iPhone XS Max Sound Volume has degenerated

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Skeptical.me, Apr 18, 2019.


Have you noticed changes in overall sound volume in your iPhone XS Max?

Poll closed Apr 25, 2019.
  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Not sure

  1. Skeptical.me macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2017
    I've had the iPhone XS Max 256GB since launch.

    The volume was excellent, nice a loud easily heard.

    I have all volume controls set to maximum in settings, and in the control Panel, and in Siri.

    However, after months of use the sound has become noticeably lower. Its now to the point when Im in a quiet room Im having to hold the phone's speakers up to my ear just to hear what is being spoken. This is not something that occurred for many months.

    The sound volume through the iPhone speakers has progressively become worse.

    I must emphasis that all sound settings are set to full.

    Is this an issue any other users are experiencing?

    iOS 12.2
  2. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    This is not something I've experienced. Did you maybe damage your phone with water?
  3. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2016
    New Jersey
    No issues with mine, also running 12.2, I'd say it's time to contact Apple.
  4. PeteS1963 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2014
    Do you have any lint etc stuck in your speaker grills? Years ago I had trouble with the sound on my old iPhone 6 Plus and eventually discovered that the speaker holes where stuffed with lint from my pocket. After a little clean out the sound level was as good as new.
  5. NJHitmen macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2010
    Five votes in the poll thus far, and three of them indicate their volume has worsened as well? I'm the only "no" vote at this point. Can the people who voted "yes" share their experiences?

    @OP - that isn't normal. I'd suggest making an appointment with Apple. Let them take a look at the phone. Something isn't right.
  6. tt061282 macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2018
    I swear on everything I started noticing this like 2 weeks ago on my XS Max and on Monday the same thing started with my XR. I for real honestly thought I was either going crazy or losing my hearing.

    I still could be having either one of those going on however. I’m just glad to know at least one other person notices the same thing that I have.

    It’s just weird that I noticed it at different times on my devices lol... I feel like if it were me it would’ve started at the same time on both.

    And no this post is not sarcasm I am being very serious. This is truly something I have noticed lol and I sound crazy to myself typing it out LMAO!!!

    I just feel like there is no way this can be true, but I be damned if I don’t feel like it is actually happening ...

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