iPhone 6 thinks headphones are connected when they are not

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dbp, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. dbp macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. beernut macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. dbp thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. beernut macrumors 6502

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    the headphones work fine when they're plugged in?
     
  5. dbp thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. beernut macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. dbp thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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