Only one speaker working

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  1. macrumors member

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    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!
     
  2. macrumors member

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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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    i made that mistake the first time i used my iPhone!:D
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Wow, I'm genuinely surprised.

    Thanks for clearing that up! :)

    Happier now!
     
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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").
     
  6. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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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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    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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    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...
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    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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    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.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    I never read that thread but I was thinking the same thing.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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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!
     
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    That'll be because the other three and a half thousand threads on the same subject have been trashed.
    :D
     
  16. macrumors member

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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 :apple:
     
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    GoCubsGo

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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.....

    [​IMG]
     
  19. macrumors 68020

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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! :D



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    Surely

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    I wasn't being sarcastic.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    This means the iPhone has no Stereo speaker - it's entirely mono.
     
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    Yes, unless you use headphones. The speaker sucks as it is.
     
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    Surely

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    The speaker on mine doesn't suck. :confused:
     
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    jmann

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    Why do you say it sucks? I think it is nicer and less tinny than other phone speakers.
     
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    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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