1. rdef's Avatar
    I noticed I was having to crank the phone call volume way up to 9/10 or 10/10 to be able to hear people clearly lately. I also saw my charging light was barely visible through the speaker grill. I cleaned the speaker grill, and it made a HUGE difference. The charging light is bright, and the call volume is WAY louder.

    Cleaning the grill took a little patience. I plucked a single bristle from my toothbrush, and then drove the single bristle in and out of each and every tiny hole using a tweezer. After that I gave it a good vacuuming. The process took about twenty minutes.
    Jazmac, Adanos, tenchi132 and 5 others like this.
    05-08-2013 11:24 PM
  2. jaj324's Avatar
    Good tip but I only talk on my phone thru my car BT or Bose BT earpeice. I very very rarely put the actual phone to my ear.
    Sent from my AT&T Cali Blue HTC 8x using Board Express
    05-11-2013 10:19 AM
  3. Adanos's Avatar
    Thank you, thank you sooo much :D You saved my nerves, my phone was being so close to being broken into pieces XD
    Toothebrush+vacum saved me.
    11-09-2013 01:44 PM
  4. akulgupta100's Avatar
    Nice idea for cleaning !

    I usually do it with a soft cloth and an all pin

    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    11-09-2013 02:18 PM
  5. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    If you want it to be even louder, turn on the hearing aid option in settings.
    Bowlegz likes this.
    11-09-2013 02:52 PM
  6. Djordje Nijemcevic's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip, it really works!
    I was planing to buy a new phone, and, in the same time, thinking of the most creative way of destroying the current one, since this issue was ******* me off every single day...

    One doesn't have to use the single bristle, pressing the ones from the toothbrush's tip against the speaker will make them go into the holes. I used a canned air afterwards.
    02-10-2014 04:08 PM
  7. shekharsac's Avatar
    I am facing the same problem of low call volume. It seems from most answers that cleaning with a toothbrush would solve the problem.
    I am facing low volume while using htc earphones as well. Why should the earphone volume be low if the problem is with call speakers??

    07-02-2014 02:16 AM
  8. TheBluesOne's Avatar
    Nice tip, Thanks!
    07-02-2014 11:43 PM
  9. silkychoco 2013's Avatar
    Change your volume settings to increase it
    07-05-2014 05:53 AM
  10. David Wright7's Avatar
    Thanks sooo much....this worked immediately and volume became 10X louder! thanks!!
    10-21-2014 02:17 PM
  11. Saddam Hossain3's Avatar
    grate dear. i want to tell you thanks for 1000 times. it worked for my HTC 8x Windows. i was disturbed with my phone like i planing to throw to dustbin because no one want to buy even. thanks thanks thanks thanks. but still my mic sound is very low mean other side person can't hear me. and i want to update windows 10 preview. will you help on this two matter .....
    06-16-2015 02:26 AM

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