Some iPhone 15 Pro Max users have complained about a crackling sound with the smartphone’s built-in speakers. The issue seems to be most noticeable when the volume is turned up high, but it has also been reported at lower volumes as well.
iPhone Pro Max users report that their speakers sound tinny or distorted on high and low volumes
Users on Reddit have reported that iPhone 15 Pro Max owners are experiencing audio issues with the device’s built-in speakers. The most common issue is a rattling sound that occurs when playing audio at high volumes. Some users have also reported that their speakers sound tinny or distorted.
A user @u/WoodenAlternative212 wrote:
My iPhone 15 Pro Max arrived launch day, and from out of the box, full volume speaker calls rattle the speaker and sound like liquid inside, and same for music above like 80% a user said.
There is also a TikTok video by Milesabovetech about the crackling sound problems on his iPhone 15 Pro Max. In the video, Milesabovetech demonstrates the problem of crackling sound on his phone when audio is played at a high volume.
Fortunately, Apple acknowledged the crackling sound problem on Milesabovetech’s iPhone 15 Pro Max. He confirmed this in a follow-up TikTok video, in which he said that Apple replaced his phone twice at no cost.
It’s possible that the audio problems are caused by a software bug that Apple can fix with an update. But it’s also possible that the issue is due to a hardware defect, which means that Apple would need to replace the affected devices.In the meantime, there are a few things that users can try to resolve the issue:
- Make sure that the speaker openings are not blocked by dirt, dust, or a case.
- Try restarting your phone.
- Update your phone to the latest iOS version.
- Reset your phone’s audio settings.
If users have tried all of these things and the issue persists, they may need to contact Apple support for further assistance.