Apple has taken this technology world to a different level with its unique and high-end devices. Among Apple devices iPad is one of their best creations. The iPad has everything you need.
Are you willing to buy an iPad or you’re facing problems with your iPad microphone and want to clean them? But you couldn’t locate them? Basically, the number of mics and placement varies from version to version. Some of them have more than two mics and some of them have one mic.
Then this article will help you to locate the mic on every version of the iPad.
So, without any ado, let’s hop in.
Where Do Microphones Locate on iPad
For your betterment, we provided information on mic location for popular versions of the iPad: iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, and iPad Air. Find your one here.
1. Mic Location on iPad
The iPad was introduced in 2010 and it has 9 variants, from the 1st generation to the 9th generation. Different models have a different number of mics and the placement of the mics are also different. Some of them are the same. Let’s find out the mic number and their placement with respect to the variants.
- iPad 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th have only one mic and it’s provided on the top of the iPad.
- iPad 5th and 6th gen have one mic in the rear of them.
- iPad 7th, 8th, and 9th gen have two mics. At the top, you can find one of them, and another one next to the rear camera.
2. Mic Location on iPad Mini
The iPad mini version was introduced in 2012. The iPad mini has 6 models. Such as iPad Mini 1st generation, 2nd generation, 3rd generation, 4th generation, 5th generation, and 6th generation. These variants have different features. Today we’re talking about the mic, then let’s enlighten it.
The iPad Mini 1st generation has 1 mic in the bottom of it. But if you move forward to the next versions, like 2nd generation to 6th generation has 2 mics on them. One mic is provided at the top portion of the iPad and the second one is next to the camera.
3. Mic Location on iPad Pro
As you have seen in the before section, the iPad and the iPad mini have a different number of mics and the position according to their generation variant but in the case of the iPad Pro, it changes. The iPad Pro has 4 sizes, 9.7”, 10.5”, 11”, and 12.9”.
Each model has a distinct number and distribution of microphones. Let’s find out now.
- All generations of iPad 9.7” and iPad 10.5” have 2 mics, one at the top and another one next two the rear camera.
- All generations of iPad 11” have 5 mics. At the top, there are 3 mics. On the left side, there is one, and another one is next to the camera.
- The 1st and 2nd generations of iPad 12.9” have 2 mics, one at the top, and another one next to the camera.
- The 3rd, 4th, and 5th generations of iPad 12.9” have 5 mics. At the top, there are 3 mics. On the left side, there is one, and another one is next to the camera.
4. Mic Location on iPad Air
The iPad Air is a budget-friendly device. You can have a high-end device at a low cost. As you’ve seen in the previous section, the number of mics and their placement varies from different versions. But the iPad Air all variants have the same number of mics and their placement is the same.
All generations of iPad Air have 2 mics and they can be found on the top and the other at the back.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I clean the microphone on my iPad?
To clean your iPad microphone, you can use an earbud, a soft painter/toothbrush, and isopropyl alcohol. Now, take a brush (painter/toothbrush) and dip it in isopropyl alcohol. Now, gently rub the brush over the microphone openings.
Why can nobody hear me on my IPAD?
If a person on the other end doesn’t listen to your voice, then there is a probability of your mic is damaged. Also, before doing any troubleshooting, check the settings. If the microphone is turned off, go to Settings, navigate into Privacy, and then Microphone. Enable the microphone from there.
We hope that you have your answers by now. All the iPads come with a mic. The positions and the numbers of mics vary with different models.
If there are any queries about the mic, feel free to comment below, and we’ll happily assist you. See you in another article, till then stay healthy and be safe. Enjoy your journey with the iPad. Gracias!