Where is the microphone on iPhone 11 located?

The iPhone 11 was launched in September 2019, and it has three models to choose from. There are many microphones on an iPhone 11, one of them located 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 about is where is the microphone on iPhone 11?

The answer to this question might be confusing for some people, so we’re going to 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 in the bottom.

1. Bottom microphone

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

where is the microphone on iphone 11 - bottom call

2. Front microphone

The second microphone is located near the proximity sensor, right 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 it 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 certain models.

Besides that, you need to understand that the 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.

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

10 thoughts on “Where is the microphone on iPhone 11 located?”

  1. 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

    • 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.

  2. 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.


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