Low iPhone ear speaker

Videomanmac

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Hi,

Whenever I am on a phone call, the ear piece speaker volume is extremely low. I have to shove the speaker against my head to be able to hear the other person. When on speaker phone or using headphones, the sound quality.

Any advice on how to fix the issue?
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Hi,

Whenever I am on a phone call, the ear piece speaker volume is extremely low. I have to shove the speaker against my head to be able to hear the other person. When on speaker phone or using headphones, the sound quality.

Any advice on how to fix the issue?
Which iPhone? AppleCare? If you already adjusted the volume manually, then perhaps the earpiece speaker is faulty. You might be under warranty pending which iPhone you have and when you purchased it.

Also, you could try a hard reset on the iPhone and see if this makes any difference at all.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Hi,

Whenever I am on a phone call, the ear piece speaker volume is extremely low. I have to shove the speaker against my head to be able to hear the other person. When on speaker phone or using headphones, the sound quality.

Any advice on how to fix the issue?
Have you tried changing the earpiece volume while you are on a call? Have you tried changing some options related to calls, like perhaps noise cancelling that is in accessibility settings?
 

Videomanmac

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Which iPhone? AppleCare? If you already adjusted the volume manually, then perhaps the earpiece speaker is faulty. You might be under warranty pending which iPhone you have and when you purchased it.

Also, you could try a hard reset on the iPhone and see if this makes any difference at all.
Sorry, iPhone 6s on 10.3. No AppleCare. The speaker volume is at max.
 

woodynorman

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Nov 26, 2011
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Twice now my iPhone 7 plus has had speaker/volume issues with the top speaker. Both times I took it into the Apple Store and they "cleaned out the speakers" with some sort of machine they have. I'm guessing pocket lint is getting in the speaker, although Ive never had this problem with previous iPhones.
 

Afterthecalm

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Had the same issue, looked it up online, and what I found out is that the tiny mesh earpiece will collect all kinds of gunk. Get a toothbrush and some rubbing alcohol and go to town on that earpiece. I was skeptical at first but willing to try anything at this point. Worked like a charm
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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Had the same issue, looked it up online, and what I found out is that the tiny mesh earpiece will collect all kinds of gunk. Get a toothbrush and some rubbing alcohol and go to town on that earpiece. I was skeptical at first but willing to try anything at this point. Worked like a charm
Interesting point. Thanks for sharing this and is something to remember for the future. And I believe this makes complete sense as well in some cases.
 
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