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Where is the microphone on iPhone 8 located?

The iPhone 8 was released in September 2017. It has wireless charging and Touch ID technology for unlocking the phone. The iPhone is available in three colors: space gray, silver, and shade gold. It’s packed with new features and hardware to make your life easier! One of these features is the microphone, which brings us to our question: where is the microphone on iPhone 8 located?

This article will answer this question by explaining what microphones are in an iPhone 8, how many, and where they are located. We’ll also go over some final thoughts about microphones in general. Check out our article about the iPhone 11 microphone locations, as that model has been popular in that topic too.

How many microphones are there in an iPhone 8?

There are three microphones in an iPhone 8. They are located at the phone’s top, bottom, and backside.

1. Bottom microphone

This microphone is used for phone calls. It’s located at the bottom of your iPhone on the left side of your lightning port. Some people confuse the speaker grills with the microphone, but the speaker is located on the bottom right side of your iPhone 8.

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2. Front microphone

This microphone is used for video calls, Siri, voice recording with the Voice Memos app, and phone calls. It’s located at the top of your iPhone near where your ear would be if you’re holding it generally in portrait mode.

If you have a black iPhone 8, this camera might be almost invisible as it blends in with the phone’s body. However, it’s visible in any other color.

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3. Rear microphone

This microphone is used for video recording and photos with the rear camera. It’s located at the backside of your iPhone right next to the camera, so you can’t see it unless someone takes a picture of your phone from behind!

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Final thoughts

So now you know where each of these microphones are on the iPhone 8. Are there any other questions about iPhones? We hope this article answered them all, but if not, feel free to leave us feedback in the comments below!


Tuesday 25th of January 2022

My iphone 8 is working on the front and back microphone based on video recordings in both front and back camera mode. The phone call microphone works for phone calls. The following apps do not work, voice recording, facetime, and a piano tuner app that i have downloaded. Any ideas?


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Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Did you try restarting your phone? Is it updated to the latest iOS version?

Janice Kizer

Thursday 6th of January 2022

I have an IPhone 8+ and all the sudden, it won’t let me talk text on messenger but it will type out my search on Google. Why is that and how do I fix this problem? Could I have damaged a microphone?

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Friday 7th of January 2022

Hi Janice. That looks like a software issue. Try restarting your phone and see if that works.

Patricia B. Russell

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

How do I get my Google Maps GPS to give me driving directions?

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Thursday 4th of November 2021

For the iPhone? There's a speaker icon once you create a route that you can enable or disable. It's enabled by default but if you turn it off or your phone is in silent mode it might not work.