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I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII. Please help me to find the problem. I cannot hear well when I receive phone calls. This problem started recently, before that, the earphone was working perfectly. Does that mean that I need to change the earphone or it is a matter of something that I need to do in the phone's options?

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Stupid question, but just to be sure: Have you tried to increase the volume, while you are on a phone call? Android has different sound level settings for different activities (music, navigation, etc). – bjoernz Jan 22 '13 at 9:41
yes of course. when you put the volume to the maximum it is still very low. It was not like that two weeks ago. – Yazan Jan 22 '13 at 10:42
Are you using an external earphone? – Al E. Jan 22 '13 at 20:14

This might seem silly, but I had this problem on my Razr Maxx HD and my solution was to use a canned air blower (with a thin straw) into the earphone jack. It blew out ridiculous amounts of lint that must have been accumulating from the phone being in my pants pockets.

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If your phone is rooted, you can try to install Meltus' Galaxy Volume Modifier. This is for the Samsung Galaxy SIII International version ONLY.


  • An International Samsung Galaxy S III with Root Access and Busybox
  • The ROM you're running must be a Samsung ROM (i.e. not CM)
  • A knowledge of ADB, Fastboot and the flashing process, just in case.
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