iPhone thinks headphones are plugged in, but you are confident that you have not plugged any headphone to your device. If you press the volume button, your phone shows “Headphones” with the volume slider. You cannot hear any sound from your iPhone/ iPad speaker. Since the problem started, you have tried to solve it in many ways. You tried by plugging in and plugging out your headphones. Even you have applied a hard reset, but nothing worked for you. You are just fed up with this unnecessary problem. Don’t know what to do.
iPhone thinks headphones are plugged in – How to get rid from it?
Hey, dude! Nothing to be worried at all. There has solutions for your problem! Let us know, which reasons are causing this type of problem?
Usually, iPhone/ iPad delivers this sound problem on headphone mode on account of the headphone jack. For sure it’s not a software problem but hardware problem. But there have 1% of software problem possibility. It can happen due to physical damage or with liquid of headphone jack. Sometimes it causes if any debris into the headphone jack, due to what your iPhone thinks headphones are plugged in.
iPhone thinks headphones are plugged in | Actual fix
- 1 How to make sure it’s not a software problem?
- 2 How to get debris out of the iPhone/ iPad’s Headphone Jack?
- 3 Trick-1: Clean debris using a BIC Pen
- 4 Trick-2: Clean debris using Air blower
- 5 Trick-3: Clean debris using Tweezers
- 6 Trick-4: Clean debris by disassembling your apple device
- 7 Trick-5: Restore your iPhone/ iPad in DFU Mode
- 8 How water damage make iPhones stuck in headphones mode?
- 9 How physical damage make iPhones stuck in headphones mode?
- 10 How to repair iPhone had physical or water damage?
The simplest way to be confirmed that is not a software problem is to switch off the device and Switch on again. To switch on/ off just follow the usual on/off procedure. After turning on the device if you are still having the problem, you can be sure that it’s a hardware issue.
How to get debris out of the iPhone/ iPad’s Headphone Jack?
To clean debris from the iPhone/ iPad’s headphone jack there is no procedure recommended by Apple. You have to pick out the junk by yourself. Here I will share some effective trick for your consideration. These tricks are not apple-approved, so you have to be careful about applying. Because it may cause damage to your iPhone/ iPad. But there are many successful stories of these tricks. So it is worth to try these methods.
Trick-1: Clean debris using a BIC Pen
This trick was shown by an Apple genius. And for me, this is a wonderful trick.
a. First of all, take a BIC pen and remove its cap.
b. Now pull out the pen tip from its plastic body with a pliers.
c. One end of the plastic ink cartridge attached with the tip, another end is just empty. This empty side will be used for removing debris.
d. Now push the empty end of the ink cartridge in the headphone jack politely and twist it to make loose junk. If you feel the debris got loose, then shake it gently and bring it out. Debris will be taken out.
Hope this method will work for you. If no, please go for the Trick-2.
Trick-2: Clean debris using Air blower
This method is much effective to clean headphone jack of your apple device.
a. Switch on the small air blower and hold it by your comfortable hand (left/ right)
b. Grab your iPhone/ iPad by other hand and hold its headphone jack close to the hose of Air blower.
c. Now start blowing air to the iPhone/ iPad’s headphone jack and clean it debris gently.
d. Caution: Don’t stick the hose of air blower to the headphone jack continuously. From a little far blow modestly and junk will be cleaned.
Trick-3: Clean debris using Tweezers
There is a risk to use tweezers for headphone jack if it’s metallic tweezers. Better if you can use plastic insulated tweezers. Don’t worry, just grab the headphone jack in light and bring debris out by tweezers. After cleaning debris you can blow air gently for a well clean.
Trick-4: Clean debris by disassembling your apple device
This method is only for experts who are able to assemble and disassembling iPhone/ iPad. Because everybody can’t do it. If you are an expert, by disassembling your device you can clean it. Hope it must solve your problem. This method is not recommended for you if you are not an expert.
Trick-5: Restore your iPhone/ iPad in DFU Mode
Try to restore your iPhone/ iPad in DFU mode. It will solve hidden software issue if any. Here is the complete guide How to Restore your iPhone/ iPad in DFU Mode.
If you have tried all of above tricks to solve “iPhone thinks headphones are plugged in” problem and still your iPhone thinks headphones are plugged in, then your phone had a physical damage or a water damage.
How water damage make iPhones stuck in headphones mode?
Due to water damage, lots of iPhone/ iPad got headphones mode problem and many of its users don’t know how this problem occurs. By any chance, if water enters into the headphones jack, it could stack your apple device in headphones mode.
How physical damage make iPhones stuck in headphones mode?
Many iPhone users leave his/ her iPhone in the condition of earphone plugged in and the earphone cable wrapped around the iPhone. After a well-timed, when users suddenly pull earphones input plug from the headphones jack, sometimes the whole headphone jack of the iPhone can start pulled away from the logic board. As a result, you can face the problem like “iPhone thinks headphones are plugged in”.
How to repair iPhone had physical or water damage?
Repairing a broken headphone jack from Apple Store is not possible. The only solution to this issue they provide is to exchange a new iPhone. If you don’t want to get your phone replaced, you have to find a third-party iPhone repair center. You can also get a mail-in service for the headphone jack repair at iResq.com. They provide service for few specific iPhone models. Hope you will get the solution from them on “iPhone thinks headphones are plugged in” issue.
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