iPhone woes

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

  1. Matth3w macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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