iPad Pro iPad Pro- is the top right hole a microphone?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rattler, May 3, 2019.

  1. rattler macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    I use my 11” iPad Pro for FaceTime audio fairly frequently and I’ve noticed that whenever I’m holding it in landscape orientation with my hand covering the display microphone and the top left microphone it does not pick up any sound. Now with 5 microphones I would’ve assumed that at least one of them would be able to pick up sound no matter how I’m holding it. Is this top right hole actually a microphone or is mine not working?
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    I think it’s a software thing. The software doesn’t just use all microphones. It’s responsible for picking. FaceTime is likely using just the left mics for input and the rest for algorithmically filtering background noise.
  3. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2018
    Maybe it isn’t using all of the microphones?
  4. rattler thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    Yeah, you guys are right. Just confirmed it on another iPad. Thanks!

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