Got this phone 2 days ago. It worked fine for a few calls then went quiet and speaker phone did not work. Took it back to store, they turned off the voice privacy setting and it worked for a while. It went quiet again today. Restart seems to have fixed it for the moment. I suspect a software problem that may be fixed with a future update. But we need to bring it to their attention so they will know there is a problem. Phone is for my wife and she is thinking about taking it back tomorrow morning. So far about 4 hours wasted between time at the store and time trying to figure problem out - not good.
My in-call volume is at the maximum setting, but I can barely hear the person on the other end. Does anyone know how to make it louder?
if the speaker is at the max volume there isnt a way to make it louder but you could try getting a bluetooth or regular headsets just so you can hear when calling people. even with regular headsets (not the ones with the small speaker on them) you can talk through the speaker (make sure to tap the speaker option when in call). i got some $10 noise canceling frogz headsets from wal mart and they work great to this end for me so im always in a noisy environment. if you want ones with the little speakers on them they have them to for $20. explore all your options ^^
I was told to take the battery out while the phone was on and then replace it. This has happened to me twice and both times that fixed the volume problem. I was told that the cause might be that soem apps interfere with the in call volume.
I have the same problem intermittently, especially if I change batteries without shutting down / restarting. Doesn't happen every time, but enough to be annoying. Seems to be software related, since rebooting solves it.
I would be more annoyed, but as a for iphone owner, I'm just grateful to have a phone that can swap batteries at all.
Having really low volume can be beneficial when talking to some people, but I see how it can become annoying when happening intermittently. I have dealt with users before with the same issue. Everyone on the forum is correct when they state it is a software problem. It is also happening on a couple other model Droid phones (not a very common issue though). Other users with this same issue have narrowed it down to an application that causes the issue, but are unsure what application it is. Most of the users have fixed this by performing a master reset on the device. I would definitely try a master reset (settings>privacy>factory data reset>reset phone>erase everything) and try with no apps on the phone at all.
If the issue persists after a master reset and with no apps on the phone, it is most likely a hardware issue. The phone would then need replaced. If you try these steps and still have this issue and would like to get in touch with us, please either PM me or call 866-892-7957.
Pulling the battery while it was running and then restarting fixed this for me.
The problem started after my phone battery died while running Google Navigation, after charging the phone (past 5%) and start it up again, the volume was inaudible during calls.