Why Won’t My Music Play on My iPhone?

If you’re wondering why your music won’t play on your iPhone, there could be a few different reasons. In this article, we’ll go over some of the most common causes and how to fix them.

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Check your iPhone’s volume level

One of the first things you should do if your iPhone’s music won’t play is to check its volume level. It’s easy to accidentally adjust your iPhone’s volume while handling it, and if the volume is turned all the way down then you won’t be able to hear any music, even if your iPhone is playing it.

To check your iPhone’s volume level, launch the Settings app and navigate to Sound. Here, you can use the Volume slider to adjust the overall system volume or use the individual sliders to set different volumes for different audio inputs and outputs.

Check for updates to your iPhone’s operating system

One of the first things you should do if your music won’t play on your iPhone is to check for updates to your iPhone’s operating system. To do this, connect your iPhone to a computer with iTunes installed and open iTunes. Then, click on the “Summary” tab and look for the “Check for Update” button. If there is an update available, click on the “Download and Install” button to install it.

Check the audio format of your music files

If you’ve downloaded music from the iTunes Store, you might have DRM copy protection. Songs with DRM can’t be played on your iPhone. Try playing the song on your computer to see if it plays there. If the song doesn’t play, check the song’s format:

Open iTunes and go to your Library.
Right-click or Control-click the song that you want to check, then choose Get Info.
Click the File tab.
You should see the file type listed next to “Kind.” If it says “Protected AAC,” then that’s the problem.

Check the audio settings on your iPhone

One of the first things you should do if your music won’t play on your iPhone is check the audio settings. If the audio is turned off, your music won’t play. To turn on your audio, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.

If your iPhone is connected to a Bluetooth device, make sure that the volume on both devices is turned up. You can adjust the volume on your iPhone by pressing the volume buttons on the side of your device. If you’re using headphones or earbuds, make sure they’re firmly plugged into your iPhone.

If you’re still having trouble, try restarting your iPhone. To do this, press and hold the power button until “slide to power off” appears on the screen. Once your iPhone is off, press and hold the power button again to turn it back on.

Check for any blockages in your iPhone’s speaker

If your iPhone’s speaker is covered or blocked, music may not play. To resolve this issue:

Check the speaker on the back of your iPhone. If you see any debris, clean it off with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
If you still can’t hear music playing from your iPhone, contact Apple Support or take your iPhone to an Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider.

Check if your iPhone is connected to a Bluetooth device

If you’re having trouble playing music from your iPhone, the first thing you should check is whether or not your iPhone is connected to a Bluetooth device. If it is, then your music will play through that device instead of your iPhone’s speakers. To check, open the Settings app and tap “Bluetooth.” If you see a Bluetooth device listed there, tap it and then tap “Forget This Device.” Alternatively, you can turn off Bluetooth entirely by tapping the switch next to “Bluetooth” at the top of the screen.

Check if you have enabled airplane mode on your iPhone

If you are having trouble playing music on your iPhone, one of the first things you should check is whether or not you have enabled airplane mode. This setting disables all wireless connectivity on your device, including the ability to play music. To check if airplane mode is enabled, simply open the Settings app and tap on the “Airplane Mode” switch. If it is green, that means it is enabled and you will need to turn it off in order to play music on your iPhone.

Check if Do Not Disturb mode is enabled on your iPhone

If you’re not able to play music from your iPhone, it’s possible that Do Not Disturb mode is enabled. This mode silences all incoming phone calls, alerts, and notifications. To check if this is the case, open the Control Center on your iPhone by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Look for the crescent moon icon; if it’s illuminated, Do Not Disturb mode is enabled and you’ll need to disable it to play music.

Try restarting your iPhone

If your music won’t play on your iPhone, there are a few things you can try. First, make sure that your iPhone is connected to the internet. If it is, try restarting your iPhone. If that doesn’t work, try force quitting the Music app and then restarting your iPhone. If that still doesn’t work, try resetting your iPhone.

Contact Apple Support

There are a few different reasons why your music might not be playing on your iPhone. The first thing you should do is check to see if your phone is connected to the internet. If it is, then the next thing to do is restart your phone. If neither of those things work, then the next step is to contact Apple Support.

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