There are many reasons why an iPhone may “hang” in headset mode and stop playing sounds from an external speaker. In most cases, the ingress of dirt or moisture into the 3.5 mm jack is to blame, but it happens that a software error also occurs. In this instruction, we examined all the most effective ways to solve this problem, regardless of what it happened.
Note: solutions to the problem are arranged in order of effectiveness. Go from the first method to the last and one of them will definitely help.
Method 1: Clean the 3.5mm Jack
The most common reason that the iPhone is locked in headset mode is dust or dirt that has got into the 3.5mm jack. The solution in this case is the simplest cleaning of the connector with any thin object, for example, a needle or a toothpick.
There is no specific cleaning technique. For 10-15 seconds, carefully twist the needle / toothpick in a circle inside the 3.5 mm jack, and then blow it. If there is no result, cleaning the 3.5 mm plug with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol can help. In addition, it is worth trying to clean the connector with a folded cloth.
Method 2: Clean the power connector
A similar cleaning of the power connector can also be a solution to the problem. The methodology is the same. a cotton swab / needle / toothpick is wetted in alcohol and with its help the power connector is cleaned, whether it is an old 30-pin connector, or Lighting. Note that you must wipe the connector carefully.
Method 3. Put the iPhone in the cold for a couple of minutes
Method 4: Blow a 3.5 mm Hair Dryer Connector
Blowing a 3.5mm jack with a hairdryer can help to cope with the problem. As with previous cases, there is no specific purging technique. The only thing to keep in mind is that long-term hot air purges can be detrimental to the iPhone battery.
Method 5. Repeatedly connecting the charging cable / headphones
Another way, based on cleaning the charging connector and audio output. Even the needle is not able to reach the inaccessible places of the connectors, but the connectors fill the entire connector, as a result. the maximum cleaning occurs. The principle of operation is extremely simple: follow forced reboot iPhone, and after about 10-15 times, plug the charging cable and headphones into the appropriate connectors.
Method 6. Connect a Bluetooth headset / speaker
It also happens that the iPhone hangs in headset mode due to a software error. Usually they occur after installing a new version of iOS. In this case, it helps to connect a wireless headset or speaker and then disconnect the headphones. The principle of action is as follows:
Step 1. Connect the headphones to the iPhone.
Step 2. Connect the Bluetooth headset / speaker to iPhone in order to output sound to it.
Step 3. Unplug the headphones.
Step 4. Turn off the wireless device.
Immediately after that, you can check whether the sound has returned to the speaker of your iPhone.
Method 7. Forced reboot with headphones turned on
Also, a forced reboot of the iPhone with headphones inserted into the 3.5 mm jack can fix the software problem. To perform a “hard” reboot, you must hold down the Home and Power buttons and hold them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
Still can help:
In the event that none of the above methods helped, we are talking about a serious breakdown and only the service center can fix the problem.
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