iPhone stuck in headphone mode after water damage…? Many iPhone users have a complaint that iPhone stuck in headphone mode after dropping in water. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix this issue.
Devices: iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6s, and 5.
Solution 1: Clean the headphone jack
- Make sure that nothing is stuck in the headphone jack.
- Clean the headphone jack with a clean, small, soft-bristled brush. It will remove if there is any debris or dust in the headphone jack.
Solution 2: plug and unplug headphones
One of the iPhone users said that this solution worked for him perfectly.
- Plug the Headphones in and out.
- Repeat it for 10-12 times.
Solution 3: Use q-tip
- Place the q-tip into the headphone jack. It will get the moisture out of the jack.
- Wait for few 1 or 2 minutes and then take it out of the headphone jack.
- Then restart your iPhone
Solution 4: Suck and blow the headphone jack
- Suck the headphone jack.
- Blow into the headphone jack. You can use a blow dryer to the headphone jack.
- Use compressed air to blow into the headphone jack.
- Take a paper clip and poke the headphone jack.
Solution 5: Refresh Airplane Mode
- Open Settings.
- Turn on Airplane Mode.
- Wait for 15-20 minutes and then turn it off.
Solution 6: Force Restart
iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and earlier
Press and hold the Home Button and Power Button (Sleep/Wake) until the Apple Logo Appears.
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
Press and hold the Side Button and Volume Down Button until the Apple Logo appears.
iPhone 8, 8 Plus, & X
- Press the Volume Up Button and release it.
- Press the Volume Down Button and release it.
- Press and hold the Side Button until the Apple Logo appears.
Solution 7: Enable and disable speaker mode
- Ask someone to call you and attend the call.
- Turn on speaker mode.
- Turn off speaker mode
- Plug in headphones and then unplug the headphones.
Solution 8: Update/restore your phone on Recovery/DFU Mode
Before doing it, back up your iPhone. Because this action may erase all data from your device.
- Connect your iPhone to Mac/Computer via Lightning (USB) cable.
- Open iTunes on PC/Computer.
- Make sure that iTunes is updated to the latest version.
- Then Force Restart your iPhone (follow the steps from Solution 6).
- Don’t leave Buttons after seeing the Apple Logo. Keep holding it until Recovery Mode screen (iTunes screen) appears.
- Select “Update” in the pop-up box. If you select “Update”, iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without deleting your data. Wait until the process is finished.
- Then Force Restart your iPhone.
Note: If it doesn’t work out, select “Restore” instead of “Update”.
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