Do you plug and unplug your headphones each time of use?

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  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    Wondering how many of you plug and unplug your headphones each time you use it? I leave mine plugged in because I don't want to wear out the jack. What do you do?
     
  2. Sc24evr macrumors member

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    well no. I barely use my iphone to listen to music. I only use it when i work out.
     
  3. boshii macrumors 68040

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    why would you keep them in? :confused:

    how do you hear it ring when you're not listening to music?
     
  4. Psycdude macrumors member

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    I've never had an electronic device from the first Sony Walkman, to each generation of iPhone fail from overusing the headphone jack.
    I would say just enjoy it and don't worry about wearing it out.
     
  5. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    :confused: I unplug em every time. Why would you want headphones attached to your phone all the time? Ive had the same iPhone for two years and the jack is fine,... and dont use the crappy earbuds that came with it. They are still in the box...lol
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    I've owned iPhones for over two years, have plugged and unplugged headphones multiple times a day, and I've never worn out a headphone jack.

    Just use your phone and enjoy it.
     
  7. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    if you don't ever take the headphone jack out of the iphone you have to leave the earbud in your ear. thats just silly. i've worn out the rubber tips by the earbuds but thats it and i use mine 5+ hours a day. i constantly plug and unplug my earbuds
     
  8. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The phone will ring as normal. I use the speaker function when I don't have the buds in my ears.
     
  9. boshii macrumors 68040

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    it will ring as normal but you would have to have the buds in your ear to hear.
     
  10. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Or use the speakers function
     
  11. boshii macrumors 68040

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    the ring, i mean.
     
  12. craziplaya21 macrumors newbie

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    With headphones on, it rings both the external speakers and the headphones
     
  13. kr00k322 macrumors 6502

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    I always unplug them when I'm not using them mostly because of the ringer for alerts. But in my history of phones with headphone jacks I haven't worn any of them out from normal use.
     
  14. boshii macrumors 68040

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    yea you're right. i just tested it.

    i thought it didn't ring externally for some reason.
     
  15. Surely Guest

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    It will ring externally, but it won't play the new email alert externally if headphones are plugged in.

    (I'm not sure about the new text alert....... anyone?)
     
  16. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    I would just use the headphone jack as normal. I'm sure you can insert and remove the plug a million times and it'll still work.
     
  17. Surely Guest

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    Agreed.

    People need to stop being so OCD about every little thing and just enjoy their crap.:)
     
  18. boshii macrumors 68040

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    one thing i did notice on my 3G though was that the plastic around my headphone jack started to chip.

    not sure if it was from the headphones or not.
     
  19. markthrash macrumors regular

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    So where do you put your headphones when you're using the phone as just a ....phone? What about when you're texting?
     
  20. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Seriously?
     
  21. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    The 3G has a metal band around the headphone jack...:rolleyes:
     
  22. macduke macrumors 604

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    I thought the headphones, starting with the 3GS, were more durable around the jack area? I had problems with the first two iPhones, but my 3GS headphones never had any problems and my new iPhone 4 looks to have the same, more rigid design.
     
  23. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Apparently you don't know what you're talking about.

    @DjAmTraX, seriously? Wear out the jack?
     
  24. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

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    Wow. That's a new one lol to each their own. Enjoy your new iPhone that constantly has headphones plugged in lol

    It's your phone, so do with it what you will. But wow lol just wow
     

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