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

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iPhone 8
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1821 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
iPhone 8 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2691 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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53 Comments

53. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

apple: if you're with tmobile, please use their Digits service to make calls on activated devices LOL

50. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

So, aware of this issue PA still gave it a 9.2? Help me understand seriously

46. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

reminds me of hissing noise.

44. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1613; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I'm sure they will get this fixed, but releasing a phone with call quality problems, especially one used by so many businesses and professionals, is EPIC FAILURE.

39. p51d007

Posts: 706; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

When's the last time you saw a demo on a new phone launch, that MENTIONED how well it works, as one half of it's name implies? PHONE...the last thing they will mention (if you are lucky). First words typically out of a presenters mouth is typically how beautiful, colorful, slim, stylish it is. THAT is what is important. Smartphone manufacturers have "embraced" the fashion "trendy" types. I've even seen some manufacturers hire "fashion designers" to design smartphones. Design? What's to design? It's a rectangular slab of glass, plastic & metal. Oh! But we've eliminated "bezels", got rid of the camera "bump", slimmed down the phone so it is razor thin & stylish (yeah, and DECREASED battery life!). Maybe soon, with these stupid over inflated prices, people will get FED UP and stop buying them like they have in the past, manufacturers will fire all their fashion designers, they will move on to something else to screw up, and phones can gain some weight and get back to being A PHONE again.

49. TerryD

Posts: 566; Member since: May 09, 2017

I wonder who the first company will be to ditch voice calling

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Here’s something you normally don’t seehttps://youtu.be/2G669OgskM0

32. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

AntennaGate 2.0

30. hallihallo.87

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Well done Apple. A phone there's bad to use as a phone. That's "phoney" XD

28. basher

Posts: 117; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Once again, Apple using cheap materials. Good looking, but cheap. And expensive to their masses

25. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

My phone last year made the noise, it happens

26. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

None of my phones have ever made that kind of noise. Even the cheap Chinese ones I've owned.

48. TerryD

Posts: 566; Member since: May 09, 2017

I had an issue on my Galaxy S7 Edge with Vodafone but only in the area where I lived, didnt have an issue anywhere else. A software update sorted it but it was slow coming.

24. Tipus

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Nothing is perfect. Sad day for isheep "others will follow" and "on screen fps 100%" dude :))

23. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

No big deal, they will fix it on next release.

31. hallihallo.87

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Do you mean iPhone 8S? XD

37. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

or iPhone 6SSSS

22. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Let's hope it's an easy fix. Reading its somewhat widespread.

21. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

It's only a software bug & not much bigger. And I'm pretty sure that Apple will fix it as iOS 11 is somewhat buggy. Even some Google Pixel also had speaker related issue which Google fixed.

18. TerryD

Posts: 566; Member since: May 09, 2017

They need to pay extra to upgrade to dynamic noise

17. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

NSA's listening. :-)

13. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

They are holding it wrong.

15. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1126; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

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

19. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

(Asking Apple) Are we supposed to hold it near the d**k ?

12. Subie

Posts: 2465; 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

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

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!

7. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

New feature. 9.3

5. nikhil23

Posts: 507; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

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