How to Fix iPhone 12 Mini Microphone Not Working

The iPhone 12 Mini is the newest smartphone from Apple and the device just like other iPhones is expected to developed some issues as time goes by. Well, in this article, we will be showing you how to fix iPhone 12 Mini that the microphone is not working. You can also use this method to fix other iPhone 12 series such as iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and even on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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If your iPhone 12 Mini has sound issues especially when making calls, many people from the other end won’t be able to hear you. This is to say, there will be no sounds while you are talking to the next person on the phone. Many people have noticed this to be true and below is the working solution.

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How to fix iPhone 12 Mini Microphone Not working or no sounds

If the microphone on your device has some software glitches then the workaround below will be able to fix it. You can also use the solution below to fix the audio problem caused by a faulty microphone. Just gives the solution below a try before taking another step.

Is your iPhone 12 Mini has microphone Issues?

Before anything else, make sure to remove any cases or protective covers that flip from your iPhone to ensure that none of them is blocking your microphone. Some of these third-party accessories can hinder you from hearing any sound on your iPhone. Also, ensure that the microphone hold is not covered by any debris or dirt.

While at it, ensure that the volume sound is okay and not at zero. You can try checking the sound by playing any song on your device. Further, try to connect your iPhone using Bluetooth or wired headphones.

Test Your microphone

Yes to ensure everything is in place, let’s give the microphone another test.

Step 1: Now open the Voice Memos app then tap the Record icon to start recording test audio.

Step 2: You can now talk into the microphone clearly and loud enough to be heard.

Step 3: When you are done recording, tap the Play icon to playback your recording. You can use Siri, a camera, or FaceTime to test the microphone.

Now check if you can hear the voice recording you just did. If the voice is clear, then your microphone is working just fine.

Soft Reset Your iPhone 12 Mini

Another simplest solution that can easily fix any sound issues on your iPhone is to reset it. This method mostly fixed minor issues on the iPhone. Below is how to soft reset iPhone 12 Mini.

Step 1: Press hold the Power button until the Slide to Power off appear.

Step 2: Now drag the slider to turn off your iPhone completely.

Step 3: Wait for about 30 seconds then press and hold the Power button again until the Apple logo appears

You can now allow your phone to boot up and check if the iPhone is working.

Configure privacy settings for audio apps

If you noticed that the audio or no sounds issues occur in a particular app, then it’s time to verify that the application audio output is enabled. To do that, go to Settings-> Privacy-> Microphone, then find the particular app and enable the app’s permission.

If it’s the Zoom or Skype app that the microphone is not working, just enable the microphone permission for the app. After that, restart your iPhone and see if there are changes.

Update Your iPhone 12 Mini

Whenever it comes to update, Apple is good at that and they do it without any notice. So sometimes, Apple will announce an update to fix some bugs or to bring new features.

Because of this, ensure that your iPhone is always running on the latest update. To check for an available update, go to Settings-> General-> Software Update. You should see a notification if any update is available and then tap on it to update your iPhone.

Reset All Settings on Your iPhone 12 Mini

If the microphone problem started after an update, it might be a post-update issue that needs to be rectified. You should know that some updates automatically override your current settings and the current update may have overridden the settings that glitch the microphone.

To bring everything back to normal, you will have to reset your iPhone 12 Mini settings. To do that is very simple, just go to Settings-> General-> Reset-> Reset All Settings. When prompted, enter your password and confirm the reset.

Factory reset or iOS Restore iPhone 12 Mini

This is that last resolution and if the ones above did not fix the microphone issues, then this one will. All you have to do is to carry out a factory reset. When doing that, don’t forget to backup your important files because they can lead to data loss.

You can check on how to factory reset iPhone here or on our iPhone troubleshooting section.

My iPhone 12 Mini microphone is now working

Good to know that your iPhone 12 Mini microphone or sound is now working. But if it’s still not working, please connect with Apple. If your microphone is damaged, Apple can help you fix it. You can fix an appointment with them and have them fixed. The microphone replacement cost and repair cost around $70 upward.

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