Various volume issues on the 6+

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mailboxbetacoin, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. mailboxbetacoin macrumors 6502

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    Trying to figure out if the problems I am facing are hardware or software related:
    - Any app using the earpiece (Phone, Skype...) has its volume too low, even at max setting => thinking hardware
    - Using those same apps and outputting the sound to a speaker, the volume is still extremely low => thinking hardware or software
    - Using any other apps (radio...) with the output to the speaker, volume is normal => more likely software then

    If that's software, it is disturbing to see that this issue isn't fixed yet in 8.1 beta.

    I have seen various reports of similar issues, some claim to have exchanged their phone and got an improved sound, others say that a new phone made no difference

    Anybody with the same problem here, and maybe a solution?
     
  2. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Try adjusting where your earpiece is. Maybe you're holding it too far away from your actual ear?
     
  3. mailboxbetacoin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope, and it doesn't explain the low volume when plugged to an external speaker
     
  4. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Return it then?!
     
  5. mailboxbetacoin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sure will if it's a hardware problem. The point of this post was to figure out if it was software (and therefore wait for a fix) or hardware (i.e. requires an exchange)
     
  6. cmanbrazil macrumors regular

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    Phones call with my bluetooth earpiece are clearer and louder than on my 5 with the same earpiece. The output speaker is way louder than the 5. I don't know if it is a hardware or software issue for you. However, I couldn't find a single app, i.e. pandora, youtube, phone, video, espn, that had low volume. ESPN is probably my loudest APP.
     
  7. mailboxbetacoin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    to clarify, when I talk about outputting to a speaker, I am talking about plugging an auxiliary cable on a stereo system. All radio apps work great, but phone apps like Phone or Skype are very very low.
     
  8. davewolfs macrumors regular

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    No issues with Skype or Bluetooth headset. Speaker Phone works great too.
     

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