Static noise on iPhone INSTEAD of sounds

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by henryaaron, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. henryaaron macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2013
    New York
    I've got an iPhone 6 running iOS 9 PB (latest).
    This morning I woke up to my iPhone alarm ringing except instead of the normal tone I heard a LOUD thick static noise. Scared the sh*t out of me. I tried to unlock the phone and while entering my code I heard the loud thick static noise instead of the button clicks. Muted the iPhone, shut it off, turned it on, sound was back to normal.
    I've Googled the issue but didn't find anybody writing about having this issue in the past.
    Do I take to Apple?

    Not a nice way to wake up. Thought I about to die from radiation or in a gas attack or something. (Then figured out it was just the speaker)
  2. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2015
    Lehigh valley PA
  3. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2015
    It says right there in his post what he did.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 24, 2016 ---
    I occasionally get a weird staticky sound instead of the tri-tone when a text message comes in while my phone is locked, but never anything to that extent. Would have scared me too. I've thought about bringing it in to Apple, but there's absolutely nothing else wrong with my phone other than the occasionally staticky tri tone, so I don't want to potentially trade one tiny issue for a bigger one.
  4. bpeeps macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2011
    Most people skim read posts or just read the title, unfortunately.
  5. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2015
    Lehigh valley PA
  6. sigp6 macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    The same thing happened to me last night but it was a phone call. I tried a few other ringtones and they were all just static.

    I restarted the phone and all was back to normal.
  7. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    I've had that static sound before, but it was months ago on my iPad running iOS 9.1. It would rarely happen, but only when a call was coming in and it was supposed to be playing the ringtone. Scary as hell I tell you. It hasn't happened since updating, and I would just restart it afterwards. I don't think it's happened since updating. To the best of my knowledge I don't think it has happened on my phone.

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