iphone with cassette adapter, cellphone buzzing!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by whyrichard, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    i have to use a cassette adapter to listen to my iphone while in my car.

    i get that old cell phone buzzing intermittently when doing this. is there any way to avoid it?

    you know the sound... zzz-zzz-zzz-zzz ...... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..

  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Try to move your phone further away from any nearby speakers. GSM phones do this due to a constant signal they put out.
  3. pr5owner macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2007
    actaully ALL cells make that weird noise, and it wont matter if its close or far away when you are inside a car, my phone will make all the speakers buzz no matter where it is. my RCA cables are all sheilded twisted pair.

    however, the closer you are to the speaker WIRES the louder the buzz, not necessarily the speaker itself.
  4. yayaba macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2007
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I think you meant to say all GSM phones do this. My CDMA phones never made a buzz noise.
  5. talmage macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2007
    Try putting your iPhone into airplane mode. This will disable your wi-fi and your cell connection, however, doing so should eliminate the buzzing. You can switch your iPhone into airplane mode by tapping settings on the home screen, and flipping the appropriate switch to on.
  6. jossshr macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2007
    I have the same problem. I tried keeping it away from the speakers but that only slightly worked. The only thing I have found to work is to keep the phone in between my legs while I drive. It seems to block the signal, but if I still hear the buzz I can cover the phone with my hand and that stops it.

    Maybe this just works for me and maybe you would rather not drive around with it between your legs. But the buzzing has stopped for me
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Putting mine in the cup holder stops the buzzing.
  8. The Prise macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007
  9. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    Turn up the music :D

    Frankly, I don't know. I haven't heard buzzing from mine yet.. certainly have from my mini's speakers though, but very faint and only while edge is active (I love to IRC..sigh).

    edit: my post didn't sound as clear as I'd like it to...basically, other than physical separation and distance, there really isn't much you can do. Sorry :(

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