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What Is This Little Hole Next To The Rear Camera?

Some iPhone models have a small mysterious hole next to the rear camera lens. You may have never noticed before, but this hole serves a very important purpose. Upon realizing how unknown this part of some iPhone models is, we decided to talk about this in our blog post.

You might not have noticed that the mysterious hole that iPhones have next to the rear camera because of the fact that it is so small. It also is not remarkable. So, probably you have never wonder about this. Let us tell you the truth: The triple microphone configuration continues on all devices with the launch of the iPhone 5 in 2012. In short, this hole is actually a microphone. Anyone surprised?

A Hole Cooperating Siri and Google Now

This microphone, along with the camera, also helps voice recognition, which is becoming more and more important with the popularity of virtual assistants such as Siri and Google Now.

The microphone next to rear camera
The microphone next to rear camera

If you think that microphones do not perform as well as they should, Apple can explain how to test microphones in this way:

“To test the primary microphone at the bottom of the iPhone, open Voice Memos and tap the recording icon, then talk to the microphone and touch the play icon to play the recording.If you can hear your voice clearly, your primary microphone is solid.

If your voice is weak when you are using the loudspeaker during a call, make sure your microphones are not blocked.

If the voices in the video recordings go out or if Siri does not hear you, make sure your microphone is not turned off by the rear camera. ”

If you have problems with the tests, you can take your phone to an authorized service as it is one of the basic features to be used in your iPhone.

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