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    Default Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Was wondering if anyone else has noticed the volume on the iPhone 6 earpiece volume to be pretty low? I either all of a sudden need a hearing aide since last week or if my iPhone 5 was a lot louder.. Having the 6 up to full volume is like what my ip5 sounded like at half.. Is anyone else experiencing this, or know a fix? I almost wonder if it is an Ios 8 problem since the speaker sounds good with no distortion other than being low
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    I'm not sure if this would affect the overall volume, but it's worth a try. Go to Settings - Music and adjust the "Volume Limit" to off, if it not already set to off.
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    I have quite a bit of hearing loss in my right (phone) ear...so a loud and clear enough earpiece is a dealbreaker on any phone I use. Up until this iPhone 6, every iPhone I've owned have been barely passble in the earpiece speaker volume department. I have been stoked that my iPhone 6 earpiece is loud enough and very clear, letting me have the best "phone" experience on an iPhone to date.

    I've heard nothing from anybody else about the earpiece being too low. I would definately look to exchanging your iP6 within the 14-day period while you can. There is something wrong.
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Thanks yeah everything you mentioned is done.. Just seems a lot quieter than my iphone 5.. Maybe I will just wait and see if IOS 8.0.2 does anything for it
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    I'm getting my 6 soon, and I hope it has a loud earpiece. My iphone 4 was barely loud enough and i'm hoping the 6 will be better.
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Mine seems low too
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    No problem here, if it doesn't get better I would make an appointment with Apple.
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Mine seems to be good but I've only made one call since I've had it (my mom doesn't text. Lol!).


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    This worked on my Wife's 5c, which had very low volume. Go to Accessibilty>Hearing Aids>toggle Hearing aid Mode on. This also worked on my 5. It made a big difference on her 5c.


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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    This worked on my Wife's 5c, which had very low volume. Go to Accessibilty>Hearing Aids>toggle Hearing aid Mode on. This also worked on my 5. It made a big difference on her 5c.


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    That's a good idea if your in a loud environment.
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    I'm having the same issue. I can't hear at all when I make a call. The volume is super low. It's so low that I can't hear the phone ringing sound when I make a call!
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Mine is strong. Like bull!
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    Same here.
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Plenty loud enough for this old tart!
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    happened to me , turned out there is a plastic cover difficult to see , took it out and is ok now
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    I'm ebarrassed to say that...I left the cover on the phone!! LMAO!! I slinked out of Verizon today. lol
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Is the plastic cover just the big screen protector one that comes on the front and back of the phone? Or is there another smaller one ever the earpiece too?
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sacha7905 View Post
    Is the plastic cover just the big screen protector one that comes on the front and back of the phone? Or is there another smaller one ever the earpiece too?
    Yeah I'm curious about this too. What's this cover you people speak of? Please don't say the full phone plastic cover they come with! lol
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    Yes!! The plastic cover it came with. Talk about embarrassing. The rep said I'm not the only one that had this "issue." LOL
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Yes, I just got the iPhone 6 Plus and I have the volume up all the way, but sound over the phone seems to be much lower. In fact, I can barely hear the people speaking.
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Kirk2 View Post
    Yes, I just got the iPhone 6 Plus and I have the volume up all the way, but sound over the phone seems to be much lower. In fact, I can barely hear the people speaking.
    If the plastic piece is off and the volume is all the way up and you still can barely hear someone there may be a problem. I know my speaker is loud although I couldn't hear anything until I took that plastic piece off.
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    My earpiece volume is decent, but there are a few occasions where I wish it was louder
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    I agree. My earpiece on my previous 5S was much louder than my 6.

    I wouldn't say that it is very low, but it is definitely noticeable. I have actually heard from a few people already who say the same thing. Even a few 6 Plus users I know have complained about the lower earpiece volume.

    So I wouldn't say there is anything wrong with people's phones here that would dictate a phone swap. I think it's just the way it is with the 6. Probably something to do with Apple and their obsession with thinness.
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    My earpiece volume is perfectly loud and clear.
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    Default Re: Iphone 6 Earpiece Volume Very Low?

    Mine is great. I run with earbuds, and even with traffic noises etc. I don't have the volume too far above halfway. I am using Sony ear buds, have you tried different ear pieces?
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