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iPhone 5 headphone volume too low

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  • RashyB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 12:00 AM (in response to Ariela M)

    It's really annoying especially when you are working out, running etc and want to crank up the volume. It's a ridiculous fault.  How do we escalate this with Apple?

  • RashyB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 12:01 AM (in response to RashyB)

    Also I'm sure it's not the headphones. It's the latest software update.

  • MartinLovesApple Calculating status...
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    Jan 13, 2013 9:01 AM (in response to Mo_Jiwa)

    My iPhone 5 is same and I seriously don't like it. :( whats the point of listening to music if u can't even enjoy it. The Volume is very important. APPLE, FIX THIS PROBLEM PLEASE.

  • shoaib3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 8:51 AM (in response to MartinLovesApple)

    its not the headphone or any software problem ..if ur iphone or any ios device is volume limited u will likely to suffer this issue no software update can fix it ..just check ur model no of the iphone against the one given on this website n may b then u will b in a better position to understand the root problem.http://triggertrap.com/ios-eu-volume-limit/.

  • Enzuigiri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:23 AM (in response to shoaib3)

    Website wrong. I have the volume issue but website says I don't.

  • Ariela M Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2013 11:41 AM (in response to shoaib3)

    My model is fine and does not have the limitation. Nevertheless, the problem exists.

  • RashyB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:41 PM (in response to shoaib3)

    No. Mine is definitely due to the software. The volume was fine until I installed the latest update. As soon as I did this I noticed it was lower.

  • tzitzos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 7:27 AM (in response to Mo_Jiwa)

    My iPhone 5 has the same problem too. I tried the new earpods on my previous iPhone 4 and the volume was more loud than ever. However the volume levels on iPhone 5 are too low. I didn't use any other headset, but I don't take as solution to buy new headphones to upgrade something that I already had with my previous models.
    Apple, if this is a software problem, fix it. If it's some hardware downgrade, inform us to give up hope.

  • Roadburn2000 Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to Mo_Jiwa)

    If you go under "Settings" and "Music," you will see "Volume Limit." It should say Volume Limit is "On" by default. Tap in and raise the setting all the way up. When you go back to "Music," the Volume Limit should now say "Off." Then, try listening to music again through the headphones. In my case, it was loud enough.

  • RashyB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 11:23 AM (in response to Roadburn2000)

    Thanks for the tip. But that would be the first thing that most people would try. It is not an issue with having the volume control on, it is that the volume is far lower than it should be with the volume control off, and compared to the iPhone 4, and the iPhone 5 before the latest software update.

  • tzitzos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to Roadburn2000)

    The "Volume Limit" is off. In fact it was off by default. This is my 4th iDevice and I tried all the possible settings and tweaks that I know. After a lot of searching I found several references that the volume on the iPhone 5 is low because of its hardware and not of any software "problem".

    "All versions of the iPhone 5 are 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and have 12% less overall volume than its predecessor, iPhone 4S."

     

    This quote is taken from Wikipedia but I found the same information and to many other sites. So folks, I think that it's time to give up hope and realize that our phones are quieter from what we used to hear...

  • RashyB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:57 AM (in response to tzitzos)

    That's a real shame if it is the case. I know it might not be important to others but for me the sound level is of major importance. Will take it into the apple store and see what they have to say. Unfortunately looks like I may end up having to get a different make of phone. If it is a hardware prop then Apple have really missed a trick this time.

  • mkos021 Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2013 11:30 AM (in response to 123skywalker)

    i m compared to my Iphone 3GS,and iphone 5

    sound-volume is lower on my Iphone 5 really disapointing...

  • madmikky Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2013 11:47 AM (in response to Mo_Jiwa)

    I have been told by a few of my mates its very low mmm maybe a fauilty batch

  • madmikky Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to Mo_Jiwa)

    or that may have been the 4s mmmm i get mixed up

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