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Where is the microphone on iPhone 11 located?

The iPhone 11 was launched in September 2019 with three models. There are many microphones on an iPhone 11, one on the back grill for better audio recording quality when shooting videos or taking photos with your phone. One question that many users have been asking is where is the microphone on iPhone 11?

The answer to this question might be confusing for some people, so we will break down what you need to know about microphones in this article.

How many microphones are there in an iPhone 11?

There are a total of 3 microphones on the iPhone 11, one of them is located at the back, another located in the front, and another at the bottom.

1. Bottom microphone

The first microphone is located on the bottom left grill and is used for calls.

where is the microphone on iphone 11 - bottom call

2. Front microphone

The second microphone is near the proximity sensor, next to your selfie camera. That microphone helps Siri hear you when you’re using voice commands. Some people forget about this microphone because it’s not visible at first sight and can be confused with a camera.

where is the microphone on iphone 11 - selfie siri

3. Rear microphone

The third and last microphone is located in the back of your iPhone, right next to the dual or triple cameras (2 for iPhone 11 and 3 for iPhone 11 Pro models), and it’s used to pick up sounds when recording videos and taking photos.

where is the microphone on iphone 11 - rear camera

Some users think their iPhones have fewer microphones or confuse them with speaker grills because they are only visible on specific models.

Besides that, you need to understand that microphones can be used simultaneously to pick up sounds and to cancel noise during calls/videos. Some apps allow you to select the best microphone that suits your needs.

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I hope this article answered your questions about where the microphone is on iPhone 11, and if you have any more queries, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.


Wednesday 25th of January 2023

My iPhone 11 mic doesn’t work for calls but it works for camera recording. Any details on how to fix it?


Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

The bottom is a really bad place for the Mike. At first on my iPhone 11 people were saying they couldn’t hear me. It was because I wasn’t speaking into the bottom of the phone! I also was holding the phone with my left hand that was over the microphone. Too many highfluetin engineers at Apple with no common sense.


Thursday 2nd of February 2023

The designers have no common sense? Instead of the person who has his hand covering the microphone having no sense?… Riiiiight !!!


Sunday 23rd of January 2022

Which microphone on my i0hone 11 pics up my voice when I’m on a zoom meeting ? I have a bracket that holds my phone when I’m on a meeting and people say I’m muffled. But I can’t figure out where the brace is hiding a mic


Saturday 19th of February 2022

Try turning off Phone Noise Cancellation in Settings>Accessibility>Audio/Visual. With this feature on, it activates the mic located on the back to cancel ambient noise. It is designed to be active only when you place the phone to your ear for a phone call. But the bracket you say you are using might be activating it. In which case the, it might be trying to cancel the feedback of your own voice as you speak.

Eric Bain

Friday 4th of February 2022

Is it possible water got in? Maybe try putting your phone in a bag of rice.

Descriptive Audio

Monday 24th of January 2022

Hi Vicki. It uses a mix between the front and bottom mics, according to the documentation.

Roger The Legend

Thursday 28th of October 2021

Very helpful Thanks so much.


Sunday 3rd of April 2022

How do I pick up sound like my dog snoring?

Lydia mccollian

Thursday 20th of January 2022

My top microphone isn’t working