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How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Headphone Mode

“Recently, I cannot hear the sound of my iPhone when I play some voice messages in it. I did plug in my headphones and when I search online, someone said it was stuck in headphone mode? What? Can someone show me how to fix this?”

iPhone stuck in headphone mode which prevent users from hearing the sound. It just acts like headphones are plugged in. This is the common symptoms on iPhone but is really frustrating. If you are suffering from this trouble, don’t panic. There are some solutions can help you fix it.

Reasons of Your iPhone Stuck in Headphone Mode

Before you try to fix iPhone stuck in headphone mode, it is better for you to get to know the reasons of it. It may be related to any conditions below:

1. Disconnecting the headphones or speakers too quickly.
2. Disconnecting your headphones or speakers while your device is busy.
3. Using a low-quality or incompatible brand of headphones.
4. A problem occurring in your headphone jack.

Solution 1. Clean the Headphone Jack

When you find that your iPhone SE/6s/6s Plus/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS is stuck in headphone mode, you can first try this way. You can use a toothpick or needle to remove any dust or dirt from the headphone jack. Even though you think yours is very clean, maybe you will be shocked when you see the dirt stored inside of the jack. However, please be careful to do this.

Solution 2. Plug Headphones in and Take Them Out Several Times

Maybe your iOS device hasn't completely recognized that your headphones were disconnected if your iPhone stuck in headphone mode. Try plugging the headphones or speakers back in out several times and this action may set things right. It is usually the best way to fix the temporary problem.

Solution 3. Try Another Set of Headphones

The ways above don't work? Plug in another pair of headphones and then unplug them out to see if there is the difference. Some cheaper or low-quality headphones will make poor tolerance and your iPhone 6 stuck in headphone mode. In this way, they may cause your iPhone fail to recognize when a set of headphones is plugged.

Solution 4. Restart your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone will help you solve many situations. That's why it is one of the offered methods to fix your iPhone stuck in headphone mode. Press and hold the sleep/wake button. When the red slider appears, drag it and turn off your iPhone. Press the same button with the same way and turn on your iPhone. This action may force your iPhone to refresh its sound output settings.

Solution 5. Restore or Update iOS

If none of the solutions above can work, then you may have a corruption of your iOS itself. The simplest way is wireless update. Connect to a Wi-Fi network, navigate to Settings, then General, and click on the Software update. And a corrupted iOS files will be replaced with the new ones which should function properly and fix your iPhone stuck in headphone mode. For avoiding iPhone data loss, we suggest you back up iPhone at first. We hope solutions above can solve your problems. You can choose one of them to try. If none of them can fix your issues, or still your iPhone stuck in headphone mode and nothing works, you may have a defective 3.5mm headphone jack. This situation can be caused by over-use or from damage due to incorrectly-sized headphone plugs. Under this condition, what you can do is to contact Apple for a repair or replacement and this may be free if your iPhone is under warranty.
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