Simple Guide on iPhone Stuck in Headphones Mode Fix


November 24, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

My iPhone 6 is stuck in Headphone mode, there are no headphones in it but my phone thinks I have headphones in. When I receive a call, it won’t allow me to hear the person on the other line unless I put my earphone in or use the speaker function. I have tried plugging in headphone and taking it out, but it did nothing as well as turning the phone off and back on again.

Have you ever had your iPhone get stuck in Headphone mode?

When your iPhone is stuck in headphone mode, and you intend to volume up or volume down the ringer, the volume bar shows “Headphones” instead of “Ringer”. What’s more, you can’t hear any sound for calls, music, videos without plugging in earphones.

Most of us don’t understand why this happens. Actually, dust or lint can make the device think that there is an earphone plugged in. It’s easy to clean if something stuck in headphone jack by using Q-tip, toothbrush, toothpick. Or use compressed air or your mouth to blow directly into the headphone jack, this can help to dislodge dust or pocket lint stuck in the port. If it happens after dropping into water, please refer to how to fix a water damaged iPhone.

iPhone Stuck in Headphone Mode

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Software error can also cause the problem as many users reported that their iPhone speakers stopped working after a recent iOS upgrade. We are not sure whether it is a bug in iOS or a feature, but anyway, the fact is their iPhone stuck into Headphone mode.

1. Get Out of iPhone Headphone Mode with FoneLab

Whatever may be the reason, here is the ultimate iPhone headphone mode fix:

FoneLab iOS System Recovery is able to help you get out of Headphone mode. Let’s take a look at this tool.

Key Feature of FoneLab iOS System Recovery:

  1. Fix iPhone, iPad or iPod from DFU mode, recovery mode, iPad stucks on Apple logo, headphone mode, cannot slide to unlock, iPhone keeps restarting, etc. to normal state.
  2. Support all iOS devices like iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus, SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod and more.
  3. This iOS system recovery is easy to use and safe enough to avoid data loss.
  4. Both Mac and Windows versions are available.
iOS System Recovery

If you can't slide to operate the iPhone, please check how to unlock disabled iPhone.

Choose which state your device is in:

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How to Get Out of iPhone Headphone Mode

Download and install the software on your Windows or Mac computer accordingly.

Plug your iPhone into the computer after the installation is finished. Choose iOS System Recovery on the interface.

Select Function

The software will detect the connected iPhone is in an abnormal state like Stuck at Apple logo, Recovery mode, DFU mode, iPhone black screen, etc. and it will ask you to click the Start button to get started.

Confirm iPhone Recovery Mode

You will be asked you to confirm the information related to your iPhone. Click Repair if it is correct, but if not, select the exact information manually before repair. To fix your iOS, the program will download the latest version of your firmware after detecting your current iOS version.

Repair Recovery Mode

It will download the plugin to repair the corrupted system and fix it to normal. It can take some time to complete, please do not disconnect or operate your device during the download process.

Download Plugin

That’s it! Your iPhone should be fine already and display Ringer when without headphones plugged in.

Super easy, right? It can also recover iMessages or other data on iPhone.

2. Reboot iPhone

If your iPhone keep running for a long time without restarting, rebooting iPhone can help you fix most of iPhone issues with ease.

1. General Way

With iOS 11 or later, you can to to Settings > General > Shut Down.

shut down iphone

2. Restart your iPhone

Restart your iPhone X or later

Press and hold the Power button and one Volume button until the Slider appears.

Drag the slider.

Press Power button again to turn it on again.

reboot iphone x

Restart your iPhone 8 or earlier or iPod touch

Press and hold the Power button until the power off slider appears.

Slide to turn your device completely off.

Press and hold the Power button again until you see the Apple logo.

If you are an iPad user, you can also check below workable ways.

3. Restart your iPad

Press and hold the Power button and one Volume button until the Slider appears.

Drag the slider to power off your device.

Hold the Power button again until you see the Apple logo.

reboot ipad

3. Reset iPhone

Please keep in mind that, resetting iPhone will wipe iPhone data without restaration. You should back up iPhone data before doing this.

Method 1. Reset iPhone via iPhone Settings

On iPhone, you can reset iPhone via Settings with simple taps.

Tap Settings on iPhone.

Tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

reset all settings

Method 2. Reset iPhone via iTunes

iTunes is one of the Apple Ways to reset iPhone on computer.

Download and install iTunes from official site on computer.

Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Click device icon > Summary > Restore iPhone.

restore iphone itunes

Method 3. Reset iPhone via iCloud

If you don't have a computer, you should choose iCloud to reset iPhone remotely.

Go to  icloud.comlink out. and log in with your iCloud account and passcode.

Click Find iPhone, and then choose iPhone from the drop-down list on the middle of the window.

Click Erase iPhone.

disable iphone

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