iPhone woes

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Matth3w, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Matth3w macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    Before I start: my phone is being replaced because the WiFi connection is completely broken, but I want to make sure this problem is not recurring when I get my new phone (the whole 14 day return thing, etc).

    My phone intermittently does not come out of sleep when getting a call or text. I have rebooted, hard reset, erased, and restored the phone. My email is turned to manual. The switch is set to ring and volume turned up all the way.

    When I say it doesn't come out, it doesn't light up, vibrate, or make a noise until I click on it to bring it out of sleep. Then it tells me I have a missed call, voicemail, and text.

    I can't keep this phone if I miss every single call and text, it defeats the purpose of having it. I only have one phone, so getting calls can be pretty important.

    I have perfectly fine network coverage. It's not always full bar, but it is ALWAYS enough to text, email, or call.

    If the phone is already unlocked, like if I am looking at my calendar, then the call/text/etc will come through audible with vibrate in addition.

    In addition, the phone is sooooo quiet. I can't feel it vibrate in my holster because the text message vibration lasts like a tenth of a second, and it's really not loud at all.

    Potentially, I have three defects with this phone: WiFi broken, bad speaker/low sound, won't come out of unlock. Is it really THAT likely to have all three defects in ONE brand new phone? I hope these incidents don't repeat when I get my new phone.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    The low volume thing is just a known quantity. The iPhone's speaker is not very loud.

    The other two are definitely non-usual issues though and you shouldn't have those sorts of difficulties on your replacement phone.
  3. Matth3w thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    Is there any way to combat the low sound? Such as iAmp or the like?
  4. ian-frs macrumors 6502


    Apr 12, 2007
    Iamp is your best bet, but I have noticed that the new iPhones have much louder speakers. I just got my iDay iPhone replaced and the difference in volume in amazing. Another fix for volume is to poke holes into the film covering the speakers. I am not gutsy enough to try that method but I have heard good results from it.

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