Hello? What? I can't understand you. Of course, you can hear me, because I'm talking on one of the best smartphones available. Yeah, the Verizon-branded LG G3. Huh? It's probably the ambient noise! Hold on, I'll go into a quieter room.
Familiar? If so, then the LG G3 has a pretty convenient feature for you. It's called Voice enhancement, and it goes a very long way to taking moments like that and turning them into moments of perfect vocal clarity.
Well, depending on the situation, maybe not perfect. But it will help you hear those important calls when you're stuck in a noisy environment.
How do you accomplish this? It's actually quite simple. Let me show you.
- Open up Settings
- Tap Call
- Scroll down and locate Voice enhancement
- Tap to enable
You can do this while in a call to see if the setting solves your issue. You cannot, however, enable or disable the feature the speaker is on or a Bluetooth or headset is attached — in other words, this only works for regular calls.
If that doesn't work, and you're still having problems with clarity of call, disable the Privacy keeper feature. This can be found in the Call options window. Tap Privacy keeper and then tap Hide all info.
If the combination of Voice enhancement and Privacy keeper doesn't solve the issue, you should know there was a batch of the LG G3 phones that has hardware issues, and you might need to return yours for a replacement.
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