Maintaining Your iPhone Speaker

Whether you enjoy listening to music on your iPhone, playing mobile games, or watching Youtube videos, it is easy to forget how important good audio is until the speaker malfunctions. A lot of things can go wrong with the internal speaker, resulting in problems such as crackling audio or no audio at all. Here are a few things to look into to make sure that your phone’s speaker continues to run in optimal condition.

Audio Settings

Check the audio settings on your phone. Turning up the volume to maximum too often can cause damage to your speakers, not mention your ears. You will find that there are a number of audio settings that you change on your phone, like tone and balance. Play around with the settings and look for the configuration that sounds best to you.

 

Motherboard

The next thing you want to check is hardware. Does your phone heat up with extended use? Or have you noticed if your phone has become laggy? Any issues with your phone’s hardware can eventually result in problems with the speaker. Remember that problems with the motherboard can manifest through various symptoms, such as the phone freezing, or overheating. Or sometimes, the motherboard could be okay, but the speaker itself has experienced some kind of physical damage. This usually happens if you accidentally drop your phone and the speaker gets damaged. This is one of the more common causes of issues such as crackling sounds coming from the speaker, or getting no sound at all from it. If you determine the issue to be hardware-related, your only recourse would be to take your mobile phone to a repair technician.
Alternative Options

If checking the audio settings and making sure your phone’s hardware is okay doesn’t resolve the speaker issue, feel free to look into external alternatives. Try your headphones and determine if the sound is better with them or not. This is especially helpful if you listen to music or watch videos on your iPhone often. Try other headphones too in order to find the best audio quality possible. Alternatively, if you don’t mind sharing your tunes, you can connect your iPhone to an external speaker. There are plenty of wired and wireless Bluetooth speakers available on the market today, giving you plenty of options to choose from.

With a little care, you can extend the life of your mobile phone speaker. As long as the settings are spot on and the iPhone’s hardware components are okay, then there should be nothing stopping you from listening to your favorite songs, playing games, and watching videos while on the go.

 

Glimpse of the iPhone after Ten Years

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the Apple iPhone, and with this, it just seems fitting to take a look at how the iPhone evolved in the last decade.

 

Apps

There wasn’t a wide selection of apps back in 2007, but the first iPhone could be used to message, email, view maps, surf the web, and listen to music on iTunes. And because at the time, Apple was most popular for their portable music players, the early iPhones had an iPod App.

Thanks to the growth of the App Store today’s iPhones are capable of doing pretty much anything. There’s an app nowadays for everything; from booking flights, to making cashless payments, to watching funny cat videos anywhere there’s a reliable wireless or data connection. Browsing the web has also been drastically improved thanks to better connection speeds and a plethora of new, feature-packed browser apps.

 

 

Internet Connection

Connecting to the internet on the iPhone back in 2007 wasn’t as quick as it is today, with network providers only capable of broadcasting in 2G data signals. Despite the slow connection speeds available at the time, the first iPhone still became popular for providing a relatively user-friendly mobile browsing experience.

These days, however, 4G connections allow for a much faster browsing experience on the iPhone 7 and all the other new iPhone models. In the UK, iPhone owners can connect via wifi spots courtesy of providers such as EE, Vodafone, and Three. The faster connection speed even allows for VoIP calls and video calls.

 

Camera

One of the biggest disappointments back when the iPhone was first launched was its measly 2MP camera, and the fact that it wasn’t capable of shooting videos. Other phones at the time were able to shoot photos and videos in higher resolutions, making the iPhone less appealing to the budding mobile photographer. The first iPhone didn’t have a front-facing camera either, though “selfies” hadn’t really caught on as a trend yet.

And while other smartphone manufacturers equipped their products with DSLR-like, ultra-high megapixel cameras, Apple stayed sensible with its iSight camera, keeping it at a more than respectable 12MP on the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 Plus even has a sophisticated dual camera setup.