How to Increase Your iPhone Speaker Volume by 100%

One of the problems with the iPhone I find (along with many others) is the less than stellar speaker volume. I know 1.1.1 was supposed to address this issue, and some have tried the 3rd party software route of AudioAmp, but none of those methods have made a significant change. I am going to tell you a trick today on how to increase your iPhone speaker volume–by at least 50-100%!

This mod requires some intense training and will require you to invest in some expensive materials. For this iPhone speaker mod, you will require:

  • a needle or clothespin img_2379-medium.JPG
  • some patience/courage/determination
  • …and a sense of humor ;-)

How to Increase your iPhone Speaker Volume

  1. Before we being…test our your external speaker by calling yourself, or listening to an mp3. Try to remember the volume level.
  2. Take your needle or clothespin and gently poke it into the speaker holes on your iPhone (Where is the speaker? the speaker is below the Home button, on the bottom left; the right is the mic).
    • Don’t poke too deep, poke about 2 millimeters or so, or until you feel the needle/clothespin penetrating material. You will see some white residue that looks like dried glue of some sort.
    • This is what you will be poking your needle through: iphonespeaker2-small.jpg
    • This is what it looks like behind the protective material:
    • iphonespeaker1-small.jpg (images thanks to Mr. Geddy from flickr)
  3. That’s it! Now, go back to your speaker test…and voila! Your volume should be increased substantially! On my iPhone, the speaker volume is nice and LOUD, compared to before. Love it!

Get ready to do something like this…

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Things to think about…

  • Some people posted about the possibility of DUST entering through these newly penetrated holes. Yes, that is possible, but it’s not like you’re using a drill and making massive holes here. We’ve just puncturing the material that is impeding the speaker’s performance.
  • If you’re worried about dust, maybe you should avoid this mod altogether. Dust will enter any electronic device, regardless. Personally, I think it’s worth it since there’s no point in having your iPhone if you can’t hear it ringing in your pocket!

Thanks to skorpiond (modmyifone.com forums) for the heads up on this!

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  • Matt

    coolbeans

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    coolbeans

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    coolbeans

  • Matt

    coolbeans

  • Dusty

    I was always thinking about trying this when I read about it from another forum site. Hmmm lol maybe one of these days ill try :p lol

    Thanks bud for the tip and great pics!

  • Dusty

    I was always thinking about trying this when I read about it from another forum site. Hmmm lol maybe one of these days ill try :p lol

    Thanks bud for the tip and great pics!

  • Dusty

    I was always thinking about trying this when I read about it from another forum site. Hmmm lol maybe one of these days ill try :p lol

    Thanks bud for the tip and great pics!

  • Dusty

    I was always thinking about trying this when I read about it from another forum site. Hmmm lol maybe one of these days ill try :p lol

    Thanks bud for the tip and great pics!

  • Dusty

    I was always thinking about trying this when I read about it from another forum site. Hmmm lol maybe one of these days ill try :p lol

    Thanks bud for the tip and great pics!

  • Dusty

    I was always thinking about trying this when I read about it from another forum site. Hmmm lol maybe one of these days ill try :p lol

    Thanks bud for the tip and great pics!

  • http://4ohfour.com/ hadimirza

    I just tried this. Wow, it really does make your speakers loud. And it sounds like the quality has improved a bit too. I was worried about it being too loud and making my speakers all static. But it really works. Thanks.

  • http://4ohfour.com/ hadimirza

    I just tried this. Wow, it really does make your speakers loud. And it sounds like the quality has improved a bit too. I was worried about it being too loud and making my speakers all static. But it really works. Thanks.

  • http://4ohfour.com/ hadimirza

    I just tried this. Wow, it really does make your speakers loud. And it sounds like the quality has improved a bit too. I was worried about it being too loud and making my speakers all static. But it really works. Thanks.

  • http://4ohfour.com hadimirza

    I just tried this. Wow, it really does make your speakers loud. And it sounds like the quality has improved a bit too. I was worried about it being too loud and making my speakers all static. But it really works. Thanks.

  • JD

    Wow it worked great!!! Now it fills the entire room with sound 50-75% increase in the sound level.

    I already had the AudioAmp installed

  • JD

    Wow it worked great!!! Now it fills the entire room with sound 50-75% increase in the sound level.

    I already had the AudioAmp installed

  • JD

    Wow it worked great!!! Now it fills the entire room with sound 50-75% increase in the sound level.

    I already had the AudioAmp installed

  • JD

    Wow it worked great!!! Now it fills the entire room with sound 50-75% increase in the sound level.

