Buzzing noise when on a call. iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dino12, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Metropolis, IL
    Is anyone getting a buzzing noise while on a call? Its a faint noise but it is there. This is my second phone and both of them do it. It sounds like it is some sort of interference, but it does it almost anywhere I am.
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2010
  3. macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2007
    Oxford, England
    I've got this problem, did apple swap the phone? And does the replacement suffer from the same issue?
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2010
    Buzzing noise during the call

    Hi there,

    I have exactly the same problem. Before updating my iphone to 4.0.1, I had full bars at home, must of the time. After updating the phone, I haven't seen more than three bars.

    I can hear that annoying buzzy noise at any call that exceeds 10 minutes (the noise is very similar to the noise that you can here when a cellphone is brought so close to a speaker). I believe this happens whenever my phone loses 3G and switches to edge. I am not sure if I had this problem before the updating the iphone, since I have got it just recently.

    Anybody else with similar experience?
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    London, UK
    I've got exactly the same problem - only just got the phone and came with 4.0.1

    What have all you posters above had done - did you get a new phone off Apple? Did you find a fix? Have you settled for it with the issue as is?
  6. macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2010
    I've also had this problem a few times when at home.. I called Apple and they told me to do a restore as new of the phone to see if the cleared any issues. Doing so I have not had any problems since. Try that and if it dosn't work then you can give Apple a call or go to a store and then you can be sure that it is something with the phone.
  7. macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    London, UK
    For anyone else who comes across this thread, I got a replacement shipped out by apple and it doesn't have the problem. If yours does, replace it.
  8. macrumors member


    Feb 15, 2008
    San Diego
    I don't have the buzz but everyone tell me when I call them, they hear an echo. When they call me back its all good though. Yup I'm gunning for a replacement come Thursday when I take this phone in for this and another issue.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2010
    iphone 4 16 gb

    hhi my iphone suffers from the buzz as well thats y im going to apple to get it sorted out o and the battery life is **** this is my first iphone but i manneged to get the duff one of corce
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    We get this problem very often belive it or not. The majority of the time, there has been some sort of rust or calicum deposit build up underneath the connector #3. About 1 out of 10 times the reason they hear that noise is because they have horrible cell phone reception or have a horrible phone provider. Hope this helps :)
  11. macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2010
    all done

    whent to the g bar and they replaced no probs
  12. macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2010
    Same here! Is this going to be fixable?

    I had the same issues, went to the G Bar and got replaced...guess what?

    Same issues again, while on a call is still buzzing continuously as a speaker noise.

    If you go outside to a street, of course this noise will disappear as the noise from outside will cover it, but for an i - 'phone', this could be considered even worst than the antennagate in my opinion. The phone is awesome until you judge the call quality.

    Will a firmware/update could fix this issue? If there is people who hasn't got this problem, how many i-phone 4's should I try it before get a good one?

    Going to change to my third one on thursday, I will post the results...
  13. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    Result of the replacement


    Did they replace your iPhone. Does it work right know or is the issue still existing?

    Ive the same problem.. (Switzerland)

    Best Regards
  14. macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2010

    Same problem here. I noticed that if I use head set, the sound is ok. But if you use internal mic, there is lot of external noice and the sound quality is bad.

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