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    Or does the OS have a way of preventing it?
    03-11-2017 04:50 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In my opinion, it is possible, but unlikely. Yet, playing music loudly, especially music with heavy bass over a period of time could eventually damage the iPhone's speakers.
    03-11-2017 06:30 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Anything is possible. But I imagine Apple tested this knowing many would like their music loud. I have yet to hear of any blown speakers. They probably should add a woofer.
    03-11-2017 07:01 AM
  4. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Absolutely. It's possible to damage the drivers in any speaker by playing the music too loud. Yo can go in to the Music app settings and enable volume limit by sliding the toggle down thus lowering the max volume level.
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    03-11-2017 12:38 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Absolutely. It's possible to damage the drivers in any speaker by playing the music too loud. Yo can go in to the Music app settings and enable volume limit by sliding the toggle down thus lowering the max volume level.
    I've used an iPhone for 5 years. I'm hearing impaired. I've had all my iPhones cranked all the way up listening to mostly rock music. Never blew a speaker or noticed any issues with the speakers. Nor have I ever heard of anyone doing so. Not on an iPhone. Androids might, don't know.
    03-11-2017 01:17 PM
  6. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I've used an iPhone for 5 years. I'm hearing impaired. I've had all my iPhones cranked all the way up listening to mostly rock music. Never blew a speaker or noticed any issues with the speakers. Nor have I ever heard of anyone doing so. Not on an iPhone. Androids might, don't know.
    Just because it hasn't happened to you is by no means an indication that it isn't possible.
    03-11-2017 01:30 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Just because it hasn't happened to you is by no means an indication that it isn't possible.
    I didn't say it wasn't possible. Just that I haven't heard of one case where an iPhone speaker blew. Apple's max volume on the iPhone isn't really that great.
    03-11-2017 01:54 PM
  8. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I didn't say it wasn't possible. Just that I haven't heard of one case where an iPhone speaker blew. Apple's max volume on the iPhone isn't really that great.
    Just because you haven't heard about it doesn't mean it's not possible or that it has not ever happened. In reference to sound, speakers get blown from having too much power going in to them. Loud music is one way to blow any speaker. The option to limit the volume in the music app will help prevent too much power to the speaker. Another option is using headphones or an external speaker.
    03-11-2017 02:09 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Just because you haven't heard about it doesn't mean it's not possible or that it has not ever happened. In reference to sound, speakers get blown from having too much power going in to them. Loud music is one way to blow any speaker. The option to limit the volume in the music app will help prevent too much power to the speaker. Another option is using headphones or an external speaker.
    I'll put it this way. It's extremely unlikely to happen. I've been a member here for nearly 4 years. I haven't seen one user come and say, "my speakers blew on my iPhone!".
    03-11-2017 04:11 PM
  10. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    Sherry you should tone it down a little. He didn't say it couldn't happen he said he hasn't heard of it happening. Not have I heard of it happening.
    03-11-2017 08:53 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Sherry you should tone it down a little. He didn't say it couldn't happen he said he hasn't heard of it happening. Not have I heard of it happening.
    No worries. Sherry's cool.
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    03-11-2017 08:58 PM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    We had to get the speaker replaced in my wife's 6 Plus (no big deal, about 15 min wait while I geeked out in the Apple Store). I'm totally convinced that it was from her constantly playing music at full volume. She seems to have changed her listening habits lately, and no longer uses the phones speaker with her iPhone 6s plus, but resorts to BT speakers or her car stereo.
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    03-12-2017 12:19 AM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    We had to get the speaker replaced in my wife's 6 Plus (no big deal, about 15 min wait while I geeked out in the Apple Store). I'm totally convinced that it was from her constantly playing music at full volume. She seems to have changed her listening habits lately, and no longer uses the phones speaker with her iPhone 6s plus, but resorts to BT speakers or her car stereo.
    I've been doing it for years with no issues. A lot of people turn theirs up all the way. May have just been a faulty speaker. We'll never know though.
    I would think the earlier iPhones were more susceptible to damage. It happens, but you don't hear about it hardly ever.
    Last edited by Ledsteplin; 03-12-2017 at 04:27 PM.
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    03-12-2017 04:12 PM

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