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  1. iMacca's Avatar
    My phone has a buzzing sort of noise that you can hear on a call, it doesn't seem to be coming from the earpiece, more from the 3G chip or something.. it's actually more clear if you listen on the back, middle of the phone and you don't have to be on a call to hear it, when the phone is downloading data it is present.

    It seems to be something to do with 3G as over wifi it's fine

    There's a few threads on the Apple discussion forums and someone has recorded a youtube clip of the sound (can't post links yet)

    I took it to the Apple store last night, they heard it and said it was a hardware problem and swapped it out, but the replacement has the same noise.... A lot of people on the Apple discussions are saying they've swapped multiple times and still have the issue in the new devices.

    Mine isn't bad, but it's there and I can hear it during calls, just thought I'd see if many other people have the same issue?? I'm thinking I'll just live with it for a while and wait to see if the problem gets resolved, maybe there's a bad batch of phones out there, or it's just the way the phone is.

    How are everyone else's phones?
    11-16-2011 07:39 PM
  2. AppleSmart's Avatar
    I'm wondering how many times Apple has "swapped out" phones. Crazy. I had a 4s for 3 weeks and did not experience the buzzing. My iPhones have always made morse code like noise come out of my speakers in my vehicle though.
    11-16-2011 07:45 PM
  3. iMacca's Avatar
    There seems to be a lot getting swapped, there were multiple people there at the same time as me with different issues, all were swapped. I would have been happy to live with it while they investigated or something, but they just swapped it. Pity the new one is the same...
    11-16-2011 07:54 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    I sometimes hear light static on a call. It can come and go on a call at random times. It isn't all calls. Random. If you show the link from youtube, do it.
    11-16-2011 10:05 PM
  5. Superjudge's Avatar
    I've had the the same issue. Sometimes it's crazy static and sometimes it's just a quick burst. There is recording I put in another thread that was put up in the Apple support threads.
    11-16-2011 10:13 PM
  6. ghostface147's Avatar
    That thread's link makes me download some file to make it play. To hell with that garbage.
    11-16-2011 10:37 PM
  7. noaim's Avatar
    My phone doesn't buzz at all

    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
    11-16-2011 10:47 PM
  8. Superjudge's Avatar
    That thread's link makes me download some file to make it play. To hell with that garbage.
    You don't download anything. It plays in the player.
    11-17-2011 12:16 PM
  9. ghostface147's Avatar
    You don't download anything. It plays in the player.
    Says I need flash. Sorry, I have the latest from Adobe and there is no adblocking on my computer. Since I have zero problems with every single flash site I visit, must be that linked site.
    11-17-2011 01:18 PM
  10. iMacca's Avatar
    I'll get my post count up and post the links I was talking about
    11-17-2011 05:34 PM
  11. iMacca's Avatar
    Also... I just made a phone call and the buzzing was terrible. So I switched cellular data off and it was still there!
    11-17-2011 05:48 PM
  12. iMacca's Avatar
    Ok, here are the links:

    The largest of the discussions on the Apple Support forums:

    YouTube clip of the sound:

    Static iPhone 4S noise - YouTube

    I've got another Genius appointment for tomorrow. Hopefully I can get one that is okay!
    Last edited by iMacca; 11-17-2011 at 06:00 PM.
    11-17-2011 05:57 PM