Headphones for iPhone
You bought a brand new, glossy, cool iPhone and now you want to listen to music with it, play games or watch movies, all this can be done using the built-in speakers, but very quickly you realize that you want to get high-quality sound. and for this you need to connect headphones. How to connect headphones to an iPhone. the answer is below.
How to connect wired headphones and a headset to iPhone
If you have wired headphones with a standard 3.5 mm jack, just plug it into the jack you see in the photo above. Insert until the end, but you do not need to press hard, the jack should enter the socket easily and in the end you will feel a light click.
To just listen to music, play or watch movies, you can connect any headphones with a 3.5 mm audio jack to the audio jack of an iPhone. But you must remember that connecting headphones with a resistance above 32 ohms to the phone does not make sense, because the phone’s power is not enough for the headphones to play well. If the resistance is above 32 Ohms and you connect them to the phone, the sound will be booming, loose, flat, and in some cases there may be no sound at all.
Remember: It makes sense to connect headphones and a headset with an impedance of up to 32 ohms to an iPhone.
If you want to connect a wired headset to an iPhone, you must be sure that it has the correct audio jack configuration. If you have a “native headset, then just plug it into your phone and it will work.
If you bought a new headset or are just going to do it, make sure that the box will clearly indicate that this headset is fully compatible with Apple technology. Typically, the inscription looks like this: “Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad.” This is necessary in order to be sure that the microphone and the remote control, if there is one on the headset, will work correctly, otherwise your microphone and the remote control may not work.
This is because Apple used its own type of pin arrangement on the audio jack, as you can see, the ground and microphone contacts are rearranged with each other, so if you buy a headset that is designed for Android phones, you will have sound But the microphone will not be able to record voice. The reverse is also true if you connect a headset made specifically for Apple to your Android phone, the sound will go on, and everything else will not work (microphone and remote control).
How to connect headphones to an iPhone through a Lightning adapter
All new iPhone models do not have a standard 3.5 mm audio jack, they only have a universal digital Lightning connector. This connector has its drawbacks and advantages regarding the connection of headphones to it.
Plus Lightning Connector: this is a digital connector, i.e. the phone sends a digital, non-converted signal to the headphones; the headphones, using the built-in DAC, convert the digital signal to analog on their own, which allows achieving stable sound quality. In this case, the sound quality of the headphones is constant and does not depend on which iPhone you connect them to, the headphones process all sound processing independently.
Minus Lightning Connector: we consider Lightning from the point of view of connecting headphones to it, and in this case, a huge drawback is the very limited range of headphones with the ability to connect to this jack.
But there is the possibility of connecting ordinary headphones even to an iPhone that does not have an audio input. use the Lightning adapter. This is not very convenient, but there is no other way.
I picked up a couple of inexpensive adapters for you, I think you will like them.
Lightning adapter Choetech HUB-A01
This is an elegant, simple and easy-to-use Lightning adapter for connecting traditional wired headphones to new versions of iPhones. Please note that you can connect headphones and charge your iPhone at the same time, which cannot be done if you use a native adapter.
Lightning adapter Auswaur
The difference between this adapter and the previous one is that you get 3 jacks at once: audio, Lightning and USB-C. And you can use them at the same time.
How to connect wireless headphones to an iPhone
Step 1 First of all, we need to get into the “Settings” of your phone or tablet. To do this, find on the desktop an application called “Settings” and click on it.
Step 2 Now in the left column you need to find the menu of the Bluetooth adapter, it is almost at the very top of the list. Go into it.
Step 3 In my case, Bluetooth is disabled. If you also have it disabled, enable it by clicking on the switch on the right.
Step 4 After you turn on Bluetooth, you will see a list of devices with which your gadget is already familiar. Or, you will not have devices in the list if you have never connected wireless headphones and other devices to your phone or tablet before.
Step 5 Now take your headphones, make sure they are turned off, find the power button and hold it for up to 10 seconds. This will allow the headphones to enter pairing mode. Then proceed to the next step.
Step 6 A few seconds after you activated the pairing mode on your headphones, their name should appear in the list of detected devices. As soon as it appeared (in my case, the Momentum M2 IEBT headphones appeared). click on it to start the automatic pairing mode.
Step 7 If a progress bar appears to the right of the device you clicked on, it means the automatic pairing process has started. You need to wait a couple of seconds and the device will be ready to work.
Step 8 That’s all, pairing completed successfully. The status of your headphones should change to “Connected”, which means that they already work with your iPhone or iPad. Enjoy superb sound. Next time, you no longer need to go through the pairing procedure again, you can simply turn on Bluetooth on the phone, turn on the headphones and they will establish a stable connection automatically within a few seconds.
Now you know exactly how to connect headphones to the iPhone of any model.