    I already had the AudioAmp installed

  • Dusty

    Awesome news guys! I still haven’t tried… hehe Maybe some more feedback will convince me :P

  • Dusty

    Awesome news guys! I still haven’t tried… hehe Maybe some more feedback will convince me :P

  • Dusty

    Awesome news guys! I still haven’t tried… hehe Maybe some more feedback will convince me :P

  • Dusty

    Awesome news guys! I still haven’t tried… hehe Maybe some more feedback will convince me :P

  • Dusty

    Awesome news guys! I still haven’t tried… hehe Maybe some more feedback will convince me :P

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  • Amanda

    anyone have any issues yet with dust and such getting in the holes?

  • Amanda

    anyone have any issues yet with dust and such getting in the holes?

  • Amanda

    anyone have any issues yet with dust and such getting in the holes?

  • Amanda

    anyone have any issues yet with dust and such getting in the holes?

  • T

    tried it. it improves it a little. i can’t tell percentage-wise. it’s a minor improvement though, but worth the effort. i’m gonna try audioamp.

  • T

    tried it. it improves it a little. i can’t tell percentage-wise. it’s a minor improvement though, but worth the effort. i’m gonna try audioamp.

  • T

    tried it. it improves it a little. i can’t tell percentage-wise. it’s a minor improvement though, but worth the effort. i’m gonna try audioamp.

  • T

    tried it. it improves it a little. i can’t tell percentage-wise. it’s a minor improvement though, but worth the effort. i’m gonna try audioamp.

  • T

    tried it. it improves it a little. i can’t tell percentage-wise. it’s a minor improvement though, but worth the effort. i’m gonna try audioamp.

  • T

    audioamp won’t install on my phone. i think i have 1.1.3, could this be why?

  • T

    audioamp won’t install on my phone. i think i have 1.1.3, could this be why?

  • T

    audioamp won’t install on my phone. i think i have 1.1.3, could this be why?

  • T

    audioamp won’t install on my phone. i think i have 1.1.3, could this be why?

  • T

    audioamp won’t install on my phone. i think i have 1.1.3, could this be why?

  • Dusty

    @T
    Hmmm that might be the problem, I have it install on my 1.1.2 and it works but I don’t notice any difference lol
    Anyone else have feedback about how well this modification works?

    Thanks

  • Dusty

    @T
    Hmmm that might be the problem, I have it install on my 1.1.2 and it works but I don’t notice any difference lol
    Anyone else have feedback about how well this modification works?

    Thanks

  • Dusty

    @T
    Hmmm that might be the problem, I have it install on my 1.1.2 and it works but I don’t notice any difference lol
    Anyone else have feedback about how well this modification works?

    Thanks

  • Dusty

    @T
    Hmmm that might be the problem, I have it install on my 1.1.2 and it works but I don’t notice any difference lol
    Anyone else have feedback about how well this modification works?

    Thanks

  • Dusty

    @T
    Hmmm that might be the problem, I have it install on my 1.1.2 and it works but I don’t notice any difference lol
    Anyone else have feedback about how well this modification works?

    Thanks

  • T

    dusty thanks for letting me know I’m not missing out on much. Try the pin thing, there is a noticeable difference.

  • T

    dusty thanks for letting me know I’m not missing out on much. Try the pin thing, there is a noticeable difference.

  • T

    dusty thanks for letting me know I’m not missing out on much. Try the pin thing, there is a noticeable difference.

  • T

    dusty thanks for letting me know I’m not missing out on much. Try the pin thing, there is a noticeable difference.

  • Dusty

    No prob T :) I guess I might try the pin lol I’ll let ya know if I do and how much I notice in difference…

    Dusty

  • Dusty

    No prob T :) I guess I might try the pin lol I’ll let ya know if I do and how much I notice in difference…

    Dusty

  • Dusty

    No prob T :) I guess I might try the pin lol I’ll let ya know if I do and how much I notice in difference…

    Dusty

  • Dusty

    No prob T :) I guess I might try the pin lol I’ll let ya know if I do and how much I notice in difference…

    Dusty

  • Dusty

    No prob T :) I guess I might try the pin lol I’ll let ya know if I do and how much I notice in difference…

    Dusty

  • rosy

    i got the new phone i can do with it tOO?

  • rosy

    i got the new phone i can do with it tOO?

