Unplugging my headphones causes music to start playing

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Goodeye, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Goodeye macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2009
    First off I searched and found nothing. If this has been discussed before please point me in the right direction.

    I listen to the Sirus XM app from time to time or even have youtube going. I will sit in the breakroom at work and do this. Well I get back to my desk after closing out of these items and Im on the homescreen if I pull out my headphones out of the jack the iPhone decides that since im closed out of everything that could produce audio and that I pulled out the headphones it's as good a time as any to just randomly play music.

    Is this a known issue? Seriously its the weirdest thing. It's always done it since I got my iPhone 3 weeks ago too. (brand new from ATT)
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    I feel like this happened to me a lot more on my 2G. You might want to try a restore.
  3. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2009
    This happens to me sometimes as well. Actually, I've owned every gen iPhone and it has happened to me on all of them. However, with 3.0(.1), I find that I'm also running into the problem of inadvertently activating Voice Control.

    Anyway, I don't think it's software, and I don't think a restore will fix it. I think that when you unplug the headphones from the jack, the headphone male end rubs against the headphone jack in such a way that it mimics the signals that the OEM headphone buttons make when you need to pause and start songs. Maybe that's the problem with having a headphone jack with 3 contact points instead of the traditional two?
  4. Goodeye thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2009
    Ya it's annoying I always have to make sure I have my iTunes volume set to 0 before I pull my headphones out of 5 seconds later Ozzy Osborne is blasting in my cubicle lol

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