iPhone Xs Max Stuck on Headphone Mode? Here’s the Fix

Do you ever feel this issue… iPhone stuck on headphone mode? If yes, this article will give some solutions to overcome this issue. Usually, hardware or software problem makes this issue. If it is a hardware issue then move to Apple Support. If it is a software issue then follow the upcoming steps. My one of the friend had the same problem and I suggest some steps and he tried those steps it working. So now I’m gonna share those steps with you. Hope those trick will help you.

Solution 1: Change the Mute Button

Due to some careless, our iPhones mute button gets on automatically. So check whether it is in off position.

Solution 2: Clean your Headphone  Jack

For cleaning your headphone jack use the perfect and correct tool.

Use Hair Dye or Painting brush.

Note: it should dry and moisture free.

Solution 3: Force Restart


  1. Press Volume Up button and then release it quickly.
  2. Press Volume Down button and then release it quickly.
  3. Finally, press and hold the Side button( Wake/Sleep button) until the Apple logo appears.


Solution 4: Set Audio Routing

  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Scroll down to see General and then tap it.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Then tap Call Audio Routing.
  5. Now select Automatic.

Solution 4: Reset All Settings

  1. Launch Settings > General.
  2. Scroll down to see Reset and then tap it.
  3. Tap “Reset all Settings”.
  4. Enter passcode if required and then tap “Reset All Settings” in Pop-up box to confirm the action.

Solution 5: Software Update

  1. Launch Settings->General.
  2. Tap on “Software Update”.
  3. If an Update is available, tap “Download and Install”.

Solution 6: Restore your device

  1. Go to iTunes on your Mac.
  2. Connect your iPhone via Lightning cable.
  3. Then Hard Reboot your Device.
  4. Press and release Volume Up Button
  5. Press and release Volume Down Button.
  6. Press and hold until you see the iTunes and Lightning cable logo.

Hope the above solutions will be useful for you. If you have any doubt regarding this article, please share us via comments. Thank You.

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