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MasterPo Level 1 (0 points)

Microphone does not work on the iPad 2 32gb with 3g. About a week has worked well!

Then after the upgrade to new firmware for the video recording is heard only the noise! If much shouting into a microphone a voice slightly audible on the recording.

Resetting and restoring did not help. Is there a solution to this problem?

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.2
  • linfeng Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the very same problem with my white 16gb wifi version. Went to Apple stored today and got a replacement right away. It seems some other have the same issue (from seeing other posts). Not sure if this is a widespread hardware defects or a software issue. At least the store staff are very helpful to resolve it!

  • archesdevil Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem with my 64GB WiFi. I know the mic worked at one point, but it doesn't now. I really don't want to take it in and replace it just for the mic... I hope it is a software issue.

  • c_h_u Level 1 (0 points)

    iPad 2 wi-fi + 3g --- I have the same problem too. Today was trying to record video, but after I can only hear bad noise. Reset didn't help. Can't say when iproblem appears, but I have updated iOS to 4.3.3 last week.

  • roystan Level 1 (0 points)

    my ipad2 is 16G wifi ver,bought abt 2 mths ago, frm iOS 4.3.1 updated to 4.3.3. n i having the same microphone problem!!! was trying to use iPhone ear set as the replacement, but it s not working neither! facetime cant record the sound yet video recording is no sound but just heard the "PaPaPa" noise !

  • jrkff8 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ipad 2 64gb wifi also had mic stop working. Can record sound with iphone headphone/mic though. Tried on/off, reset, all with no luck.

  • iTheMacGuru Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem with my 32gb 3G Verizon. Was working fine and is now complete rubbish. I'll tweet a solution if I find one


  • Giovag Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem with my 64gb 3G ATT, really disapointed with Apple since Im not in the US I cant do anything to solve this, i primarly bought this ipad to record mettings. is there nay way to repair it with some thickiss procedure=?

  • jrkff8 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried all the diagnostics and I had to send mine into Apple and they replaced it under warranty.

  • Mgriff1887 Level 1 (0 points)

    This problem is now apparent on my White iPad2 3g 64gb.

    It worked fine when I first got it, now all I get is very bad static!

    Very annoying as I only found out after filming a very important two hour presentation over the weekened, only to find out that I had good quality video but just horrible static for the audio!


    I have made an appointment with the Apple Store for them to fix it. I just hope they dont replace it with one that has the screen (light leakage) problem!


    Sigh, sometimes I wonder if some of the Apple critics (Thos die hard Windows users) have a point when it comes to Apple reliability.....

  • kishores Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here. Mic does not work with a 32GB Wifi White iPad2. Very disappointing to see that Apple has not sorted out this problem.

  • Larcyrema Level 1 (0 points)

    My mic has worked since I purchased my ipad2 about 2 months ago from using FaceTime regularly. Updated last week and tried Skype test call today and it's just static recording. Also tried FaceTime and recording from the camera and it's the same static with no audio. I want to avoid taking it back to Apple as it is a long drive to my nearest store. Was it the update? Is it a hardware problem? Gutted really as it was going so well and I couldn't live without it waiting for a replacement. I had to wait 3 weeks to get this one after ordering it! Any ideas??

  • Larcyrema Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, so i tried a complete ipad restore which didnt rectify the mic problem. Tried blowing out the mic with compressed air which did help slightly but recording is still very quiet and have to shout for it to pick up my voice. I eventually decided to take it to an apple store which was an hour drive away from my home. They were very good in store and am now waiting for my new one to be delivered which should be between 1 and 2 weeks. Not ideal i know but as long as the new one is functioning correctly im not too concerned. If you are experiencing this problem, get it back to the store and get it swapped as soon as you can. It also has nothing to do with the magnetic strips on the smart cover as i have never used the smart cover. It is purely faulty and at the fault of apple so there will be no problem obtaining a new replacement.


    My model: 16 GB Wi-Fi

  • sdmpharm1006 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ipad2 replaced unit. Wifi 64gb.


    Sound both audio and recording worked amazing.  Then ipad2 recently updated and only static and low audible voice on voice memo recordings.  Skype has video but anyone connected cannot hear me. FaceTime likewise.


    I really hope I do not need to trade this is again!!!!!  I will not be impressed!!!  Was it a bad batch with a hardware problem?  Should there be a recall?  I have seen many blogs and posts about no microphone for various apps. So it is not Skype isolated.


    Please give me any insight. And same as other posts ... Resetting and hard resetting do not resolve the problem. Neither do installing or uninstalling the apps that need the recorder.



  • sdmpharm1006 Level 1 (0 points)

    Found out microphone located just above the camera on ipad2 and it gathers dust quite easily. I simply blew out the dust with air from my mouth not a can of compressed air and instantly my sound was restored. I will further clear it out with compressed air in the am but I do believe this is the issue.

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