an app available to help me quickly turn the speaker on and off on my iPhone?

Yes, there are a number of apps available which can be used to quickly turn the speaker function on and off for iPhones. Popular options include Volume Booster Pro, Audio Toolbox, Speaker Booster, and many more.

This article was originally published on 2 Feb 2023 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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