If your iPhone 8 is crackling during calls, there’s a fix on the way

Apple has confirmed that a fix is on the way for the reports that are currently circulating on various forums that the iPhone 8 makes a crackling sound for some users during phone calls.

If you’d rushed out to be one of the first to get your hands on Apple’s new flagship, and found that your handset crackles, it would be a pretty disappointing turn of events. But luckily for those affected users, it looks like the fix is a relatively simple one. 

In a statement issued to The Verge Apple said, “We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of cases. Our team is at work on a fix, which will be included in an upcoming software release.”

Will be fixed by an update

It will be a relief for users to hear that the problem is software rather than hardware related and that all that will be required is an update, rather than taking the handset back to be repaired. 

For a demonstration of what this ‘crackling’ sounds like if you are lucky enough not to have been affected by the issue, check out the short video below:

Apple is usually pretty quick at rectifying software issues (especially just after a new launch), although at this time the patch is yet to be released. When we hear more about the update, we’ll let you know.   

Andrew London

Andrew London is a writer at Velocity Partners. Prior to Velocity Partners, he was a staff writer at Future plc.