Low Volume problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Early Kyler, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Early Kyler macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2008
    Hey everyone, Im having a problem with my volume on my unlocked/jailbroke 2g. I can barely hear the phone ringing, and my call volume is very low.

    Yes the volume in settings are all the way up.
    Yes the side button is all the way up.
    Yes the sound is enabled.

    Please help. Thanks in advance.
  2. Early Kyler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2008
  3. ramin987 macrumors regular


    May 26, 2008
    London, UK
    I had this problem, too.

    Yes, the iPhone speaker isn't the best, is it?

    I was looking for a way to increase my speaker volume and I found two ways. The first was having a jailbroken iPhone, and SSH'ing into it and replacing some preferences files which changed a few settings to increase volume. This did not work.

    The second way was a bit more sketchy - but it worked. I read around on Engadget that if you can get a thin needle and poke through the holes of the speaker (the left one at the bottom), you can stab through the 'mesh' thing. It's there to keep out dust. This had worked wonders and my phone is significantly louder. There is hardly any chance of you breaking the speaker as it is somewhere higher up in the unit.

    This method may sound stupid and kind of idiotic. But it really worked for me.
  4. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    There is a long thread about the puncture approach to volume control here.
  5. Quincy9219 macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2008
    Note that puncturing it and possibly doing damage will not be covered by any warranty, it will in fact render all warranties null and void. Just remember that, and as for the volume, if it's not loud enough for you, put it on vibrate and wear tighter pants
  6. Early Kyler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2008
    How tight would my pants have to be? Would I have to be Emo? Would I have to listen to more System of a Down?
  7. Quincy9219 macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2008
    Haha, no, just don't wear pants that would look in place on a clown. I wear rather loose jeans and I can still feel the phone vibrate when it goes off. Also note the last part was a bit of a bad joke. Sorry, it was a long day. The first part though was dead serious, poking holes where they don't belong is the best way to ruin a warranty, even one you paid for
  8. Early Kyler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2008
    Haha, I was also joking. No worries. Ive taken apart several phones and this one is not in danger of being broken by holes poked. Now I know.
  9. mbopy22 macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2005
    I do have a question regarding vibration
    Is there a way to make the phone vibrate more times? it only does it once. At least mine.
    Or if I change the ringer it will vibrate more? like Nokia´s do?

    I´m only one week old in this iPhone era... :eek:
  10. iObama macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2008
    I just did this and my iPhone's volume is at least 50% louder than it was before.

  11. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2007
    On my iPhone
    What method did you use? You can also just record a louder ringtone I thought?

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