1. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I got my X on Tuesday and I notice static coming from the ear piece when playing videos, listening to music or my ringtone goes off. I checked Google and it seems to be widespread and when a few were “lucky” enough to get replacements those did it too. I remember the iPhone 8 suffered from this and the issue was resolved by a firmware update but so far I haven’t seen Apple acknowledge this. Has anyone heard any news regarding a solution because a new device isn’t the answer it seems.
    12-02-2017 07:33 PM
  2. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Anyone? I know there are plenty out there. Anyone here though?
    12-04-2017 08:10 PM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Apple hasn’t acknowledged the issue as far as I know. Hopefully that doesn’t point to a hardware issue that can’t be fixed with a firmware patch.
    12-04-2017 08:26 PM
  4. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Apple hasn’t acknowledged the issue as far as I know. Hopefully that doesn’t point to a hardware issue that can’t be fixed with a firmware patch.
    That’s the tough part - the issue is so widespread that it would be a major issue. How widespread I don’t know but I’ve read a bunch of complaints.
    12-04-2017 08:37 PM
  5. dejanh's Avatar
    Anyone? I know there are plenty out there. Anyone here though?
    I had this on my first iPhone X Silver. I since replaced it with another Silver device for a different reason, and the new device does not suffer from this. (The new one still has some degree of distortion but the distortion is in-line with what I would expect from crappy phone speakers.) I also have a Space Grey iPhone X that I just received and it has slightly clearer reproduction from the speakers than any of the phones I have used/use to date, but the difference between it and the Silver I currently use is marginal.

    In summary, in my case the hardware swap took care of the major speaker issues.
    12-05-2017 01:36 AM
  6. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I had this on my first iPhone X Silver. I since replaced it with another Silver device for a different reason, and the new device does not suffer from this. (The new one still has some degree of distortion but the distortion is in-line with what I would expect from crappy phone speakers.) I also have a Space Grey iPhone X that I just received and it has slightly clearer reproduction from the speakers than any of the phones I have used/use to date, but the difference between it and the Silver I currently use is marginal.

    In summary, in my case the hardware swap took care of the major speaker issues.
    The static I hear at the higher volumes isn’t like a blown speaker but rather a faint static. It’s there though and annoying but I’m not sure it’s really an issue in itself. Sounds like it’s just they’re letting the phone volume go higher than other iPhones and the speaker can’t handle it.
    12-05-2017 02:01 AM
  7. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I just sent one back to Apple for repair. It seems the speaker might be blown. It has lots of static even just using it as an earpiece, and almost no sound, but still lots of static when using it as a speaker. I tried all the resets and restarts (even DFU) that Apple recommended, but still no luck, so I assume it is a hardware issue, not software.
    02-07-2018 11:21 AM
  8. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I just sent one back to Apple for repair. It seems the speaker might be blown. It has lots of static even just using it as an earpiece, and almost no sound, but still lots of static when using it as a speaker. I tried all the resets and restarts (even DFU) that Apple recommended, but still no luck, so I assume it is a hardware issue, not software.
    Did the replacement fix your issue? The static I experienced on my first device and now my replacement is within normal ranges. It’s not obvious but it’s there because I notice such little things. No worries in my case but hope yours is resolved.
    03-27-2018 04:27 AM
  9. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Did the replacement fix your issue? The static I experienced on my first device and now my replacement is within normal ranges. It’s not obvious but it’s there because I notice such little things. No worries in my case but hope yours is resolved.
    Yes, my replacement is 100% perfect now, clear and loud when needed, but no static at lower volumes either.
    03-27-2018 10:28 AM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    I have my Settings>Music>EQ set to “Late Night” which is louder than the Loudness setting and it translates to alerts and video with no static at all
    03-28-2018 03:17 PM

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