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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 Stuck in Headphone Mode

As the title says my iphone 5 is stuck in headphone mode, there are no headphones in it but the phone thinks that there is. Any ideas? I've tried plugging in headphones and taking them out and it did nothing as well as turning the phone on and off. It just randomly happened today, I haven't had headphones in for over a week and it wasn't like this earlier.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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As the title says my iphone 5 is stuck in headphone mode, there are no headphones in it but the phone thinks that there is. Any ideas? I've tried plugging in headphones and taking them out and it did nothing as well as turning the phone on and off. It just randomly happened today, I haven't had headphones in for over a week and it wasn't like this earlier.
Try a phone reset, if that doesn't work then it looks like you'll need to take a trip to the Apple Store.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 02:17 AM   #3
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Can happen if the phone gets wet.

Is this a possibility?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:29 AM   #4
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Have you tried plugging the headphones in, actually listening to music, pausing it, and then removing the headphones? That's how I've always been able to solve the problem on my iPhones past and present.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:06 AM   #5
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i did the reset, i messed with different headphones. I finally found a youtube video of a person who cut a q-tip then used the stick part and moved it around in there and somehow that worked. Idk how this happened it definitely didnt get wet
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:15 AM   #6
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I've tried plugging in headphones and taking them out and it did nothing
How many times? When this happened to me it fixed itself after I did that about 30 times in a row.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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check the LDI for water damage
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:50 PM   #8
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what is the LDI? Everything works perfect now after the q-tip trick, it hasnt been exposed to water at all and its always in a case in my pocket. I used headphones today too and its working like it should when i took them out
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:58 PM   #9
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I think LDI = Liquid Damage Indicator

They are the little white dots on the phone (in the headphone jack, in the charger port, etc) that will turn a different color when wet.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:21 PM   #10
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oh, i thought the 5 only has one of those on the inside?
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 10:10 PM   #11
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I think LDI = Liquid Damage Indicator

They are the little white dots on the phone (in the headphone jack, in the charger port, etc) that will turn a different color when wet.
There's also one inside the SIM tray.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 10:00 PM   #12
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I had this same problem about a year ago. I searched the Internet for help. Almost everything I read suggested this had something to do with the headphone jack being dirty, wet or something lodged in it. I found it hard to believe that jamming the headphones in and out several times would fix this. I had the same feelings that blowing, freezing or vacuuming the headphone jack would fix my iPhone. I wanted to post this because, my phone did the same thing this evening. I got so frustrated because I couldn't remember what I did to correct it the last time. So, after about an hour of pulling my hair and going through every setting on my phone 20 times or so, I finally figured it out. I hope this helps anyone else going through the same issue. Go to your settings/ general/ accessibility/incoming calls. Change your incoming calls to default or speaker. Go back to your home screen press the volume and you most likely will see volume (headphones). Go back to your settings/ general/ accessibility/ incoming calls. Change your incoming calls to headset and this will fix your phone.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:51 PM   #13
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I had this same problem about a year ago. I searched the Internet for help. Almost everything I read suggested this had something to do with the headphone jack being dirty, wet or something lodged in it. I found it hard to believe that jamming the headphones in and out several times would fix this. I had the same feelings that blowing, freezing or vacuuming the headphone jack would fix my iPhone. I wanted to post this because, my phone did the same thing this evening. I got so frustrated because I couldn't remember what I did to correct it the last time. So, after about an hour of pulling my hair and going through every setting on my phone 20 times or so, I finally figured it out. I hope this helps anyone else going through the same issue. Go to your settings/ general/ accessibility/incoming calls. Change your incoming calls to default or speaker. Go back to your home screen press the volume and you most likely will see volume (headphones). Go back to your settings/ general/ accessibility/ incoming calls. Change your incoming calls to headset and this will fix your phone.
This was literally so helpful!!! I made an account for the sole purpose of thanking you - you are a lifesaver. Everyone please read this, it worked for me. Thank you!
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Old Oct 28, 2013, 09:58 AM   #14
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Smile Problem solved

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I had this same problem about a year ago. I searched the Internet for help. Almost everything I read suggested this had something to do with the headphone jack being dirty, wet or something lodged in it. I found it hard to believe that jamming the headphones in and out several times would fix this. I had the same feelings that blowing, freezing or vacuuming the headphone jack would fix my iPhone. I wanted to post this because, my phone did the same thing this evening. I got so frustrated because I couldn't remember what I did to correct it the last time. So, after about an hour of pulling my hair and going through every setting on my phone 20 times or so, I finally figured it out. I hope this helps anyone else going through the same issue. Go to your settings/ general/ accessibility/incoming calls. Change your incoming calls to default or speaker. Go back to your home screen press the volume and you most likely will see volume (headphones). Go back to your settings/ general/ accessibility/ incoming calls. Change your incoming calls to headset and this will fix your phone.
Thank you so much, this worked for me too (after fruitless hours of blowing, sucking, probing my headphone jack).

My default had been set to headphone after updating to ION 7.3. When I would listen to music, i could unplug the headphone jack and the music would keep playing. When the phone rang, if there were no headphones in it wouldn't ring. Just as described above.

Per the solution quoted above, I changed the setting to speaker, then called the phone, that worked. I left it like that for about 30 minutes, and then I changed it back to default, and everything works correctly. Don't be discouraged if you change to speaker, then change back to default and headphone is still engaged. It took my phone about 30 minutes to clear up. But now it works, no problem. Thank you!
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:16 AM   #15
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My phone to is stuck on headphone setting. I've tried plugging in and out the headphones and changing setting. Nothing has worked
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:22 AM   #16
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My phone to is stuck on headphone setting. I've tried plugging in and out the headphones and changing setting. Nothing has worked
Ever spilled anything on it?

Did you try a DFU restore?
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 01:19 PM   #17
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It worked for me!!! Settings-General-Accessibility-incoming Calls. Switch to speaker.
Tnx so mch
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 01:37 PM   #18
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Settings/general/accessibility/incoming calls/ switch to speaker! It worked!!!!
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 09:45 PM   #19
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The cut off q-tip worked for me. Only took two or three times. Was a bit dirty in there.
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 10:12 PM   #20
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When this happened to me it was lint in the cavity that the Genius blew out with compressed air.
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Old Oct 28, 2013, 10:12 AM   #21
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I see you fixed it but I had this happen to me the other day after using a Square (credit card reader which might I add I can't get to work in iOS 7 properly).

A reset (power + home buttons) fixed it. Very strange and kind of scary at the same time. You don't realize how important a phone can be until there is the potential of it not working properly.
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