  • Hari

    Hi ALL,

    Man it worked 100% gr8 find , such simple prosses wowww

  • Hari

    Hi ALL,

    Man it worked 100% gr8 find , such simple prosses wowww

  • Hari

    Hi ALL,

    Man it worked 100% gr8 find , such simple prosses wowww

  • juan carlos

    lo recomiendo 100% seguro que mejora mejora mucho solo tambien les recomiendo que instalen el volumen boost que si funciona para todos los iphones

  • juan carlos

    lo recomiendo 100% seguro que mejora mejora mucho solo tambien les recomiendo que instalen el volumen boost que si funciona para todos los iphones

  • juan carlos

    lo recomiendo 100% seguro que mejora mejora mucho solo tambien les recomiendo que instalen el volumen boost que si funciona para todos los iphones

  • burnz zykick

    it works !!! :) thanks….. 100% true

  • burnz zykick

    it works !!! :) thanks….. 100% true

  • http://www.mobshare.in/ Sanjay

    Hey, This is amazing. It works big time – i kept poking at the whole and kept wondering whether i have poked deep / all holes – when i just played a sound again, it was amazing!

    110% recommended

  • http://www.mobshare.in/ Sanjay

    Hey, This is amazing. It works big time – i kept poking at the whole and kept wondering whether i have poked deep / all holes – when i just played a sound again, it was amazing!

    110% recommended

  • http://www.mobshare.in/ Sanjay

    Hey, This is amazing. It works big time – i kept poking at the whole and kept wondering whether i have poked deep / all holes – when i just played a sound again, it was amazing!

    110% recommended

  • http://www.mobshare.in/ Sanjay

    Hey, This is amazing. It works big time – i kept poking at the whole and kept wondering whether i have poked deep / all holes – when i just played a sound again, it was amazing!

    110% recommended

  • http://www.mobshare.in/ Sanjay

    Hey, This is amazing. It works big time – i kept poking at the whole and kept wondering whether i have poked deep / all holes – when i just played a sound again, it was amazing!

    110% recommended

  • http://www.mobshare.in Sanjay

    Hey, This is amazing. It works big time – i kept poking at the whole and kept wondering whether i have poked deep / all holes – when i just played a sound again, it was amazing!

    110% recommended

  • Shawn

    I was afraid of doing that.. but after trying it, it works like a charm! Thanks for such a good idea.

  • Shawn

    I was afraid of doing that.. but after trying it, it works like a charm! Thanks for such a good idea.

  • Shawn

    I was afraid of doing that.. but after trying it, it works like a charm! Thanks for such a good idea.

  • Shawn

    I was afraid of doing that.. but after trying it, it works like a charm! Thanks for such a good idea.

  • Shawn

    I was afraid of doing that.. but after trying it, it works like a charm! Thanks for such a good idea.

  • Shawn

    I was afraid of doing that.. but after trying it, it works like a charm! Thanks for such a good idea.

  • Noel

    Worked for me!

  • Noel

    Worked for me!

  • Noel

    Worked for me!

  • Noel

    Worked for me!

  • Noel

    Worked for me!

  • Robert

    I did this on my first iPhone and it completely disabled the cell-tower antenna. I had to get rid of the iPhone and buy a new one. I would suggest NOT trying this hack and I want to remind you that its NOT covered by warranty and it IS easy to spot if you take the phone apart.

  • Robert

    I did this on my first iPhone and it completely disabled the cell-tower antenna. I had to get rid of the iPhone and buy a new one. I would suggest NOT trying this hack and I want to remind you that its NOT covered by warranty and it IS easy to spot if you take the phone apart.

  • Robert

    I did this on my first iPhone and it completely disabled the cell-tower antenna. I had to get rid of the iPhone and buy a new one. I would suggest NOT trying this hack and I want to remind you that its NOT covered by warranty and it IS easy to spot if you take the phone apart.

  • Robert

    I did this on my first iPhone and it completely disabled the cell-tower antenna. I had to get rid of the iPhone and buy a new one. I would suggest NOT trying this hack and I want to remind you that its NOT covered by warranty and it IS easy to spot if you take the phone apart.

  • Robert

    I did this on my first iPhone and it completely disabled the cell-tower antenna. I had to get rid of the iPhone and buy a new one. I would suggest NOT trying this hack and I want to remind you that its NOT covered by warranty and it IS easy to spot if you take the phone apart.

  • Mindux

    I do this mod,but now my speaker going bad…When I listenig to music 60-100%speaker qaulity is bad…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begqPY-cJyw (there you will see what I wont to tell you)

    Please!!!Help me someone!!!

    My skype – mindux692

  • Mindux

    I do this mod,but now my speaker going bad…When I listenig to music 60-100%speaker qaulity is bad…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begqPY-cJyw (there you will see what I wont to tell you)

    Please!!!Help me someone!!!

    My skype – mindux692

  • Mindux

    I do this mod,but now my speaker going bad…When I listenig to music 60-100%speaker qaulity is bad…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begqPY-cJyw (there you will see what I wont to tell you)

    Please!!!Help me someone!!!

    My skype – mindux692

  • Mindux

    I do this mod,but now my speaker going bad…When I listenig to music 60-100%speaker qaulity is bad…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begqPY-cJyw (there you will see what I wont to tell you)

    Please!!!Help me someone!!!

