1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

Person on other end of FaceTime cant hear me!

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Black9, May 3, 2011.

  1. Black9
    Offline

    Black9 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK, Scotland in Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Hello, had an iPad now upgraded to to iPad 2. Looks great and a lot nice to use.

    BUT recently when face timing my Other half to her iphone4 she could see me fine but for some reason could not hear me at all.

    Only time she could vaguely hear me was when I was speaking directly into the speaker at the top of the iPad. This has never happened before?

    Anyone else had this problem? Could this be a speaker fault or a software problem? Thanks in advance
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN
    Offline

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,246
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    I'm just checking but you say 'speaking directly into the speaker at the top of the iPad'. I'm assuming you mean the microphone as the speaker is at the bottom of the iPad and, of course, you need to speak into the microphone and not the speaker.

    Tim
  3. Black9
    Offline

    Black9 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK, Scotland in Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Yes sorry I mean only when I speak directly into the microphone. That's the only time she can vaguely hear me. Any ideas what this could be?
  4. Tim SPRACKLEN
    Offline

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,246
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    By chance you haven't hit the 'Mute' icon (the microphone icon). That enables you to cut off the audio during the call, but the picture is still transmitted. It's easy to do accidentally.

    Tim
  5. Black9
    Offline

    Black9 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK, Scotland in Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    No unfortunately it's not that, but if that was the case I'd assume she wouldn't hear me even if I spoke directly into the microphone even a little bit?
  6. Tim SPRACKLEN
    Offline

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,246
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    Yes - I think so. Do you have any other audio apps on your iPad that you can try? Anything else that uses the microphone?

    Another possibility - it fixes a lot of problems - is to power the iPad completely down by pressing and holding the Power button for a couple of seconds until the slider control appears and then accepting the offer to power down. Then, when the screen is completely blank, press the Power button again until the white Apple logo appears.

    I'm hoping it's not a faulty microphone...

    Tim
  7. Black9
    Offline

    Black9 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK, Scotland in Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Gutted, just used the talking Tom app on the iPad and it's not working unless I talk really close to the MF. The MF must be faulty, really disappointed tbh. Any ideas what the problem could be? Guess I should book it into the apple shop in glasgow as that's nearest one.
  8. Tim SPRACKLEN
    Offline

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,246
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    We had another guy with the same problem this morning.

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-2-forum/27927-bad-microphone.html

    Just one last idea - then I'm done - a reboot. Can't hurt and might - might - just fix it.

    Turn the iPad off. Press and hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time for about 15 seconds until the white Apple logo appears. The iPad will then reboot - it takes a while for the reboot to complete, so be patient. I'm not holding out much hope, but it's worth a try.

    Tim
  9. DontUnderstandMyIpad
    Offline

    DontUnderstandMyIpad iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3,196
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Outside my iPad, or was it inside?
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0
    Here is an idea.

    iRecorder is a free audio recording app. You could test the microphone there by recording a simple sentence, if there is no audio output on highest volume settings, than you know the microphone is defective, as there is virtually zero configuration for the microphone, apart from the obvious On/Off.

    Btw. the AppleStore Buchanan street? My paddy is from there and works great :D
    So they will surely fix yours there
  10. Black9
    Offline

    Black9 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK, Scotland in Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Thanks Tim, tried the re-boot but with no luck.

    I've booked the iPad into a "genius appointment" tomorrow at Buchanan street apple so hopefully they can sort it for me and don't give me another one.

    Thanks for the help.
  11. Black9
    Offline

    Black9 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK, Scotland in Edinburgh
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0

    Hey thanks for that but I'm now pretty sure it's a MF fault.

    Have booked it in for tomorrow so I guess a trip through to Glasgow is on the cards. Yep its the Buchanan street one, never been but heard it's nice.
    Mite even get it a few goodies while um there:)
  12. Tim SPRACKLEN
    Offline

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,246
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    Let us know what they find. By the way, if they want to take away your iPad you might want to consider asking to keep it until they have another in stock. We've had a few members recently who have returned their iPads with a fault, but the store didn't have a replacement and they had to wait several weeks for the replacement to arrive. During that intervening period they were 'iPad-less' even though their 'faulty' iPad had a relatively minor fault and would have been eminently usable in the intervening period.

