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How to fix iPhone Headphone Jack not working

How to fix iPhone 5 Headphone Jack not working

Did it ever happen to you that on a day when you need your phone most if just suddenly stops working? Well if you ever had your iPhone Headphone Jack not working properly then we can help you out with our professional guide written by our iPhone technician who has been repairing phones for over 5 years.

How to fix iPhone Headphone Jack not working

We help you Step by Step to fix your iPhone Headphone Jack not working with this guide our technical experts wrote to help you get your phone back working
This guide works the same with all iPhones including iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus

However if you have an iPhone 5 you can read the specialized guide on how to fix iphone 5 headphone error here

1. Make sure your Headphone Jack is clean

The most common issues like “iPhone Headphone Jack Noise and Static” or “iPhone No Headphone Audio” are related to dust that is clogged up in the audio jack. What you can do is to take
a needle or other small pin and try to get the dust out of your audio jack

You will be shocked how much dust is stuck in your iPhone headphone jack once you take the effort to look inside and clean it up. Now plug your iPhone Headphones back in, if you still hear static or have issues with your audio repeat the process 2 more times and if that doesn’t help try step 2.

How to clean iPhone Headphone Jack
How to clean iPhone Headphone Jack



2. Check if Silent Mode Switch is on

If this didn’t help you fix your iPhone Headphone jack then you have to check if your Silent Mode switch (also known as mute mode) is turned on. If its turned on make sure its turned off (orange colour should not be visible) and see if your Headphone Jack works again.

If your Silent mode Switch is stuck try grabbing a toothpick or similar object and push it back up so your device signals you that the Silent Mode is turned off.

iPhone Mute Switch
iPhone Mute Switch


3. Turn Bluetooth off

If you are connected to a Bluetooth handset its most likely the audio will be routed through your Bluetooth device rather than your  iPhone Headphones. To check if this is the case follow these steps:

1. Choose 'Settings' on your iPhone Homescreen
2. Go to 'Bluetooth' (3rd item in the list)
3. Tap on the on/off toggle (green) and turn it off
4. Check if your iPhone Headphones work again
iPhone Bluetooth Toggle
iPhone Bluetooth Toggle

4. Hard Restart your iPhone

Sometimes a simple error in the Software can cause the weirdest issues with your iPhone and so can it cause your iPhone Headphone Jack to stop working.
To Hard Restart your iPhone press the Power Button and the Home Button until the Screen turns Black and the iPhone restarts.

How to Hard Restart iPhone
How to Hard Restart iPhone

5. Take it to the nearest Apple Store

Im sorry but if none of the above steps helped you fix the iPhone Headphone Issues you’re having then going to the Apple Store will be your last option. Make sure to choose the nearest Apple Store near you and book an appointment online and Apples highly skilled technicians will do the best to resolve your issue.

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Chase Russell

Chase Russell

Hey! My name is Chase R. and I am the owner of MacCrunch.com It is my passion to distribute online content that helps makes other peoples live easier and keep them up to date with the latest happenings in the industry. Thanks so much for checking our my blog. Stay tuned for weekly apple tech!

  • Christian Carpeso

    Just the first suggestion fixed the problem. Thanks guys.

  • Mitchel Mills

    Great article, the Hard Restart solved my headphone jack problem, thanks!

  • Scottm5462

    For no apparent reason, very loud static started coming out of my headphones before they stopped working entirely. So I googled this very helpful article… tho, in the end, good ol’ “reboot” (ie, Hard Restart) solved my problem.

  • David Plettner-Saunders

    Thank you, thank you! Step one worked and I pulled out a wad of lint from the jack opening on my iPhone 6s. Appreciate the assistance.

  • kalyan

    How do you fix headphones with sound in only one ear? The most common fault on a pair of audio headphones is sound only coming from one ear or side. If you have an expensive pair of earphones, replacing them by buying new ones is not always the best option. For headphones or earbuds that cost $50 dollars and above, most people will choose to fix it themselves. For many high end headphones, there is probably a warranty that may still be covering them from defects. Before you attempt to cut any wires or disassemble the headphones, contact the manufacturer first… there are links to many headphone companies at the bottom of this page.
    You can go with your own to fix there are some online DIY or other videos and helps to Fix your Best earphones or Headphones.
    Here you can go with some instructions to fixes as suggested by some companies too.

  • Stephen Porterfield

    Iphone 6S – 10.2.1 audio jack output was garbled static. Hard boot fixed it. Thanks

  • OMCS

    Thank you SO MUCH! I did have to do the hard restart. SO glad it worked. The headset is new!

  • Maria Gomez

    This is amazing, I went through all of the steps and all I had to do is the hard restart!!! I’m so glad it worked, thanks for the tips!

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