How to Fix the Low Volume On Your iPhone

The iPhone is a mighty device, but with anything technology related, there are shortcomings. The first thing I noticed with my iPhone was the low volume on the speaker. This was on 1.0.2 firmware that I had unlocked myself. The thing about the speaker is that it can be easily muted, just by covering it with your finger! So when the iPhone is in your pocket, and even with the vibration on, it can be hard to hear your iPhone when you’re walking outside.

Now, with my update from firmware 1.0.2 to 1.1.1, the volume actually was much improved, as stated by the 1.1.1 firmware feature list! So I was pretty happy with that. However, you can take it a step further by installing AudioAmp, a volume amplifier for the iPhone! Some people have tested that this doesn’t make a difference, but for me, it has. So results may vary for you! Give it a shot though, you have nothing to lose!

Before you start, listen to some songs on your iPhone using the external speaker to get a sense of the volume. Maybe even call your iPhone a few times to hear how loud the ringer is. Get a friend to listen in too! Once you’ve done that…follow the steps below:

How to Fix the Low Volume on Your iPhone

Step One: Open Installer. Click on Sources. Click Edit. Add modmyifone.com/installer.xml as a source.

Step Two: Go to “Tweaks (1.1.2)” and install Audio Amp. I have this installed on 1.1.1 and it works fine.

Step Three: Reboot your iPhone and see if your volume is louder or not. Then come back here and post in the comments to let us know if it has worked for you!

So, has AudioAmp worked for you? I’d love to know because it has worked for me.

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  • Dusty

    Thanks for this post, I remember downloading this for my iTouch a while back but obviously it doesn’t do anything for it haha Well hopefully! my iPhone shows up before the weekend lol I wanna try this out and post back if it did help or not :p

  • Dusty

    Thanks for this post, I remember downloading this for my iTouch a while back but obviously it doesn’t do anything for it haha Well hopefully! my iPhone shows up before the weekend lol I wanna try this out and post back if it did help or not :p

  • Dusty

    Thanks for this post, I remember downloading this for my iTouch a while back but obviously it doesn’t do anything for it haha Well hopefully! my iPhone shows up before the weekend lol I wanna try this out and post back if it did help or not :p

  • Ben

    I read on a other forum that you can puncture with a small needle the protective film in the speaker’s little holes 60% more.
    B

  • Ben

    I read on a other forum that you can puncture with a small needle the protective film in the speaker’s little holes 60% more.
    B

  • Dusty

    Well I just tried it out on my 1.1.2OTB iPhone and I can’t really tell if it makes a difference lol Listening to Ringtones sounds the same but listening to music may sound louder, maybe it’s meant for older FW iPhones…. Since it sounds like the older FW was not loud. Well if anyone else with a 1.1.2FW and have installed this can give some feedback, I would also like see if it made a difference.

  • Dusty

    Well I just tried it out on my 1.1.2OTB iPhone and I can’t really tell if it makes a difference lol Listening to Ringtones sounds the same but listening to music may sound louder, maybe it’s meant for older FW iPhones…. Since it sounds like the older FW was not loud. Well if anyone else with a 1.1.2FW and have installed this can give some feedback, I would also like see if it made a difference.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    That sounds like a risky move…but it is definitely a new solution that I have not heard of!

  • iPhone Fan

    That sounds like a risky move…but it is definitely a new solution that I have not heard of!

  • Ramadoss.N

    Hey, I have an iphone unlocked which has a version of 1.0.2. Audi on speaker is fine. When you receive a call the audio is low. If anyone one can suggest me any remmedy. it is appreciated.
    I have adjusted the voolume switch which is on side, still it is low.
    Looking forward response.
    Ramadoss.N

  • Ramadoss.N

    Hey, I have an iphone unlocked which has a version of 1.0.2. Audi on speaker is fine. When you receive a call the audio is low. If anyone one can suggest me any remmedy. it is appreciated.
    I have adjusted the voolume switch which is on side, still it is low.
    Looking forward response.
    Ramadoss.N

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  • iphonelover

    dude ben, thanks so much for that post about the needle…it worked, the volume is now like 60% louder!! its awesome man thanks!!

  • iphonelover

    dude ben, thanks so much for that post about the needle…it worked, the volume is now like 60% louder!! its awesome man thanks!!

  • Ben

    Hi,
    I attempted to install, I have version 1.13 , and It didn’t work…..

  • Ben

    Hi,
    I attempted to install, I have version 1.13 , and It didn’t work…..

  • Edin

    Ben your the best man i tried the neaedle and it works so much better wow lol man at first i was scared i would damage the phone but now that i did it WOW sounds much better about 60 percent better

  • Edin

    Ben your the best man i tried the neaedle and it works so much better wow lol man at first i was scared i would damage the phone but now that i did it WOW sounds much better about 60 percent better

  • Edin

    Ben your the best man i tried the neaedle and it works so much better wow lol man at first i was scared i would damage the phone but now that i did it WOW sounds much better about 60 percent better

  • http://www.my2unes.net/ Triniti

    But the new 3g phones dont have the same speaker mesg metal convering
    the holes are not big the are very very super small if u even want to sall them holes
    its more like a screen now so you will have no idea of what you are poking
    and if you do break the phone who shall fix it
    apple …Naw Im not trying that at least not with this new 3g

  • http://www.my2unes.net/ Triniti

    But the new 3g phones dont have the same speaker mesg metal convering
    the holes are not big the are very very super small if u even want to sall them holes
    its more like a screen now so you will have no idea of what you are poking
    and if you do break the phone who shall fix it
    apple …Naw Im not trying that at least not with this new 3g

  • http://www.my2unes.net Triniti

    But the new 3g phones dont have the same speaker mesg metal convering
    the holes are not big the are very very super small if u even want to sall them holes
    its more like a screen now so you will have no idea of what you are poking
    and if you do break the phone who shall fix it
    apple …Naw Im not trying that at least not with this new 3g

  • martinmacfly

    Actually the speaker is inside a plastic casing that projects the sound outward. The speaker on the 3g is about where your z button shows up on the keyboard. You would have to slam a screwdriver through the glass above the home button to punture it. Not recommended! But i replaced mine with a chinese reproduction and it is much quieter than the original that came in my 3g.

  • martinmacfly

    Actually the speaker is inside a plastic casing that projects the sound outward. The speaker on the 3g is about where your z button shows up on the keyboard. You would have to slam a screwdriver through the glass above the home button to punture it. Not recommended! But i replaced mine with a chinese reproduction and it is much quieter than the original that came in my 3g.

  • unholycow

    Make sure your screen protector isn't covering your ear speaker.

  • unholycow

    Make sure your screen protector isn't covering your ear speaker.

  • Amy O

    I just found this thread and I had very low volume on my iphone 3s and i punctured small holes into the speaker and wa la! My volume is loud again! Thankyou Ben for the idea!