Issues with lightning earphones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hatshepsut, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. Hatshepsut macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2009
    My iPhone 8 is driving me crazy—at least a couple times a day, it refuses to recognize that my lightning earbuds are plugged in. It will play music out of the speakers, or sometimes I can’t hear anything at all. I’m hoping it’s just the earphones and not an inevitable result of ditching the headphone jack. Anyone having this issue, or had it and resolved it?
  2. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2016
    Does it not recognize when power is plugged in?

    If it never has that issue, most likely the headphones are defective
  3. iSayBoourns, Oct 16, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2017

    iSayBoourns Suspended


    Sep 15, 2017
    Even though the 8 is new and you probably haven’t had it too long, check to make sure there isn’t any lint trapped in the lightning port.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It could also be a glitch. Power off the iPhone, power back on. Also, someone else mentioned a similar issue that you had a week ago. Make sure your iOS is up-to-date as well, which could be rectified through an update.
  5. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Wow, issues now but lightning earphones will be obsolete within the next two years. Too bad they are not true USB-C earphones which could actually be useful.
  6. iSayBoourns Suspended


    Sep 15, 2017
    Still putting in those overtime hours are ya? Samsung must be so proud of you. Possibly employee of the month.
  7. hatshepsut01 macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2016
    Yeah, it charges w/o a problem. Software is up to date and I've tried rebooting. I'll take it to the Apple Store and see if swapping out the earphones works.

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