Low Call Volume on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Earpiece quiet Speaker muffled issues

Last Updated on Nov 26, 2020

Can you hardly hear on iPhone 8? Don’t worry, I’m happy to help you with my free tutorial guide. Let’s fix Low Call Volume on iPhone X, Low Call Volume on iPhone 8 [Plus], Low Call Volume on iPhone 8 Plus using standard call, Speaker call. That our iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X readers are reporting serious sound problems to us via email or comment. Here I guide where the problem is and how to minimize it using the best possible solutions. Your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X is sounding “static noise” or “crackling noise” or “Sounding low” in the earpiece. are you landing on this page for your incoming Call Sound problem on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR? Follow the steps that given here to fix out.

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It’s annoying to listen Static sound comes in the ear during the call. Shortly iPhone 8 and 8 Plus users using their device on speaker mode to bypass this unclear call volume. I think it’s not software issues, but somewhere that done in old iPhone models and quickly fix using some settings related to sound.

Let’s follow this guide and terminate your problem in our ways,

Get Fixed Problems on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X Sound Problem and Low Call Volume

Note – No Call Volume, Are you testing on Unboxing iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus device, First Check and remove the plastic paper from the screen. [Double check this, it any layers on the Speaker or screen] this is the part of the packaging.

Solution 1: Increase Call Volume, not Ringer volume

How do I turn up the call volume on my iPhone 8? We can increase Call Volume only during call running on the iPhone screen. Press and hold on the left Side volume up physical switch for increasing volume and Press and hold the Volume down button to decrease call volume on iPhone Speaker, Earpiece, or headphone.

  • Update iOS to latest version from the settings (Open Settings App> Tap General > Tap Software Update (currently latest software is iOS 14 or later))
  • Also, Turn off Bluetooth that prevent from auto-connect Bluetooth headphone. (Settings > Bluetooth > Turn off Toggle)
Increase Call Volume During Call on iPhone 11 (Pro Max)

Increase Call Volume During Call on iPhone

Solution 2: Enable Phone Noise Cancellation

  • Go to the Settings app on the iPhone.
  • Tap Accessibility.
  • Click on Audio/Visual.
  • Now turn Phone Noise Cancellation toggle enable/Green.
Enable Phone Noise Cancellation on iPhone 11 (Pro Max)

Enable Phone Noise Cancellation on iPhone

This setting auto filters and Reduce ambient noise on phone calls when you are holding the receiver to your ear.


Solution 3: Audio Call Routing Set to Automatic & Turn off Bluetooth

If you set audio or FaceTime call always uses on Bluetooth headset and trying to listen to the speaker, then it will not work.

  • Open the Settings App that looks like a gear icon on the phone home screen.
    • Scroll the phone screen, click on Accessibility.
    • Now Tap on the Touch option,
    • Click on Call Audio Routing.
    • Choose Automatic.

No Sound on Phone Call: Turn off Bluetooth under the settings,

  • Open the Settings App.
  • Tap Bluetooth.
  • Turn off/Disable Bluetooth.

Might be a Bluetooth headset connected automatically at your office or home.

Call Auto Routing on iPhone 11 (Pro Max)

Call Auto Routing on iPhone

Also Helpful ♥: Learn This tutorial to Receive a call on your iPhone without Swiping

Solution 4: Are you using MFi Hearing Aids?

Apple made iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X for every person in the world, So blind people can customize settings for sound under this option. Check it set up correctly and paired with Hearing devices.

  • Go to the Settings.
  • Tap Accessibility.
  • Tap Hearing Devices.
  • Enable and Reconnect the device.

Solution 5: Clean Speaker on iPhone Using Brush to fix iPhone 8 plus ear speaker volume low

Clean iPhone Speaker Grill using Soft Brush

Clean iPhone Speaker Grill using Soft Brush

Clean up the Speaker grill mesh using Soft Toothbrush or Blow upon the speaker grill to Clean the speaker softly. Also, check and test sound periodically after clean. Thin and Soft Toothbrush easily removes dust or Liquid in the small air.

