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  • rosemaryfromtarawa terrace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2011 3:26 PM (in response to Rolo_DivA)

    omg! thank you!!! it works now!!! I punched in both the little wholes the one by the ear pice and the on the side and now I can record and hear it perfectly. Just ***** that my previous recording still sound low from when they were recording and it was not working.

  • johnkors Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to jetflo19)

    Same problem; was able to record using the Voice recorder app and volume was great on playback - but no sound on movie recordings.


    Needle in the small mic hole on top solved it perfectly.




    iPhone 4

    iOS 5

  • Pedrao_01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 9:24 PM (in response to Ge3k)

    It Worked, thank you

  • carinfromamsterdam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 12:45 AM (in response to jetflo19)

    Poking with a needle didn't help but I found another solution: go to YouTube and play a video. If there's no sound, turn it up with the volume buttons on the side. Now go back to camera and you should be able to record with sound!

  • gregfromajax Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 16, 2011 3:35 PM (in response to jetflo19)

    Going to the YouTube app and turning the volume up works. I spent days trying to figure this out. If you have the same problem this is most likely the solution.

  • ShaneMcFamous Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 8, 2012 1:51 PM (in response to jetflo19)

    For whatever odd reason, make sure on any game apps your volume is all the way up. I had the same issue, mics not covered, volume all the way up, checked settings, but by going to a game app (angry birds) i turned volume up and then checked the camera video recording and sound was 100%

  • Scripty Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have the same issue - no sound on any video recording app.  Also, when I put my phone on speaker phone - I can hear them but they can't hear me - take it off of speaker phone and they hear me fine.  Face to Face doesn't work because they can't hear me.  All other apps for recording my voice work fine (Dragon Dictation, All In Notes etc).


    Transferring the videos onto my laptop - still no sound.  (I was at Coldplay last night and so this ***** big time - I had no idea sound wasn't working till this morning).


    I tried the pin trick.  Nope.  Tried the volumes on games.  Nope. 


    And the bumper on my phone has a cut-out for the 'small hole' beside the headphone plug in.


    My warrenty long ran out on my iPhone 4 so I doubt I will be getting a new one if I take it in.  Any other suggestions?

  • Scripty Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 21, 2012 12:48 PM (in response to Scripty)

    I just bought a different video recording app to see if that would solve the issue and it didn't.  So it doesn't work with the iPhone Camera app, Super 8, or Capture.  Sv¢ks for me.

  • MJJ-UK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ShaneMcFamous Thanks!

    Turning up the Volume all the way in a game first, then opening the Apple iPhone 4S video recorder worked first time! So its a software issue allowing a Game previously played at a low volume to keep control of the iPhone's video playback volume settings even after the game has been long closed.


    All my old video recordings that I thought had no sound with them now have perfect sound quality and volume control to go with the great video quality!


    Don't put pins in your iPhone untill you have tried this fix first!


    Rgds Mike UK.  Running iPhone 4S IOS 5.0.1

  • SaMoAlm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Ge3k. Your solution solved the problem. Now i can record video with voice loud and clear.

  • jollyscholar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2012 10:40 PM (in response to dave_a)

    Also, while we're admitting what we overlook - I recently botched a graduation recording and later a reall cool shot of some wild animals near my home. Video was normal, but no audio. Well... I believe now that while at the graduation, I had politely muted my phone (which I believe cut out audio recording) and when I was recording the awesome mini-herd of javelinas, I had my earphones plugged in (I believe this also cut out the audio). So... My bad!!!

  • girlmogli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 8, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to jetflo19)

    I saw this vid on youtube after I tried all the suggestions above seems like the most likely solution to me

    there is more than one mic in you phone ...


  • ToddMWeber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to jetflo19)

    REAL SOLUTION HERE: I found this thread through Google because all of the sudden, my video camera was not recording audio either. Rather than ***** holes in my MIC like some of you guys have recommended for WHATEVER reason, I found the soltuion which is quite easy after toying around with my iPad. On the side of your iPad is a little rocker/toggle switch. If you turn this on and off, you will see a BELL with a level indicator much like your volume. Chances are, when you see this BELL and its levels - and you are NOT able to record audio, then the level will be set all the way down. You will need to increase this level.


    To do this, go to Settings>General>Sounds


    Then edit your Ringer and Alerts - turn this on, then use the slider to move all the way up.


    Now go back to your camera, record some video and viola! You now have video WITH AUDIO.


    Don't no why this would control the mic volume but it does. You're welcome.

  • Salman Butt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 4:52 PM (in response to jetflo19)


    Remove any of your casing from iPhone

    There is a small hole just near to Headphone pin hole

    If that hole is covered with some Protector or anything else (People usually use lemination or some sticker stuff to save the iPhone body ring)

    Open that hole with a help of needle

    Your video recording sound will work perfect


  • Fullmag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 5:26 PM (in response to jetflo19)

    iPhone 4S: Same no-video-audio-recording problem. tried various solutions - nothing worked...


    Just for test inserted my headset and made a video recording

    Audio recording in video was restored when I removed headset and made another recording!!! - Weird.. not sure to be happy or worried by a product fix like this...

    Might help someone


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