    My skype – mindux692

  • Mindux

    I do this mod,but now my speaker going bad…When I listenig to music 60-100%speaker qaulity is bad…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begqPY-cJyw (there you will see what I wont to tell you)

    Please!!!Help me someone!!!

    My skype – mindux692

  • Mindux

    I do this mod,but now my speaker going bad…When I listenig to music 60-100%speaker qaulity is bad…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=begqPY-cJyw (there you will see what I wont to tell you)

    Please!!!Help me someone!!!

    My skype – mindux692

  • harry

    hey…. it really worked…. i was trying to solve the problem from months … and its over in some seconds … thanks a lot….

  • harry

    hey…. it really worked…. i was trying to solve the problem from months … and its over in some seconds … thanks a lot….

  • harry

    hey…. it really worked…. i was trying to solve the problem from months … and its over in some seconds … thanks a lot….

  • harry

    hey…. it really worked…. i was trying to solve the problem from months … and its over in some seconds … thanks a lot….

  • RiKo

    yei it works

  • RiKo

    yei it works

  • RiKo

    yei it works

  • makedonija

    thanks mate it works

  • makedonija

    thanks mate it works

  • makedonija

    thanks mate it works

  • http://www.officialstupid.com/ rawi

    great one! it’s working!!

    thank x

  • http://www.officialstupid.com/ rawi

    great one! it’s working!!

    thank x

  • http://www.officialstupid.com/ rawi

    great one! it’s working!!

    thank x

  • http://www.officialstupid.com rawi

    great one! it’s working!!

    thank x

  • juanitto

    Thanks this worked awesome I was tinkering to make holes in the speaker mesh cover. Only i ended up pushing the whole thing through. at the same time I was playing music I was scared aI would poke a hole into the speaker. I just took out the whole metal mesh and right behind that there is a cloth no wonder I get no sound out of the damn thing its all muffled.

    So what I did to help protect is what Ive seen in other phones piece of thin sponge like material. black so you cant tell. But now my speaker volume level is at the middle cuz it can get too loud that the speaker will sound distorted.

    if your going to poke with a needle carefull if you push the mesh all the way in will make it sound worse. U can prob do what I did.

    was able to get it from the side and with the needle pry the mesh out till I could get it with my finger tips then just pulled it out. the glue they use really sucks feels like rubber cement. Damn phone is assembled in china (careful glue might contain lead LOL) hope this helps out anyone .

    juanitto

  • juanitto

    Thanks this worked awesome I was tinkering to make holes in the speaker mesh cover. Only i ended up pushing the whole thing through. at the same time I was playing music I was scared aI would poke a hole into the speaker. I just took out the whole metal mesh and right behind that there is a cloth no wonder I get no sound out of the damn thing its all muffled.

    So what I did to help protect is what Ive seen in other phones piece of thin sponge like material. black so you cant tell. But now my speaker volume level is at the middle cuz it can get too loud that the speaker will sound distorted.

    if your going to poke with a needle carefull if you push the mesh all the way in will make it sound worse. U can prob do what I did.

    was able to get it from the side and with the needle pry the mesh out till I could get it with my finger tips then just pulled it out. the glue they use really sucks feels like rubber cement. Damn phone is assembled in china (careful glue might contain lead LOL) hope this helps out anyone .

    juanitto

  • Tyler

    Did you have to take it apart to put the sponge material in? I did this too and now the mesh looks like crap and I’m thinking about just taking it out.

  • Tyler

    Did you have to take it apart to put the sponge material in? I did this too and now the mesh looks like crap and I’m thinking about just taking it out.

  • Tyler

    Did you have to take it apart to put the sponge material in? I did this too and now the mesh looks like crap and I’m thinking about just taking it out.

  • Tyler

    Did you have to take it apart to put the sponge material in? I did this too and now the mesh looks like crap and I’m thinking about just taking it out.

  • Tyler

    Did you have to take it apart to put the sponge material in? I did this too and now the mesh looks like crap and I’m thinking about just taking it out.

  • Tyler

    Did you have to take it apart to put the sponge material in? I did this too and now the mesh looks like crap and I’m thinking about just taking it out.

  • Tyler

    Did you have to take it apart to put the sponge material in? I did this too and now the mesh looks like crap and I’m thinking about just taking it out.

  • juanitto

    No i didnt have to take it apart. I took the whole mesh thing out its a piece of crap and I just grabbed an old pair of headphones used the sponge form the ear piece cut it into a small piece and with some small tweezers I just placed it in there. The sponge was big enough to fit snug but not to muffle the sound I had a song playing in Ipod to determine if it would be loud enough or not.

