Strange lag/2 second delay when answering an incoming call on iPhone 5(verizon)

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry if this has been asked/answered before, but I didn't find anything. Anyway, when I receive a call and slide to answer if my phone is locked or pressing the green button if my phone is unlocked there is always this 1 or 2 second delay before I can hear the person who called me and before they can hear me. It's weird so I was hoping somebody has an answer or a suggestion as to what should I do about it. Thank you for reading guys
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I get this intermittently, too. I've submitted a bug to Apple feedback. Perhaps you could do the same. If there are enough complaints Apple may fix it:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I don't think it's an Apple issue and it seems to be a problem not only to Verizon but also to AT&T. My friend has a Verizon Galaxy S3 and it seems to be doing the same. My sister's iPhone 5 on AT&T is the same thing.
     
  4. QuarterSwede, Oct 19, 2012
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    QuarterSwede

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    I get the lag on my 4S on at&t. It didn't do it on my 4. A friend with the 4S has the same issue as well.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    I have the lag on sprint iPhone 5. I always have to say hello twice.
     
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    sweetbrat

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    My 4S does it, hubby's 5 does it and we're both on AT&T. It's been this way for quite a while now, though I can't remember if his 4 had the same issue. I think it's the phone service, not the phone, but I could be wrong.
     
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    I imagine it's some chip that's being used in multiple devices that causes it on multiple services.
     
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    smithrh

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    I was just about to make a post on this...

    So, yeah, I have this too.

    On top of that, people can't understand me well - sometimes at all - if I'm just talking into the phone. However, if I use a headset, the voice quality is excellent.

    I am wondering if Apple has something wrong with their new 3-microphone noise-cancelling setup.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    I have this on AT&T. It didn't do it on my previous generation iPhones. I also remember this happening years ago in T-Mobile with a Sidekick.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Same here on AT&T :confused:
     
  11. macrumors 68020

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    I think it happens to my wife on her 4s (verizon) cause every time I call her it's

    ring
    ring
    ring
    ... (silence)
    ...
    ...
    her: "Helllloooo???"
    me: Hi Honey, I've told you 100x that you need to wait a second before you say hello because the person on the other end can't hear you right away....

    I think it's MORE frustrating that she can't just work around the issue by waiting, literally, 2 seconds before saying hello...

    For what it's worth, it used to happen on her old Galaxy as well so maybe it's a trait of cell phones? I don't know.
     
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    smithrh

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    No, it's not a trait of cell phones - or of networks. At least properly working ones.

    I suspect there's an issue in the noise cancellation - the phone may be trying to get a baseline of signal (your voice) to noise (not your voice) and it takes too long to do so.
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    I haven't noticed this on my AT&T 4S, but I wait for the timer to start counting before I start talking. The timer usually starts at two seconds so maybe I am just not noticing it because I am already waiting. The timer on my 4 starts at :00.
     
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    I get this on Verizon with my old Samsung Zeal dumb phone as well. I have just gotten in the habit of no rushing to start talking after I've answered the phone.
     
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    scaredpoet

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    Might be a call setup thing.

    In any case, I've had this on my 3GS, my 4, my 4S and now my 5, so I've just gotten used to answer, pausing for a second or two and THEN saying "Hello?"
     
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    Ahonen

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    My iPhone 4S and 5 both do this, I believe it to be AT&T. I can't recall if my 3GS or 1 did this, I had actually stopped thinking about it, I've just become accustomed to pausing for a moment after answering, although its more like one full second.
     
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    smithrh

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    Neither my 3GS or 4 ever did this on AT&T.
     
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    Same here. Never had the issue till the 4S. I distinctly remember my friend getting uber pissed when he got the 4S because it was doing that. It drove/drives him nuts.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    IP5, AT&T

    Does anyone on this thread have Onavo installed? I used to have the same issue with the 1-2 second delay as well as issues with delayed receipt of voicemails until 2-3 days after the call actually came through. Also, had an issue where, after rebooting the phone, I would be unable to connect to data network for ~10 mins. I uninstalled the Onavo profile and delted Onavo from my phone and it has resolved all my problems. Hope it helps!
     
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    I had a 3GS and 4 on AT&T and never has this issue. Damn, my phone is otherwise perfect, but this delay drives me nuts sometimes. I'll make a trip to apple store and see if those einsteins can do something about it... Nobody I know has this delay when answering the call
     
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    I noticed this even on my 4S. But it wasn't always like this. I have at&t.
    Either they changed something, or there is something in ios thats making it do it.
    I don't have any experience with other phones with this problem, so i can't comment if its an iphone only thing or not.

    I literally got into a fight with my fiance because of this once.

    It seemed like everytime she calls me, i'd pick up and it would go like this:

    me: Whats cookin good lookin
    Her: ......
    me: babe?
    her: ......
    me: hello?
    her: ......
    me: HELLO!!!!!!
    her: Hey hun
    me: WHY THE HELL DOES IT TAKE YOU SO LONG TO ANSWER ME!!
     
  23. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know! I got my phone through company because I work as a tech/customer support and I get a lot of calls a day. Every time somebody calls me I feel like a moron uttering 'hello' hello for few seconds until my Edison iPhone patches me through.
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    Noticed this issue when I switched to IPhone 5/IO6. My wife has the same issue with same hardware/OS config. The issue is pretty consistent. We have AT&T.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    Had this issue in my iPhone 5 (AT&T) since release day. Never had it in my 4S. I just say hello 2 times it's really annoying.
     

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