Solution 6: Turn Off Reduce Loud Sound/Volume Limit For Headphone on iOS 14

Reduce Loud Sound option on iPhone will apply the volume limit to output audio devices like AirPods or Bluetooth earbuds. This option will help to prevent hearing loss, By adjusting the Output volume into decibel level (75 decibels to 100 Decibels).

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone. Now, Scroll to the Sounds & Haptics option.

    Sounds and Haptics on iPhone settings

    Sounds and Haptics on iPhone settings

  2. Next Scroll, and tap on headphone safety, and then turn off the toggle Reduce Loud Sound option.
  3. Disable Reduce loud sound toggle or Adjust the volume level using the Slider.

    Reduce Loud Sound on iPhone Settings

    Reduce Loud Sound on iPhone Settings

  4. That’s it.

Solution 7: Reset All Settings to the Default Settings

My iPhone 8 call volume low all of sudden. Try to Reset All settings option on the iPhone will not erase the user data but only remove iPhone system settings that we can customize after that easily. This option also helps to fix an internal software glitch that doesn’t compatible with the Earpeace speaker.

  1. Open the Settings App
  2. Tap General
  3. Hit on Reset
  4. Tap Reset All Settings.

During reset the settings, your iPhone will reboot once. Now, Test and Check hope you fixed.

Still, the Solution quality is low, Then try to Erase all content and Settings, Before that Backup iPhone, Because in this process whole iPhone will erase first. After the problem fixed we can restore the backup. Follow the below steps for Erase All Content and Settings.

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
  2. Scroll to General and Tap on it.
  3. Now, Scroll to last on-screen and Tap on the Reset option.

    Erase All Content and Settings on iPhone

    Erase All Content and Settings on iPhone

  4. Next to Reset, Tap on Erase All Content and Settings option. Enter the passcode to verify. After that, your iPhone will erase soon and Reboot once. So, Don’t interrupt the process. Once you see your iPhone welcome screen, set up like a new Phone and Do a Call test.
  5. Once you fixed your problem, Restore from Backup on iPhone called Restore iPhone.

Solution 8: Speaker Damage and Hardware issues

Recently, Apple confirms some effect on new models, which might be happening with your iPhone 8, 8 Plus. Contact the nearest apple support or Book a Genius bar appointment and discuss on the apple help desk via online chat or at the nearest apple store (Genius bar).

Check Here Your iPhone Warranty status online using a Unique IMEI number.


Might be your iPhone hanging during the call

Based on my personal experience, I got disturbed while making the call and Restoring my iPhone itself (Photos album disappeared after update and process in restore on photos app). Also, check or test your iPhone 8/ 8 Plus running smoothly and as expected by opening some apps for the test.

Try to Hard Reboot iPhone 8, 8 Plus or “iPhone X”

Internal software issues we can immediately fix without change the settings in most of the case. To Hard Restart or Reboot,

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

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

Explore, How to Restart/Hard Reset iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X.

1 Name of Button on iPhone 7 7 Plus iPhone 6 6 Plus iPhone

Next, press the Power button until the wakeup screen with the apple logo, Now test with a sample call.

if your iPhone phone call volume very very low not solved then you should book a Genius Bar appointment. learn here how to make a genius bar reservation.

Above all solutions are beneficial for fix Low Call Volume on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Sound Problem DIY. Ready to share and comment on the below for more help from us.

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1 Comment
  1. I had (and sometimes still have) similar issue. On my XsMax.
    I tried reboot / hard and soft several times – issue still in play.
    I went to “Sounds – Hepatic” to ensure volume setting was set to max volume – still had issue – I toggled “change with side buttons” still had issue – I toggled “change with side buttons” off // the volume issue was resolved !!
    On occasion the low volume issue returns – I toggle the side button on and off and the issue resolves …. no idea why but it works !??!
    Hope this helps !!

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