Apple’s latest iPhones came out only last month but they are already experiencing a lot of issues. At first, it was the LTE connectivity issues, and then it encountered a charging problem. Unfortunately, the list just keeps growing and now we have a problem related to speakers on our hands.
The latest problem says that the top speaker of the iPhone Xs or Xs Max’s earpiece speaker randomly just stop functioning while playing music. The glitch happens only happens while music is being played and calls are safe at the moment.
The following user complaints should give you an even better idea of the problem.
@AppleSupport I have iphone xs max,
After some use , my earpiece speaker stops to work , after a restart it again starts to work.
No sound is heard from the front speaker (in the earpiece)
— Prakhar Mohan (@oh_my_gwad) October 3, 2018
Users have been reporting that the speakers will randomly turn off once or twice a day. A reboot will fix the problem only temporarily. Others have noticed while listening to music or watching videos on their phone that sometimes the earpiece speaker does not function at all. All complaints were the same regarding the issue that the earpiece speaker stops to work, after a while and you have to restart it again to make it function again.
New gate,The Iphone xs uses both ear piece speaker and bottom speaker to create the stereo effect, after using the Iphone xs max for a few days, the earpiece speaker stops working to create stereo effect. A retart seems to fix the problem. But will reoccur. @UnboxTherapy
— Steven Luo (@LuoJJ) October 2, 2018
However, after several attempts, it was concluded that a restart or reboot isn’t a permanent solution to the problem, as the issue keeps on occurring randomly. This conclusion does indicate that the problem lies in the software and it’s definitely not a hardware fault.
Here’s hoping Apple takes notice of the matter as soon as possible and comes up with a permanent fix sooner than later. Some iOS 12.1 beta users have also confirmed the problem persists on that module as well. Let’s hope the fix won’t take a long time to arrive.