How to Test iPhone Microphone (Any iPhones) and Fix it

iPhone microphone not working? Get Alternative ways to Test iPhone Microphone iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro.

Apple iPhone’s Microphone is tiny hardware. It comes by default company fitting. So There is a significant role of the Microphone in the iPhone. It works for audio calls, video calls, Siri, Apple apps, and non-Apple applications. Therefore, a broken microphone stops many features of your iPhone. It will help if you require your iPhone microphone in working mode. Suppose it won’t work on your Apple phone. Let’s check out here very ways to test the iPhone microphone and the Microphone’s location on the iPhone.

See here, Where iPhone Microphone located?

Generally, All Apple iPhones have more than one built-in Mic, Receiver/front Microphone, Rear Microphone, and bottom Microphone. Especially, Where is the Microphone on iPhone 15 Series, iPhone 14 Series, 13 Series, 12 Series, iPhone 11 Series, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone XiPhone 7– iPhone 7 Plus Microphone locations, iPhone 6 Microphone location – front Microphone fitted next to the FaceTime camera and Rear microphone cum between the iSight camera and LED flashlight.

Alternative Ways to Test iPhone Microphones

Front Microphone on iPhone 14 Pro (Max) & iPhone 14 (Plus)


Bottom Microphone on iPhone 14 Pro (Max) & iPhone 14 (Plus)


Back Microphone on iPhone 14 Pro (Max) & iPhone 14 (Plus)


Microphone on iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max

Where is the Microphone Location on iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max
Where is the Microphone Location on iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

Microphone on iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Mini

Where is the Microphone Location on iPhone 12 Pro
Where is the Microphone Location on iPhone 12 Pro

Microphone on iPhone 7, 7, 7 Plus Models

how to fix iPhone Plus Microphone not Working
iPhone 7 Microphone location

iPhone X rear Microphone location
iPhone X rear Microphone location

iPhone X Front Microphone location

iPhone 6 Microphone locations (1)
iPhone 6 Microphone locations – Front, Bottom, and Rear near to Camera

Test Microphone using Voice Memos App

  • Step 1. Open the Voice Recorder App from your iPhone Home Screen.
  • Step 2. Tap on the Red button called the Record icon and start to Speaking into the microphone.
  • Step 3.  Once you finished and then tap on the play icon to play the recording. You should be able to hear your sound clearly without any disturbance.

Microphone deserves an important factor that arises issues low call volume on iPhone at the Other End.

Test Microphone by Siri

Activate Siri by double click on the home button and Siri shows up. So now, try to speak to Siri.

However, if Siri not hearing you, then your iPhone microphone might be broken.

Get here More guide to Fix Siri not working on iPhone

Use the Camera App or Try FaceTime to test out Microphone

Launch the Camera app a try to record a video, after finish a clip, play that video with full volume. If it plays without sound then you can say that the Microphone not working.

Remove your iPhone XR/ XS Max/ 11 Pro Max/ 8/8+/ 7- 7 Plus Case Cover

Most case iPhone X microphone not working with a leather folio case. You must be removed the Case, screen protectors, and other objects, that prevent your iPhone microphone efficiency like debris, dust with the help of the needle.

Turn off noise cancellation to reduce outside noise disturbance

Noise cancellation is a pretty good feature that does work to reduce the surrounding noise when you are making a phone call. To turn off noise cancellation on the latest iOS and later iOS, you must follow the steps below.

Go to Settings App – Tap on General – choose Accessibility – now scroll down to Noise cancellation, if here you appear green button, then turn switch Noise cancellation Off.

You’re done.

Restart your iPhone

In some cases, iPhone low volumes keep crashing apps and certain bugs can be solved by restarting the phone. To restart your iPhone, Tap and hold on the sleep/wake button until you see the red slider and slide to the right to turn it off, wait for a few seconds, then turn it back on by pressing the same button until you appear Apple logo screen.

Backup and Erase your Device

If your iPhone’s unable to record low sound or Week recording then I recommend to Wipe your iPhone once and try to fix it. First of all, Take iPhone back up on your Mac or PC, then Erase your Device from Factory settings. Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content & Settings.

If this fix isn’t helpful, follow the restore iPhone in DFU mode.

Restore Your iPhone in DFU Mode

The restoring process in DFU mode will erase your iPhone completely at first, then Install a new copy of IOS on your iPhone, and then you can set up an iPhone like a new iPhone. And Fix all the problems related to software at once.

If it still doesn’t fix the problem, then I recommend contacting Apple support and Diagnosing hardware issues at the Apple Genius bar.

Useful Tip- How to Restart iPhone without Power button

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1 thought on “How to Test iPhone Microphone (Any iPhones) and Fix it”

  1. Epic. Apple conveniently releases an update in late 2017 – conveniently conincidingnwith the Christmas Season, because as we all know, the Magi brought the Christ Child Gold, Frankincense, Myrhh, and a new iPhoneX because the last update left His iPhone 6+ running like a Tandy Supercomputer (humor). Now, after months of people telling me “I can’t hear you” on the new whizbang X, turns out Apple has violated canine rights again with a phone that has a problem with…the microphone.

    Beta. Can we all say “Beta”?

    Looks like in the frantic, hair on fire failed effort to include touch biometrics with facial recognition, some of the finer points of what actually makes a phone a practical tool has been apparently overlloked.

    Gee, do I send in my 6+ for the “privilege” of Forking (not the word I want to use) over “only” $49 for a new battery to solve the abysmally slow 10+ second app load time (and how did Apple miss THAT, one wonders), or send in my new, $1000 POS that I bought because of their chicanery in the first place?

    Looks like lose-lose all around.


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