6s+ Headphone Jack Loose

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rv11111, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. rv11111 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Does anyone else have a 6s+ and the headphone jack is loose when putting in or pulling out Apple headphones? I've noticed that mine don't stay in as tight as my previous iPhone.
  2. supertomtom macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
  3. lahin macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2013
    Bay Area, California
    Same here. I thought it was loose too when I plugged in my headphones. I tried it with the apple EarPods and a Hifiman pair.
  4. richard371 macrumors 68000

    Feb 1, 2008
    Yup my 6S+ is worse then my 6 and my friends 6S. It seems to stay in place but doesn't snap as well as the others. Ill see how it behaves in real world use.
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Oct 18, 2011
    I notice this too when I plug my headphone into it. Compared to the 6 Plus, my 6 Plus is a lot stiff to put in but I actually like the way it is on my 6S+. My reasoning is that with my 6 Plus, I'm afraid that it's so tight that when I try to unplug it, my phone might go flying or dropping. But other than that I'm not complaining.
  6. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    Yep. I found its loose also. It's annoying because a tight jack could prevent your phone from falling should it slip while you're listening to music. In fact both times I dropped my phone it fell because the loose jack gave up too easily though that was my 6+.
  7. richard371 macrumors 68000

    Feb 1, 2008
    But then there is the time with my 6 when i got my cord caught on something at the gym and the phone flew out of my pocket rather than the headphone jack coming out. I think the 6s plus is so heavy it will fall away from the cable anyway. It's still fits snugly but doesn't have the right click fit like my 6, iPad, friends iPhone etc.
  8. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2012
    I haven't tried mine since I have wireless headphones. I'm gonna check that out tonight.
  9. rlucky macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2015
    Hi, I too just received my Space Grey 6s+ and had the same issue. It just seemed too...loose. It did not take much effort to remove the headphones from the jack. I tried various headphones with the same result. I also took the same headphones to my previous iPhone 6 and a colleague's iPhone 6s (not plus) and they fit snug with the slight "snap-in" of the jack. You should be comfortable enough to let your phone dangle upside down and my 6s+ never felt "snug" enough for me to try it.

    I took my 6s+ to the Genius Bar and the rep ended up bringing out a replacement and it felt slightly more snug but was still somewhat loose. Then the rep and I walked throughout the Apple store and tested numerous headphone jacks. To our surprise, the 6s models and iPods were nice and snug as expected. Just about all but one 6s+ were loose and the rep was baffled by this and commented that this may be due to some sort of defect... I ended up keeping the replacement for now since it was "more snug" than my original 6s+ but the rep will call me and let me know when the next shipment comes in so he can contact me and let me know when a 6s+ with a "more secure" headphone jack is available.

    I've never had a headphone jack feel this loose before; as if it were held together by a weak magsafe plug.

    I'll post any further developments in my quest for a more secure headphone jack (if I decide to pursue this).

  10. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    I wonder if there's a layer of conductive material we can put on our headphones to make them thicker and thus fit in more snug. I'd be willing to try something out, I'd even be willing to pay up to $20 for an elegant solution.
  11. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Oct 18, 2011
    I went exchanged for the sim-free model and this one is not loose at all.
  12. MadScience! macrumors newbie


    Dec 30, 2015
    my first 6s + space grey was way too loose, it would not stay in when subjected to even gentle movement. The carriers shop replaced it since it was only a few days old and the replacement was much better at first but seems to be getting worse again over time.
  13. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    All my 6s+ units has loose headphone jacks to one degree or another. One was bad enough to warrant an exchange. My 6s on the other hand has that classic snap/click when the headphone plug is pushed in, and requires the expected amount of intention to remove it.

    I don't understand the inconsistency, but it's real. I'd expect the headphone jack part to be the same exact thing in the Plus and regular iPhone, but something is definitely different.
  14. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2014
    Ive had 3 replacement phones all had loose jack. I ended up selling the phone and decided to skip this model. Too much screen problem and this
  15. dajohancz macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2016
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Any updates in that matter?
  16. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    Seems like this maybe solved in the iphone 7. No headphone jack

    But wonder if aapl will do a recall. Like the ip5 battery and the numerous macbook pro issues we've seen.

    It may help to start posting production date or some parts of serial # to see if its a certain batch

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