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iPhone stuck in "headphones" mode

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  • mannyotr Calculating status...
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    Feb 27, 2013 5:49 AM (in response to SoCalSkippy)

    Found a solution, simply by mistake!

     

    I tried everything that has been posted here:

     

    - Plugging and unplugging the headphones many times (using more than one set of headphones)

    - Reboot

    - Shutdown and restart

    - Play a song, pause, remove headphones

    - Q-tip

    - Airplane Mode

     

    Nothing had worked so I finally gave up and made an appointment with the Genius Bar for the next day.

     

    I went to bed and set the phone on vibrate so I could 'hear' if someone called me.

     

    The next morning, much to my surprise, my iPhone alarm sound woke me up. It took me several seconds to realize what had just happened, my phone wasn't stuck on headphones anymore. The alarm was going off and I could hear it.

     

    So one of these three things did the trick for me:

     

    1. Vibrate mode (althought I have no idea why that would work)

    2. Time (simply leaving it alone over night)

    3. Alarm (maybe the alarm going off is what fixed the issue)

     

    Appoitment with Genius Bar canceled.

  • LilHadari Calculating status...
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    Mar 2, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to SoCalSkippy)

    I had the same problem just last night. I tried sucking the air out, I even tried it with a hair dryer but it didn't work. I then read that if there is moisture in the headphone jack (which was very possible since I dropped my phone on snow) to put the phone in a ziploc bag and place it in the freezer for 3 minutes. I tried that and it worked instantly!

  • kannaS Calculating status...

    you are amazing and saved my day.. inhaling worked for me.. hope this will continue until the end.. thanks a lot..

  • krchristmas Calculating status...
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    Mar 6, 2013 4:27 PM (in response to SoCalSkippy)

    Okay so I totally freaked today when this happened to my phone and I couldn't figure out why.  I will say that I blamed it on my two year old who seems to be a pro at changing settings in three seconds and then it taking me hours to figure out what he has done.  After reading this post I remembered that this morning I spilled coffee in my car.  I don't think any got on my phone but it is a possibility.  I took an alcohol wipe and a bobby pin and cleaned out the headphone jack - and it worked! I know it doesn't sound that the best thing to do but the alcohol seemed to dry up what ever was in the headphone jack and fixed my problem.  Hope this helps someone out there.

  • nature geek Calculating status...
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    Mar 14, 2013 10:24 PM (in response to SoCalSkippy)

    This happened to my phone today. I couldn't hear a fairly important call. I tried the various suggestions on here - bobby pin, plugging the headphones in and out, the hairdryer and using the bellows I clean my DSLR's sensor with. None of them worked. I live in Sydney, Australia and it's summer here so it wasn't the cold that made it freeze up on me. My husband was going to take it to the Apple store but this is what worked when all of the above didn't.

     

    Finally, I sucked the socket and after doing this a few times, it worked.

     

    I now have it working again and my phone has a big smile on its face. 

  • Rocker1424 Calculating status...
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    Mar 24, 2013 7:26 AM (in response to SoCalSkippy)

    A couple of people on here suggested sucking the headphone hole as hard as ****.....now this does sound rediculous, however it worked. After poking shaking and getting as mad as **** I tried it and sure enough the sound came back, now I am calm and big thanks to the the iPhone suckers

  • darlinx Calculating status...
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    Mar 30, 2013 6:35 AM (in response to Rocker1424)

    im sorry... i got the same problem here... can you guys give me any idea what i can do more.? My iphone4 sound stop working, i google it, i have clean the headphone port with alcohol and earbud, i have try plug n unplugged headphones so many times... i also have reset my setting (networking) followed the intruction from one web i read but still nothing happen.. :(

  • iRepDaSipp Calculating status...
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    Mar 30, 2013 3:17 PM (in response to SoCalSkippy)

    I would like to know why in all the 569273 Views and 381 Replies.... NO OFFICIAL APPLE RESPONSE HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THIS THREAD?! Needless to say, I am experiencing the same issue and from reading all of these posts, I'm inclined to believe that NOTHING really worked but time. That said...when you pay $500 for a freakin' phone, you want your sh** to work!

  • RyanDolan123 Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
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    Mar 30, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to Shaka St. Ange)

    Solution: take out the headphones

  • cheonweb Level 4 Level 4 (3,440 points)
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    Mar 30, 2013 3:31 PM (in response to iRepDaSipp)

    Apple is not reading this forum. It's only from users to users.

  • Carolynnnka Calculating status...
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    Mar 31, 2013 5:50 PM (in response to SoCalSkippy)

    If you take a tooth pick a wrap paper towel around it and then clean out your headphone jack it should work! (: Worked for me!

  • arik_s Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to SoCalSkippy)

    Not sure if this has been brought up in this forum yet or not, but I have a 4S, basically the problem is all the sounds work excpet when music is played.  text message alerts, phone rings, all that is ok.  But, when you go to the ipod, pandora, or another music playing app, none of the songs will play. 

     

    Have tried many of the suggestions here, restored, sucking on it, canned air, etc...but no luck.  This problem sounds slightly different seeing how it does play sounds ok, just not music.

     

    Thanks in advance.

  • Adrock101 Calculating status...
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    Apr 9, 2013 4:43 PM (in response to arik_s)

    I have an iPhone 5 16GB

     

    This is what worked for me, I rolled up a tiny piece of newspaper, jiggled it in the jack port, and also sucked out the air for a second and sound was back. Perhaps try this two or three times gently before giving up 

     

    It is definitely a hardware issue, not a software issue, do not attempt most of the suggestions here, if it continues to happen I am going to the Apple store with it and I am not paying "jack" **** for it.

     

    ( sucking out the air worked as the sound came on as I was attempting this )

  • Adrock101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 6:40 PM (in response to Adrock101)

    On second thought its just lint or debris in the port, a shot of air from a compressed air can I imagine would do the same thing

  • arik_s Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2013 8:07 AM (in response to Adrock101)

    Have tried the compressed air.  I think the only thin I haven't done is try the newspaper thing.  Will give it a try.  Only thing I don't get witht this problem is that the sound will work witheverything except listening to music from the ipod, pandora, etc... The alarms work, text tones, ringer, etc all work. 

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