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Can't hear well on iPhone?  Try this if you haven't

2143 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2007 12:40 PM by Chas Hulme RSS
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I was not liking the volume level and sound quality that I was getting on my iPhone even after messing with all the volume controls etc. I read someones post about making sure that the little speaker hole was lined up with my ear canal and realized I hadn't really payed much attention to that except to move the phone around a little on my ear by reflex. Anyways I noticed that this makes a huge difference but what makes an even bigger difference is if you press the phone against your ear a little more than you may be used to once you have it positioned perfectly, it does a really good job of keeping out outside noise and increases sound clarity and voice intelligibility at a lower volume level. Anyways, if this sounded obvious and unhelpful, sorry for wasting your time!
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  • GrafixRtist Calculating status...
    Well, it does help to press your ear firmly up against the iphone, but yeah, that is kinda obvious, however even so, the volume is toooo low! We shouldnt have to insert the iPhone INTO OUR EAR CANAL! to hear our calls! lol Thanks for trying to help though, any advice on this problem is much appreciated, keep posting your updates on this!
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  • Eric Krueger Calculating status...
    Not sure if they can fix this without a hardware revision. My thinking is that we are already at the upper level volume wise without distortion. Hopefully they can -- however I don't have a problem as I'm that one person that's always setting his volume as low as he can because the upper end hurts my ears.
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  • Chas Hulme Level 4 Level 4 (1,130 points)
    You know what will be the biggest unintended consequence of this is? That there's gonna be lots of iPhone users running around yelling into their phones while on calls... Of course it doesn't help, but it is only human nature... That and if someone you are talking to someone who doesn't speak your tongue, same deal...

    You think it was bad before with other phone, just wait.

    '-))
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  • Chas Hulme Level 4 Level 4 (1,130 points)
    No, I think it is possible (we'll see...), but here's a real-world example...

    Pretty much all models of the Palm Treo (I've had two of them) still have a problem with the volume being too low, as with iPhone (just not quite so pronounced)... Anyway, the universal solution is a 3rd party Treo app called 'VolumeCare'. To this day, Treo users (at least the Palm OS ones) still buy VolumeCare to solve this issue...
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  • sindeeb Calculating status...
    Well, it does help to press your ear firmly up
    against the iphone, but yeah, that is kinda obvious,
    however even so, the volume is toooo low! We shouldnt
    have to insert the iPhone INTO OUR EAR CANAL! to hear
    our calls! lol Thanks for trying to help though,
    any advice on this problem is much appreciated, keep
    posting your updates on this!


    I am not getting my phone until July 17th, but have been following these discussions so I can familiarize myself with it. I have got to tell you that your response made me laugh so hard, I got tears in my eyes.
    iphone, Windows XP
  • Chas Hulme Level 4 Level 4 (1,130 points)
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    Jul 4, 2007 12:40 PM (in response to sindeeb)
    ...Only too glad to be of service.

    '-)))
    Mac Pro, MacBook Pro C2D, Mac mini Intel (2), tv (2), Mac OS X (10.4.8), ...a couple of PC's

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