Audio stop working on speakers after remove earphones


macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 4, 2014

I've notices that this issue has happened to me twice in my new machine with catalina. After I remove my earphones from the jack, audio is not coming back to the speakers. Even if I choose then on the sound settings and the issue is not fixed until I reboot.

Anyone is having the same experience?

Perhaps doing sudo killall coreaudiod will fix the issue without reboot?

For me it's been quite difficult to spot the issue because I usually have my computer muted, but this two times I wanted to see a video and the sound it wasn't coming through. In the beginning I thought it was the browser (safari), but then I realized it was the whole system. I reboot that that was it. Today happened the same and I just realized that yesterday I had my earphones on.

It's not happening every time, but happens.

I'm on Catalina 10.15.3
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