How to Turn on the Speaker on an iPhone

In addition to enhanced multimedia features, the iPhone also has basic functions that are available on many cellphones, such as a speakerphone. The speaker feature allows you to speak to a caller and hear him without putting the device up to your ear. It is also beneficial if you want a group of people to participate in a conversation on your iPhone. You need to be in an active call to use the speaker.

Step 1

Tap the "Phone" icon at the bottom of the Home screen.

Step 2

Tap the "Contacts" icon at the bottom of the screen, and then navigate to the person you want to call.

Step 3

Tap the contact's name, and then tap the number to initiate the phone call. Alternatively, you can enter a number directly using the keypad and then press the "Call" button.

Step 4

Tap the speaker icon in the top-right corner of the calling options box when it appears. The calling options box also contains other features such as a mute button, a hold button and access to contacts. The speaker icon looks like a speaker with sound waves emanating from it and turns blue when pressed.

Step 5

Press the volume buttons on the left-side of the phone to increase or decrease the speaker volume.

Step 6

Tap the speaker icon again to turn off the speaker, or tap "End" to end the call.