iPhone Sound Coming From Earpiece and Not Out of Speaker

So far, I’ve been extremely happy with my new iPhone 4 and iOS 4. No complaints, great apps, and with availability of a super easy jailbreak from JailBreakMe.com the iPhone 4 has left me nothing but happy… until recently. I’ve been noticing this problem more and more. It was to do with the audio output getting messed up and basically getting turned off. When trying to listen to a podcast, or any audio for that matter – even notifications and keyboard clicks, all audio output is transferred from the standard iPhone speaker output to the iPhone earpiece, so of course, listening to the iPod or hearing notifications or your phone ringing becomes very difficult, if not impossible to hear.

After doing a little bit of reading, it turns out that it is the Skype application that is corrupting the audio output. Apparently, if you make a Skype phone call and the person you’re talking to hangs up before you do, it corrupts the iPhone audio causing all sound to come out of the earpiece rather than out of the speaker which is why many of you will be suffering from what is described as muted iPhone audio or muffled iPhone audio.


  • Restart your iPhone
  • Open Skype, place a call to the Skype Call Test account. Hangup immediately.
  • Double click home button, remove Skype from open apps.

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