The tales of the two microphones of iPhone 4

A while ago, mom started to complain about low volume when using Facetime with me. At first I thought it was just my mom’s computer volume not turned up, but when I made a recording after the Auburn Alabama game with my iPhone 4’s video camera, I realized that my volume was really really low. I then realized that the problem is not on the far end but on my iPhone itself. I used the voice recorder to test the mic and it was fine, but when I tested video recording the sound quality was muffled and very quiet. After some online research, I’ve found that there are two microphones on the new iPhone 4. the second mic suppose to be for noise cancelation, however, I believe it is also the primary mic for video recording.

This is the first mic.

This is the second mic.

So what I did was to use a needle to pick up the dirt that is trap in the second mic. CAUTION!!!! be careful. Do not force it or you may destroy your mic.

But after I cleaned the second mic hole, the recording video sound quality returned and Facetime sound quality also returned.

Good luck!!!

minhsao

Just a guy inside the Mintrix

29 Comments

Henry

I must credit you. This work perfectly to me. What I did was clean up the second hole with a needle carefully.

Thanks.

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George

Genius! That was the problem with mine as well. Used the needle, works great.
Thank you for you brave solution and ultimate smart thinking out of the box.

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iAmFilipino

Worked for me! Thanks!

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UraHelper

Wow thx this was my problem also now its fixed and now i dont have to be worried cuz the voice recording did work so i found it odd but Thx man

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Graham

Thanks for saving my sanity. Unfortunately I recorded my grandson’s concert without sound – if only I had known about that little mic hole.

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willyfix

Thanks, worked like a charm. Apple should post that on their site…w

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Joanna

Thanks a lot! It works great for me too. I’ve cleaned the 1st mic but not the 2nd one before. The iPhone repair stores could have charged dozen of dollars if I do bring the phone to them.

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Maggie

Ah! This helped so much, thank you based god <3

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DK

Can’t wait to try this, this has been driving me crazy and my phone is out of warranty. I’m sure this is my problem as well, hope it works :).

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minhsao

Let me know if it works for you or not. Thanks and good luck!!!

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DK

It worked wonderfully! Apple Support was saying that I would need to replace the phone, since it was out of warranty I would have to pay the upgrade price for a refurbished one. Thank you so much!

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minhsao

You are very welcome, I am glad it worked out!!! 🙂

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Erdem

Unfortunately cleaning did not work for me, and my warranty is expired. Can anybody suggest an application which uses the other microphone for video recording

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Ahmed

You Rock Man Gimme A Hug <3

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Steven

guys is that real?
how deep should stab in ? fear to damage it.

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minhsao

Just a little bit, just push gently and you should be fine.

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moonset

i’ve face this problem on my iphone 3gs . i’m not sure what’s the problem. it would be nice if anyone suggest me a solution 🙂

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James

Thank you so much!! It has been wrecking my head for weeks, and I just presumed everyone elses’ phone was broken! Savior

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Thanh Trần (@nkctvn)

That works. Thank you so so much. Just a tiny dirt and yet it causes so much trouble. Again, thank you so much.

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haish gianani

this really works many thnx boss

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Lois

You’re a genius! Thank you so much. This post of yours has been a big help for me!

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Deepali

Doed this work for iPad3? I tried but didn’t work.

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Jeremy

It worked!
Thanks

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imager09

Thank u so very much!
U r the man!

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LJ

Worked for me! Thanks!

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