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?

  • 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
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 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
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 10:42
  • Are you using an external earphone?
    – ale
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 20:14
  • I have the exact same problem with LG G4! I even changed earphones but the issue persists! The thing is that it was like that from the begining
    – papakias
    Commented Jun 20, 2017 at 11:58

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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.


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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