A frequent issue iPhone users face is when their iPhone ear speaker not working correctly or their iPhone is not at the right volume when calling. This can be very annoying particularly if you make crucial calls frequently.
The Reasons Your iPhone’s Ear Speaker isn’t working
The main reason behind the low volume when you call using your iPhone is due to lint and the dirt particles that become stuck in the speaker grills of your earpiece. In this regard, it is imperative to clear the earpiece in a proper method to restore your iPhone level back up to normal.
It is possible to do this by using an anti-static earphone brush and gently brushing the speaker to remove the lint out.
How to Determine If Your iPhone’s Ear Speaker Isn’t Operating?
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The first thing you’ll be able to notice the moment the iPhone ear speaker isn’t functioning is that the person who is on the other side cannot hear you in any way. This means you’re frequently in a position to not be able to call because your voice isn’t heard by the person who is on the other end.
iPhone Ear Speaker is quiet as well as Call volume Low
Another thing you could observe when your earpiece isn’t working correctly is that your voice appears quiet from the other side. This means that the people who are on the other side don’t get to hear you as clearly as the voice you speak for them to hear. The iPhone earphone is designed so that people who are listening will be able to hear your voice in a clear and loud manner. If they’re not able to hear your voice and you occasionally sound quiet, then recognize that there is an issue with your speaker, and it has to be corrected.
Take off the plastic cover that’s over the Ear Speaker
If you buy the latest iPhone you will notice an additional plastic cover on the grill that could interfere with the conversation of the caller an audio call, so be sure you remove it. This is an extremely basic suggestion, but you’ll be amazed by the number of people who aren’t aware of this cover.
Change the Call Audio Routing to Speaker
Call audio routing phone audio routing is a two-way method of working. If you own a Bluetooth headset you can assign the call audio routing to your Bluetooth headset. If you wish to make use of the speaker on your iPhone to receive calls, you could assign the audio to the speaker.
Naturally, the other option is what you should accomplish. Here’s how you assign the call sound to the speaker
- Go to the settings app
- Go to General and then select Accessibility.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the ‘Call Audio Routing’and tap it.
- Choose “Speaker”
The call audio has been allocated to your speaker. This means that you’ll receive calls to your ear only.
This suggestion is only useful to you if you can’t hear anything.
Cleaning iPhone Ear Speakers
The first thing you should do is turn the iPhone off. It is also necessary to unplug all cables that were connected to the phone.
The next steps are as follows:
- Pick up a dry Q-tip
- Find a bit of rub alcohol and place your phone with its face down. This is due to the fact that alcohol could easily enter the speaker if it was held up.
- Apply the q-tip with a small amount of alcohol in the Q-tip
- Begin by rubbing the q-tip on the earpiece gently
- Do this 4 to 5 times.
You can also put your mouth in front of the earpiece and then suck and blow out to get rid of the dust and dirt stuck inside the grill of the speaker.
Rubbing alcohol disperses and will not get stuck in your earphone. This can prevent damage to the earphone. Once you’ve cleaned the earphone 4 times, turn on your iPhone and phone your relative or friend and ensure that the volume is all the way up.
It should be apparent that the volume of your ear is now normal and you’ll be able to hear the person calling you loud and clear. There shouldn’t be any low volume in a conversation.
Make sure you check the headphone Jack to ensure that the Audio is not routed to the Headphones.
If there’s a blockage in the port or headphone jack the iPhone will assume that headphones are connected. If there’s something that’s stuck there, you can utilize compressed air to take it out.
Here’s how you can determine whether it’s the result of a headphone issue:
- Remove any headphones you have connected
- Try to modify the volume
There are two types of volumes that you will be able to see in the display. There are the words ‘Volume’ and ‘Headphones’. If you notice the word “Headphones” icon, then you have a problem with the headphone port or in the lightning port.
If you can see the word “Volume” after you adjust the volume by pressing keys, this is a confirmation that there isn’t a headphone jack problem.
Switch off noise cancellation to prevent ear speaker volume Issues
Noise cancellation was made available with iOS 7 and its aim is to block background noises while on a call. For some, however, it may sound odd and can make phone calls sound strange and even more disturbing.
Here’s what you must do:
- Click on the Settings from the home screen
- Go to General and then select Accessibility.
- Scroll all the way to the section for Hearing section.
- Shut off “Noise Cancellation”
This is a solution that has been used by many and it could work for you too. To determine whether it’s working and contact someone on your contact list to see whether the volume of the earphone is functioning correctly. If it didn’t work you can return to the original settings and ensure that you have the ‘Hearing Aid Compatibility Option is selected.
After turning this off then go to your contact list and see if the volume in the ear is higher. Verify the volume of the earphone. That brings me to the conclusion of the post.
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Restore the Ear Speaker
The final alternative is to have your iPhone repaired as the earphone might be permanently damaged, The only method to repair it correctly is to have it fixed. A visit to the Apple shop is the most effective solution to do this, but you’ll need to visit the store and make an appointment.
After you’ve arranged it, they’ll send you a date to which may be a few weeks.