Some iPhone X Owners Reporting ‘Buzzing’ Sounds From Earpiece Speaker

Posted in Apple News, iPhone on 13/11/2017 by Chris Hauk


An increasing number of iPhone X users are reporting “crackling” or “buzzing” sounds from their handset’s earpiece speaker when the volume is at high or maximum volumes. Users have taken to Twitter to report the issue, spurring others to report that they are experiencing the same issue.

Some iPhone X Owners Reporting 'Buzzing' Sounds From Earpiece Speaker

Some users report they received a replacement iPhone X form Apple, yet also experienced the issue on the new handset.

The crackling sound reportedly occurs with any type of audio playback, and the issue doesn’t appear to be limited to any specific iPhone X configuration or iOS 11 version. Users report that they hear the crackling and buzzing on phone calls, when listening to music, videos with sound, ringtones, and alarms.

At least one Twitter user reported he experienced the issue with several iPhone X handsets on display in different stores.

Not all iPhone X users report the issue.

Following the release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus earlier this year, owners of those devices reported a similar issue, hearing “static” during phone calls, and Apple fixed the issue in iOS 11.0.2. Apple hasn’t yet acknowledged the issue iPhone X owners are experiencing.

As mentioned above, Apple has been replacing affected units, and is collecting diagnostic information form those units to help it investigate the issue. Users experiencing the issue are recommended to make an appointment for a Genius Bar appointment at your local Apple Store, or contact Apple Support via phone, online chat, or email.

Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted as this story develops.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

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