iPhone 6 plus volume low while talking

ray737

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Is anyone else experiencing low volume when talking on the phone. My volume is turned all the way up and sometimes the volume is very low. Protective covering has been removed
 

MinEderPlayz

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Is anyone else experiencing low volume when talking on the phone. My volume is turned all the way up and sometimes the volume is very low. Protective covering has been removed
Maybe you are indeed holding it wrong. I used to feel the corner of my 5s on my ear and it was exactly in the right spot. But right now, I have to hold the corner higher because my ear would not be where the speaker is. Pay attention to how you hold it and observe how the volume changes. It's a DRASTIC change. ;)
 

maverick22

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I know this thread is about the 6+. However, I started a thread about the 6's volume being too low while on a call.

Many others agreed with me. Volume while on a call is not as loud as the iphone 4/5. Hope this can be fixed in an update!
 
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MinEderPlayz

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I know this thread is about the 6+. However, I started a thread about the 6's volume being too low while on a call.

Many others agreed to me. Volume while on a call is not as loud as the iphone 4/5. Hope this can be fixed in an update!
Are you sure you are not holding it wrong look at my post earlier... The 6 is bigger too
 

ray737

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Maybe you are indeed holding it wrong. I used to feel the corner of my 5s on my ear and it was exactly in the right spot. But right now, I have to hold the corner higher because my ear would not be where the speaker is. Pay attention to how you hold it and observe how the volume changes. It's a DRASTIC change. ;)

You were 100% correct. I moved it a bit and now I have to turn down the volume. Wow!!!! Thank you very much. Problem solved!!!!
 

maverick22

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You were 100% correct. I moved it a bit and now I have to turn down the volume. Wow!!!! Thank you very much. Problem solved!!!!
Well, I thought I tried moving it all around the first few days I had it. As I've said in other threads, it's fine around the house or in quiet areas.

If you're driving though, it's pretty difficult to hear the caller!
 

cmckelvmi

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Sep 18, 2014
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I'm having the issue of the volume not being loud enough. I have the volume up all the way, the plastic film is removed. I have tried moving the phone around to position better to my ear. Even with the earbuds in, the volume is too low. I only had the volume on my iPhone 5 a little past halfway. Any ideas to help please?:(
 

sfresident1029

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I got iPhone 6 and its talking volume is super low too

I just got the upgrade from iPhone4s to iPhone 6. I experience the same thing that the talking volume is super low, including at the speaker phone too. The female voice from Maps' Direction's even louder. But it's still not as loud as iPhone4s. Also the volume kept changed back to 50% automatically after I had been frequently setting it to maximum.
I asked my friend who got the iPhone 6+ and he got the same volume issue too. Wondering if it's the bug that's going to be resolved soon.
 

sunking101

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I have my 6+ volume on the lowest setting indoors and it is fine. Outdoors I raise it two or three notches and it's fine.
Are you guys seriously finding the volume too low even when maxed out? It sounds like you need a trip to the hearing aid shop, not the genius bar #.
 

blaine07

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My volume is too low as well. Tons of previous conversation in forum about it. Definitely a documented issue. No one has confidently been able to conclude software or hardware issue. Sigh :-(
 

brainspirations

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Dec 24, 2014
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tried everything suggested- still VERY low volume

I am asking for a refund.
Too high of a price for a phone whose volume is undependable.
 

ImBuz

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You can only change the volume
of the iPhone while talking on the phone--the volume control
when not talking is for video phone calls etc.
 

AttilaTheHun

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My volume is too low as well. Tons of previous conversation in forum about it. Definitely a documented issue. No one has confidently been able to conclude software or hardware issue. Sigh :-(
My 3 days old iPhone 6 plus is also way too low compare to my 5S. the keyboard clicks are very weak, when I call someone on the phone the ringing that I hear b4 he picks up it's too weak.

any solution ?
 

AppleGuruOne

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I had some improvement with this issue by turning off noise cancellation and switching the LTE from voice and data to just data. YMMV.
 

DJTaurus

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The simplest fix to the low volume on my plus was to turn off the noise cancellation.... also turn off hearing aids if you use them. Now its crystal clear and loud as it can possible be!!! :cool:
 

Bri in Mtl

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FWIW I'm 50% deaf in both ears and have no problem hearing calls on my newly purchased iPhone 6.
Based on this thread and others like it I went first to the Apple store to try the demo phones and they were all more than loud enough for me.
 

jbachandouris

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Volume on my 6+ has never been loud enough since launch day. Tried turning off noise cancellation and moving where I place the phone. Still hard to hear in noisy environments.

Between that and the rotation lock issues, I'm thinking I may need to go to Genius Bar...
 

BigMcGuire

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Sorry to hear --- I definitely have noticed how "powerful" the 6+'s earpiece speaker seems to me. I usually have to have the volume at 30% for it to be comfortable. People I know who speak super quiet with the phone far from their mouth - I have to raise volume to 80% sometimes. But 100% is very uncomfortable to use even in a loud environment for me.

Back in my flip phone days - low volume phones caused so many problems for me (my Motorola Razr only worked in 100% silence on MAX and even then I asked people to repeat often). :/

My wife's 6+ seems to be plenty loud, I can hear the mother in law very clearly when she's talking about 5ft away (not on speaker).
 

jbachandouris

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Sorry to hear --- I definitely have noticed how "powerful" the 6+'s earpiece speaker seems to me. I usually have to have the volume at 30% for it to be comfortable. People I know who speak super quiet with the phone far from their mouth - I have to raise volume to 80% sometimes. But 100% is very uncomfortable to use even in a loud environment for me.

Back in my flip phone days - low volume phones caused so many problems for me (my Motorola Razr only worked in 100% silence on MAX and even then I asked people to repeat often). :/

My wife's 6+ seems to be plenty loud, I can hear the mother in law very clearly when she's talking about 5ft away (not on speaker).
Even with the volume all the way up, I can barely hear my kids when I am talking to them at school. This is night school, so not to many people around. Going down the hallway helps only a little.

So what the consensus? Visit the Apple Store?
 

BigMcGuire

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So what the consensus? Visit the Apple Store?
I would. If you have a friend or know someone with another 6+ -- see if their volume is noticeably louder and see if they can't go with you. If not just be super nice and mention how other 6+s you see seem to have much louder volume.

Best wishes :)
 
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