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iPhone 4S users now complaining of audio echo bug

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iPhone 4S users now complaining of audio echo bug
Apple has been hard at work trying to find a fix for the battery issues that have been causing some users frustration with the new iPhone 4S, and may be closing in on a fix. But, now there are reports that there is an audio bug when using wired headsets on the iPhone 4S which is causing an echo on calls. 

The reports have been documented on the Apple's support forums, and have been independently verified by a number of sites, including BGR. The basic problem is that when making a call and using the wired headsets, either from Apple or 3rd party headsets, there is an echo that occurs at random times during a phone call. Apple has not yet commented on the issue. 

Of course, there are a couple pretty simple work-arounds for this issue. The easiest is to just not use a wired headset on calls. If you really want to use a wired headset, there have been reports of temporarily fixing the issue by unplugging the headset and plugging it back in when the echo occurs, or by turning on the speakerphone and turning it off.

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posted on 01 Nov 2011, 20:03 6

1. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


And if the conversation is boring hang up and call again later.... awesome advice Apple.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 20:09 8

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The fix advice isn't from Apple, it's from users who have come across the bug.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 01:26 1

54. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


It sounds an awful lot like an Apple solution, similar to "Don't hold it that way," and this one from an Apple Genius: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-18438_7-20128213-82/apple-genius-turn-off-your-phone-for-better-battery-life/

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 07:57 1

68. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


dont mind sir but this advise sounds like comin from PA.. .. i just dont understand why do u guys tryina save apple every time there is an issue with an ixyz .... dont take it personally coz i respect u for d knowledge u hv but PA is always descriminating when it comes to Apple .. means let it b phone ratings, reveiws, basically anything which is non apple..

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 20:11 4

4. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


At least they didn't say that people are holding it wrong.

Of course it is part of the design; have the battery cut out before the echo begins.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 01:03 3

52. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


just another in the long list of smartphone bugs. if it were like 2 years ago or so when most people still used wired head sets.. id say it was a huge deal....

As it is.. meh.. who the heck stll wires their phone to a head set on a regular basis? I pull my 3.5 jack from my guitar and put it in my phone when im on a call in the office, but other than that.. its a rarity... and I probably use a headset more than most... lol.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 01:08 2

53. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Yay remixfa is still here! Thought we lost someone whos awesome and actually knows what he's talking about!

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 01:36 1

56. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


everything will be okay as long as you have your King. i'd hate to lose remixfa though. he's a great subject to have around.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 09:38

78. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lololol... thanks guys.

why would i have dissappeared though??

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 10:50

84. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


you're talking wrong!

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 21:02

15. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


I think other handsets has that same issue (not just iPhones) although it is a rarity, in my case it was the fluctuating network signals that was the culprit although that occurrence is still rare. . .

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 08:02 1

70. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


true !!!! ...and this changes everything again .. lol

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 20:06 6

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I'm really not surprised, considering most iPhone's have had bad call quality from the start. But at least there should be a fix for it soon.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 22:24 1

32. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


that's funny because the call quality has been good on both of my iPhone's..

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 00:30 2

51. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


What makes it funny? I don't get it.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 09:56

83. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


"that's funny" is just an expression dude!

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 07:36 1

67. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yeah compared to two tin cans with a string.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 07:59 1

69. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


very true .. irony is even apple would admit that there is a problem bt PA wont .. thats really funny lol

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 20:17 8

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well now. Though I understand it's a minor bug, it is satisfying in a way to have one more thing to hold up to IFanboys when they claim that Apple is totally perfect and has no issues.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 20:49 4

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha nobody claims that... its just a problem with anti apple people (ignorance if u didnt get that).. and i have not had this issue at all with my iphone and i also have not had the battery issue after turning off the auto time zone feature.. i think that is the problem

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 22:06 2

25. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Oh yes sniggly. We all say that the iphone is perfect all the time....not. Geez, stop lying. No iphone fanboy has ever claimed the iphone to be perfect. You're actually the first one to say that :)

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 22:07 1

26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


*snorts* oh that's fooooonny! xD

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 22:15 5

30. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol you guys may not say the iPhone is perfect but you sure worship it like it is.

God this place cracks me up, it's become a full on fanboy warzone.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 22:59 5

43. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


530 your wrong , jobs did say it was perfect. When the iphone 4 came out he never admitted he made a bad phone he started to blame other phones.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 23:27

45. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


hahahahahaha maybe u shud thikn about "blame other phones" try and say "other phones had the same problem"? idk but please.. dont make up stuff about apple

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 09:39

79. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


have you ever heard taco or gallito? taco was singing its perfection, even as he had to have it warranteed.. lol

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 20:58 8

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hi Taco.

I've been meaning to ask you, since you're obvious loving the possibility of Remixfa enacting a self imposed exile from Phonearena: do you want me gone too? And if so, who else do you wish to see gone from Phonearena?

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 21:34 3

17. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


My God you are annoying.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 21:49 6

19. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I am? Okay. Any reason why your opinion should matter to me?

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 21:56 5

22. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


And this coming from you? The same person who never posts anything other than whining and complaining about how Android is copying this and android is copying that.

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