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8 Best Solutions of iPhone Microphone Not Working During Calls

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(Last Updated On: January 15, 2020)

Good day to one and all, I warmly welcome you all here, and I am very much obliged to see you guys here reading my article to find the best solutions to your hardest problems that are iPhone Microphone Not Working During Calls. This is what I do for you guys, happily.

So I assume you are having issues with the microphone of your iPhone? Is your iPhone microphone not working during calls?

I have heard several complaints about the same issue. Many people are facing this same issue all across the globe. But you don’t have to worry about it now at all, because you are just in the right place to find your solution because I provide you with the best solutions to your hardest problems.

Just as I mentioned above that there have been earlier reports from some iPhone users regarding various issues with the microphone of their iPhone.

The first and foremost concern is on the microphone issue in which audio output during a phone call is deemed to be very low or sometimes the microphone doesn’t even work at all.

Not only during the call, but this same issue also goes on while recording a video, or using other functions which require your audio output.

For example, you are having a phone call with your friend and that friend of yours is having trouble hearing your voice or vice versa of this condition. This is a major issue and I have considered it well to find the best solution for this problem.

Some people have also experienced a similar problem while having a phone call via FaceTime or using a headset or a Bluetooth device for making calls.

Whatever the situation is, but for some reason, the person on the other side is having trouble hearing your voice.

iPhone is known to be one of the most powerful smartphones then what could possibly be causing this annoying problem to your iPhone? I am going to disclose some possible causes for this problem.

Why is your iPhone Microphone not working properly?

iPhone Microphone Not Working During Calls

The possible causes to you devise issues affecting the microphone component are because of software glitches or sometimes the hardware of your iPhone is damaged.

If the cause of your iPhone microphone issue is based on software issues, then you should consider yourself as one of the luckiest people alive.

Because, if the issue is related to software glitch then there are some ways, some solutions you can try out to fix this issue of yours.

And unluckily if the cause of this iPhone microphone problem you are facing is based on hardware issues, then sadly there is nothing you can do by yourself, you will have to take your device to an iPhone technician and he will be able to do something to fix your iPhone and probably charge you for his services.

Problems were related to software related issues which can trigger some massive issues to microphone or audio problems on your iPhone.

These problems might include a corrupted file, misconfigured audio settings, buggy software or broken down updates.

There are several cases reported for audio or microphone issues that were only because of a faulty headset, Bluetooth speakers or other wireless or wired audio devices that come with the iPhone for audio input.

Possible Cause No.1: By the name corrupted files, I meant when there are some corrupted audio or music file in your iPhone and you play them, there is a high chance for these errors to occur at that moment. Get more tips about it: here

People think of it as a problem with their device but actually the file you played was corrupt.

Possible Cause No.2: When we talk about the possibilities of causes of action, we inspect and consider every part of that issue, which is why audio settings are also among the main things that should be considered regarding this microphone issue you are facing.

Check if your volume is set to mute or at zero levels. And check if your iPhone has connected to a Bluetooth device because when your iPhone is connected with a Bluetooth enabled device like a headset or speakers then your iPhone is unable to produce any sound.

Possible Cause No.3: By the name software bugs or faulty updates, I meant that software updates are released to keep the iOS devices system optimized, modified and updated.

Sometimes, these software updates contain bugs that cause post-update issues to arise on your iPhone.

If you have just downloaded and installed software updates (iOS) and all of a sudden you face this microphone issue just after the updates have installed successfully in your iPhone, then this is the actual cause of your problem.

Possible Cause No.4: By naming third party accessories, I meant to say that there have been reported several cases interpreting audio or microphone issues on the iPhone just because of the usage of some third-party casing or iPhone accessories which are not compatible with the phone’s physical scheme and are forcibly used with iPhone.

These accessories can sometimes damage your iPhone in a very critical manner, so this is one of the main reasons that you should only use original accessories that have made just for the iPhone. More helpful way: here

Possible Cause No.5: By saying the hardware problem, I meant to say that the iPhone microphone might have damaged that is why it is not working properly or not producing any sound.

If you remember dropping your phone, or some liquid like water or some drink goes into the microphone, this might cause damage to your microphone.

8 Best Solutions to Fix iPhone Microphone Not Working During Calls

iPhone Microphone Not Working During Calls

The solutions which I am going to tell you are totally dependent on the actual cause of this microphone problem.

Mentioned below are all the solutions you can try accordingly as per your actual cause of the microphone problem.

SOLUTION#1:

First of all, test the microphone on your iPhone as there are times when your phone calls have halted and disturbed by various network issues.

So in order to make sure whether the problem is with the internet or your microphone, do this:

  • Open Voice Memos, tap record icon and speak into the microphone. Stop it, play it and listen carefully if you can hear your voice or not.
  • Check if your iPhone receiver has not blocked or covered with something.

There are many other ways to test your iPhone microphone, like through Siri, through Camera app or FaceTime.

SOLUTION#2

Remove all the iPhone accessories, including screen protectors, films, cases that might be covering the ISight mic or iPhone receiver.

Remove all of these accessories and then test your microphone to check if this was the cause or not.

SOLUTION#3

When Noise Cancellation had enabled on your iPhone, it helps and reduces the surrounding noise while you are on call on your iPhone.

This might inflict a minor issue sometimes, which is why to disable Noise Cancellation in your settings, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings> General> Accessibility> Phone Noise Cancellation> Toggle it to disable.

Test your microphone after disabling this feature.

SOLUTION#4

There might be some minor software glitches inflicting this problem to your iPhone then reboot your iPhone (soft reset). Follow these steps to do so:

  • Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds until you see a red slider.
  • Drag and power off your iPhone completely
  • Wait for 30 seconds or a minute
  • Press and hold the Power button again until you see the logo. Reboot completed.

Test the microphones and check if it is working or not.

SOLUTION#5

Check if this problem is occurring only with certain apps, if yes then check microphone settings on your iPhone to make sure the application you are using has access to the microphone.

Follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings> Privacy> Microphone.

Configure everything and then test your microphone.

SOLUTION#6

Software glitches can trigger device issues, in order to fix this, you will have to update your iPhone to the latest iOS version available.

To check for the latest updates, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings> General> Software Update.

If there is any update available there, tap “Download and Install” and follow the instructions to complete the installation.

Test your microphone after you successfully update your iOS version to the latest version.

SOLUTION#7

If none of the solutions that I have mentioned above work for you, then reset all settings. This will erase all your current settings including microphone settings as well.

  • Go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset All Settings.

Reboot your iPhone after the reset and test your microphone again to see if it is working or not.

SOLUTION#8

This option is the last possible solution. When you have checked every single solution and it didn’t work for you, a factory data reset will erase all your iPhone completely and reset it to factory defaults.

Back up all your data before proceeding to this solution and then follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings> General> Reset> Erase All Content and Settings, enter the correct password to continue then tap Erase iPhone.

After the factory data reset, complete all the procedure and then test the microphone to check if its working.

These solutions that I have informed and explained to you will 100 percent fix this issue of yours if the problem has software-based.

I hope this guide of mine will help you and I hope you will find the solution to your problem with this article.

Thank you for reading this article. Have a great day ahead. Stay blessed.

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