Lightning Headphones Not Always Working

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  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Every time I plug in my headphones that came with the iPhone 7 Plus the sound never works but dictation does. Then when I unplug and plug them back in, everything works.

    Anyone else with this issue?
     
  2. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    Yep I had this issue every so often when making phone calls. When I call someone I can hear it ring and hear the other person but they can't hear me.

    Unplugging and replugging fixes it.
     
  3. WacoDaBurna macrumors newbie

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    Should this be happening like this ...I never even opened the lightning cable or accessories but this is disturbing to hear nevertheless ..I hope fix will come in a update if this is a software issue
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    You're correct. Unplugging and reconnecting works. It's annoying, but it works.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    So far I haven't had this happen. Then again I've only had my 7+ since Monday and I've probably listened to music for about 6 hours on my headphones.
     
  6. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have this problem daily on my 7+. It's like the phone was truly mean't for bluetooth and not plugging these wired lightning headphones in.
     
  7. Thor_1, Nov 6, 2016
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    Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    I used the included headphones 2 times and the dongle once. No issues, great sound. My family uses the dongle all the time, zero issues.

    I went wireless from day 1. Less cords and great sound.
     
  8. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I'm amazed anyone actually bothers using the crappy lightning headphones; certainly anyone who cares about audio quality; mine went straight in the trash.

    I have some Sennheiser Momentums and B & O H5 play for bluetooth.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Or there is something wrong with your headphones or your phone. I doubt that it's dropping audio for any reason other than that.
     
  10. rocknblogger, Nov 6, 2016
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    You don't have to be such a condescending ass. I have Sennhieser HD650s and Momentums.
    V-Modas, and a few others but if I'm only listening to podcasts, news, sports and even watching some Netflix I don't need my super duper headphones for that. I use the supplied EarPods for those things. Not to mention is easier to answer or make phone calls with them.

    The bottom line is that the old EarPods with the 3.5 jack were 100% reliable every single time! The new lightning EarPods are not. I also purchased 3 types of Bluetooth headphones and I'm sorry to say that for the most part I reach for my wired headphones because again, they are 100% reliable and I hate to have to continually recharge them. It's really a pain in the ass. Some advancements in tech are great and I applaud Apple when they do move forward but getting rid of a jack that worked perfectly every single time was a dumb move!!!
     
  11. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    I'm assuming that you care about audio quality based on your post. I find this interesting because on other forums I visit, people claim they are audiophiles and they won't touch anything that uses Bluetooth as they say the sound quality isn't as good. I'm not an audiophile, but Bluetooth doesn't sound as good to me as wired does. I've read that AptX provides much better sound quality, but to my knowledge the iPhone doesn't currently support AptX.

    I use the adapter every day and at least once per day I need to unplug and plug it back in. Not to mention the inconvenience of not being able to charge and listen at the same time.
     
  12. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I disagree - wires are a pain to use; soon wireless technology will offer sound as good. But when my B & O H5 sound so much better than the supplied Apple wired buds why would I bother using them?
    Apples's aac wireless is fine though not up there with advanced wireless codecs, but the supplied earphones?
    99c trash.
     
  13. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Why would I use $250 earbuds that only last 5 hours to listed to spoken word content like podcasts, news or sports? They wouldn't even last me the morning let alone all day :rolleyes:
     
  14. techstyle macrumors member

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    My LN earbuds do that as well, it's a hassle.

    I'm seriously hating the 7 + due to the lack of the headphone jack, please apple bring it back.
     
  15. noobinator macrumors 601

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    This happens to me with the dongle quite often. I'll plug in and hit play and the sound will come out the phone's speakers. I unplug and replug and it usually works. Another annoyance.
     
  16. AnthroMatt macrumors regular

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    Happens to me as well. I use BT headphones mostly but sometimes I forget to charge them or I leave them at home and in those instances I use the supplied headphones.
     
  17. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    I've experienced the same. Usually have to unplug then replug..sadly I never notice unless I feel the vibration of the sound in my phone. Within the last 1.5 weeks I've been having issue with the mic control/volume controllers. They'll work then stop until I replug the dongle in several times. Works on all my other devices no problems.
     
  18. Ffosse, Nov 23, 2016
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    Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    You wouldn't; you would just use the phone's speakers (I would, anyway). Best £200 I ever spent although it took the cost of the iPhone up to near a grand, that's Pounds.

    Decent Bluetooth earphones cost money; there are plenty of trashy ones in the £100 range.
     
  19. C DM, Jan 3, 2017
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    Been looking around to see if others have been experiencing this kind of thing as I seem to come across it practically 50% of the time it seems.

    I've ran into some similar issues with the regular 3.5mm jack and headphones before, but it was quite rare over the years, while it's already been fairly noticeable with the lightning headphones and iPhone 7 over a period of just a few weeks.

    Unplugging and plugging back in often does the trick, but it doesn't quite seem as quick as it used to be with 3.5mm, where it takes a moment for the headphones to start working once they are plugged back in. A few times I actually needed to unplug and plug back in more than once to get everything working properly, taking even more time, which is that much worse when it's during a phone call.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Anyone else having issues with the lightning headphones working well without having to unplug them and plug them back in at least every other time or so? For some reason I'm still experiencing this quite often. Starting to wonder if it's the headphones that I have or perhaps the phone or something else.
     
  21. CYKBC macrumors 6502

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    It's not reliable. New tech. Don't like it. I want audio and charging separate.
     
  22. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    I haven't used my lightning headphones as much in awhile since I got the AirPods but when I did use the lightning headphones I did not face any issues.
     

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