Microphone not working on iPhone 7. (Phone Calling and Siri)
So I have an iPhone 7, and it has never given me doubts until a few days ago.
Here's the story:
I rely on Siri a lot, asking questions like "What games are being played in the NBA tonight", and "Call (Person's name.) Just recently, when I open up Siri it does't let me talk or seem like it hears me. When I used to open Siri, at the bottom of my screen I would see the colorful, wavy line showing when I talk, but now it just shows me a colorful circle, and wont let me click it so it can hear me. I decided it was probably just a bug, and that restarting (holding down power button then turning back on) my phone would work. Now, I have done that multiple times, and it hasn't worked. I decided to just let it be, and I would talk to my dad about it that night.
But, later that day when I tried to call someone, I heard the ringing, but when they answered, I couldn't hear them and they couldn't hear me. They got the phone call, but still, we couldn't hear each other. When I told my dad about it later on, we tested the calling thing a few more times, always with the same result. (Happens with Android and Apple)
Upon further examination, I saw that when I called, I noticed that the speaker button was grayed/faded out. It wouldn't let me press speaker phone.
I also was curious if a "Hard Reboot" (holding the sleep button and the volume down button) would work, and all results were the same. Thanks for your time!