11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 9, 2013 9:57 AM by Stephen Spark
Jenny2014 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

mini? They fit in my iPhone though. They only go about half way and how ever hard I push, they won't go in. There is some on and off sound if I hold them a certain way. I honestly have no idea why...


iPad mini Wi-Fi
  • 1. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,400 points)

    image.jpg

     

    The iPhone headphones fit. You have to use a firm push in order to get them into the opening.


    Any iPhone, or iPod earbuds - or any standard earphones should work with the iPad, the iPad mini, the iPhone or any iPod. The jack is a standard 3.5mm jack.

  • 2. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,400 points)

    image.jpg

     

    I can't post two pictures in the same reply when using my iPad, but here is a screenshot of the iPhone 5 specs showing the same earphones 3.5mm jack. The iPhone earbuds should work.

     

    Perhaps you are using a case that is preventing the earbuds from going into the opening all the way?

  • 3. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    Jenny2014 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I know that they are supposed to fit but they won't. I have had am ipad before and have had to push them in and I know it can be quite difficult. But these will not go in at all. It's almost as if the jack is not long enough to accommodate the headphones?

  • 4. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,395 points)

    I found the headphone jack on Apple's products to be quite stiff when new and mat take some force to get the headphones plugged in the first few times. It should loosen up in short order. Any headphone with the 3.5mm or 1/8 inch headphone connector will fit, contact Apple if you can not get it in.

  • 5. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,400 points)

    I do have a set of the new iPhone earbuds that I bought to use with my iPad 3. They do work. The 3.5mm is a standard for these earpieces. They should work on your Mini - as long as there is no defect with the earphones or the Mini.

     

    Are you using the earbuds with an iPhone? If you are and if they work, maybe there is something impeding the jack from going into the opening on the mini. Maybe yoy should look very closely at the opening - with a magnifying glass and a flashlight and maybe you can see if there is something in there.

     

    Have you tried any other earbuds with the Mini? Any iPod or iPhone earbuds should work. Any spares lying around the house?

  • 6. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    bonaeludae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can confirm this, my iphone5 headphones do not fit in my iPad mini... The jack does not fully cover the headphones so for some reason they just wont work.

  • 7. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,395 points)

    The iPad mini still uses a standard 1/8" or a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A standard set of headphones with 3 conductors (2 insulator bands) or an iPhone compatible headphone jack with 4 conductors (3 insulator bands) will work. The connector must be fully seated, if it will not plug in all the way the connector on the iPad is probably defective. I use both types of headphone jacks in all my iPods, iPhones and iPads.

     

    If you are still in doubt, Apple also shows their earbuds are compatible with all their devices.

  • 8. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    MaverickSaxman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar problem last nite. I have a lead made up :. 3.5mm jack one side and it splits to 2 jacks into a mixing desk. I use the same lead on 2 ipods And a laptop. No problem.

    I have a brand new iPad and it wouldn't go in. I eventually tried a better quality jack and it went in with bit of a push. I think some jacks may be slightly thicker,the cheaper ones maybe. Had me going I tell you! Thought my iPad was a dud

  • 9. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    momofdyllan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Push them in really hard...believe me i was afriad and felt i had nothing to loose ...it works.

  • 10. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    Jotaceve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I there. It seems to be a common problem. I also cannot connect a regular iphone headphones with 4 condutors jack into my ipad mini, No matter how hard I push the jack doesn't go inside enough, I even tried by cuting a slice of the isolator of the jack because it seemed to bump on the ipad case and even like that doesn't go in enough.

    The result is that the speakers of the ipad mini continue to be switched on and apperantly there is no sound on the headphones- It seems to be a pure mechanic design problem on the case, as the same headphones worked on a ipad 4.0 but again didn´t worked on an older ipad.

     

    Any advise? Thanks

     

    Jorge

  • 11. Re: My iPhone 5 headphones won't fit in my ipad mini?
    Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,395 points)

    The connector is standardized and has the same dimensions whether it has 3 or 4 conductors. Normally the headphones with 4 conductors will still work even if the device supports only 3 conductors and vice versa. Some cases do interfere with some headphone jacks preventing them from going all the way in. Try removing your case to see if the headphone jack can be fully inserted. If not contact Apple since the headphone jack on your iPad must be defective.