iPhone 7 Earpiece Speaker low volume

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eduardboon, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Eduardboon macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    It seems that when playing stereo content; like audio or video that the earpiece is not a loud in volume as the normal speaker. Are there more users that are having this issue?

    I feel like I lost a lottery;

    - Yellow screen
    - Dim screen
    - Non-aligned audio volume
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    Sounds like a trade in, best of luck. Just saying that because you say you have other hardware issues with the phone. Bad batch, get rid of it.
  3. Eduardboon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    Yeah well I don't really feel like trading it in. I guess I'll wait a bit and see if the yellow and dim screen issue gets fixed by itself. The stereo speaker imbalance is unfortunate but I don't want to risk getting a bad battery/worse screen only for a more balanced speaker.

    I just wish this didn't happen every time I get a new apple product. The only product I haven't had to exchange was the iPhone 4.
  4. Marshall73 macrumors 68000


    Apr 20, 2015
    My speakers are both loud and balanced. You don't have a screen protector on which is impeding the speaker?

    I only mention it as my phone rang when I was setting g it up and it still had the protective film on it and I could barely hear the caller. Whipped it off and it was fine.
  5. kstclaire macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2016

    Turned out that iOS 10 has a new feature that allows users to change hue, so actually the yellowish screen on iPhone 7 is not a defect as some users claimed. Before you return your iPhone 7 you might want to try this first.
    General -> accessibility -> display accommodations -> turn color filters on -> select color tint and adjust the hue accordingly

    Hope it helps everyone.
  6. Eduardboon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    I have a new panzerglass protector which has a cutout for the speaker. The speakers are both loud, but just not balanced.

    I can't seem to get the right hue with this feature. Also; when I enable inverted colours at night the things that should be black turn another colour, I don't think this feature is meant to fix things.
  7. Marshall73, Sep 18, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016

    Marshall73 macrumors 68000


    Apr 20, 2015
    I would take the protector off and test it without it just to be sure as if it is just leaving the slot open and no more it's going to impact the volume. You will need to adjust the speaker balance in settings to allow for the protector.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 18, 2016 ---
    That's for people with vision problems, not to fix an unbalanced screen. The screens are colour balanced at the factory. If you have a yellow display check that it is not uncured glue (will be more like spotting than solid yellow and will disappear over a week) or a faulty panel. If you have to go into this option to 'fix it' then your screen is broken. That it you have a vision problem
  8. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    My bottom speaker is slightly louder than the earpiece one.
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G4


    Oct 31, 2009
    Yes my bottom speaker clearly drowns out the top one. When listening, the top speaker is almost inaudible.
  10. EezyE macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2012
    I'm like Marshall73. My speakers seem well balanced.
  11. sotorious macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    Mine is imbalanced and I too if it hard to hear people on a phone call

    So much better on speaker. No screen protector,ear piece is clean. Thinking about taking it in to the Apple Store.

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