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valdikor

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Aug 21, 2012
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I have this weird problem with my iPhone 6 Plus. The phone won't play any sounds because it thinks headphones are plugged in while they are not. I can't hear any sounds and can't take any calls - unless I connect headphones. When I disconnect them it goes silent again. I have tried plugging in and out all kinds of headphones, restarting the phone, the usual drill. It also tells me an unauthorized accessory is connected on the lock screen. This is the second time I have had this problem - last time it disappeared by itself. Has anyone experienced and/or fixed this problem?
Here is a video documenting the problem:
 

dcpmark

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Oct 20, 2009
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Happened to me when I unknowingly got a tiny bit of water in my jack. If that is indeed your situation, it should be fine once it dries out, or even better, take a hairdryer to it to speed up the process. Do not put anything inside to dry it, though.... you can easily damaged the jack.
 
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valdikor

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Aug 21, 2012
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Thanks a lot. Actually, when it happened yesterday, it was after a workout, so maybe a drop of sweat or something got inside. It has now fixed itself. I still find it strange because this started happening only recently and the first time it happened was on a bus and the phone was nowhere near water.
 
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max2

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May 31, 2015
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I think I figured out what causes this.

Whenever my iPhone reboots overnight by itself this problem occurs again and I have to refix it. :(

I wish there was a way to stop the iPhone from rebooting and needing to reenter your pin to enable touch id.
 
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kdarling

macrumors P6
The head phone problem has been around for years. Sometimes it's the software getting confused, sometimes it's water or lint in the jack, sometimes... who knows?

Last time it happened to my daughter, we took it to an Apple Store and her 5C was replaced on the spot.
 
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max2

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The head phone problem has been around for years. Sometimes it's the software getting confused, sometimes it's water or lint in the jack, sometimes... who knows?

Last time it happened to my daughter, we took it to an Apple Store and her 5C was replaced on the spot.

Maybe that is what I should do with my iPhone.
 
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max2

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May 31, 2015
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If its still under warranty, then yeah make an appointment for repair and go while it's happening.

Dont' forget to back up everything in case they want to take your phone and give you another.

The closest apple store is about 200 miles away is it worth the drive or is it ok to use the online method instead ?
 
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