Speaker Very Quiet

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dL., Apr 26, 2015.

  1. dL., Apr 26, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015

    dL. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    Hey guys,

    When I tried making a call, the speaker at max volume is very quiet and is barely audible. Is that normal or did I receive a defective unit?

    Edit: Just compared an identical voicemail between my watch and my phone and I would say the watch's max volume = 6+'s volume at around 50%.

  2. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    Mine is fairly loud but has a noticeable hissing sound when on max volume
  3. Cubeeless macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2012
  4. dL. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    It's definitely audible under a completely silent room at max volume, but it's definitely much quieter than the 6+ at max volume.

    I'm concerned how I can hear the caller via the speaker on the go.

  5. wepiii macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012
    I can hear it fine when I'm alone, which I think is by design lol
  6. dL. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    Can you guys compare an identical voicemail and play it on your watch and your iPhone 6+ and see if you have a similar finding as me?

    I find that the watch's max volume is equivalent to the 6+ at around 50%. Though the watch may appear louder as the sound is clipping more but do pay attention at the intensity of the volume.

  7. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    Was anyone really expecting a loud speaker given apples history with the iPhone and iPad?
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The speaker has to be tiny. Be hard to expect much volume.
  9. Trent0341 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    It is definitely hard to hear if you're in anything besides a quiet environment...

    That being said... for the minuscule size of the watch/speaker what do you expect? Even better are the complaints that you can't play music on it. Seriously?! I guess some of us have different uses/expectations for this watch.
  10. wepiii macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012

    I did this (although I have a 6, not 6 plus) and the volume is maybe 50% of the phone. I think yours is normal.

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