1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I am from Vietnam and I bought a Lumia 930 around a month ago. I seleted region as US and English (US) as my language so that I can use Cortana. Initially, it works flawlessly but recently I have problems: Cortana, built in messaging apps, bing,... (all apps that can use voice recognition) suddenly stop working. I always receive the message "sorry, couldn't hear any thing". Even in Viber when I send voice message, my voice is always very small and cannot be heard by my friend.

    I am sure that my microphone is ok because my friend can hear me well in a regular phone call.

    I tried
    - Soft reset
    - Hard (factory) reset
    - Re-installing the phone software using Nokia Recovery Tool

    But nothing works. Is there anyone have the same issue and fixed it successfully? Nokia Care claiming that it may be hardware issue but if that's the case I cannot make phone call, right?
    09-21-2014 11:08 PM
  2. kyriacou48's Avatar
    This is interesting actually.

    I dare say it would have something to do with your region settings - I know this isnt normal, but it might be playing up.

    I am from Australia, and have given up using the US Cortana. I think i'll just wait until it rolls out properly here.

    Hope you get this fixed!
    kimlong308 likes this.
    09-22-2014 12:00 AM
  3. kimlong308's Avatar
    Hi Kyriacou48,

    Thank you for responding, this is my first WP after a long time stitching with Android. Such issue really makes me upset.
    09-22-2014 12:44 AM
  4. kimlong308's Avatar
    One more thing, I can still use Cortana and all other speech recognition feature if I plug the headphone in.
    09-22-2014 12:53 AM
  5. kyriacou48's Avatar
    In that case, it could be a software bug causing an issue with the microphone hardware.

    Bear in mind that the Lumia 930 has multiple microphones as well - not sure which ones are utilised when Cortana is active though.

    Good luck with this, Kim. If in doubt, go for a direct hardware replacement from Nokia.
    09-22-2014 01:43 AM
  6. kimlong308's Avatar
    I'm leaving my Lumia at Nokia Care to check the hardware already. Hope this is not a wrong decision because Nokia Care in Vietnam has bad reputation for stealing spareparts and breaking phones.

    First time changing to another OS from Android has turned out to be so tired :(
    09-26-2014 07:00 AM
  7. jyasin's Avatar
    I recently got my own lumia 930 and having now the same issue . It works very well with the headphone plugged in. And I also noticed it works a little better with more noise present around and if I shout at it. So maybe it has to do with noise reduction thing. Please let me know
    11-11-2014 09:30 AM

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