iPad mini Protective film covers front mic

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ant2009, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    #1
    Hello,

    I bought a protective film for my iPad mini. The guy in the shop put it on for me. However, I noticed that the film covers the front mic. He told me this doesn't matter.

    Is Is it okay to cover the Mic?

    Thanks,
     
  2. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Location:
    Anglesey
    #2
    Try it and see if it works. If it doesn't, then peel the film back a little and cut an appropriate slot/hole.

    Job done:)
     
  3. macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #3
    Does the Mic still work?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    #4
    If you intend to use that mic for anything you care about, I wouldn't leave it covered. I'm sure it will "work", just like a camera with greasy finger prints on the lens will work, but not like it's supposed to.

    Regards,
    Tom
     
  5. macrumors 68020

    Blorzoga

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    #5
    Front mic on the mini? Where?
     
  6. macrumors 68000

    ritmomundo

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Bel Air, CA
    #6
    ^Exactly.

    There's no front mic on the mini. What are you talking about?
     
  7. macrumors 68020

    Blorzoga

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    #7
    Thank you.

    ----------

    It's definitely ok to cover the front mic, especially since it doesn't exist.
     
  8. macrumors 68040

    boshii

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #8
    I'm guessing you mean the camera and it's okay to cover it.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    #9
    Maybe I am wrong about the mic being next to the front facing camera (left side of the camera)

    It looked like a mic. However, I think it could be a sensor instead.

    Correct me if I am wrong.
     
  10. macrumors 68000

    ritmomundo

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Bel Air, CA
    #10
    It's the ambient light sensor, not a mic.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    #11
    my suggestion, lose the protective film. Its useless.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

    docal97

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Location:
    Southampton
    #12
    I find the protection to be quite useful.

    I would suggest that you get the new Invisishield protector. The new 'backs' have cutouts built in for the new mic on the AIR and mini w/ retina. My local mall has a kiosk, and they install it for your right there. Otherwise, you can get it from Amazon or their website. Just make sure that you get the correct one.
     

Share This Page