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  • Sorcharocks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I accidentally solved this problem, at least on my wife's phone. Do this at your own risk, of course - I have no idea if this voids warrantee. Anyway, volume was extremely low, and I tried everything to fix it with no luck. While messing around I ended up poking a hole in the ear speaker with a safety pin. Suddenly the volume was loud as ever. Good luck.

  • rhett_mcdaniel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No one is listening to us here. Very frustrating. they must know they've jacked it up.

  • gettingtoknowyou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    adrian262 wrote:

     

    I actually found the fix somewhere else in these discussion forums.  Go to settings / sounds and slide the volume all the way off (to the left).  That fixed it for me; the earpiece volume is back to normal.  And I can now turn the ringer volume back up to wherever it was before and the earpiece volume is still ok.  Must be a bug.

     

    Adrian,

    Just wanted to thank you for this solution. My iPhone 4S just suddenly developed this problem this morning. The call volume was fine on speakerphone, but suddenly extremely muted in regular call mode. I tried rebooting the phone, and that had no effect. The settings/sounds solution above worked immediately. Thanks again!

  • silvernomad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did it and it definitely got it to where I can hear it again!  Thank you!

  • VinayPrathapan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is a very simple problem to fix for most cases:

     

    Take a natural hair paintbrush (or anything with bristles softer than the ones on a soft toothbrush)  and gently clean out the earpiece grille with a side-to-side motion. Then use the brush (and this is why it has to be natural hair) and gently push the bristles onto the earpiece grille (that is, perpendicular to its surface). Natural hair bristles are tapered at the tips, and they can pierce and dislodge dirt which has clogged the grille mesh to the extent that it attenuates volume considerably.

     

    Try this and let me know if it works.

  • jespinoza37 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Anyone find out what this was. Mine did the same thing right now. I cleaned the earpiece and still nothing. I saw some post that said that it magically went away. Makes me think that it may be my subscriber. (sprint)

  • silvernomad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Jes- did you try this?  I did and it worked on mine- its not loud but it's to where I can make calls again.

     

    adrian262 wrote:

     

    I actually found the fix somewhere else in these discussion forums.  Go to settings / sounds and slide the volume all the way off (to the left).  That fixed it for me; the earpiece volume is back to normal.  And I can now turn the ringer volume back up to wherever it was before and the earpiece volume is still ok.  Must be a bug.

  • jespinoza37 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Silver

    Thats exactly what I did, I'll try again and see if works again but no luck. :/

  • jespinoza37 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok guys I tried what I have read in the post wi no luck, so I was about to take it tomorrow morning to the Apple store and have it checked when I did another search online and found a solution on this website ifixit.com

    This may sound weird but they say if you place your mouth over the ear piece and with a sucking motion try to unclog the ear piece. I tried this my self, covered my mouth over the ear piece and sucked in air, I found it difficult to suck in air though it, so I got a q-tip and with a drop or two of water cleaed the earpiece section, next I tried once again to suck air through it and guess what? Air came through more easily. I made a call to test it out and all back to normal volume. :) worked as they said it will. Lots of post that people have done the same thing and it worked for them aswell.

  • silvernomad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well crud- I had done lots of turning up and down different buttons but when I did exactly what she said it worked.  I guess there's a lot of issue with the sound- hope if you find your answer you will post!

  • rodsta40 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK...after going through all the gyrations here I finally used canned air to blow out my earpiece speaker and guess what...problem solved...Hoooraay!!..

  • gneveselk grove Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem with the incoming call volume being too low. A co-worker had me hold the on/off button and home button down at the same time. This turned off the phone and back on. The sound volume was set to low but once I reset it to high the problem was fixed. As I read the blog before I fixed the phone I was getting concerned about having to purchas a new phone but now I am a happy camper.

  • tsmoab Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My phone developed the same problem. After trying all of the fixes with no improvement Apple gave me a new phone. Hooray!

  • impied Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Me too, didn't know layout of iphone but film was covering speaker. Support put me right. feel dumb but v happy now.

  • hoshedar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Vinay.  Tried that and worked.  Also used the sim extracting pin which comes with the IPhone to scrape off the dirt. 

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