My iPhone has 2 speakers apparently... O_O

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  1. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    So I was under the impression that the iPhone only has one speaker - the one on the bottom of the phone. Apparently, I was wrong. Lately my iPhone has been showing a button to enable AirPlay.

    When I click on the button, it shows two options, "iPhone," and "iPhone Speaker." I saw this and figured "eh, it's just a bug...", however, I was wrong! When I select "iPhone" my music seems to play from some speaker at the TOP of the phone, either through the headphone port or the noise canceling mic, it seems. It is also very quiet compared to the normal iPhone speaker that is on the bottom of the phone.

    Can anyone explain this?
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    iPhones have two speakers...the receiver and the "speaker" speaker at the bottom.

    When you speak on the phone, you receive the audio with the receiver. If you place that call on speaker mode, it will use the speaker-mode speaker.
     
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    Apparently when you talk to someone with the phone up to your ear, the sound is transmitted to your ears via magic.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    How long...Has This Been Going On..? (Old Song ) fits though...:)
     
  6. SR71 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Wow... I'm friggin' stupid or something. I completely forgot about the ear speaker. Well, question answered, thanks guys.

    /facepalm @ myself
     
  7. nomik2 macrumors regular

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    I didn't know you could play music through the ear speaker, my iPhone doesn't show that option.
     
  8. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    This is actually easy to replicate. All you need to do is be listening to music from the 'Music' app and try to Shazam it. Once Shazam opens, it forces the music out of the earpiece speaker. I haven't however been given the option via AirPlay to play it out of that speaker.
     
  9. PNutts macrumors 601

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    No option here to AirPlay out the receiver (top speaker) either. Could it be some sort of malfunction and the AirPlay thinks there is an external speaker connected via the headphone jack or bluetooth or...?
     
  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You are meant to use the headphone for music.
     
  11. SR71 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So, question is... how do I make the AirPlay symbol stop appearing? It's messing with my music whenever I plug in headphones or an iPod connector for my car stereo. It makes the music skip for the first couple of seconds.

    Anyone know to get this to stop (I don't even know how it started)?
     
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  13. SR71 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So... does anyone know how to get AirPlay to stop appearing?
     
  14. Nathlynn22 macrumors newbie

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    When I first unlocked my iPhone 4 5.0.1 couple of months back when I played music through ifile or music app I used to be able to choose by touchin a icon besides the volume and back pause/play forward when you touch it you could select iPhone speaker or iPhone when iPhone speaker selected plays through bottom loudspeaker when iPhone selected plays through ear speaker only recently it has stopped can someone please help
    Nath
     
  15. JordanBurt macrumors newbie

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    From my 'judgement' I've guessed it is when you plug earphones in, you have the choice to play out of speakers or headphones.

    I found if I'm using my earphones, and on the phone, I can still play my music in the background (in the earphones) maybe this has a link.

    I could only guess the reason it plays out of top speaker is so it isn't distracting if you're using your phone & calling someone
     
  16. SR71 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This thread is well over a year old and shouldn't have been revived. I realized my mistake about a day after posting this.
     

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