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Published 2016-12-14
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Why is there a small hole between the camera and flash of your iPhone?

Have you ever gone through that situation where you are eager to get your hands on an electronic device that has just been released a few days ago and which, by having the device, saves so much of your time (at least for some), but then when the time comes to pick it up and buy it, you realize you have no idea how it works, although you had previously read a lot of manuals and Internet reviews to know how to operate it?
Do not worry, because you are not alone!

No matter how professional we can consider us regarding the use and understanding of an iPhone, surely there are many things we still do not know about them. At the end of the day, a cell phone so expensive would have to hide certain secrets that were not so visible to users, right? It couldn’t have been limited to the quality design and interface, focused solely on calling your friends, play games and have a good Internet browsing experience.

Surely you have realized that the iPhone has a small black hole in the back, positioned between the camera and flash, you know what it's for ? Do you know what it’s doing there? Why would they put something in this place? Do you think it could be a reset button or something of similar use?
There are many things you can do with an iPhone. We can write a book about the daily functions of this type of phone and say thanks to the hundreds and thousands of applications available to use which enhance every part of the phone.

However, there are small functions or accesses, as well as some parts that might seem hidden or that have never before been used, some of them have been included with the arrival of new iPhones and their modernization. Although, some people may argue that androids are better, everyone would admit that in terms of design, these are the best looking ones out there.

There are many hidden features in iPhone which compliment the phone itself. You must have not known that you can actually capture a picture using the volume button when you are taking a selfie or taking a picture horizontally. This will help you take more sharper pictures. You’re welcome!

Did you know that when you plug the headphones, you can use the button on the headphones to take photos? This works well when you have a tripod for the iPhone, to avoid having to touch the screen and avoid unnecessary movements of it! It sounds amazing, right? Try it and you can see your photos become better due to less movement.

In addition to that, there’s a feature we think is pretty cool for music lovers. You can use the timer in Clock app in your iPhone to put a timer for your music as you drift away to the Land of Nod. How do you do this? Under the 'When Time Ends' tag, you can switch out the alarm option for a 'Stop Playing' tag. This will turn off the tunes, be it through Apple Music or Spotify, when the timer hits zero.

And now, we turn to what is really important in this article, the question of what it is that little hole placed on the back of your iPhone and located between the same camera and flash. So, what purpose do you think it serves? Well, a user of the social networking site Reddit thought the same hole could be a reset button, so he decided to introduce something to push that button and prove that it was. So what do you think happened?

Yes, you guessed correctly. He basically broke the microphone by inserting a needle into the hole to show that it is a reset button. Yes, you read that right, that little hole is a microphone. But what is the use of this extra microphone? What could be the reason behind this extra microphone that is placed right between the camera and the flash?

Well, this microphone is called "noise-cancelling microphone" that can virtually eliminate background noise so that the caller can hear the voice of crystalline form. It also helps to record your voice without any disturbance from the background and make Siri can recognize your voice correctly.
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Rachit Yadav
Rachit Yadav 1/16/17, 7:08 AM
its a noise cancellation mic.....
Pragya Kauths
Pragya Kauths 1/10/17, 7:08 AM
This Is a noise-cancelling microphone" that can virtually eliminate background noise so that the caller can hear the voice of crystalline form. It also helps to record your voice without any disturbance from the background and make Siri can recognize your voice correctly.
Hari Haran
Hari Haran 1/10/17, 7:08 AM
Secondary voice recorder
Krishna Rs
Krishna Rs 1/10/17, 7:08 AM
It's a microphone for better recording of sounds while recording a video
Dhinesh Chandran
Dhinesh Chandran 1/10/17, 7:08 AM
It's sensor for flash
ßiinđās Rīīcky
ßiinđās Rīīcky 1/10/17, 7:08 AM
Jab niche charger connected hota tab iPhone yaha se Saas leti hai lol
Syed Shamoon
Syed Shamoon 1/10/17, 7:08 AM
Light sensor for taking photos
Sairaj Ramane
Sairaj Ramane 1/10/17, 7:08 AM
kisine galti se hole kae diya hoga dekhlo
Nikhil Nageshwar Inturi
Nikhil Nageshwar Inturi 1/10/17, 7:08 AM
That microphone is for the partial control of the sound when we capture videos and live photos, its like the atmos which functions on the base of the direction of the sound That microphone
Avnish Thakur
Avnish Thakur 1/10/17, 7:08 AM
I never ever realised my iphone had this hole until this article
Pooja Rai
Pooja Rai 1/9/17, 7:08 AM
That's a voice recorder
Swapnil Kolhatkar
Swapnil Kolhatkar 1/9/17, 7:08 AM
U dnt need to tag me in sch things M an apple geek
Aditi Prabhu
Aditi Prabhu 1/9/17, 7:08 AM
Swapnil Kolhatkar arey i kno i still felt d need
Raghav Kapoor
Raghav Kapoor 1/9/17, 7:08 AM
Mic for Siri software
Faheem Chishti
Faheem Chishti 1/9/17, 7:08 AM
Noise Cancellation noops :)
Ankit Variya
Ankit Variya 1/9/17, 7:08 AM
Kumar Tikare the topic is abt a hole..! So jus thot of u...
Amit Sáìñī
Amit Sáìñī 1/8/17, 7:07 AM
Vishal Sharma Ajay Singh Bisht
Lalthazuali Sailo
Lalthazuali Sailo 1/8/17, 7:07 AM
Ilo kher ngat2 ange
Satyavrat Verma
Satyavrat Verma 1/8/17, 7:07 AM
Clickbait clickbait everywhere
Deep Magar
Deep Magar 1/8/17, 7:07 AM
Mic 4 video recording