iPhone Microphone not Working? Here’s Guide

Last Updated on Jun 23, 2021

Know everything about how to repair or fix iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8 (Plus), or any iPhone microphone not working? Your iPhone Microphone is not functioning properly, at that time, there are two possibilities either Hardware problem of Microphone or might be the Software issue, too. But before completely iPhone Microphone test, we can’t justify, what is the fact over the Microphone doesn’t work, or the primary problem receiver is cutting out during the call. Therefore, here we are also discussing, how to test the microphone and fix iPhone mic problems.

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FaceTime, Siri not hearing you because she can’t detect your voice and the third big problem call cutting out during a call. Sometimes Microphone Muffled by any object so in that case, it does not work perfectly as you have used before.

There are many apps and even proactive Siri access iPhone Microphone daily. You might experience some disturbance coming in audio, Siri not understand your voice and so many. So these all problem occurs due to Microphone problem.

Instagram, FB Messenger, Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube, Snapchat, Microphone WhatsApp messenger, IMO and lots of no-apple applications that have requested access to the microphone of Apple devices.

Before getting started following Steps, you must be tested iPhone mic. There are couples on the way to testing the iPhone microphone which are listed below.

Here are ways to test iPhone Microphone.

Fixes iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus Microphone not Working

how to fix iPhone Plus Microphone not Working

Fix #1. Clean the Microphone

Take a needle and carefully clean your iPhone microphone. Try again to test your microphone. If in some cases it won’t work, take the help of Apple Support.

Fix #2. Check headphone jack

Make sure that, not an accessory plugged into the headphone port. If even any, please remove it. A try again.

Fix #3. Check iPhone Microphone Settings

Go to Settings App and then tap on Privacy, here tap on Microphone and make sure microphone access is turned on next to the app, that you are trying.

Fix #4. Update iOS

Open up Settings App – Tap on General and then hit on Software update. If an update is available, please update it.

the latest Software update is iOS 14.6 and later.

Fix #5: Restart or Force Reboot iPhone

Press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo on Screen,

For iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus/ iPhone X/ XS/ XS Max/ XR users:

1: Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
2: Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
3: Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.

To Start iPhone, Again press Side button until startup apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 6S and Earlier: Sleep/Wake + Home button
For iPhone 7/7 Plus: Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button until apple logo on the screen.

Fix #6: Check Restriction applied for the microphone, Disable restriction,

Go to the Settings > General > Restrictions (Enter Restriction passcode) > Scroll Down and Find Microphone.

in iOS 12 or later,  Open Settings – Tap on Screen Time– Enter Screen Time passcode is asked you – Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions – Turn Content & Privacy Restrictions ON – Scroll Down and Find Microphone – Tap on Microphone – choose Allow Changes. 

See my Below screen, I enabled Microphone access for the apps in the list. Set like this on your iPhone.

Fix #7. Reset All Settings

Hey Siri not working on your iPhone? Don’t worry. Get here the solution to fix Siri not working.

After trying all ways if none of the way work in your case, please take the help of Apple Supports.

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