Definitely a speaker problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by applehappy, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. applehappy macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2007
    I have seen another post on this but it was not getting anywhere. Please chime in if you are experiencing speaker problems.

    No, mine is not obstructed, or muted...and the volume is all the way up. EVERYTHING, including ringtones, is barely audible.

    Any suggestions? Thanks...
  2. chipchen macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2002

    1. Post only once.

    2. Take it back for a replacement. (hopefully you got it at an Apple Store. The AT&T stores will probably make you send it in or something. Apple Stores will most likely just swap it for a new one.)
  3. stomachdoc macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Outside of Boston
    And you are not holding it with your finger over the speaker (on the bottom of the unit) or using a case that obstructs the opening?
  4. ctakim macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    How many speakers does this phone have?

    My iPhone has two "grills" on the bottom on either side of the plug recepticle, however sound only comes out of the left side. If I accidently hold my finger over the left side, the sound is reduced markedly. If I cover the right, no difference. I'm wondering if this is standard or if the right side is also supposed to output sound?

  5. jstennis1591 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Only one is a speaker.......the other one is a mic

    this was in the guided tour video, and has been discussed on these forums
  6. applehappy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2007
    First, sorry for the multiple posts. Forums went down for Maint as I submitted.

    Nothing covering the speaker. Even with the ringer on max, I have to put it right to my ear to hear anything. I have an appt at the genius bar at the honolulu Apple store today.

    FYI you don't get repair service at ATT. Only Apple Care.

    Thanks all. Love this iPhone!
  7. WillJS macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2007
    Wow. so many people are having these issues. Mine is LOUD and is perfect.
  8. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    if I'm in a noisy room or my car with music playing or the windows are down, I can't hear anything. Not loud at all for me. Speakerphone is almost useless too. I'm gonna go to my local apple store on Monday to see and hear other iphones to compare mine. I hope mine is defective and they replace it, but I fear the mine will work just like the others, with a weak speaker.

    If it wasn't for the vibrate feature, I'd miss slot of calls.
  9. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2005
    i am kinda having a similiar problem. The speaker on the bottom is plenty loud enough for the ringer/ipod, but it is barely hearable when using a call. When on a call the speaker that is at your ear is loud and clear, so what gives? Anyone else experiencing something similiar?
  10. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
  11. ctakim macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    I took the video tour, but I don't recall this specifically being mentioned (i.e., right vs. left). Not to sound too defensive, but it doesn't help to have five different threads on the same subject. :)

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