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iOS 6 update = Speaker not working properly

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  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 5:20 AM (in response to Jason Dixon2)

    I never said it was or was not an issue in iOS6.  I merely stated that there are many more threads about very similar issues many of which are unrelated to any iOS update and provided some steps to troubleshoot.

     

    Place blame where you want, wait on Apple to fix it (if an issue exists), or be proactive and take steps to resolve the issue now.

     

    Frankly, until you rule out basic troubleshooting, declaring the issue as an "iOS6 update issue" is not very smart.

     

    As noted by BubbleSheep, the headphone trick rectified their issue, which leads me to believe it is not an iOS6 issue.  If it were, a basic troubleshooting step would not resolve it, and there would be thousands, if not millions of users experiencing the same issue... a dozen or so people in one thread having a similar issue does not make for a software bug.

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    Sep 20, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to SnipesHeat)

    I'm also having trouble with my speaker. Just after a reboot it only works for 1 second, when i slide to unlock. With my earphones plugged in everything works fine. Alarm is the only thing that gives sound through te speaker.

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    Sep 20, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to SnipesHeat)

    My iphone will only play sound on the right side without a headphone.This is normal ?And when I plug the headphones in it only plays music in the left side of my headphones.But when i go to sample ringtone sounds it works in both ears .Ive tried 3 differnt headphones and they are not broken because Ive tried ysing them on my laptop they work fine. This all happened yesterday after I updated my software to iOS 6.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to ariel617)

    ariel617 wrote:

     

    My iphone will only play sound on the right side without a headphone.This is normal ?

    Yes, it's normal, there is only one speaker on the bottom of the iPhone.  The other is the microphone.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:15 AM (in response to ariel617)

    ariel617 wrote:

     

    when I plug the headphones in it only plays music in the left side of my headphones.

    Settings > General > Accessibility > Mono Audio  Turn it off.

  • ariel617 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to diesel vdub)

    Thank you so much .It worked like a charm ,to think I was going to go all the way to the busy apple store to get it fixed lol I also have another question if somebody would like to help that would be great.I have a 3rd generation nano and when I connect it to itunes ,it won't recognize it at all.I have tried resetting the nano ,also I searched up more ways to fix this. The usb cord is fine ,any suggestions?

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    Sep 21, 2012 5:33 AM (in response to SnipesHeat)

    No speaker on my 4S after iOS 6 upgrade either. In for fix but suspect I will have to wait for an update.

  • wlinas Calculating status...
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    Sep 22, 2012 9:08 AM (in response to SnipesHeat)

    I have the exact same problem! After upgrade there is no audio on the phone unless I use headphones, the second that I take headphones out the volume control disappears and there is no audio.

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    Sep 23, 2012 5:03 PM (in response to SnipesHeat)

    My iPhone 4S developed the same issue the past few days. Tried resetting, shutting the phone off, flipping the vibrate button on and off but nothing works.

     

    No ability to use the speaker phone, incoming calls do not have any sound, no text sounds, alarm sounds, or keyboard sounds, etc. Can talk on the phone and hear others talking to me but that's about it. Phone has not been dropped, not damaged and not exposed to water. Going back to swap this phone out again...

     

    Maybe this time they won't give me another refurbished/remanufactured phone on a warranty exchange. Speaking from experience, they are NOT the same as new iPhones. This one has been used for less than 100 hours of talk time and its on the fritz. The last one never worked right but I tried troubleshooting the dropped calls/poor sound quality with them for two weeks before swapping it out for this one.

     

    Hope they are working to fix these issues...never had cell phone issues like this before!

  • andreuser123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to SnipesHeat)

    Is there any indication that the issue will be fixed with in a future software update? I have had the same issue after the update to iOS6 on my 4s. For me it seems to be getting stuck in an Airplay mode. For example when I'm in the music app the Airplay icon appears in the bottom left with no volume slider beside it. Pressing the airplay icon gives me the choice of selecting the dock connector for output or the Apple TV for output.

     

    I have also tried a complete restore to no avail.

     

    Another interesting annomaly is that message alerts do not come through, even when the phone is off silent mode. But this is not the case all of the time, only some of the time. And sometimes, I get half a message sound before the phone decides that it shouldn't be making any noise.

     

    How long did the repair take for you?

  • SBrittain Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 6:40 PM (in response to SnipesHeat)

    After upgrading my iPhone 4S to iOS6 my music dock no longer plays. It will charge the phone but no audio. All other audio modes work fine.

     

    In a similar manner, my car charger which used to have no effect on playback now stops playback and eliminates the audio controls if I plug it in.

     

    How does one file a bug report?

  • SBrittain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to SnipesHeat)

    Details please ...

  • Jeet Singh Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 7:42 PM (in response to SBrittain)

    My iphone 3GS was working fine till yesterday when I upgraded to IOS6, now the sound alerts to keyboard, SMS, unlock, phone calls etc. have stopped. The music plays fine, while choosing the alerts the sound is fine and alarm works fine. Please help me with a fix.

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