Question about iPhone dock and sound.

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by definitive, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    I just purchased an iPhone dock for iP4, and don't know if the following is normal, or if it's a defect:

    Whenever I plug the phone in to the dock, I can't hear unlock or shut down sounds. The audio doesn't play in the Music app. When I try to raise or lower the volume, the incrementing boxes aren't showing. The only time the sound works is when I'm getting an incoming call.

    edit: Just checked Line Out, and the sounds work through headphones only.. Guess it's defective then?
     
  2. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Docking the phone redirects sounds through the dock. You should be able to hear most of the phone's usual output through the line-out.

    Make sure your mute switch is off.

    If you still don't hear anything, take it to an Apple Store; it's probably defective.
     
  3. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    What about when I'm not using the Line Out? I plugged the dock in to the charging cable, and then plugged the phone in to the dock. I can't hear the slide to unlock sound, I can't hear the sound when I turn the phone off, I can't hear the music playing (volume slider at the bottom disappears completely), and I can't hear audio from applications and games. The only time I hear the sound working is if I plug the headphones in to Line Out, or when someone's calling me.
     

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