I have recently been having a very annoying issue with the Droid and wanted to find out if anyone else has had such an issue. Whenever I put it on speakerphone, the call is muted-- the person I'm calling cannot hear me. This has happened multiple times. Recalling them does not fix the problem, and I have not found any other action to fix it (adjusting volumes, toggling the mute button, etc...) that fixes the problem. I actually have to reboot the phone to fix the problem. When I take it off speaker phone, the person can hear me again. I don't use speaker phone too much, but when I do-- I'd like it to fricken work.
I almost suspect FoxyRing may help cause the problem (adjusting system volumes too much or some weird glitch in it), so I've disabled that for now to see if the problem goes away.
Have you seen this? Do people use the speaker phone enough to notice this problem? Do you have any suggestions for things to try?
I just started having this problem. This was just 1 of the many problems that drove me to install a leeked froyo rom on my epic. It fixed many problems but not this one. it is a new problem. My phone just started doing this a week ago. Does anyone have any idea what this can be? I really need my speaker phone. If no one can answer this I might leave a voicemail on the android central podcast.
On Samsung S4 the cause seems to be Call -> Menu -> Setting -> Noise reduction (Suppress background noise during calls). Disable that and then you won't have mic issues on speakerphone.
To make sure your mic itself is not defective, just record for a minute or so and play it back. This should work regardless of the on call noise reduction setting since that feature is only active during calls.