iPhone 6 thinks headphones are connected when they are not

dbp

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Oct 13, 2016
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After a quick search, people have said that I should reboot my phone, and also try cleaning out the jack. Both of which I have tried, both also failed.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
 

beernut

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Jan 13, 2016
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i haven't had it happen on iphone but occurs every once in awhile on ipad, though i have no idea why. here's my fix:

try plugging and unplugging headphones. for some reason, every so often it thinks there are headphones attached and won't play any sound. when that happens, i lock the screen, plug headphones, turn back on, and unplug. voila! sound works again.
 

dbp

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Oct 13, 2016
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Already tried that unfortunately, fixing nothing. I've taken a flashlight to the jack to ensure no debris is there, sure enough there was none. Also tried using a hairdryer to dry it out incase of water damage, again no result.
 

beernut

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Jan 13, 2016
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only other thing i can think of (and really, it's just a shot in the dark) is that it's trying to do airplay and the sound is going to another device.

beyond that, there's always the nuclear option of doing a clean install starting from scratch.
 

dbp

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Oct 13, 2016
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Mhm. I'll leave it a few days, see how that goes. Thanks for the input though =)