I have my iPhone 4S and its been 2 yrs old now and since past few weeks i felt that my iPhone ear speaker volume is too low compared to my friend’s. It was so bad that i need to put it close to my ear or turn on loudspeaker or use handsfree to attend the calls which are all irritating and is not worth it when we use apple products. Month by month i see that the call volume is getting reduced really much that i feel my ear pains when i put it so hard against my ear to hear to the nearly muted very low volume. So i had finally decided to give my iPhone 4S to service to look into the issue. Just before i planned to give it for service, i did had a thought to see if others have similar issues online and finally tried something and it worked!
Quick Fix to increase your iPhone’s Ear Speaker volume:
Its all because your ear speaker’s mesh has some dust on it and as the metal part has minute pores, the tiny dust particles blocks the voice coming out of the speaker. So you need to remove it. Here’s how i fixed the dust layer on the mesh. This fix is not only for 4s, should work fine on all models till date, like iPhone 5, 5S or even older ones.
- Take a safety pin, or any other pins that is thinner and has sharp edge,
- Rub the metal mesh part of your ear speakers, you can see some dust coming out. If you notice it, i’m sure your in-call volume gonna improve.
- Just repeat it gently for 10-20 times in multiple directions. Donot give more pressure to the metal part while rubbing, it might damage the earphone.
That’s it, now try calling someone and you should find the volume a lot better, like any other iPhone.
Alternatively, you can also place your mouth over the ear speaker and suck inward a few times, now Ear speaker should back to full volume. That might sound bit odd, but it does work. If you’re nerdy, you can also use your Vacuum cleaner to suck the dust in your earphone. But its bit tricky, make sure you know what you’re doing. Pressure has to be set very low and you should NOT place the full mouth portion of vacuum clear on earphone, it might damage the earphone if its highly pressurized. Use it with caution, keep it as your last try.
Major Causes for Low in-Call Volume on iPhone:
The iPhone’s Earphone speakers have very tiny pores as you can see it, i guess apple have designed it in such a way that water doesn’t get inside incase you dropped it in a tub of water (i dropped it once a year back and its still works perfectly fine) or something. As the pores are very tiny, dusts naturally tend to cover it as we’re using it everyday in all climatic conditions. I believe the main reason for this to happen to me is that i sweat quite a lot and the salty liquid should have gone to the pores and should have blocked it over time as sweat deposits as salt on the pores. Hope the fix finally helps to get the volume back to normal 🙂
Do share with us in comments below if you’ve tried any other ways to fix it.