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Old Oct 1, 2007, 10:09 AM   #1
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Only one speaker working

I presume that the iPhone should play audio through its bottom speakers in stereo. Eg left of the dock port and right of the dock port. I have nothing coming from the right speaker, regardless of what is being played through it.

For reference I've installed AppTapp and anySIM but thats it.

I'm sure it must be a fault but I thought I'd double check with the experts first. Thanks for your help!
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Old Oct 1, 2007, 10:11 AM   #2
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The grill on the right is the microphone, not another speaker. You will never hear sound from it.
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Old Oct 1, 2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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i made that mistake the first time i used my iPhone!
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Old Oct 1, 2007, 10:49 AM   #4
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Thanks!

Wow, I'm genuinely surprised.

Thanks for clearing that up!

Happier now!
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 06:43 AM   #5
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I just noticed the same thing when I accidentally covered the speaker on the bottom left of the iPhone.. I was worried for about 3 minutes (that's how long it took me to google "iphone sound from one speaker").
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 09:50 PM   #6
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the grill to the left is the speaker, the other grill is a microphone. so you'll only hear your music and speakerphone through the left one. And if your wondering "why is it that when i then cover the speaker,i still hear sound coming from the mircophone?"
well the sound just sometime "bleeds" through to the mircrophone, so its a faint sound.
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 10:30 PM   #7
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Woo hoo! I thought mine was boken. I've had it for a week and cant put it down!
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 10:53 PM   #8
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lol. I actually took mine to the Apple store because I thought it was messed up. Lucky you found out on a forum, I went through the embarrassment of making a trip to the Apple store to get an answer I could have googled in 3 minutes.
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Old Jul 23, 2008, 09:30 PM   #9
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You'll all be pleased to know that this thread is still helping the odd iPhone newbie like me

At least... I hope it's not just me...
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Old Jul 24, 2008, 02:53 AM   #10
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Wow, I'm genuinely surprised.

Thanks for clearing that up!

Happier now!
Why are you surprised that one is a speaker and the other is a micrphone? How do you think your voice is going to be heard while your in a phone call to the other caller? All phones have micrphones you know. Can't believe how many times this question gets asked?
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Old Jul 22, 2009, 09:47 PM   #11
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Why are you surprised that one is a speaker and the other is a micrphone? How do you think your voice is going to be heard while your in a phone call to the other caller? All phones have micrphones you know. Can't believe how many times this question gets asked?
I was surprised that one of the grills was a mic on the iPhone 3GS (I just got one yesterday) because I just amused it had stereo speakers.
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Old Jul 22, 2009, 09:52 PM   #12
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You know, this is really amusing because there was a thread about stickies in this forum and it was concluded that no one would actually use this sticky.
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Old Jul 22, 2009, 09:54 PM   #13
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You know, this is really amusing because there was a thread about stickies in this forum and it was concluded that no one would actually use this sticky.
I never read that thread but I was thinking the same thing.
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You know, this is really amusing because there was a thread about stickies in this forum and it was concluded that no one would actually use this sticky.
I didn't see the sticky thread until just them, google's #1 result for "only one speaker working on iphone" is this thread here!
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I didn't see the sticky thread until just them, google's #1 result for "only one speaker working on iphone" is this thread here!
That'll be because the other three and a half thousand threads on the same subject have been trashed.
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Old Aug 14, 2009, 03:39 PM   #16
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I've just discovered this and thought I might have to send my phone back as it's faulty.

Seems odd that there's only the one speaker but it still sounds quite good, well done
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Old Aug 14, 2009, 03:40 PM   #17
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^ It's right there in the manual.
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I love seeing threads like this pop up.... ah memories.....

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I love seeing threads like this pop up.... ah memories.....


This is what happens when people are coerced into doing a SEARCH.

They search a topic, it points them to an old post, they add a comment on the old post which then brings it to the top.

The alternative would be to just post the question in a NEW THREAD, but then of course all the forum police would jump on the thread and tell the OP ... " Do you know how to search ? This has been discussed before " or words to this effect.


SEARCH <--- you are damned if you do, and damned if you don't!



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This is what happens when people are coerced into doing a SEARCH.

They search a topic, it points them to an old post, they add a comment on the old post which then brings it to the top.

The alternative would be to just post the question in a NEW THREAD, but then of course all the forum police would jump on the thread and tell the OP ... " Do you know how to search ? This has been discussed before " or words to this effect.


SEARCH <--- you are damned if you do, and damned if you don't!



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I wasn't being sarcastic.
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Old Aug 14, 2009, 10:00 PM   #21
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The grill on the right is the microphone, not another speaker. You will never hear sound from it.
This means the iPhone has no Stereo speaker - it's entirely mono.
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This means the iPhone has no Stereo speaker - it's entirely mono.
Yes, unless you use headphones. The speaker sucks as it is.
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Yes, unless you use headphones. The speaker sucks as it is.
The speaker on mine doesn't suck.
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Old Aug 14, 2009, 11:30 PM   #24
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Yes, unless you use headphones. The speaker sucks as it is.
Why do you say it sucks? I think it is nicer and less tinny than other phone speakers.
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Why do you say it sucks? I think it is nicer and less tinny than other phone speakers.
Well, I could say my hearing is bad, but my son has to put the phone to his ear to hear it as well, when I have the speaker phone on. Most times it works okay. However, it's not great sound or anything. I can't imagine using it to listen to music (but, I have never tried, so maybe I have experience to judge on that). However, the voice in the speaker phone is not loud enough IMO. This probably has nothing to do with the speaker, but I also usally don't hear it dialing a number. That drives me crazy.
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