iOS 15.5, iOS 16/14 Microphone Not Working on iPhone X or later, iPhone 8/8Plus/iPhone 7Plus/6S

Last Updated on Jun 18, 2021

A microphone is widely used in a smart device for now sound intensity around your device. If the microphone is disabled or hardware problem then you can’t record voice or send a voice message to social app and voice call.

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In the new iPhone X, there is more than one microphone. Know how many microphones on the iPhone?

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Quick Fix for Microphone not working on iPhone

1 Microphone not working on iPhone X

Force restart iPhone

Quickly press and release the volume up button, quickly press and release the volume down button. Now press and hold on side button until you see the apple logo on the screen.

Reset all settings

iOS device has to many settings for block and disables microphone under privacy and restriction. Reset all the settings to the default value.

Go to the settings – general – reset – reset all settings.

Ambient Noise during Phone Calls

Your Microphone is disturbing ambient noise during the phone call and interrupting unwanted sound while you hold your iPhone’s microphone near to voice. Talk with pure sound and fix low sounding on other ends during a call.

Enable Phone noise cancellation: Go to the Settings > General > Accessibility > Enable Phone Noise Cancellation.

in iOS 13 and later- Accessibility settings have been moved at a new location – where is accessibility in ioS 13

Enable microphone for the specific app

Go to the settings – general – privacy – microphone – enable or disable microphone for the installed app. WhatsApp, Facebook, hike, Instagram, and any other app.

also, check Screen time restrictions, Settings app on iPhone > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Microphone > Select Allow Changes, and Enable Toggle for the app from the list of app.

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Software update iOS

Update old iOS and fix the problem automatically. Settings – general – software update – check for update.

the recenetly latest software update is iOS 12.4 so please make your phone software up to date. Via OTA update or with iTunes on Mac or Pc.

Restore to factory settings on iPhone X

Backup iPhone first, connect your iPhone to updated iTunes on Mac or pc.

Under the device summary – click on restore button option on iTunes.

Restore will wipe all the date and download and install latest iOS.

Useful: iPhone restores in recovery mode.

Clean microphone hole or remove dust

Use a soft baby brush or dust removal napkin for clean-up sensitive microphone area.

Repair Microphone, Hardware issues

Contact at nearest apple repair service or Apple support center via call, Chat and Local Support center near you.

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