    Hope this helps you out now. I just dod the same thing to my friends iPhone and he likes it as well just take the the whole mesh thing out it muffles the sound.

    juanitto

  • juanitto

    No i didnt have to take it apart. I took the whole mesh thing out its a piece of crap and I just grabbed an old pair of headphones used the sponge form the ear piece cut it into a small piece and with some small tweezers I just placed it in there. The sponge was big enough to fit snug but not to muffle the sound I had a song playing in Ipod to determine if it would be loud enough or not.

    Hope this helps you out now. I just dod the same thing to my friends iPhone and he likes it as well just take the the whole mesh thing out it muffles the sound.

    juanitto

  • juanitto

    No i didnt have to take it apart. I took the whole mesh thing out its a piece of crap and I just grabbed an old pair of headphones used the sponge form the ear piece cut it into a small piece and with some small tweezers I just placed it in there. The sponge was big enough to fit snug but not to muffle the sound I had a song playing in Ipod to determine if it would be loud enough or not.

    Hope this helps you out now. I just dod the same thing to my friends iPhone and he likes it as well just take the the whole mesh thing out it muffles the sound.

    juanitto

  • juanitto

    No i didnt have to take it apart. I took the whole mesh thing out its a piece of crap and I just grabbed an old pair of headphones used the sponge form the ear piece cut it into a small piece and with some small tweezers I just placed it in there. The sponge was big enough to fit snug but not to muffle the sound I had a song playing in Ipod to determine if it would be loud enough or not.

    Hope this helps you out now. I just dod the same thing to my friends iPhone and he likes it as well just take the the whole mesh thing out it muffles the sound.

    juanitto

  • juanitto

    No i didnt have to take it apart. I took the whole mesh thing out its a piece of crap and I just grabbed an old pair of headphones used the sponge form the ear piece cut it into a small piece and with some small tweezers I just placed it in there. The sponge was big enough to fit snug but not to muffle the sound I had a song playing in Ipod to determine if it would be loud enough or not.

    Hope this helps you out now. I just dod the same thing to my friends iPhone and he likes it as well just take the the whole mesh thing out it muffles the sound.

    juanitto

  • Justin

    tride it and didnt realy notice a difference. but maybe i did it wrong..

  • Justin

    tride it and didnt realy notice a difference. but maybe i did it wrong..

  • Justin

    tride it and didnt realy notice a difference. but maybe i did it wrong..

  • Justin

    tride it and didnt realy notice a difference. but maybe i did it wrong..

  • nikhil

    tried it and seriously there is a huge difference seems like now there is 100% increase…
    i was fed up with the speaker volume but now its perfectly fine as it should be…
    i m loving my phone…:)
    thanks a lot

  • nikhil

    tried it and seriously there is a huge difference seems like now there is 100% increase…
    i was fed up with the speaker volume but now its perfectly fine as it should be…
    i m loving my phone…:)
    thanks a lot

  • nikhil

    tried it and seriously there is a huge difference seems like now there is 100% increase…
    i was fed up with the speaker volume but now its perfectly fine as it should be…
    i m loving my phone…:)
    thanks a lot

  • Nazran

    It works! My God it really work. Thanks a million for this. I was abt to send it to Appel for repair as I thought the speaker is faulty. Now, I enjoyed every music. Thanks and God Bless.

  • Nazran

    It works! My God it really work. Thanks a million for this. I was abt to send it to Appel for repair as I thought the speaker is faulty. Now, I enjoyed every music. Thanks and God Bless.

  • Nazran

    It works! My God it really work. Thanks a million for this. I was abt to send it to Appel for repair as I thought the speaker is faulty. Now, I enjoyed every music. Thanks and God Bless.

  • Nazran

    It works! My God it really work. Thanks a million for this. I was abt to send it to Appel for repair as I thought the speaker is faulty. Now, I enjoyed every music. Thanks and God Bless.

  • Nazran

    It works! My God it really work. Thanks a million for this. I was abt to send it to Appel for repair as I thought the speaker is faulty. Now, I enjoyed every music. Thanks and God Bless.

  • Nazran

    It works! My God it really work. Thanks a million for this. I was abt to send it to Appel for repair as I thought the speaker is faulty. Now, I enjoyed every music. Thanks and God Bless.

  • Nazran

    It works! My God it really work. Thanks a million for this. I was abt to send it to Appel for repair as I thought the speaker is faulty. Now, I enjoyed every music. Thanks and God Bless.

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  • Keytoe

    I tried this and now the sound on my phone isnt working. Did I poke it to deep, how do i get this problem fix?

  • Keytoe

    I tried this and now the sound on my phone isnt working. Did I poke it to deep, how do i get this problem fix?

