Worst speakerphone of any phone ive ever owned.

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  1. clivewarren macrumors newbie

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    The iPhones speakerphone is utterly useless. I have to use it a lot now because of the horrors of the proximity sensor (still not fixed with 4.1). But its barely useful at all. If theres ANY backround noise, i cant hear it. And i know the phone can be louder than this, my ringtones nearly blow my ears off. Why is the speakerphone so low?
     
  2. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a

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    Dunno what the deal is with yours but mine doesn't have near the issues you described. :confused:
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Sounds like you've got an issue, especially if you've got an iPhone 4. My speakerphone is plenty loud. Loud enough that I can easily use it outdoors in wind with no problems (thank you noise canceling mic).
     
  4. myphone macrumors 6502

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    IPhone 4 is better speaker phone compare to my previous iPhones. And it's louder than my iPad.

    If you're not happy with your device, just sell it and move on.
     
  5. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Jeez, another "if you don't like it just sell it or return it" reply. Really useful.

    I feel your pain, OP. That's always been my #1 complaint with my 3GS speakerphone. It's only useful when I'm indoors and sometimes, even then I have to actually point the bottom of the phone towards my ear to really be able to hear it (which defeats the purpose of using the speakerphone in the first place).

    Like you, I wonder why the ring tones can be so loud, yet the speakerphone sucks. And it's certainly not my hearing, as I hear just fine.
     
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    If you think that's quiet, try the one on the original iPhone.
     
  7. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    OP, like you, due to the proximity sensor issues I have also had to utilize speakerphone much more often than usual and found the performance to be quite inadequate during most conversations. So, now I just use headphones most of the time to talk.
     
  8. bstpierre macrumors 6502

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    Are you guys aware there is a separate volume for the ringtone and the phone conversation? You probably are but just in case, try turning up the volume while you are in the conversation if you haven't already.
     
  9. myphone macrumors 6502

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    You're the one said that about your hearing. Can you hear me now. LOL
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Yeah, no kidding! Mine was so quiet it was useless. I ended up doing the "poke holes in speaker fabric dust cover" trick and it was waaaay louder after that.
     
  11. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    I have a 99 Mustang GT and I can hear anyone over the speaker phone over the roar of the engine with the windows down. I'd say that's pretty impressive.
     
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  13. marksman macrumors 603

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    I hated the original iPhone speaker, and the 3G was marginally better.

    The 4 is much, much better for me. Way improved.

    One of my biggest issues with the first two generations of the iPhone were the weak speaker.
     
  14. PNutts macrumors 601

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    If the above suggestions didn't resolve the issue, make a Genius appt.
     
  15. daneoni macrumors G4

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    You must not have used an original iPhone or even iPhone 3G
     
  16. Risco macrumors 68000

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    The 3GS was crap, but the iPhone is perfect. I was always having issues with my last phone, no such ones with this one.
     
  17. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    The noise canceling microphone improves audio quality for the person you're on the phone with, not for you.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It's bad but not the worst. My worst was the MOTO SLVR.
     
  19. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much all iPhone models have had horrendous speaker phone performance. This is one area apple can improve greatly on.

    OP you're right on point
     
  20. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    My iPhone 4 speakerphone absolutely crushes my old 3GS in terms of loudness and clarity, for both parties on the call, actually. Sorry you're having issues, it's possibly bum hardware, maybe get it swapped or checked out at the Apple Store?
     
  21. Derkatwork macrumors 6502

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    Can people stop complaining. It is getting very old. I know a few people with iphone 4s who have no issues at all. It is not every phone. If you don't like the phone, sell it and stop complaining. No one here wants to hear complaints.
     
  22. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    This. :p
     
  23. John T macrumors 68020

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  24. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    Have u considered the headphone with mic option
     
  25. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Irony at it's best, ladies and gentlemen. :rolleyes:
     

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