iPhone 14 Speaker Crackling, Rattling When Volume Is High?
Is the iPhone 14 speaker crackling during calls? Does ear speaker rattling occur only when Volume levels are high, close to 100%? You’re not sure if this is software or hardware problem? Here’s what you should know!
iPhone 14 Speaker Crackling?
This issue has been reported by Mike on our iPhone 14 Pro camera shaking article:
“I have a problem When I call someone and the speakers are on 100% volume I hear strange noise, like speaker is buzzing like old tv.”
At the time of writing, we couldn’t replicate this issue and also did not find any other complaints on similar websites. However, we did find reports about the same issue for an iPhone 13 Pro Max, on Reddit:
“I bought an iPhone 13 Pro Max about a month a half ago and everything was good until recently. For a week now, the front facing speaker is producing a horrible crackling sound whenever the volume is above 50%.”
Are you also experiencing iPhone 14 ear speaker issues? Please detail them in the comments and help us determine if this is a widespread issue or just a rare occurrence.
How To Fix iPhone 14 Speaker Rattling?
1. Clean Speaker Hole
The iPhone 14 Pro ear speaker is prone to accumulating dust due to the new Dynamic Island hardware setup. Lint might cause the speakers to clog up and thus create the annoying crackling.
Tip: Clean the front speaker gently with a small brush found in iPhone cleaning kits like this one!
2. Get A Replacement
Unfortunately, with previous iPhone models this behavior proved to be a hardware problem in most cases.
If cleaning the speaker doesn’t help you have to pay a visit to the Apple Store and have your device checked out.
If this proves to be a hardware issue, you will most likely get a replacement unit without too many problems.
Have you managed to fix iPhone 14 Pro speaker crackling? Do you have a better solution? Share your feedback in the comments!
Related: Other day-one iPhone 14 Pro issues include:
– Lens flare more common due to the bigger camera module
– Camera shaking and buzzing when accessed via third-party apps!
I’m also experiencing crackling noises with phone calls. It’s driving me crazy. I’m only on day 2 of using my new phone.
Thanks for reporting Ashlee. Have you updated to iOS 16.0.2?
Yup even I’m having the same issue when at 100% volume tried everything..
Don’t know if should get a replacement or what
Wait for iOS 16.1. It comes on Monday. If you still hear the same you might consider asking for a replacement unit.
Yeah I updated to iOS 16.1.1 the issue persists. Don’t to know what to do coz with some songs it’s not notice with some it is and on speakerphone call it’s a lot.
You might have to bring it back to an Apple Store and have the hardware checked out. Keep us updated.
I don’t think they’ll help as it’s been over a month since I purchased it but I’ll give it a shot I’ll make sure to let you know.
Thanks. Fingers crossed.
Yes so crackly cutting out half the convo. Taking back to iPhone shop
Thanks for confirming. Please follow up and let us know what Apple staff had to say about it.
I also had this problem on my iphone 14 pro max. They replaced the front and bottom speakers. But the problem persisted on the bottom speaker, so I had to take it back. They replaced the entire rear system and now the sound is so much better.
Interesting. Thanks for reporting. Did it start happening as soon as you bought it or it deteriorated along the way?
I have been having the same problem. I can’t pinpoint when it started happening because I initially thought it was caused by traveling between towers, or the remote location of the other party on the call. Then I began to think it was the Bluetooth headset I was using, but it’s not. After numerous phone calls with parties in the city within 5 miles of me, and without using headphones or earbuds, I discovered that it’s my iPhone 14 Pro Max. When I’m on a call the speaker has static and crackles like an old analog radio/tv when you’re trying to get a station that’s far away and sometimes the reception is clear but then it gets weak. My voice as well as the other party’s voice will fade in and out. And my voice is echoed back to me at a slight delay. I’m not sure if the volume setting makes a difference because my volume is always at the highest setting. Additionally, I have all the current updates. I will be taking the phone to the Apple Store.
Thanks for the detailed feedback. Yes, this sounds as it might be a hardware issue. Please keep us informed with the outcome.