Person on other end of FaceTime cant hear me!

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  1. Black9

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    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

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    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.

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    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?
     
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    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.

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    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?
     
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    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...

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    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.
     
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    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.

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    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
     
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    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.
     

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