Iphone5 mic problem

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jugbandblues, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Jugbandblues macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013
    Hi all. I can't get siri too work unless I choose the raise too ear option in settings. FaceTime works fine and so does voice memos. If I was to make a video using the front camera then the audio is really quiet with lots of hissing and if I make a video using the main camera the audio is louder but still has a lot of background hiss. Has anybody got any ideas please.

    I know the iphone has 3 mics so I'm thinking one of those might be faulty. I have already had to change the bottom mic/speaker/lightning port unit a few months back because there was no audio on normal phonecalls. It's an original iphone5 that's coming up too 2 years old so maybe it's time for a change.
  2. stonyboys macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    I have this exact same problem. The worst part is that it affects speakerphone when on a call and the other person can barely hear me. So I can't use my phone in the car anymore.

    Anyone have a fix?
  3. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Possibly two dumb questions: Have you reset it lately and is it in a case that interferes with any of the mics?
  4. Jugbandblues thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013
    I've not reset the phone in months and although I have a thin rubber case the problem is there with case on and off.

    I'm wondering if siri uses one of the other mics to work. Maybe the one on the front next to the earpiece. Can't really find out much on the Internet and since my phones out of warranty I can't see apple being too helpful.
  5. Jugbandblues thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013

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