Have your iPhone stuck on headphones mode ever? or does it gets stuck often? then follow me in this article here I’ll let you know how you can fix if your iPhone stuck in headphones mode. I’ll tell you a few easy methods to follow which you can try on your iPhone.
Whenever this happens then your iPhone thinks that headphones are plugged in either in your iPhone’s headphone jack if you’re using iPhone 6s and older or in your iPhone’s lightning port if you’re using iPhone 7 or newer version, but they are not plugged in.
First of all let me tell you that, forget to think that it is a software problem. 99% of the times it is a hardware related problem and it does not mean that you can not fix it in your home. Follow the methods below
iPhone Stuck In Headphones Mode Methods
iPhone Stuck (Method 1)
It’s the easiest step to follow at first, you need to power-off your phone and starts it again. Hold the power button until the “slide to power off” appears at your screen and power of it. The chances are less but it’s worth testing it because many times problems get fixed when you do it.
Checking if iPhone Stuck In Headphones Mode
Go into your iPhone’s control center to make sure if iPhone stuck on headphones mode. Also, check it must not be playing music somewhere else. What you need to do it to plug in your headphones in headphone jack if you’re using iPhone 6s and older or in your iPhone’s lightning port if you’re using iPhone 7 or newer. You should also be able to hit volume up and down button and it must show Headphones there not the speakers.
After that, check it through control center, so open it up by swapping up from the very bottom of your screen. Then press and hold on the music section and then tap the airplay button at the upper right-hand corner. As you can see headphones there, now unplugged your headphones and check what happens. You must see changing it back to the iPhone, but if it still shows the headphones it means your iPhone stuck on headphones mode. See the picture below.
Don’ts of fixing iPhone stuck headphones mode
Do not use something metallic like a paper clip or sim ejector tool or a knife. It can conduct electric charge and it also it can cause damage to inside components of your iPhone which are fragile.
Stuck In Headphones Mode (Method 2)
Let’s suppose it is stuck into headphones mode. First of all, what you should do is to take a look inside if headphones jack or lightning port by a torchlight. Check if there is some dirt which is fooling you iPhone to think like there is something actually plugged in.
In this method, we’d use a static brush to cleaning inside of port or headphones jack. It’s simply a brush which doesn’t conduct electricity. Using this get in there as it won’t harm any of the components inside. Clean the dirt and test if you are still stuck in headphones mode problem. If yes, then follow the below step.
iPhone Stuck Headphones Mode (Method 3)
In this method, we’d use a toothbrush, not the one you use to brush your teeth with, but a new one as the other one could have some moisture in it.
With that, brush inside of your lightning port or headphones jack and test again if headphones mode is still stuck. If it is not fixed, then follow the below method of a big pen trick.
iPhone Stuck On Headphones (Method 4)
In this method, take a big pen, a ballpoint pen and twist out the inside pipe which contains the ink. The back of it is perfect to get out the junk from a headphone jack. It is soft enough to not damage anything inside and it won’t conduct electricity either. All you need to do is to put it back inside of headphone and twist it gently. You can see some dirt will come out if there is some. After that check, if you still your iPhone stuck in headphones mode but probably it wouldn’t.
Even after following all the steps if your iPhone is still stuck in headphone mode then you can try to reset your phone. Although it’s not a software problem you can try before going to repair your iPhone.
I recommend go directly to the Apple store if your iPhone is under warranty. Definitely take it in there and it is not necessarily covered especially if it is water damage. Because it is very common with iPhone 6 or older if a water drop somehow gets inside of your headphone jack it causes a problem.
If it is not protected by Apple then you can consider a third party repair service which can come to your home or office to fix your phone within an hour or so. Its a good option if you are not under warranty, you can save some money this way. So that are the things you can do if your iPhone stuck in headphones mode.
Leave a comment below to tell which trick worked for you? whether it’s a toothbrush or a pen trick to let others know.
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