  • Keytoe

    I tried this and now the sound on my phone isnt working. Did I poke it to deep, how do i get this problem fix?

  • Keytoe

    I tried this and now the sound on my phone isnt working. Did I poke it to deep, how do i get this problem fix?

  • Keytoe

    I tried this and now the sound on my phone isnt working. Did I poke it to deep, how do i get this problem fix?

  • johny

    Its an amazing trick!!! Yup…It indeed works!!! Great trick…

  • johny

    Its an amazing trick!!! Yup…It indeed works!!! Great trick…

  • johny

    Its an amazing trick!!! Yup…It indeed works!!! Great trick…

  • johny

    Its an amazing trick!!! Yup…It indeed works!!! Great trick…

  • johny

    Its an amazing trick!!! Yup…It indeed works!!! Great trick…

  • Torben Juhl

    FANTASTIC !!!

    This is the best tip about my iphone untill now.

    Had the same problem, and since I bought it used, I considerede changing the speakers, or sell it and buy a new. I thought it was broken since the volume was so low.
    But now it works perfect ! Like getting a new phone !!!

    THANKS !!!!!!

  • Torben Juhl

    FANTASTIC !!!

    This is the best tip about my iphone untill now.

    Had the same problem, and since I bought it used, I considerede changing the speakers, or sell it and buy a new. I thought it was broken since the volume was so low.
    But now it works perfect ! Like getting a new phone !!!

    THANKS !!!!!!

  • Torben Juhl

    FANTASTIC !!!

    This is the best tip about my iphone untill now.

    Had the same problem, and since I bought it used, I considerede changing the speakers, or sell it and buy a new. I thought it was broken since the volume was so low.
    But now it works perfect ! Like getting a new phone !!!

    THANKS !!!!!!

  • Torben Juhl

    FANTASTIC !!!

    This is the best tip about my iphone untill now.

    Had the same problem, and since I bought it used, I considerede changing the speakers, or sell it and buy a new. I thought it was broken since the volume was so low.
    But now it works perfect ! Like getting a new phone !!!

    THANKS !!!!!!

  • Torben Juhl

    FANTASTIC !!!

    This is the best tip about my iphone untill now.

    Had the same problem, and since I bought it used, I considerede changing the speakers, or sell it and buy a new. I thought it was broken since the volume was so low.
    But now it works perfect ! Like getting a new phone !!!

    THANKS !!!!!!

  • jay

    WOWW!!!. I was planning to buy a speaker dock as the speakers were too low to watch movies. Worked really well for my 2G I phone. Sound up by atleat 100%

    Thanks

  • jay

    WOWW!!!. I was planning to buy a speaker dock as the speakers were too low to watch movies. Worked really well for my 2G I phone. Sound up by atleat 100%

    Thanks

  • jay

    WOWW!!!. I was planning to buy a speaker dock as the speakers were too low to watch movies. Worked really well for my 2G I phone. Sound up by atleat 100%

    Thanks

  • jay

    WOWW!!!. I was planning to buy a speaker dock as the speakers were too low to watch movies. Worked really well for my 2G I phone. Sound up by atleat 100%

    Thanks

  • jay

    WOWW!!!. I was planning to buy a speaker dock as the speakers were too low to watch movies. Worked really well for my 2G I phone. Sound up by atleat 100%

    Thanks

  • Nina

    id read so many forums before this telling me that people just sent theirs back to the shop as it was a problem with the phone – and after buying it off a friend this was great to read! volume increased by 100% now! thanks alot!

  • Nina

    id read so many forums before this telling me that people just sent theirs back to the shop as it was a problem with the phone – and after buying it off a friend this was great to read! volume increased by 100% now! thanks alot!

  • Nina

    id read so many forums before this telling me that people just sent theirs back to the shop as it was a problem with the phone – and after buying it off a friend this was great to read! volume increased by 100% now! thanks alot!

  • Nina

    id read so many forums before this telling me that people just sent theirs back to the shop as it was a problem with the phone – and after buying it off a friend this was great to read! volume increased by 100% now! thanks alot!

  • Nina

    id read so many forums before this telling me that people just sent theirs back to the shop as it was a problem with the phone – and after buying it off a friend this was great to read! volume increased by 100% now! thanks alot!

  • Nina

    id read so many forums before this telling me that people just sent theirs back to the shop as it was a problem with the phone – and after buying it off a friend this was great to read! volume increased by 100% now! thanks alot!

