How to Fix: iPhone stuck in headphones mode

iPhone stuck in headphone mode and it preventing user from hearing the sound. Also iPhone acts like headphones are plugged in.

Solution 1:-

If you see the icon like this when you adjust the volume buttons, there may be broken piece or dirt in the headphone port.

Unplug and re-plug iPhone headphones several times (at least 8 to 10 times). Use hairdryer or toothpick on the iPhone headphone port to remove broken headphone jack or dust.

iPhone stuck in headphone mode

If you spilled milk or Pepsi like water, use q-tip (with the cotton ripped off)

Solution 2:-

Reset the iPhone. Press and hold Sleep/Wake button and Home button together until Apple logo appears.

Solution 3:-

Play a song (lengthy duration) and allow iPhone to completely lock.

Now insert iPhone compatible headset jack.

Unlock iPhone. Stop audio and unplug jack.

Solution 4:-

Plug in headset when phone is locked.

Hold down power button. It will bring “slide to power off” bar.

Now remove the headphones.

Press the “cancel” button at the bottom of the screen.

Now check the sound.

Solution 5:-

Connect your iPhone via Bluetooth to a speaker system.

Play a music.

Switch from speaker system back to Phone.

If you have any other issues or solutions, do let us via comment.

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305 responses to How to Fix: iPhone stuck in headphones mode

used blow dryer on cool for 5-6 min, then gave up and put on the charger. checked it about 15 min later, and it's no longer stuck in headphone mode!! hooray!!

I tried fixes from this website and others. Been working on this for a couple of hours. Nothing seemed to work. Finally I put a qtip in the hole spun it around several times and went back and tried solution #4 and FINALLY it was a success. I did get a droplet of water in the phone today. So happy to have it working and thank you so very much for your information.. Genius!!

The only thing worked for me was the Q-tip, clean the socket, after 30-40 tries and one broken q tip. it worked, it took me more than an hour. I dropped the phone in my dog water bowl. bottom line is to wait and clean the phone, FYI I left the phone for an hour in bowl of uncooked rice to dry it.

After trying everything on this list nothing worked. i went to settings then sounds and scrolled down to the bottom. I turned off keyboard clicks and turned it back on and my sound came back!!

GUYS!!! I've had this problem for over an hour and I frantically tried everything before I factory reset it. Even the weird quirkier fixes. After I had backed my phone up to factory reset it, I took my sim card out to check the LDI (Liquid Damage Indicator) which was fine by the way. Put it back in and it's gone back to normal!!

I was about to give up I've tryed every solution and finally I tryed the blow dryer one and put it on the coolest setting for exactly 5 mins and when I played a song it started working again like normal! Thank you for your tips!!

I fixed my iPhone 6 stuck in "headphones" mode by turning on "Airplane" mode then adjusting the volume up and down.

Omg thanks! I just got my iPhone6, after months of saving And as I laid down to watch a movie after a horrible day at work it kept saying "headphones" I was about to start crying lol sure enough I got a QTip,took the cotton of and cleaned the port. Worked instantly!

I've tried everything I've read, with no luck and going through settings when I change the ringer volume it works w/o the headphones but that's the only time you hear sound… what the heck!

OMGEE … So I "totally" Almost gave up! But what did I have to lose? So I tried all the solutions above.. After I felt like, nevermind, I'll just relook at tomorrow and if it doesn't work, il have to get a new phone … BUT BAM! I just started working again! WOOHOO! Saaaweeeet .. Idk which one did it? But the moral is "don't give up! Persist.. Persist.
YA baby music to my ears! (Literally)…lol
Thank you! Major Kuddos!

My mum was losing her mind…'How do I fix it' to 'I need a new phone'. I searched it up and thanks to this website its fixed. Just used a hairdryer! Thanks!

Just be sure even after it's fixed you dry the port somehow. Hairdryer or leave a qtip in for a while or leave it in rice if the phone got really really drenched in water

Tried everything, was getting so frustrated but then I saw the posts about the hairdryer. I thought 'yeah right' but then after 5 minutes of hairdryer on the cold setting, IT WORKED !! Amazing !

The trick with the blow dryer works the best as I was scrolling on here I had the blow dryer going then all of a sudden bam I can hear my text coming through! Try the blow dryer method. I had to do it for 10 min. FYI my phone fell in the toilet and it's all okay now! Thanks!!!!!!!

So I took a bath and boom my phone fell in. Couple secs … Dry towel it and was looking for ways to fix it I did the Qtip first … Nothing … Then did the hair dryer on low cool and it worked after like 5 minutes 🙂 yay I'm so happy 🙏🏽

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