Major sound problems with Iphone (2g)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AMarq08, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. AMarq08 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2008
    Ok.. so after using my Iphone all of last night with no problems I wake up this morning and try to text someone and notice I'm not hearing the usual "clicks" when I'm typing on the keypad. My phone wasn't on silent so I thought hmmm that's kind of odd.

    I then tried to call a number and again I wasn't receiving the usual sounds when I was typing on the keypad. The person I was calling didn't answer so in the mean time I took a look at my settings to see if everything was normal. It all appeared to be how I usually have it and I could hear my ring tone when I clicked on it. However, when I clicked on my SMS sound alert I got nothing?

    I eventually called another one of my contacts and this time I realize my call went through but I couldn't hear them. I talked to them via AIM and found out they couldn't hear me either.

    So I was kind of pissed. I've had this phone for a little over a year and never had any problems. Recently with the 2.02 update or whatever I've began to notice a few little things such as lag and stuff but nothing this serious.

    I tried to restore my Iphone via Itunes thinking this might fix the problem. I finally get it restored and up comes the screen where I am able to choose a backup file that I had previously loaded on this comp's Itunes. I receive the message.... "itunes could not restore the iphone because the backup was corrupt or not compatible with the Iphone that is being restored."

    So not only is phone jacked up but now I've lost all of info and can't seem to load the back up file. Anyone having similar problems or have any suggestions? Thanks in advance...
  2. pol0001 macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2008
    I have a similar problem from time to time. If this happens I just switch off the iPhone and then turn it back on. This has always solved the issue.
  3. clarkpaul macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    iPhone 2G Speaker and Mic Problems

    Hi There,
    Yes i am sharing the same problem my iphone doesnt make any menu sounds and when i call people i can't hear them and they cant hear me but when i make a call if i push speaker i can hear them but they still can't hear me
  4. dllewel macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    I would notice this from time to time and found the phone behaved like it thought headphones were still plugged in. ipod music didn't play out the speaker either to confirm this. Simply plugging in your earphones for a second and unplugging them may correct the issue.
  5. djclint macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2006
    i tried all ur advice but still got no sound alerts on my ringtones and message alert tone...:(
  6. chaffeypj macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009
    Iphone 2g low volume

    I recently bought my wife an Iphone to use with her Tmobile data plan and found we can't hear the ring from an incoming call to save our lives and when your talking to someone you must smash the phone against your head to hear anything! If any ambient noise is present you can't hear a thing! This is very disappointing from such a heralded phone. If I didn't want to talk to people I would have bought an Itouch! I am a Mac user and do not expect this kind of sloppy work from Cupertino. This is reminiscent of Microsoft's release now fix later marketing crap!! I hope someone has a fix soon before this "phone" goes against the wall or to some other poor schlep looking for an iphone but getting an itouch instead.
  7. Shortstop28 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2010
    iPhone has no sound.....solution is easy, no need to reset.

    I have seen many responses to this problem - none could help me - Apple Support agreed this solution is not out there and they do not know why.

    Problem: iPhone has no sound.


    1. Many iPhones have a protective cover that prevents typical dirt, dust, grime, physical damage.

    2. When removing these covers for general cleaning, there is a silver toggle switch on the top left of the unit that can get slid over that creates this no sound mode.


    1. If your iPhone shows the orange dot, simply slide the switch over to cover the dot and your sound is reset.

    2. There is no need to go setting and reset.

    3. Remain humble and move on.

    Hope it helps you.....
  8. con500 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    I also get this issue periodicaly, as one previous poster commented a simple switch on and off fixes it for me. I have noticed it only happens when i have had my phone on the speaker dock at home. I think when i pull it from the dock without Stopping/Exiting ipod app the sound controls are left in some iphone limbo
  9. VictorV macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2010
    Worked ty

    This worked immediately for me tyty

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