Some Apple iPhone X users troubled by buzzing and crackling noises coming from the earpiece

Some Apple iPhone X users troubled by buzzing and crackling noises coming from the earpiece
The latest issue to affect Apple iPhone X users appears to be buzzing and crackling sounds that come out of the earpiece. Word of this bug is getting passed along today, less than a week since some users posted photos of their iPhone X with a thin green line moving vertically down either the left or right edge of the display. The issue with the audio was mentioned on Twitter and Reddit, where several iPhone X users said that the buzzing or crackling sounds appear whenever the volume is cranked up to high or maximum during a phone call, while playing music or a video, or when a ringtone or alarm go off.

Some iPhone X users think that the issue is related to a hardware or software problem. After all, some Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users heard static coming out of the earpiece of their device during phone calls, and this was corrected through the update to iOS 11.0.2. However, the noises heard on the iPhone X are being heard during more than just phone calls. This would tend to indicate that the problem might not be related to the one that affected the earlier models.

If this issue is affecting your iPhone X, call Apple or make an appointment to visit the Genius Bar at your nearby Apple Store. Those who got in touch with Apple about this problem say that the company is replacing affected models. That Apple is exchanging units suffering from the buzzing and crackling noises with replacement models, it would appear to indicate that this is an issue that can't be fixed with a software update.

source: Reddit via MacRumors

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  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. afrohoxha

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Pros: Best in class speakers

10. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

It will soon be updated via software update to lower the maximum volume Remember while back when people had connectivity issues during antennagate?I think they updated to display signal strength differently

16. cmdacos

Posts: 4099; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lol that's a fix? Lower the volume????

32. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Yup.... Sure is LOL!

2. brookspower

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Off subject sorry. But my friends iPhone 7 plus blew up Note 7 style. Can someone point me in the right direction as far as posting the video and pictures?

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

YouTube, then just post the link here.

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Dont forget to post on reddit too

12. brookspower

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I have less than 30 post so I can't. I'll go to Reddit. Thanks.

19. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

6. Jrod99

Posts: 713; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Stay on target. Lol. Looks like PA banned me from comments. No troll, no language, and was on topic. Think I will be waiting another year for a upgrade. Let’s these bugs and issues get iron out. Anyone know who the commentators are?

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll see for myself, when mine arrives in a couple weeks.

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

damn you got one? My wife said she's ok with her 7+ as is when i asked her if she wants an upgrade to 8+ or x

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I gave it a lotta thought, and after playing with it more last week, I ordered one. It's a damn good device, and I really want one. It and my Note 8, will be tech heaven. Have you tried it?

22. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

I've been stuck at home lately with the wife being pregnant with our first child and all so nope not yet. i definitely do want to play with one

31. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I'm surprised. You had a detailed list and expressed why it wasn't worth it to you. What was it that ultimately changed your mind?

5. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

A [?]t’s another bug ... What's happenA [?]ng whA [?]th A [?]OS ??

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"it's cheaper than a coffee from a nice place" Tim Cook 2017

8. Cat97

Posts: 1861; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

"Some iPhone X users think that the issue is related to a hardware or software problem." What other explanation is possible, mr. Author ? :))

13. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Their ears. They're hearing it wrong.

15. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

That will likely be the response from apple.

14. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

25. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I thought I was having dajavu as well but I just checked and this story was by Alan f and the other was by Plamen D. So they must not always communicate with each other.

17. mcdanielvzw

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 10, 2016

So both sides can't get speakers right this year it would appear. Interesting!

20. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Omg no!! Then again why am I worried ?I have a note 8 jaja

21. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The Note 8 speaker is no great shakes.

23. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Nothing here.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's exactly what people have been saying about the iPhone X.

24. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

C'mon apple. People are paying a grand for this phone...Notch cool..Notch cool at all.

26. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I have a one mine works fine. Small percentage of bad phones. Don’t panic. Still a great phone. For any me any way.

28. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

mines fine

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