iPod Mic Question

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Small White Car, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    (I have an iPhone but not an iPod and am trying to find answers for a friend.)

    I know that the iPod's mic and speakers are mostly designed for things like Facetime. Does anyone have experience using an iPod as a phone by which I mean holding it up to your face?

    Does it pick anything up, or is it worse than when you hold it in front of you for a video-call?

    Does it work at all, or should I tell anyone wanting to make calls on an iPod to just use the headphones?
  2. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    It works pretty good for VOIP calls but when you call hold it upside down because the mic is next to the camera and the speaker is near the 30 pin connector. If you do that it will be fabulous however it does not have a proximity sensor so the screen doesn't turn off when you hold it up to your face. But you can just turn it off yourself by pressing the sleep button.
  3. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    I find that making phone calls works best when using ear plugs for the audio.
  4. Loke2112 macrumors regular


    May 11, 2011
    3 blocks off the Atlantic
    I find a Blue tooth or a set iPhone/Similar headphones work the best.

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