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C DM

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Has anyone noticed an audible (as in coming from the speakerphone rather than the earpiece) end of call alert (consisting of 3 beeping tones) recently?

It seems to happen if the call is ended after I move the phone away from my ear and the screen comes back on, even though the speakerphone isn't on and hasn't been used, and the phone could even be in silent mode.

Can't quite say if it might be more iOS rather than iPhone related, but, at the same time, I don't recall running into it at all or at least much prior to the last few iOS 9 updates (prior to iOS 9.2 or 9.3 let's say).
 
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bransoj

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The tone sounds like the one that you get if a call fails or drops i think.
 

C DM

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The tone sounds like the one that you get if a call fails or drops i think.
Sort of like that, just that the call actually ends properly (and the tone comes out of the speaker and not the earpiece).
 

C DM

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I usually notice it if the other party hangs up on you first before you can push "end call"
I guess part of what I find strange is that it uses the speaker even though the call itself wasn't on speakerphone. And the fact that it happens only sometimes, and didn't really happen much earlier (at least in my experience), makes it somewhat more odd in a sense.
 

I7guy

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I guess part of what I find strange is that it uses the speaker even though the call itself wasn't on speakerphone. And the fact that it happens only sometimes, and didn't really happen much earlier (at least in my experience), makes it somewhat more odd in a sense.
I tried several times to see if I could hear the beeping after I end a call, but to my old ears, there was no sound. Is there anything special or what is the sequence of things you are doing? For instance picking up a call on the lock screen and then pressing the hang-up button, or letting the call end without pressing the button? Initiating a call? etc.
 

Paddle1

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I tried several times to see if I could hear the beeping after I end a call, but to my old ears, there was no sound. Is there anything special or what is the sequence of things you are doing? For instance picking up a call on the lock screen and then pressing the hang-up button, or letting the call end without pressing the button? Initiating a call? etc.
The phone should beep 3 times when somebody else hangs up on you.

Maybe they changed it to play through the speaker if you take the phone away from your ear. Or it could just be a glitch.
 

C DM

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I tried several times to see if I could hear the beeping after I end a call, but to my old ears, there was no sound. Is there anything special or what is the sequence of things you are doing? For instance picking up a call on the lock screen and then pressing the hang-up button, or letting the call end without pressing the button? Initiating a call? etc.
The phone should beep 3 times when somebody else hangs up on you.

Maybe they changed it to play through the speaker if you take the phone away from your ear. Or it could just be a glitch.
I played around with it and, yes, it's essentially when someone hangs up on you. I guess the difference (at least to me) is that it's coming from the speaker rather than the earpiece, and while playing around with it it even happened if I keep the phone by my ear the whole time.

Somewhat of an odd experience to have the phone make noise like that at the end of a call when you were using the regular earpiece, and even when the phone is set to silent/vibrate mode (or even DND). It does appear to work correctly when a headset is used (only playing the tones through the headset).

EDIT: After playing around some more with it it looks like this only happens when Wi-Fi calling is used. This would explain why I don't experience it all the time, and why I only started noticing it all not that long ago (since Wi-Fi calling only became available on Verizon not that long).
 

C DM

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It would really be good to get this audible call ended indicator when WiFi calling is used fixed. Not sure why the behavior is this way to begin with, given that it works (and has been working) just fine when non-WiFi calling is used. Certainly quite disruptive when you are in a relatively quiet environment and pick up a call and have it make that sound if you aren't the first one to end it, without any way to control it seemingly since it doesn't seem to respect any volume or ringer settings (short of not using WiFi calling I guess).
 

C DM

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Looks like this might have been an iOS thing given that in my initial quick tests of this after installing iOS 9.3.3 earlier today the issue doesn't seem to be present--with Wi-Fi calls the end of call alert tones are present, but only played through the earpiece instead of the speakerphone (as they normally do with regular cellular/mobile calls).
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
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Looks like this might have been an iOS thing given that in my initial quick tests of this after installing iOS 9.3.3 earlier today the issue doesn't seem to be present--with Wi-Fi calls the end of call alert tones are present, but only played through the earpiece instead of the speakerphone (as they normally do with regular cellular/mobile calls).
Well, I guess I spoke a little too soon as I just encountered the same behavior as before. Not sure why it seemed to have been working fine earlier, while back to how it was all of a sudden now--perhaps the scenarios as to when it happens (basically when Wi-Fi calling is used) aren't exactly as clear-cut as I have been suspecting.
 
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