Hearing myself when on a call, 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AaronHeth, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. AaronHeth macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    Got my 4S on Friday, upgraded from a 3GS, and I've noticed when on a call I can hear myself as I speak. Not sure what this is, is anyone else experiencing it? I'm wondering if it is a software issue or a hardware one and I need to exchange? :/
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I noticed this on my 4, not 4S. Seems only to affect me when I call a certain person, so I think it's their end.
     
  3. AaronHeth thread starter macrumors member

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    So far it's happened with two people, one with a 4 on Verizon and another also with a 4S on AT&T, so I think it's actually me.
     
  4. Hatshepsut macrumors newbie

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    This has been happening to me, too. Are you having problems w/ the earphones, phone earpiece, or both? I've only been using earphones so far.
     
  5. AaronHeth thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't tried any headphones, just the normal ear speaker.

    I tried my girlfriend's new 4S and hear it there too. Maybe this was some hardware change in the 4/4S from the 3gs that I just need to get use to?
     
  6. Hatshepsut macrumors newbie

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    Odd. I just tried w/o the earphones w/ no problem. Still heard it w/ a different pair of earphones, though.
     
  7. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it's more Verizon/ Landline-esque. I like it a lot, it helps to stop me from yelling into the phone.

    EDIT: I'm on the iPhone's home turf, so anything Verizon-esque is rather foreign to me.
     
  8. AaronHeth thread starter macrumors member

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    So has anyone figured out if this is just something normal in perhaps the 4/4S? It seems like some people don't notice it but have it on their phone.

    I can't tell if I've just run into a couple of phones exhibiting the behavior, or if it's a normal thing and just different from the 3GS, and I personally happen to notice it more than most people?
     
  9. ziyonim58 macrumors newbie

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  10. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    My guess is that Verizon requires it because it makes the phone sound better to the end user, and closes the feedback loop. Thus, I on AT&T got a Verizon-customized phone. Works for me... Because they made one model of the 4S, the Verizon mandates made it into the AT&T and Sprint models... at least that's my take on it.
     

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