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iPhone 4 mic only not working in phone app!

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  • mellaril2485 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 5, 2012 9:26 AM (in response to ChowS)

    I, too, solved my iPhone problem by ordering the a Samsung Galaxy S3.  I have to wait about a week because it's a pre-order in States but I can live with that. 

  • BigZDub Calculating status...
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    Jul 12, 2012 6:52 AM (in response to Oddason)

    Hmmm?  Six pages of people with the exact same problem....sounds like a coincidence!  Not surprised at the lack of response by Apple.  They don't care about you, or me.  Never have.  And they sure don't want a "microphonegate" on their hands.  Especially not after a series of blunders, like Siri, or FCPX, or the latest, "upgrade" to the Mac Pro.


    Now that Steve is gone, Apple's reigning days are numbered.  Already my iPhone 4 (with the exact same problem described repeatedly in the previous six pages) seems tiny next to the competition, both in size and features.  And it's going to take something better than a smart-a$$-talking-assistant-with-jokes, or a few more megapixels, for the iPhone 5 to keep them on the throne. 


    Even if they do come out with some crazy-new features, for me, the excitement left with Steve.  I didn't realize it as much at the time, but all of the rumors, secrecy, and spin leading up to a grand announcement, was a really big deal!  And it seemed like back then, products lived up to the hype! 


    Not anymore.  Not for me anyway.  I don't really follow the rumors anymore...don't really care.  And now days, the products seem to leave me disappointed, despite no hype at all! 


    Good luck, Apple!  Don't screw this one up!

  • cbastyan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 14, 2012 9:34 PM (in response to Oddason)

    hi I'm from Colombia and buy the iphone 4 16G in miami, 1 year and 6 months, this week the microphone stopped working for calls and I've tried in the recorder and does not gain levels, I see that this problem happens to many people and 6 more pages of this blog, is an outrage that apple does not Acknowledge this error and we forget, we pay 650 dollars knowing that do not dry with my iphone because I do not know where to fix it and I will be expensive .. ...



    please apple, meet our concerns, we have relied on us, sign you

  • mnayan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:02 AM (in response to cbastyan)

    Same problem here.


    I first had the problem a few months ago, it would be intermittent on/off for days and then just started working again. Now the problem is back and it's extremely frustrating. Considering how many people are affected by it, I'm disappointed to see that Apple is doing nothing about it and am kind of surprised that this issue hasn't made the press.


    I'm going to try this cardboard trick that has been mentioned earlier but if that doesn't work I'm not sure what I will do.


    I love(d) the iPhone but do I want to take the risk again with a replacement or the next generation iPhone? I don't think so.

  • Abouna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 22, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to mnayan)

    Any chance Apple is going to take care of this?  My wife's iPhone 4 is now dead on the mic also.

  • Mic wrong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 23, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to Oddason)

    I have the same problem, Every thing is okay with Skype , oovoo, yahoo messenger, But the regular phone calls working on and off, 40% working and 60% I'm silent!!!


    Is here any recommendation for me?

  • lowdownearl Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:20 PM (in response to Oddason)

    Same problem here. Got my phone in October of 2011 .I have stayed current with all the software updates. Did a wipe and restore. Nothing fixes it permanently. Was talking to my brother tonight and he said it sounded like I was talking inside a beer can and he could barely hear me. I hit the bottom mic area in the palm of my hand a few times and he then said it sounded better. Will be goign to a Verizon kiosk this weekend and demanding a new phone. i too cant believe the media hasnt heard and ran with this problem. Its all over the net.

  • Forspaddlartjej Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to Oddason)

    Hi, 2 days ago I got the same problem with my Ipone 4, I can not talk in the phone at 95% but use all other stuff (viber, recording video). 5% the phone works and I can talk some seconds or some minutes.

    My phone i 2 years old so no warrany..

    I have OS newest OS (5.1.1)


    I have read what written here and I bet ym phone against my thigh and then begin the work for some sekunds, and then not working agin. When I repeat it, hit my phone against my thigh it working agin for some seconds.


    I will try open it and se if something is loos..

  • freelistener Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to Oddason)

    Same problem here with my iphone 4 bought in Finland


    First time it popped up 3 months ago. After applying the carboard fix the phone worked fine, but a few days ago the mic just stopped working for no reason.

    Im so frustrated about it as i dont feel like buying a 4s which has the same problem and iphone 5 isnt out yet...


    Looking forward to an official statement from Apple.

  • Forspaddlartjej Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 4:44 AM (in response to freelistener)


    I have find one thing that can help, se it on youtube. Mine works lot better:

  • ffclego73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 2:46 AM (in response to ChowS)

    Great answer helped me thank you. (the pin in the top mic )

  • MEW77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to Forspaddlartjej)

    I too have this problem and have also attempted the cardboard insert trick as posted in the YouTube video, but nothing is consistently working. Luckily, I kept my old (now unlocked) 3G, so I went to the AT&T store and they happily put a new SIM card in the 3G and transfered my current number to that SIM free of charge so I can wait for the iPhone 5 release while getting by with my 3G…fingers crossed they solder those connections a little better in China this time.

  • Toyaaah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to Oddason)

    Okay, don't quote me on this.. But this ha happened to me also, and it's literally the most annoying thing ever.. But I've read through everything I can ect, Youtubed it and what you can do is open up the back of your phone, using a Phillips screwdriver 00mm and put a cut out 'L' shape piece of cardboard in it, YouTube it if you need more information but I thought I would be helpful. I haven't actually tried it yet, but I will be tomorrow... But anyway, step up apple thea too many people with the same problem!

  • Singkanet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 10:00 PM (in response to Oddason)

    I too have this problem after updated the iOS 6

  • MEW77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 25, 2012 1:55 AM (in response to Singkanet)

    That is because it is a hardware problem. You have a broken solder connection. You are now the proud owner of a very expensive outdated iPod. Some got lucky with the cardboard fix while others did not. Save up your $ and get the iPhone 5, you won't regret it.

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