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Privacy switches

Picture of the privacy switches

The PinePhone features six switches that can be used to configure its hardware. They are numbered 1-6, with switch 1 located nearest to the modem. Their "on" position is toward the top of the phone.

Number

Name

Explanation

Description

1

Modem

Pulls Q1501 gate up (FET killing modem power)

"On" enables 2G/3G/4G communication and GNSS hardware, "off" disables it.

2

WiFi / Bluetooth

Pulls up CHIP_EN

"On" enables WiFi and Bluetooth communication hardware, "off" disables it.

3

Microphone

Breaks microphone bias voltage from the SoC

"On" enables audio input from on-board microphones (not 3.5 mm jack), "off" disables it.

4

Rear camera

Pulls up PWDN on OV5640

"On" enables the rear camera, "off" disables it.

5

Front camera

Pulls up PWDN on GC2145

"On" enables the front camera, "off" disables it.

6

Headphone

Pulls up IN2 on analog switch BCT4717ETB

"On" enables audio input and output via the 3.5 mm audio jack, "off" switches the jack to hardware UART mode.