iPhone always thinks it's got headphones in, possible water damage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JosephDuffy, May 6, 2011.

  1. JosephDuffy macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2009
    Great Britain
    I was using my iPhone at college today, and a friend, very stupidly, squirted water at me. My top got wet and my phone took a fair bit of the water. He took my phone and wiped it dry. After, he was messing around with it, and I showd him GraviBoard (Jailbreak app). He shook my phone and water came off. I can't tell if it can from the headphone socket or not.
    Now, once I got home, I unplugged my headphones, thinking it would stop my music, but I noticed the icon was still there, so I paused it and used the volume buttons. At this point is started changing the "ringer volume (headphones)".
    I restarted my phone with no headphones in, and it still thinks headphones are in.
    Can anyone give me any advice as to what to do, can I fix it? I can't afford a new iPhone, otherwise I wouldn't have a 3G! ;)
    Joseph Duffy
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    As weird and funny as this may sound, I had the same problem with my iPod Touch years ago. Got some water in the headphone jack and it thought that it was always plugged in. I called Apple, left the water part out. They told me to restore it and it worked. How I don't quite know, its like once water comes in contact with the sensors, the iOS goes crazy.

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