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iPhone 4s Call Volume Too Low

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BodhiBelly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 17, 2012 8:22 AM

So all of a sudden the call volume on my iPhone 4s has dropped to just a whisper.  This happened this weekend unexpectedly.  I have checked the forum for similar issues but not found anything that is applicable since

 

A) I don't have the plastic cover on the front or anything else blocking the speaker on the front.

B) I have tried to increase the call volume while in a call without success.

C) I have had the phone for months without any call volume issues

 

The only solutions right now are to use an earpiece or put calls on speaker (which I can't do at work).  I have tried a hard reset and that did not help.  Tonight I will try a reinstall from a previous backup to see if that helps. 

 

Any other suggestions?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1
  • lightbrazer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 23, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    Wow the exact same thing happened to me and at almost the exact same time! At first I thought it was my moms phone but now that my home phone and wife cell are the same way I realized its on my end. And same as you this is out of nowhere. The volume has always been more than adequate now suddenly I can barely here people on the other end!

  • Mikey T. Q. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 25, 2012 6:19 PM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    I'm having the same issue!  My wife's iPhone 4s is working fine, but my volume is low.  The plastic is off of my phone (it has been since I got it), and I've done a hard reset, but no luck in fixing the issue.

  • Wkrichard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 26, 2012 1:15 AM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    I'm having the same little problem, with my new 4s, a week ago it start for no reason

    , I have to run every time it rings to a quiet area to understand what they're saying...no plastic cover nothing..try to reset it, nothing works.... Fantastic it start at the same time for everyone..

  • Lauren1984 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 5:13 AM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    Having the same problem... Did you find a solution?

  • mikaelamorgan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 1, 2012 5:04 AM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    Hey! Don't panic I figured it out :-)

     

    I know this wll sound so silly but you know what? I bet you still have the clear plastic (that came with your phone) still stuck to the front of your screen. I was having the same problem and took it off - and now I can hear people speaking perfectly fine at the normal volume. The plastic was catually covering the speaker which was why it was so muffled. If you are going to buy a case or cover for yoru phone Iwould buy one that is designed to fir your phone exactly so that none of the microphones / speakers sockets etc are covered up.

     

    Hope that helps!

     

    Mikaela

  • Gravity Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 1, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to mikaelamorgan)

    Mikaela,

    Please read BodhiBelly's post.  Specifically:

     

    "A) I don't have the plastic cover on the front or anything else blocking the speaker on the front."

     

    Unfortunately, I am having this same problem.  This is actually a replacement iPhone 4s, which was given to me because I had the same issue before.  This iPhone has been fine for several months, and then it just started getting lower and lower.  Now, I can barely hear the caller on the other end.

     

    So very annoying.

     

    Please post if anyone finds the solution to this.  In the meantime, it looks like I'll be visiting the Apple Store again.

  • outten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 2, 2012 5:19 PM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    Having same issue. Just happened a couple of days ago. The volume on calls is very low, like a whisper. Have tested with several people, and it is clear that the issue is on my end.

     

    Interesting thing though. Music plays fine -- volume is correct for music and other sounds coming from device.

  • BrutalRaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2012 1:18 AM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    Hey guy's same problem here I have an Iphone 4S on IOS 5.1 , exact same problem's reported here Music volume is fine , in call volume is close to a whisper (yes its set to max and No i dont have a plastic cover over the speaker) i also have a few other user's around the UK with the exact same issue , The majority started to experience it after the last update they ran so i can only assume its a 5.1 issue until someone reports otherwise .

     

    We could really do with someone from apple looking into this at the very least some suggestion's on how to attempt to fix would be nice .

     

    ive got 30+ user's on O2 still with MMS problem's since the update to include "iMessage" on IOS 5.0 it seems to have broken MMS functionality completely on O2 I reported this in January now in May with no Fix , O2 Blame Apple , Apple say its O2 just going round in circle's.

     

    Im less than impressed with the aftercare from Apple in honesty for such an overpriced Premium device to begin with im willing to pay that bit extra to own a superior product but i also expect a superior level of support if im expected to pay the bonker's price's for your product's that you try to justify your support should be top notch too.

  • jimnorman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    Having the Same problem with my wifes verizon 4s.  Will try the apple store

  • outten Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2012 5:00 PM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    FYI. Mine "magically" started working today. Anyone else? I'm the the Eastern US.

  • Ducked Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 7, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    Suffering of the same problem in Switzerland with 4GS!!

    Any support on this issue??

  • jimnorman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 7, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    My wife's 4GS also started working this morning.  Must be some apple magic!

  • jenarom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 7, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    My wife's iPhone 4 also has this same problem since this morning. Anyone know what to do?

  • Ikarusx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 8, 2012 3:16 AM (in response to BodhiBelly)

    Same problem on my iphone 4S in Korea. It might be started at around 1 week ago.

    I have uninstalled apps installed around that time. But not working as well.

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