How can I disable autoplay when headphones connected?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Spyrule, May 23, 2017.

  1. Spyrule macrumors newbie

    Spyrule

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2017
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    #1
    Hello,

    I use a set of headphones on my iphone periodically, ONLY for telephone conversations.

    Is there a way to disable headphone autoplay when the headphone is plugged in?

    This is on an iPhone 6 10.3.2
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
    #2
    Probably depends on the make/model of headphones which are...
     
  3. Spyrule thread starter macrumors newbie

    Spyrule

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2017
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    #3
    I think they are just skull candy's or something like that (I don't remember the brand at this point).
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #4
    Have you tried making sure your music apps are closed before plugging in?
     
  5. Spyrule thread starter macrumors newbie

    Spyrule

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2017
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    #5
    Thats just it, i literally almost NEVER play music from my phone, and I'm a little retentive about closing my apps in the background (as I close them, I double tap and close them).
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #6
    Not really sure what would be behind that then given that I use headphones fairly often and rarely play music from my phone and haven't experienced this auto play behavior.
     
  7. Spyrule thread starter macrumors newbie

    Spyrule

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2017
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    #7
    I've come to suspect its my headphone jack. I've only got 8 months until its time to switch, so I'll just hold off replacing it until then.
     
  8. hiyawathadan macrumors newbie

    hiyawathadan

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2017
    #8
    Nope, this is Apple thinking it's smarter than you are and that you really want your phone to be two steps ahead of you. I've been trying to disable this functionality for years and I suspect that support people are told this functionality doesn't exist or else they are told it does but also taught how to pretend it doesn't exist. There is apparently a bunch of things you can enable and subsequently disable, like 13 different setting changes, that will ultimately prevent this but it also disables a ton of other functionality.

    Yeah, these are features not bugs, because there are enough people out there that will be "shock and awe'd" by this that they have no reason to disable it. It's like the app drawer, none of the instructions I have found to make them so I that I'm not constantly hitting the emoji button in my text line. They all say they do, but they don't. And it's not my handset, I've had 3 different 5S models that all do it, my 5 didn't and none of the others before it did.
     

Share This Page