Some Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users report static noise during calls

Some Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users report static noise during calls
It might have escaped many of you that the number one reason to own a smartphone (besides showing off and impressing others) is to make calls. If there is a problem and you can't hear the other end of your conversation crystal clear, that is as much of a problem as a bug in the browser is. As it turns out, several Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users are complaining about hearing static through the pair's earpiece during cellular phone calls.

The static is not showing up when the call is heard over a headset, or if the speaker phone feature is in use. The noise can be heard when using FaceTime, which would seem to indicate that it is a software problem and is not an issue with one or more carriers.

Apple has told those with the static noise to factory reset their phone and use an iCloud backup to set it up. But this has produced hit and miss results. Even exchanging a static-filled iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus for a replacement model hasn't done the trick either. The good news is that Apple is looking into the problem and hopefully the company has news for us about this shortly.

The static is widespread, appearing with Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE enabled or disabled. If you are experiencing the same problem, feel free to tell us about your experiences by dropping us a line in the box below.

source: MacRumors

Related phones

iPhone 8
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1821 mAh(14h talk time)
iPhone 8 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2691 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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53 Comments

1. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Staticgate? Noisegate? Phonegate? 8Gate? owmyf**kingearsGate?

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I think it's a bit too early to turn this issue into another #gate... It might just be some isolated cases.

6. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

trojan_horse Do everyone a favor and please take a vacation from PhoneArena. You are by far the most annoying commenter that has ever visited this website, right before Techixp and DarkIdiot. Please logoff immediately. Besides, everyone knows you are nothing but an Alt account.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What are you? Did you just assume he commented something negative? Facepalm!

14. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Lay off the crack kid...

16. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Don't underestimate yourself like that.

27. Kibzara

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Being a little retarded, i see...

33. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Facepalm!!

40. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I’ve been a member for years and let me tell you... he’s not annoying compared to the numerous trolls that infest the comments section. At least he tries to make a point — unlike those who make banal + illogical + overly hateful comments that leave you scratching your head.

41. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You are the azz that needs to get lost little boy. He didn't even say anything negative about Apple. And I am sure you are the with the Alt accounts.

11. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Ppl like trojan_horse are definitely required to trigger ppl like You_Dont_Say So much fun to see the bashing xD

35. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Even review in this site said something similar.. "While engaging with callers, we often observed an intermittent clicking sound coming from the phone's earpiece"https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Apple-iPhone-8-Review_id4413/page/4

51. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

too early? ok, lets just ignore those complaints LOL

20. ph00ny

Posts: 2033; Member since: May 26, 2011

It still gets 9.2 even with voice call issues even noted in iphonearena's own review

52. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

an issue with any iphonie is never taken into account when rating iphones here i IphonieArena LOL

42. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Its probably Steve Jobs is screaming at Tim C.

47. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Steve Jobs would say to hold the Phone with another hand, as he said in the case antennagate

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"it just works".

3. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

9.2 then?????

36. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Still 9.2/10 They know this problem while reviewing their unit.. "While engaging with callers, we often observed an intermittent clicking sound coming from the phone's earpiece"https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Apple-iPhone-8-Review_id4413/page/4

43. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

PA so forgiving, no kidding... what kind of score would an Android phone with static hissing be getting then?

45. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

So this is the reason PA didn't give 9.9 to iPhone8...

5. nikhil23

Posts: 446; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

29. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Soooo, what is A11 processor upto? 4000 in Geekbench single core appears to be a myth. And yeah, Lol with the RAM Management. After watching this vid though, I might actually buy the Note 8. I didn't want to buy it due to the Univisium aspect ratio but the speed is quite good which makes me rethink.

7. afrohoxha

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

New feature. 9.3

8. ajep1

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

I have a regular iPhone 8 Space Grey 256GB and mine does this. I'm part of a few feeds that are all reporting the same issue. Thousands upon thousands of us are encountering this! Hurry up please Apple! We want to use our phones!

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Could be a faulty speaker, or wiring, which would be bad. Hopefully, it's neither.

12. Subie

Posts: 2370; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Even PhoneArena's own iPhone 8 review stated similar call quality issues... https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Apple-iPhone-8-Review_id4413/page/4

13. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

They are holding it wrong.

15. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1061; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

"Here's a free case that should fix it"

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