  • Phil

    It worked great for me! :D

  • Phil

    It worked great for me! :D

  • Phil

    It worked great for me! :D

  • Phil

    It worked great for me! :D

  • Phil

    It worked great for me! :D

  • dj toddski

    Hi Guys and Gals,
    Can someone please tell me if this rather neat trick will work for the earpiece volume as well ??
    Ta.
    Toddski

  • dj toddski

    Hi Guys and Gals,
    Can someone please tell me if this rather neat trick will work for the earpiece volume as well ??
    Ta.
    Toddski

  • dj toddski

    Hi Guys and Gals,
    Can someone please tell me if this rather neat trick will work for the earpiece volume as well ??
    Ta.
    Toddski

  • dj toddski

    Hi Guys and Gals,
    Can someone please tell me if this rather neat trick will work for the earpiece volume as well ??
    Ta.
    Toddski

  • Prasad

    Hi Guys, This trick has worked for me too..
    The volume is quite loud now..
    Thanks for your help guys.

  • Prasad

    Hi Guys, This trick has worked for me too..
    The volume is quite loud now..
    Thanks for your help guys.

  • Prasad

    Hi Guys, This trick has worked for me too..
    The volume is quite loud now..
    Thanks for your help guys.

  • Prasad

    Hi Guys, This trick has worked for me too..
    The volume is quite loud now..
    Thanks for your help guys.

  • Prasad

    Hi Guys, This trick has worked for me too..
    The volume is quite loud now..
    Thanks for your help guys.

  • Anant

    hey thank yaar it really worked

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  • ricardo

    its working great i can feel the difference 100% thanks

  • http://www.tracking-system.com/ Tracking System

    I use my phone for my business (gps tracking industry) and initially the speaker phone worked great…now its very low…lame

  • http://oththo.tumblr.com oththo

    I poked too hard and the grey protecter bit is pushed inside.. but the sound improved very well.. awesome thanks

  • bongo442

    I know this is old, but…

    Will this work for an iPod touch?
    The external speaker volume sucks. Fine with headphones.

  • Avataar

    Wow worked great. Have Iphone Original (2G), was never satisfied with the speaker volume. Now I can hear the Iphone ring in noisy surroundings. Thanks.

  • Imad Faisal

    yeah ,,,,,,,,,, it working to my iphone 2g ……
    and the sound is differ from before ………………….

    thanks gary……………

    it great to have iphone 2g with the nice sound……

  • angela

    Wow, what a difference, you saved me $400.00 and my iphone from cell phone heaven! Thanks, now my coworkers can enjoy my '80's punk music!

  • angela

    Wow, what a difference, you saved me $400.00 and my iphone from cell phone heaven! Thanks, now my coworkers can enjoy my '80's punk music!

  • Maxpressure

    THANK-YOU TO WHOMEVER POSTED THIS GREAT INFO. IT WORKED

  • Active18yos

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    HAVE ORIGINAL IPHONE 2.5 YRS, THOUGHT NOTHING
    COULD BE DONE AND DIDN'T WANT TO MESS WITH
    DOWNLOADS.
    WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? SO SIMPLE! EVERYTHING IS 200% LOUDER!
    (I ALSO POKED THE NEEDLE IN THE ACTUAL EARPIECE.)
    YJK in L.A.

  • Sanjay

    this is truely amazingg….thanks a lot …..i 've been trying everything to increase volume..this works like a charm..thanks a lotttttt …………..my freind

  • Jejebuster

    One of the cool apps I saw written for iOS4 is the CrazyAlarmFree. It is an alarm that works even not running!

  • ron

    when i go to settings i go to volume click on the different tones i hear nothing only when i have ear phones on i hear the volume button is foreward not on vibrate why is this even when i slide open iphone no click sound my email address codeofsilence50@yahoo.com

  • http://toolsjapan.blogspot.com/ Romatak

    Now I can hear calls, music and the alarm clock! Many thanks!

  • Jashlock001

    It wired really great! Just make sure u don’t poke too deep. Just the tip of the needle should be in the whole. There should be a white powder on the tip when u pull the needle out. Thanks for the mod!

  • guest

    It worked!!! Amazing!! Thank u so much!!

  • Rebel

    suck my dick

  • Ggfd

    If it worked great, why would you try this? noob

  • Ouellette338

    Didn’t work for me

  • Partime2020

    thanks you.. 3 years i`m waiting this

  • Cgarlen

    great fix! thx!

  • Shinkeijavier

    nice,..it works,,,,thanks

  • Shinkeijavier

    it really works..i have a low tone of volume on my iphone and it happened like,..i dont hear any 1 whos calling whenever im unaware…and now i try this tip and it really works,,now i have a high volume of ringtone thanks soo much

  • Shawndotting

    That really work. I think will now keep my iPhone a little longer. :-)

  • Rich

    Worked a treat

  • Taylor?! :)

    This worked amazing

  • Sylvia_b

    This worked brilliantly…….thanks so much !!!