    Good Luck in Buchanan Street.

    Tim
  13. DontUnderstandMyIpad
    Offline

    DontUnderstandMyIpad iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3,196
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Outside my iPad, or was it inside?
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0
    Before you leave, you should backup your iPad.

    To do so, connect it to iTunes and it should sync&backup automatically. If not select iPad from the left side of iTunes and than click sync.

    The reason being, that your iPad will most likely be exchanged. The guys at the Genius Bar don't do much trouble shooting, if they can't solve it within 10min or so, they just give you a replacement device.

    @Tim, how did you squeeze your post in front again? :D

    I also exchanged my iPad 2 at Buchanan Street, but that must have been 3 weeks ago and they did have a replacement iPad in store. Of course the situation might have worsened since than.
    Last edited: May 3, 2011
  14. Hasty
    Offline

    Hasty iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,282
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Location
    Ratings:
    +22 / 0
    Wholesome diet and clean living.

    Lets Tim slip in first every time.
  15. Tim SPRACKLEN
    Offline

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,246
    Thanks Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +121 / 0
    Wholesome diet ✔
    Clean Living x

    Tim
  16. ian4c
    Offline

    ian4c iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Devon
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Talking Tom Microphone problem

    I have exactly the same problem. Each time the microphone goes of and you have to shout to get Talking Tom to hear is because I have been using Talking Tom.

    My sister was so impressed with Talking Tom she went and bought the iPad Installed Talking Tom - you guessed - the mic problem has started!

    Let me explain a few things.
    The genius at the Apple Store in Exeter said it was not a problem with the iPad. It must be caused by apps and contact the App. He also said that because some if the Apps were designed for the iPhone then, by definition, the App expecting expecting to have the mic close to the mouth.

    Have you ever heard such drivel from a Genius?

    When the condition is on, iTalk recorder, will record perfectly well. So not a good check.
    Skype will not function unless you shout.
    Video, sound will not function unless you shout.

    My considered opinion is that the problem is caused by Talking Tom.

    Have been speaking with the Talking Tom company and they can find no problem.

    I have found that some app work with the Ringer/speaker on or off. And playing with Air Hockey I have found strange things with turning the Speaker / Ringer switch / Rotation lock. I did find on on occasion with Air Hockey the sound disappeared completely regardless of the speaker switch setting. And to my surprise after a restart the microphone was back to normal.

    But finally, yesterday when the condition was no microphone I happened to try an App called FriendCaller and after doing that my mic came back with Talking Tom, Video, Skype.
  17. zakraven
    Offline

    zakraven iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    dearborn michigan
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    you know i can hear my girlfriend but when she plays music on itunes or from youtube i cant hear it, does anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it? we are using facetime mac book to mac book pro
  18. Jw1
    Offline

    Jw1 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hello, I have the same problem and have tried the reset and checked all settings. Mute was not on. I did try calling my phone and everything worked fine but my phone was within 3 feet of the iPad. So I don't think it's the microphone! Hope to find a solution
    Soon.
  19. stevesandy50
    Offline

    stevesandy50 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    10
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I have same problem with my recording audio, microphone not picking up my voice for vidioor skype etc, arrrggg, did you get yours fixed ??
  20. stevesandy50
    Offline

    stevesandy50 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    10
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I loaded FriendCaller as someone suggested but still can't record a msg even on this app.
    Not sure what to do.
    I did have Talking Tom once but deleted it sometime ago.
    Might try re loading that app, just to see what happens.
    Very frustrating.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
cant hear one contact on facetime
,
facetime ipad no audio
,

facetime no sound

,
facetime nobody can hear me
,
facetime sound not working
,
i cant hear the other person on factetimw
,
ipad 2 no one can here me on facetime
,
ipad facetime no mic
,
ipad no sound on facetime
,
my ipad 2 facetime has no sound
,
no audio on facetime
,

no sound on facetime

,
no sound out facetime
,
other person on facetime cant hear me
,
problem with my facetime i cant hear the voice
,
receiver cant hear me on ipad mini
,
when i facetime the other person cant hear me
,
why can i hear in coming face time but no one can hear me
,
why can no one hear me on facetime
,
why cant people hear me on facetime