Ever since the increase in phone prices, people have resorted to buying a used phone to cut corners and get a device in a more reasonable price range. However, if you don’t know who to trust, you can get stuck with a device that has tons of issues.
Recently, I’ve seen some used iPhone 11 Pro with audio-related issues. That’s why today, I’m going to tell you a few ways you can fix these issues.
In today’s article, I’ll be going over the following:
- Issues that come with a used phone
- How to fix the audio issue of a used iPhone 11 pro
Let’s start by discussing the issues that come with buying a used phone.
Issues That Come with a Used Phone
Normally, if you buy a used phone from a trusted vendor, then it won’t be an issue. However, if you buy a used one from a shady person, it can come with its own set of headaches.
There can be tons of issues that come with a used phone. They can be severe and affect the usage of the phone or ignorable depending on the person using it. Some of them are:
- Depreciation: A used phone has already experienced depreciation, which means the value of a used phone will be lower than that of a new one. This is because, over time, a phone’s hardware and software features become outdated, reducing its usability and desirability in the market.
- Battery Life: The battery life of a used phone will typically be shorter than that of a new phone. As the phone ages, its battery life may become shorter, and you may have to replace it sooner than expected.
- Unknown History: You won’t know the full history of a used phone, such as how many previous owners it had or how much use it has been through. This could mean issues such as water damage or software glitches that you won’t be aware of until after the purchase.
- Data from Previous Users: A used phone may contain personal data from its previous owners, such as messages, pictures, and videos. If you choose to buy a used phone, make sure to perform a hard reset on it first so that any lingering data can be erased before use.
- Outdated Software: Depending on how old the phone is and when it was last updated, you may find yourself with an outdated operating system on your hands. This could lead to compatibility issues with certain apps or services that require more recent versions in order for them to work properly.
- Physical Damage: You can usually inspect a used phone for physical damage, such as scratches and dents before you buy it. However, certain issues may not be visible to the eye and could require more in-depth inspection before purchase.
- Network Issues: Depending on the carrier, a used phone might not be compatible with certain networks or services. Additionally, depending on from whom you purchase the phone, the previous owner could lock it to a particular network and be unable to be unlocked without special codes.
- Lack of Warranty: A used phone typically does not come with any form of warranty. This means that if anything goes wrong with the device, you are responsible for covering any repair costs.
How to Fix the Audio Issue of a Used iPhone 11 Pro
One of the major issues that can come with a used iPhone is that the audio may not be playing. There are a few things that can block the audio of the phone. The obvious one is that it may be connected to some AirPods or something (Just Kidding😂).
However, some of the ways to fix the audio issue are through the following methods:
- Check your iPhone’s volume settings: On the Settings app, select Sounds and adjust the Volume Limit or Ringer and Alerts slider to make sure it is not too low.
- Make sure there is nothing blocking the earpiece speaker: If you have a protective case on your device, remove it to check if something is blocking the speaker grille at the top of the phone.
- Reset all settings: You can reset all of your iPhone’s settings by going to Settings> General> Reset > Reset All Settings.
- Clean out your headphone jack: A lot of times, dirt and dust accumulate in this part of the phone which can cause audio problems. Use a cotton swab or a cloth to wipe out any debris that might be present in the port.
These are a few tested ways you can solve the audio issue of a used iPhone 11 Pro. However, sometimes the phone shows that your phone is connected to an audio device, but there isn’t such thing connected to it.
In such a scenario, you’ll need to redirect the audio of the phone to your speaker.
Note: Before that, just make sure that the phone’s speakers are in working condition and aren’t damaged.
To redirect the audio to your speakers, you’ll first need to:
- Install an audio redirection app (there are multiple on App Store).
- Open the app and click the audio redirection option.
- The audio will start to come out of the speakers.
It’s simple as that. I personally used this method when my phone was having issues. However, it can be a bit tiresome to redirect the audio every now and then because the tasks in the background of the phone get terminated after a while.
In the end, if you continue to face issues with your used iPhone 11 Pro, then go to a professional who can fix the phone. And if the issue persists, try looking into another phone.
So, if you plan on buying a phone from another vendor, then make sure that they have the trust of the previous buyers and market. I’ll recommend that you check out Wise Market Pakistan because they not only have extensive testing done on your phone but also provide 14 warrantees for their used phones.
However, if you want to jump to the latest version of the phone, they also have a wide variety of Apple phones such as iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro Max, etc. Not to mention, the huge library of Samsung, Nokia, and Xiaomi phones. So why wait? Head on over to Wise Market Pakistan and get the best devices for the best prices.