3GS Speakerphone Quality

topcat84

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I've noticed the sound from my speakerphone seems scratchy or overly static. Even when I turn it down low. My V1 seemed to have a little better sound from it, even turned up high. I don't use it much, but was wondering if anyone else had noticed it. TIA. Cheers !
 

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I have a 3g and my wife has the 3gs. The volume and quality of the speaker on hers is excellent. The volume level on mine is terrible. :cool:
 

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Which sofware version are you running? Also try a restart, sometimes my will sound funky and a restart will correct it.
 

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I am running 3.0.1 and restart regularly. I should have said the sound volume isn't adequate instead of terrible. As I said my wife's 3gs has excellent volume.
 

topcat84

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Which sofware version are you running? Also try a restart, sometimes my will sound funky and a restart will correct it.
By a "restart", do you mean turn it all the way off and then back on ? (Rebooting). Thanks.
 
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well, iPhone 3Gs is great, not problem. I got it from http://www.**************.com/apple-iphone-3g-s-accessories.html. This cool is a big improvement of Apple. It support 3G networks, third-party applications, and expanded e-mail. Call quality, music, video is excellent. I download some songs to listen to music throught this iPhone. The iTunes App Store is pretty amazing
 

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By a "restart", do you mean turn it all the way off and then back on ? (Rebooting). Thanks.
Hold down the power and home button until the Apple logo shows and then let go. It will do a soft reboot (You won't lose any data)
 

topcat84

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Thanks for the tip about restarting. It seems to have improved the qualilty of the speakerphone's sound greatly. Cheers !
 

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I restart my 3GS on a regular basis and still think the volume of the speakers stinks compared to other phones. Not loud at all!
 

RRlocoENGR

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Where are the EQ presets?

I only hear sound out of one of the holes at the bottom, but have been told that is correct since one is the mike.
 

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EQ presets on the iPod app and yes, there is only one speaker. Go into settings>iPod>EQ
 

RRlocoENGR

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Thanks I will try the EQ presets in the iPod app. My volume is so soft on speaker that I have to put it up near my ear to hear very well, and I have pretty good hearing.

Thanks for the help!
 

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A common complaint on the 3Gs I've found, one I used to have myself.

There's a thread around here somewhere in which the OP used a needle to poke small holes in the external speaker grille.

Following that train of thought, I used a tiny drill bit held in a pin vise. Made a huge difference. The speaker itself is far enough above the grille that you won't poke into it unless you're really careless.

Did a comparo with my wife's phone, she has the 3Gs as well, and was surprised at how much of a difference it made. She had me do the same to hers.

Just a thought...
 

RRlocoENGR

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EQ presets on the iPod app and yes, there is only one speaker. Go into settings>iPod>EQ

Thanks, I did set the EQ settings on the loudness setting it works better, still not as loud as my previous flip phone since the speaker is so small.

Much better, at least in a relatively quiet environment!:)

Thanks!
 

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A common complaint on the 3Gs I've found, one I used to have myself.

There's a thread around here somewhere in which the OP used a needle to poke small holes in the external speaker grille.

Following that train of thought, I used a tiny drill bit held in a pin vise. Made a huge difference. The speaker itself is far enough above the grille that you won't poke into it unless you're really careless.

Did a comparo with my wife's phone, she has the 3Gs as well, and was surprised at how much of a difference it made. She had me do the same to hers.

Just a thought...
Wow! Not quite sure I am up to drilling holes in my new phone, but I am see where it would work! thanks!
 

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I have the best speaker quality and volume with my 3GS/3.0. Best of all iPhones and I have owned them all.