I regularly listen to music on Spotify, almost too much. Therefore, I wear headphones! But a few weeks ago when I unplugged them to make a call, I couldn’t hear anything. I checked everything but there was no sound coming from anywhere. It was at this point that I realized that my iPhone liked wearing headphones even more than me. My iPhone, sadly, was stuck on headphones mode and I’m guessing the reason you’re reading this now is that your iPhone has made the same decision.
So, what to do? Well, don’t worry because, after some investigating, I’ve come up with 4 ways to help you fix this.
1. Clean the Headphone Jack or the Lightning Pot
Occasionally, grime or pocket lint sneaks into the port and begins to create trouble when you don’t clean it often. So, you need to give a quick shake to your device a few times in order to make the dust or grime fall out of the port.
Thereafter, you should try plugging your headphones in and out a few times, because your iOS can sometimes forget that your headphones were disconnected. Once you do all these steps, try playing a song to see if the iPhone can deliver sound.
2. Check your Bluetooth connection
Bluetooth affects the ability to play audio from your iPhone. If your iPhone accidentally connects to a Bluetooth speaker or a wireless headset, your speaker on the iPhone will be disabled.
Try turning off Bluetooth to see if the problem is gone. Firstly go to the Control Center and then click on the Bluetooth icon to turn off.
3. Give your iPhone a hard reset
This is one of the best ways to fix any problem you might get with your iPhone such as your iPhone does not turn on or if your iPhone does not ring when you get an incoming call. However, nobody can make sure that applying a restore solution will fix iPhone stuck in headphones mode, but you should also try to apply. To do so:
Step 1: Tap Settings from the Home screen.
Step2: Tap on General.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap Reset.
Step 4: Choose Reset all settings option
Step 5: If prompted, enter your device passcode.
Step 6: Then tap on the popup again to confirm all settings reset.
After the reset, your iPhone will reboot and then restore the original settings and options. Now, try and see if your iPhone’s speakers are working and that it has fixed it from being stuck on headphones mode.
4. Update IOS on your device
Aside from these ways, installing the latest iOS update for your iPhone is also among the possible solution. Software updates usually include patches to fix existing problems caused by random bugs and data corruption. You can check for the latest iOS update on your iPhone in settings.
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Tap General.
Step 3: Select the Software Update.
An update notification will show up on the screen if there is a new iOS version available. Read the update details and system requirements, and then select the option to Download and Install the update.
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