Inline Earbud Controls Disabled on iP6S with iOS11

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by rayward, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. rayward macrumors 68000

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    The inline controls on my (wired, obviously) earbuds have stopped working since updating my iPhone 6S to iOS11. Anyone else having this trouble? Can't play, pause, skip, change the volume or any of the other multi-tasks these controls performed.

    Did they really just forget to keep this in the OS because the 7 & 8 don't have a headphone jack?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    What earbuds in particular? Anything you've tried to troubleshoot the issue?
     
  3. rayward thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They're the Apple earbuds that came with the phone. I tried a different pair, but got the same result.

    It's possible it's a fault with the phone; it just seems like too much of a coincidence that they worked prior to the update and not immediately afterwards.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Have you tried cleaning out the headphone jack?
     
  5. dannyyankou macrumors G3

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    Yeah this is the solution. It happened to me a couple years ago.
     
  6. rayward thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'll try, but the headphones work so they are connected. Just the in-line controls are not functioning.
     

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