It can be very frustrating to attempt to call someone, only to find that they cannot hear anything you’re saying. When you can hear the person on the line, but they can’t hear you, it indicates that there is a problem with the microphone. This is a common problem that happens with iPhones, so if you have an iPhone and find that your microphone is broken, know that you aren’t alone. Fortunately, this difficult problem and usually be easily addressed.

Why isn’t my microphone working?

There are a couple of potential reasons why your iPhone microphone has malfunctioned:

  • Water damage. If your phone has recently gotten wet or been exposed to moisture at all, it can cause the mouthpiece of your iPhone to stop working.
  • Mechanical malfunction. Sometimes, a microphone simply malfunctions and stops working without exposure to water.

How can I fix my iPhone mouthpiece?

There are a couple of steps you can take to fix your iPhone when the microphone appears to not be working.

  • Give your phone time to dry. If the problem has been caused by water exposure, it is important to give your phone some time to dry out. Turn off your iPhone, and place it in a porous place, such as a bag of rice. This can help absorb some of the moisture, and hopefully, get your microphone working again.
  • Replace your microphone. Unfortunately, sometimes, a microphone simply needs to be replaced. If this is the case, it is best to bring your phone into Fix & Style Mobile Device Repair Center, and we can help. You can also find replacement microphones online, but as we outlined in a previous blog, it is not a great idea to DIY phone repair. Come into today, and we will do everything we can to get your phone back in working order.