Iphone Ringer and Speaker problems

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kevmacs, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. kevmacs macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2008
    It can't just be me..

    I have a new 3g and miss almost all my calls and texts, etc because I can't hear then coming in. Unless I am right on my phone in a quiet room, it is barely audible.

    If you are having the same problems, lets try to fix this basic phone function; Hearing it ring when a call comes in.

    I have started a website to try to get Apple on this issue.

    Visit this link to report it to Apple, takes 60 seconds.


    Thanks, other then that this is a great product. :)
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Seconded! I rarely hear my ringer. I do not miss calls often since I haven't been in very noisy situations lately, but I am sure that for those who are often cannot hear their phone. The vibrate is pretty weak too. I keep my ring at full and I would say that it is only mildly loud at best even at full. Kind of dissappointing
  3. jacksam101 macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Crewe (UK)
    I don't have my ringer set at full volume and the ringer is quite loud enough - never missed a call. ( I use one of the preset ringtones - "Xylophone")

    Also very impressed with the volume of the speaker phone - it was great holding a conversation in the car using the speakerphone when my bluetooth headset ran out of battery power. (I couldn't do that with the Nokia supplied by my work as the background noise it picks up makes me sound inaudible)
  4. aphexii macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2006
    While I admire your tenacity and support your position, Apple will never take you seriously when you create a petition riddled with both grammatical and spelling errors.
  5. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    You must have a rare breed of iPhone that none of us have.

    The volume resets itself to the middle on its own, even after I turn it up to full volume.
  6. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    The volume on mine is too low for my taste as well. I always liked the marimba ringtone but it's not loud enough to really hear if the phone is in my pocket. The SMS tone and the "iPhone commercial" ringtone around the Internet are loud enough to be heard though. I also notice that I almost never feel the phone vibrate either. I think this has to do with the fact that I have the screen facing my leg and the back is where it really vibrates.

    Using the speakerphone is next to useless if I'm anywhere with any sort of ambient noise as well. The clarity of phone calls is awesome, but it needs to be louder!
  7. kevmacs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2008
    Apple taking me seriously

    I am by no means an English major, but I think my point is clear and that's all that matters.

    I'm sure if Apple takes it seriously it will not be because of its perfect grammar but on it's validity.

    May I suggest you sending me an "properly" written letter to state my concerns to Apple.

    And to clarify a point, the 3g’s volume is fine when your in a quiet room with your phone but, if your in another room you might have a problem, if your in the other room with a TV on somewhere, you will have problems for sure.

    I love this product, but there is no reason why the volume can’t be as loud or louder then every other cell phone on the market.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Let’s fix iPhone’s volume:

  8. kevmacs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2008
    It appears that the iPhone's volume does go to the 3/4 point when ear phones are plugged in. It is suppose to go back up when they are unplugged but sometimes doesn't.

    On phone goto Settings / Sounds then plug in & out earphones and watch.

    Hope that helps,

    Let’s fix iPhone’s volume:


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