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Is your iPhone interfering with your audio equipment? January 2, 2009

Posted by PJ in : Apple, Troubleshooting , trackback

I have a 1st gen iPhone that absolutely wreaks havoc on speakers whenever the phone sends or receives data, which is done automatically every few minutes.  The result is a buzzing, screeching pulse that is the electronic equivalent of nails on a chalk board.  Whether its $10 Dell speakers or some nice studio monitors, none are safe from the wrath of the iPhone.

Rather than simply turning the phone off or chucking it across the room, my good buddy and cell phone guru Jake recommended that I switch my phone to “Airplane Mode”  whenever I’m in the studio.  Viola!   Worked like a charm, thanks Jake.

Note: Airplane Mode disables all calls, EDGE and Wifi activity.

So this post is for any iPhone user that is tired of the buzzing and popping in your speakers or headphones – just flip it to Airplane mode and you’re done!



1. Blair - January 6, 2009

Supposedly there is a hack to use tinfoil-ish around the back of the phone to reflect the GSM pinging (the clicking noise).

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