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iPhone Echoing on Calls? [12 Super Easy Solutions]

Updated by Brian Davis on Jul 15, 2022 3:24 PM • Category: Fix iPhone Issues
6 mins read

Despite iPhone having powerful functions, it still has some usage problems, such as the echo on iPhone during calls. So this article will first answer your common question— why is there an echo on my iPhone, and then provide you the detailed instructions to fix it.

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Part 1. How to Fix Echo on iPhone?

If your iPhone was brought recently or without any hardware damage, you can fix this by following our instructions below.

Way 1. Turn "Speaker" ON and OFF

Calling to someone and then open the iPhone call interface, press the "Speaker" button on the first line. And it may fix iPhone echoing on calls temporarily.

Way 2. Check Your Headphone

If your phone will appear echo problems when you use a headphone to talk with other, there is a chance that your headphone has been damaged for some unknown reasons, so you need to have a check for it. You can use another headphone to call other people and find if this issue still exists.

Way 3. Check Your Reception

A poor network connection might be the cause of Apple iPhone echo. You might be experiencing poor service if your iPhone echoes during a phone call. It is possible to experience lag during phone or video calls with a weak connection, as well as other service issues such as echoing. If the echo persists, move to a better spot with better service.

Way 4. Eject and Reinsert SIM Card

You can resolve cellular issues that lead to Apple iPhone echo on your phone by ejecting and reinserting your SIM card. SIM cards provide access to wireless networks. A SIM card tray can be found beneath the power button on the side of your iPhone.

SIMs can be difficult to eject from an iPhone due to their small size, but the Apple store provides an ejector tool to help you. For a time-saving alternative to purchasing the ejector tool, use the back of an earring or paperclip.

eject amd reinsert sim card

Way 5. Check Your Sound Settings

Swipe your iPhone from bottom to the top to open your "Control Center". And check you have turn off the mute mode of your phone.
Or you can also open "Settings" → "Do Not Disturb" → Turn off "Do not disturb"

do not disturb

Way 6. Clean the Receiver and Speakers

Remove all protectors on your phone. Check the opening of the speaker to see if it is blocked or dirty. And make sure the receiver is not jammed or dirty. Use a soft brush to clean the opening of the speaker or receiver when necessary. And make sure the brush is clean and dry.

Way 7. Restart Your iPhone

A simple restart seems to fix most smartphone issues. Turning your iPhone off and back on again can give a refresh to your device. It can fix minor software glitches in the background of your iPhone, including iPhone echoing.

For iPhone 6 and earlier, simultaneously hold the Power button and the Home button until your iPhone screen goes blank and the Apple logo appears.
On an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, the buttons you need to press to do a hard reset are slightly different. press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button together until the Apple logo flashes.
If you have an iPhone 8/ 8 Plus, iPhone X, or later, the process of hard resetting is also different. Press and release the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button, keep holding the Side button. Don't release it until you see the Apple logo.

restart iphone

Way 8. Check for a Carrier Settings Update

An Apple or your phone's provider can update your device's carrier settings in order to make it more efficient at connecting to wireless networks. Check for updates by opening Settings and then selecting General. Upon clicking About, a pop-up will appear telling you that an update is available. To begin, click Update.

check for a carrier settings update

Way 9. Update iPhone to the Latest Version

If your iPhone iOS system has not been updated to the latest version, some system issues will not be recoverable. Here are the steps to update your system.

Step 1. Got to "Setting"→ Find "General".
Step 2. Tap "Software Update".
Step 3. Choose "Install Now".

update ios system

Way 10. Reset Network Settings

If still iPhone echoes during calls is present, try resetting your iPhone's network settings, you might want to take another troubleshooting step. If your device has deeper software issues that may be causing echo, this will fix them.

Here are the steps to Reset iPhone, open Settings and tap General → Transfer or Reset iPhone → Reset. Then, tap Reset Network Settings. Before you can reset your iPhone, you'll be prompted to enter your passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID.

reset network settings

Way 11. Use an iOS System Recovery Software [Loss-Free Repair]

Owning the function of recovering iOS system, TunesKit iOS System Recovery can help you deal with any iOS issues without data loss and the complicated operation of backing up. So it's not only a powerful software that can fix more than 150+ iOS problems on iPhone like voicemail not working, stuck on the white Apple logo, but also can fix iTunes error -39.

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Key Points of TunesKit iOS System Recovery

  • Solve all iOS and tvOS system problems including echo problems, etc.
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  • Support iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV
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Here are the steps on how to use it.

Step 1Open TunesKit and Connect You iPhone to PC

First you need to open TunesKit on your computer. Then connect your phone with computer via a USB cable. After the computer has detected your phone, press "Start".

connect iphone

Step 2Select a Repairing Mode

To fix the iPhone echo problem, you should choose Standard Mode first. Standard Mode is used to solve the common iOS issues and repair the iOS system without any data loss. And if you are facing more serious issues, you can choose the Advanced Mode but it will erase all data on your phone.

select repair mode

Step 3Download Firmware Package

Now, confirm your device info is correct and press "Download" to download the firmware package.

download firmware

Step 4Fix iPhone Echoing on Calls

After the firmware package has been downloaded, click the "Repair" button and wait for the recovering process finished.

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This software can also help you downgrade iOS and provide the function of 1-click to enter/exit recovery mode. As it is very easy to operate and effective, why not download it and have a try?

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Video Tutorial: How to Fix iPhone Echo When Talking?

You can also watch the following short video to learn how to fix iPhone echo problem with the assistance of TunesKit iOS System recovery.

Way 12. Factory Reset Your Phone

Performing a factory reset is another way to fix echo on iPhone calls. Before you reset your phone you should know that this action will erase all the data in your phone. So, you had better back up your data first.

To reset your phone to back to factory settings, you should do the following steps.

Step 1. Find "Settings"→ Press "General"
Step 2. Press "Reset" in the bottom
Step 3. Chose "Erase All Content and Settings"

set factory setting

Part 2. More Tips about iPhone Echo Problem

Tip 1. What Is the iPhone Echo?

In sometimes, iPhone will generate some distorted noise or echoing during the process of people receiving end of the phone calls. When an echo appears, users may encounter the situation that "They can hear themselves in the background.", which will cause the voice call cannot be heard clearly.

Tip 2. Why the Echo on iPhone Will Happen?

Here will help you analyze the major reasons for the appearance of this problem.

1. iPhone hardware damage
2. Headphone has been damaged
3. iOS system has not updated or has been damaged
4. External factors like being exposed to water or fire

Part 3. Conclusion

Here are all the 12 best ways to fix echo on iPhone. Among these methods, TunesKit iOS System Recovery is undoubtedly one of the top-notch iDevice fixing tool equipped with lots of rich features. If you still have any difficulties in fixing this problem, please do not hesitate to leave your comment below.

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