iPhone 4S users facing static bug

By on December 1, 2011
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Static sounds heard during voice calls could potentially be hardware related.

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While many of the record setting iPhone 4S’ owners seem content with their latest devices a surprising number are coming forward with a series of bugs. Some of which have been reported are a glitch that causes audio calls to cut out when using the headset as well as very poor battery life in spite of an iOS 5.0.1 update. The latest bug seems to be tougher to solve than a simple software update.

Users are reporting that static sounds can be heard during voice calls. This annoying “static digital crackling” sound has been reported by thousands of users across not only Apple’s support forums but other forums across the internet as well.

While some users seem to be more tolerant;

““It doesn’t prevent me from having a conversation, but it does get annoying on a long phone call,”

Others have reportedly returned their devices after several exchanges could not get to the root of the issue.

BGR went on to quote a user on the Apple support board who had this to say:

”If I use the Siri with 3G network, the noise is absolutely happened. But [if] airplane mode is ON and Wifi is also ON, there is no noise. That means a 3G module inside the iPhone 4S makes a noise. I don’t know the technical issue exactly, but the first reason is by using a 3G module.”

Apple has yet to comment on the reported bug.


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