AW S3 microphone busted?!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dschulian, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. dschulian macrumors regular

    dschulian

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    Hey all,

    yesterday I decided to upgrade from my S0 to a S3 Wifi. Went to my local Apple Store and found one! It’s incredible fast and responsive, nice!

    But today I went for a morning run. After my shower I cleaned the watch with warm water, but since then the mic is busted!

    Hey Siri? Not working.
    Phone calls? Absoluteley nothing comes through!

    I used the water lock multiple times, but no Progress. The sound also changed from cery clean and nice to much less loud and muddy.

    WTF? I even showered with my old S0 and nothing ever happend in 2+ years!

    Watch is charging now..

    Got AC. What should I do? :(
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Call apple, and if its defective they'll replace it.
     
  3. dschulian thread starter macrumors regular

    dschulian

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    Had a call with apple. Will recieve my replacement within 48hrs. I hope the new one will last a little longer :p
     
  4. Brookzy macrumors 601

    Brookzy

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    And I assume you can keep your current one in the mean time?

    That, kids, is how customer service is done! *stares at my carrier* ;)
     
  5. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    For what it’s worth, I’ve seen mic issues on my S2 watch frequently after showers. The water lock function clears water from the speaker, but not the mic. Usually waiting a few hours for the water to evaporate or blowing into the mic hole fixes it. I haven’t showered enough with my S3 watch to know if it will behave similarly, but I would imagine so as the design hasn’t changed much.

    I would guess that your mic will be working fine now.
     
  6. dschulian thread starter macrumors regular

    dschulian

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    Sadly, my mic is still not working. Was looking for information like this (s2 issues) but couldn‘t find any.

    Yes. I can keep my watch till the new one arrives, which is nice.
     

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