  • Adeldozeneh

    you are fantastic its work!!
    its dirt in the speaker cover hole. the needle clear it and the sound become better
    tanks
    f.
    lebanon

  • Adeldozeneh

    you are fantastic its work!!
    its dirt in the speaker cover hole. the needle clear it and the sound become better
    tanks
    f.
    lebanon

  • Sphyn0x

    It works for me, big thanks!

  • Sphyn0x

    It works for me, big thanks!

  • Adam-bentley

    nice 1

  • Adam-bentley

    loads  better so much dust behind the foil any way

  • Adam-bentley

    loads  better so much dust behind the foil any way

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  • SmashRazz

    Does this apply with an iPhone 4 as well? Eager to try it, but it doesn’t look the same as the images shown D:

  • eLerma

    Will this work on I phone 4? And when I play pandora I hear the music comeing out the right speaker(looking at the screen) the left side is silent.

  • Jakathes

    nice…. thaught going to change to samsung galaxy….! now totally abundant the plan oledy… increase at least by 50%….. sound abit distorted… but for god sake surely better than last time…..!

  • Jrp99

    Does this work for an ipod4

  • DGO

    Apple computer. You are wrong speaker is on the right side

  • Chris Alexander

    Seemed to work .. Poking out the speaker screen does indeed improve volume levels

  • Chris Alexander

    I t would apply if in fact there is the tiny screen over the speaker volume.  The process is identical as for Iphone 3G.. Good luck

  • Khill31

    i pulled the whole screen out 2x louder but did i f up my phone??

  • Abrahim

    balls….i think i messed up…i don’t know where to put it because mine had a solid wall in the slot with one slot on either side. i put it on the left side, left being if i was looking at the screen, and it shut itself off

  • john

    This did seem to work. I would suggest to people to use very fine point stick pin and to not push it straight in but at a bit of an angle being careful that it doesn’t jump down deep and damage the speaker.

  • Camhaz@me.com

    Does it work on the iPhone 4

  • Sameer Khan

    its work on iphone 3G ?  plzz tell me

  • Sameer Khan

    is it works on iphone 3G ? 

  • Sameer Khan

    i have iphone 3G , does it works on 3G.
    explain me :(

  • Varmakonda

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!  This tick worked fine with my Iphone 3G. Now my phone speaker volume is much louder.

  • Nubbins

    Ha ha! It worked!

  • BunnyMonstar

    I tried a lot of method to boost my iPhone (5.1.1) but failed all the time. Today i just found out to do it. ^.^

    !!!PLEASE BACK UP YOUR FILES BEFORE DO THIS TWEAK!!!

    Tools you need: iFile (Download from Cydia)

    1) Open iFile and locate to

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/

    or

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Mediatoolbox.framework/

    2) Find the file call “RegionalVolumeLimits.plist” and click on the blue arrow.
    - Scroll down until you find Access Permissions
    - Set (User, Group and World) check (Read, Write and Excute)
    - Press Done[/COLOR]

    3) Now open the file with Property List Viewer

    - You can see a Letter (D,Dk,DN,F, etc) double click on the value and change to 25 for all of them.
    - Press Done

    4) Now Locate to

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework/N90/

    or

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Mediatoolbox.framework/N90/

    [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]5) Find the file call “SystemSoundMaximumVolume.plist” and click on the blue arrow.

    [COLOR="yellow"]- Scroll down until you find Access Permissions
    - Set (User, Group and World) check (Read, Write and Excute)
    - Press Done

    6)Now open the file with Property List Viewer

    [COLOR="yellow"]- You can see a Descriptions (Camerashutter,Default, Keypressed, etc) and the left side Dictionary.
    - Click on Dictionary ad double click on the value and change to 25 for all of them.
    - Do this for all Descriptions.
    - Press Done

    Now Reboot (Not Respring) you device. See the Difference !

  • gaz

    Just don’e my 3gs, i gently poked then removed the wire from around the speaker holes and WOW what a difference. Tbh i wasn’t keen on doing this to my phone but after seeing all the poss comments i had to.
    Cheers for the great tip ;)

  • keiron

    i got a small screwdriver and took the two screws out on the bottom of the phone then pushed the mesh to one side and put all back together , 100% louder what a result !!!!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    SMART!


    Gary Ng
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  • Bob

    Does this work for iPod 4g

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.sims.7549 Alan Sims

    I assume that you are referring to the holes in the earpiece. I doubt it but I haven’t taken one apart as the first thing I did was to throw the included ear buds away! I purchased some high quality ear pieces. An ear bud won’t have the volume that ear pieces have.

    I am very pleased at the increase of volume and frequency response. Bass is great! I can’t turn the volume anywhere near the maximum volume. I suggest investing in some top quality ear pieces.