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My iPhone is stuck on headphone mode

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  • Krivs Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2012 5:11 AM (in response to

    I have this problem also. I have tried full reset, I have tried plugging earphones in and removing them. I tried adjusting the volume with the headphones. This has also not worked. Can only make calls with the headphones in. When I receive a text the phone vibrates but there is no sound. Will be taking it back to apple very shortly.

  • akshansh Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to randers4)

    Thanks a lot..




    There may be debris blocking the  headphone sensor.  Blow on the headphone jack on your phone and try inserting and removing the your headphones multiple times.





    This really helped me.. Specially signed in to like your comment..

    Thanks again.

  • andrealani Calculating status...
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    Jan 20, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to trentfromsaskatoon)

    After having dropped my iPhone 4 on the snow, I got the same problem. I have tried everything: plug-unplug headphones multiple times (maybe up to 100 in total), freezer, toothpick, earstick, blowing, rebooting ... nothing at all. But then, I read somewhere to try using a hairdryer and ... voilà  ... the sound came back to life. Easy, after all! 

  • JaylaFromGAToVA Calculating status...
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    Apr 18, 2013 4:55 PM (in response to trentfromsaskatoon)

    Plug in your headphones...Put you phone on silent then take out the headphones and then turn the ringer back on.

    It happened to me and I roamed the Internet for a solution and I was NOT about to put my phone in the freezer.So i tried my own solutions and it worked Hope I helped. BTW I'm 12 and so if it does not work I'm sorry.

  • King1995 Calculating status...
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    May 9, 2013 5:25 AM (in response to trentfromsaskatoon)

    Dont do any thing like it just restore the backup from your computer on your iphone and u are good again i have tried it nd it worked like charm

  • kerry288 Calculating status...
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    May 11, 2013 11:17 PM (in response to andrealani)

    Thank you so much. I was very upset about this. The blowdryer worked right away. I put on lower setting and then all of a sudden I heard the sounds.

  • Tactcz Calculating status...
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    May 21, 2013 1:45 AM (in response to trentfromsaskatoon)

    I tried all of these and it didn't work... i turned it off and then back on and it worked for like 10 seconds and then didn't work aagin

  • Teachinkids Calculating status...
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    May 22, 2013 2:51 PM (in response to trentfromsaskatoon)

    This was common for the Palm Pre and just happened on my wife's iPhone. Take a Q-Tip and pull some of the cotton off. CAREFULLY push it in the headphone jack while twisting it in one direction. Twist it a couple of more times once you reach the bottom. I hope that helps.

  • allie1998 Calculating status...
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    Jul 26, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to trentfromsaskatoon)

    I have the same problem I have tried everything and nothing is working i dont know how to fix it,.

  • Arinda Dolter Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2013 5:36 PM (in response to zoozzooz)

    You've got the right idea, but use compressed air into the headphone jack instead of blowing! You dont want ANY moisture in there.  It worked for me after just a few tries. 

  • JudieR Calculating status...
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    Aug 2, 2013 4:20 PM (in response to modular747)

    OMG! I just had this. Such a bizarre experience.


    Came here and read the messages - used compressed air - it works again! Thank you.



  • Appleam07 Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2013 9:40 PM (in response to trentfromsaskatoon)

    How weird same thing happened to BF, fell in water. Nothing worked; restart, rice, restart, power off and on, blew in the jack port. Turned the blow dryer on within ten seconds the headphone mode came off and the volume went up and out came sound lol thanks so much 12 hours of trying to figure it out and all it took was 2 minutes of searching and trying this method out hahahah

  • Seanot1 Calculating status...
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    Aug 6, 2013 6:09 AM (in response to trentfromsaskatoon)

    The headphone jack is very sensitive. The smallest objects such as lint, sand, dirt,moisture can enter the headphone port and fool the device into thinking the headphone is plugged-in. It's definitely a hardware issue and not software. Restarting  your system or restoring it will not help. Don't bother inserting and re-inserting the headphone plug. You have to direct high pressure air into the headphone port and dislodge the item. Use an air pump or key board cleaner spray. This will solve your issue. Don't bother buying AppleCare just yet. Hope this helps, it did for me.

  • arvinmichael Calculating status...
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    Sep 22, 2013 2:03 PM (in response to trentfromsaskatoon)

    even i had the same problem, plugging in your headphones numerous time or sucking or blowing wont help ... all i did was switched on my iphone to  airplane mode and then back to normal mode, it solved my problem . basically ur resetting ur "headphone mode setting" from allowing to disabling sure this will help u too... n its  very simple ...

  • to1986 Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to arvinmichael)

    You are an absolute legend! I had tried everything including restoring my phone and nothing worked! Flipped it into airplane more for 10 secs and then back out again and it worked like a charm. Can't believe it was something so simple. Thanks for sharing!


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