iPhone 6 Plus Headphone Jack Issue: Is it bent?

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  1. AMG63, Dec 10, 2014
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    AMG63 macrumors member

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    Has anyone experienced an issue with fitting their headphones into the iPhone 6 plus jack. It's worked fine for the last few months, but now the headphones will only go in about 80% and no longer recognizes them. I've tried six different headphones and AUX cables, nothing fits anymore. The phone has never been dropped and doesn't appear to be bent.

    I'm planning to take it into Apple but wanted to reach out here first to see if anyone has experienced something similar? I wasn't able to find any similar issues on here or through Google.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Sounds like something got inside the hole and is blocking the plug from going all the way in.
     
  3. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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  4. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    Since we are only guessing, I would agree with Newtons. I think something is blocking it or maybe (just maybe) "something" went out of alignment. Never happened to me but that doesnt mean its not possible. Take it in.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This seems like the most logical explanation.
     
  6. AMG63 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks all, the culprit was lint. Surprised at how much was tightly buried in there. Thanks again!
     
  7. Rlong405 macrumors member

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    Any hints on getting it out? I had the same issue last month. Ended up digging it out with a pin but it took a while and I was concerned about damaging something.

    Although next time I probably won't end up compacting it down so much as I was forcing it quite a bit because at first I thought it was just a bit stiff.
     
  8. AMG63 thread starter macrumors member

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    Probably not the best tool, but just used a safety pin to loosen up the lint and pull it out. Mine was also pretty compacted from trying to force different headphones into it.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Glad to hear it wasn't something more serious.
     

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