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Audio message iOS 16 not working

Audio message iOS 16 not working

IOS 16 software update has already been released, however, with its features it also brought certain issues and bugs. These problems have affected the performance of all iPhone devices as well. Among these issues, one of them is the audio messages not working properly. Since the iOS 16 updates, there have been many complaints by users regarding their audio messages not working. Although this issue was not noted as there are not enough complaints.

There were many bugs and issues that may have caused this, but there are no bugs specific to audio messages. Hence, audio messages not working properly might not be entirely the fault of iOS 16. Although in some cases, audio messages might be affected by bugs that are yet to be resolved. It is worth noting that this problem did not just occur on the iMessage app, this issue also continued with other third party applications such as WhatsApp or Instagram.

Audio message not working on iOS 16?

When you receive an audio message, you might face an issue where you are not able to download the audio message despite a good internet connection, or after the download is complete you might not hear any sound, or you might also not be able to record the audio message as it randomly stops working. There can be many reasons apart from iOS 16 update bugs.

Audio message not working iOS 16: Fixes

Before jumping to any conclusion make sure to try some of the fixes listed below to see if the audio message not working problem is being solved or not.

Disable sound recognition / hey Siri:

If the sound recognition feature is on then recording audio messages might not work properly. I suggest you disable this feature from the control center and then try recording audio messages again. You might also want to disable the hey Siri feature as it may be the cause of this issue.

Stop screen recording:

If you are screen recording on your device, then you may have an audio and sound problem. You might not be able to hear clearly any audio messages when the screen recording is turned on. In order to listen to any audio messages or send them from your side you need to disable screen recording. If you want to send the audio message you might record it first in the voice memo app and then turn on screen recording.

Third party application:

If this issue is occurring with any third party application such as WhatsApp or Instagram, first make sure that you have granted necessary permission for audio messages from the settings app. Go to the settings app > Select the app (WhatsApp) > Enable the microphone option.

Storage space:

If you are not able to download any audio messages on your device, it might be because of the storage space. Try clearing some storage space and delete unwanted messages, documents and media so than you will be able to download audio messages.

Reset iPhone:

This can be used as the last resort if disabling features does not work. Resetting your device might get rid of some unwanted bugs that were causing all the problems and restore everything without any bugs. So, resetting your device to factory data reset might solve the audio message problem.

That’s it, folks! If you have also encountered this issue then do report it to the Apple support forum. Let us know in the comment section down below if you have tried any of the fixes to resolve the audio message not working issue and did it work for you or not.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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Being in love with the tech world, Govind joined the technology world in 2015 and started writing about tech stuff (mobile, PC, games, other gadgets). He loves playing games, travelling, photography and sharing the latest news & updates about every Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.).

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