iPhone & headphones issue

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Yelner, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Yelner macrumors newbie

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    I don't use headphones with my phone a lot, but today I tried to put in headphones in my 5S and I didn't need to use much force to push it in.

    The headphones stay in there, but easily slide out with a pull.

    Also phone is not detecting the headphones at all. I've tried 3 pairs of different brands.

    I think the jack has gone bad. Should I go to Apple store to have it swapped?
     
  2. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    That's odd, the headphone jack on my 5 has always been ridiculously tight...to the point I feel like I must fight my phone every time to get my earbuds back, out of the jack. It actually saved my phone once from a fall as it dangled, hanging on by just my earbuds! Near-heart-attack experience.

    Do you wiggle or stress the jack much when the earbuds are plugged in? Nonetheless, schedule an appointment with a Genius to resolve this problem as this sounds like a hardware fault, and you can possibly get it swapped out. Sent from my iPhone 5.
     
  3. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd bet on some lint/fluff has built up inside the hole not letting the jack all the way in to lock in place.

    Try a straightened paper clip or similar to check if this is the case here.
     
  4. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    That has saved my phone so many times. It's always worth the tug on my ears.
    This is very possible. Paper clip should work extremely well but what I usually use is a tooth pick. It works fine. If that still doesn't work take it to a apple store they will probably replace it right a way.
     

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