iPhone makes sound from speakers?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Halvard, May 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Halvard

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    From earlier phones I have had, I know that if I have a phone near a speaker and the phone rings or get a text message the speakers will make that weird sound.

    But very often when my new iPhone 4 is just laying there it also makes that sound from speakers. (Not the speaker in the iPhone of course).
    And I know that it is my phone and not someone elses, becouse when I move it away from the speaker the volume of the sound gets lower and when I take it close again it gets higher.

    What can I do to stop this. And I'm not even running any apps.
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

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    If you are on 3G it should not make any noise on the surrounding speakers. EDGE or 2G will for sure make the same sound when your phone too close to a speaker. This has been happening for a long time.

    Consider it a feature to tell you that your phone has dropped from the 3G network and running on EDGE or 2G
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Halvard

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    But I'm on WiFi
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    Agent-P

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (device; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Even though you're on wifi, the iPhone is still using the cellular network for calls and SMS messages. I used to use this speaker sound on my old phone (when I was sitting at the desktop) to know I was getting an SMS message before it got to my phone. I felt like a wizard lol.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Halvard

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    Yeah, but it also makes sound when nobody gets a message or anyone calls
     
  6. macrumors demi-god

    Gav2k

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    It's is still in contact with the cell tower
     
  7. macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

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    Your iPhone, like any other, will "bark" at the closest cell tower on a regular basis even though you are not using it. This sound and the reason it make this sound is a well know fact for years and years. We are not lying to you!:eek: How else would Apple know where you have been the last few days! :eek:

    If you want to stop the sound put it in Airplane mode, but then you might as well turn your phone off!:p
     

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