Use internal iphone mic while earphones are plugged in

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JJwong, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. JJwong macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2016
    Hey guys,

    I noticed that when my earphones are plugged into my iphone, the iphone internal mic stops working, and the earphones mic starts working instead.

    I have a problem where my mic on my earphones has stopped working. So, when I plug my earphones in, the mic on earphones does not work, and no one can hear me. They can't hear me since the iphone internal mic is disabled.

    My questions is - is there a way to switch to using the internal mic, while the earphones is plugged in?

  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You cannot.
    You will have to replace the headphones you have and get a set with a mic that works.
  3. Paco II macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2009
    Another option, is if you have a spare pair of headphones that do not have a mic at all, I *think* that if you use those, the mic on the phone will be used when needed.
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yeah, that will work.
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Agreed. My Klipsch earbuds are as described.
  6. JJwong, Dec 19, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016

    JJwong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2016
    Thanks. Some have said its possible to cover the third strip, and that disables the signal from the earphone mic to the phone. Anyone know if this is possible?
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Cover the 3rd strip?
    How much is a new pair of headphones? $2-3?
    Get a set with a working mic or without a mic at all instead of trying to hack the current broken ones you have.
  8. macTW Suspended

    Oct 17, 2016
    I recommend skull-candy in ear buds. They are rarely more than $16 yet they last me more than a year per, and they have a squishy rubber ear piece that is comfortable and blocks out noise. The package comes with multiple interchangeable sized rubber ear pieces, as well, for those with massive (or me, small) ears. I get great bass with them, too.

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