How Do I Fix An iPhone Headphone Mode Problem? (Use these 5 Tips)

How Do I Fix An iPhone Headphone Mode Problem? (Use these 5 Tips)

Here are the 5 easiest tips to fix an iPhone headphone mode problem on your. If you own an iPhone, you’ probably used it to listen to music through headphones on your commute home from work, or while using the treadmill at the gym.

And generally, as soon as you unplug the headphones, your iPhone will start routing music back through the speakers.

But sometimes, your iPhone can get confused and continue to operate as if headphones are plugged in even when they’re not. 

This problem is especially aggravating because you will be unable to play sounds over your iPhone’s loudspeaker when it is in headphone mode.

However, there are various plausible causes for this, as well as numerous solutions to the problem. The solutions listed below should help you get your iPhone out of headphone mode.

How Do You Fix An iPhone Headphone Mode Problem?

  1. Plug in a pair of headphones and then unplug them.
  2. Reboot your phone.
  3. Your headphone jack should be cleaned.
  4. Bluetooth should be turned off.
  5. Then Examine for water damage.


1. Plug in a pair of headphones and then unplug them.

This may sound apparent, but doing so may cause your iPhone to identify that the headphones have been unplugged this time, causing it to exit headphone mode.

This is one of the most typical cures for the problem and it usually works, so it’s worth a go.

How Do I Fix An iPhone Headphone Mode Problem? (Use these 5 Tips)
How Do I Fix An iPhone Headphone Mode Problem? (Use these 5 Tips)

2. Reboot your phone.

As with most technology, restarting your iPhone can assist solve a variety of problems. It’s always worth taking a few moments to restart your iPhone by turning it off and then back on to see if it resolves the problem.

3. Your headphone jack should be cleaned.

One of the reasons your phone may become stuck in headphone mode is due to junk in the headphone jack.

Even a small bit of dust might cause problems, so even if you can’t see anything in there, it’s worth cleaning using compressed air.

4. Bluetooth should be turned off.

If you’ve been listening using Bluetooth headphones, your iPhone may believe it’s still connected even after they’ve been turned off.

Turn Bluetooth off on your iPhone using the Control Panel or Settings app.

5. Examine for water damage.

You may believe that because you did not drop your iPhone in the toilet or sink, you cannot have water damage, but this is not always the case.

To see if moisture is the problem, search for your iPhone’s LCI (liquid contact indicator), which turns red when it comes into touch with water.

Final thought

If you’ve tried practically every imaginable solution to get your iPhone out of headphone mode but are still experiencing trouble, it’s time to contact Apple for further assistance.

They’ll be able to detect whether you have a hardware problem and repair or replace any broken or malfunctioning pieces.

You can contact Apple by phone, online, or, if you need a speedy diagnostic, visit an Apple Store.

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