1. steveinville's Avatar
    I have found a few dialogues on this topic but no definitive answer. The earpiece speaker on my iPhone 6 is not loud enough. I ordered and installed a replacement speaker but it does not help. I see on the Internet that many people have this problem, but I do not see a definitive answer. It seems to be a software problem because as I mentioned the replacement speaker had no effect.
    01-30-2017 07:05 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm not trying to be facetious, but how loud do you expect it to be? How is your hearing? Have you tried increasing the volume while on a call?
    01-30-2017 08:43 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Make sure it's the right side speaker itself NOT your hearing by switching ears, I KNOW it's awkward to put them in backwards, BUT it will help you determine if its the headphone, OR if it's you. As we age we DO, and can lose some of our hearing in either ear, its quite common. I'm 50 trust me I know! (too many rock concerts when I was a teen and a 20 something!)

    If it's software I have not heard of it being a widespread issue. Try carefully poking a toothpick (is best) in to the headphone jack to make sure it is free of dust bunnies etc. Also try lightly blowing in it. And of COURSE you should (and probably already have) restarted your device via holding the power and home button at the same time (iphone 7 users note it's power and volume DOWN for us!).
    01-30-2017 09:31 AM
  4. steveinville's Avatar
    My hearing is fine... in a quiet setting I can barely hear. Doesn't matter which ear I hold the phone to. With the multitude of web references to this problem there has to be some solution. Please, I've tried all of the simple and "obvious" steps.
    01-30-2017 07:01 PM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    My hearing is fine... in a quiet setting I can barely hear. Doesn't matter which ear I hold the phone to. With the multitude of web references to this problem there has to be some solution. Please, I've tried all of the simple and "obvious" steps.
    Well what do the multiple references say about the problem?
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    01-30-2017 07:13 PM
  6. steveinville's Avatar
    Most to have salted seem to realize that the cellophane cover on the new phone was still over the earpiece hole, I hack and you sure you that's not the case. Others have said there is dust in the earpiece I have made sure that is not the case. Many seem to live with the problem by turning on the speaker button every time they make a phone conversation.
    02-02-2017 04:01 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Most to have salted seem to realize that the cellophane cover on the new phone was still over the earpiece hole, I hack and you sure you that's not the case. Others have said there is dust in the earpiece I have made sure that is not the case. Many seem to live with the problem by turning on the speaker button every time they make a phone conversation.
    Try going to settings > General > Accessibility > Hearing Devices > Hearing Aid Mode > Toggle on. This increased the volume on my Wife's 5c a lot. When she first got it new she could barely hear it. Her hearing is excellent. Turning on Hearing Aid Mode made all the difference. It's louder than my 6s Plus.
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    02-02-2017 06:32 PM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    Try going to settings > General > Accessibility > Hearing Devices > Hearing Aid Mode > Toggle on. This increased the volume on my Wife's 5c a lot. When she first got it new she could barely hear it. Her hearing is excellent. Turning on Hearing Aid Mode made all the difference. It's louder than my 6s Plus.
    My father says "what" so much when you talk to him, I thought that was his nick name for me!
    02-15-2017 11:44 AM

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