iPhone XR Left ear - other caller can’t hear me

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by james.nz, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. james.nz macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    Strange issue. When I pick up a call and bring the iPhone XR to my left ear, the other person can’t hear me. I then have to shift it to my right ear and they can hear me just fine.

    Um... what’s going on?

    TIA
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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  3. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

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    You should get together with Nashville_Tods. He's got a weird problem too :)
     
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Perhaps it's the way you are holding it where when it's by hour left ear your grasp of the phone overs the microphone?
     
  5. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    You must be blocking the mic. Try again & just hold the phone by the sides.

    Failing that you might be deaf in one ear & haven't realised.
     
  6. Wyckham macrumors regular

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  7. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Just avoid holding it in that way.

    Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its microphone performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the microphones.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    What's this all about? :confused:
     
  9. Reezus macrumors newbie

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    Honestly I've had the same issue with my XR. I figure I just hold it wrong in my left hand, never had the problem before but this is my first iPhone since the 3G.
     
  10. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

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    My mother does this to me constantly when I call her. I've resolved it to being the way she grips and articulates her phone to her head. No matter what phone it is the audio will muffle randomly as she focuses on doing other things. I've presented demonstrations to her of this but she still persists in doing it. I think what is happening here is the same thing, you are articulating the phone into your face and/or gripping it in a way that causes issues for the caller.
     
  11. Starship67 Suspended

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    How would that have anything to do with callers not being able to hear him?
     
  12. Jeskim macrumors newbie

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    Strange question!
    Keeping watching the latest comments.
     
  13. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    You're holding it wrong...
    Maybe stand on your head and try it or hold it upside down?
     
  14. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Found out when I would talk laying down in bed with the phone upside down, it would often cut out the speakerphone for whatever reason. Eventually found out I was putting my pinky on the mic spots on the bottom of the phone and that's what was doing it. Took 6+ months to figure that out on my end and only happened with my right hand. lol.
     

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