Did you ever unplug the headphones or speakers from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and found that your iPhone is stuck in headphone mode after iOS 12 update? The most common symptom is that the sound will not be heard by the loudspeakers, and in some cases, you may even see the Headphones jammed on the main screen. It can be frustrating, but it’s usually pretty easy to solve.
In this article, we will discuss why it happens, as well as some methods to fix iPhone stuck on headphones mode after iOS 12 beta update.
If you’re stuck in the volume mode of the headphones on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, even after you have disconnected the headphones or speakers from the 3.5mm headphone jack, you’ve just experienced an annoying bug in iOS.
We do not really know why this happens, but it could be related to one of the following actions:
Here is the quick solution to fix iPhone/iPad stuck in headphone mode
Some users report that the iPhone speaker has stopped working after the iOS 12 update. Another case is that the iPhone/iPad headphone problem is caused by an abrupt disconnection of the headset during a call or a video chat. Whatever the cause of the software error, you can fix the clogged iPhone/iPad with the following methods.
Maybe you have not completely detected that the headphones are disconnected. Try plugging the headphones or speakers back in and exit quickly for several times. This can put things in their proper measure. It is usually the best way to solve that temporary problem. If not, repeat these steps several times. If it still does not work and the iPhone/iPad keeps stuck in the Headphone Mode, then go ahead to the next method.
Plug in another pair of headphones, or another speaker, and then unplug them to see if that made the difference. Some cheaper headphone connectors are made to poorer tolerances, and this may cause iOS to stop recognizing when a pair of headphones or speakers is unplugged.
Connect your iPhone/iPad with a Bluetooth speaker. And put a song on the device. When you play it, turn off Bluetooth. Some users find that their iPhone/iPad speaker works again in this way.
If you have tried the previous methods, but are still stuck in headphone mode, try a reboot. This may force iOS to update its sound output settings.
With a long press of the button of sleep/wake until the bar of “Slide to turn off” appears. Slide it and turn off the device. Wait for 2 minutes and then press the button again to reactivate it. Then press the volume buttons to see if the volume bar is in the “Ring” state.
If the methods above do not work to get your iPhone or iPad out of the Headphone Mode, then the software error could be more serious than you imagine. In this case, maybe you should have a professional software to fix the Headset Mode problem.
iOS System Recovery is able to fix several software problems and fix iPhone stuck in headphone mode. It is also easy to use and can fix errors without erasing data from your device. Therefore, you do not have to worry about if you find it too complex and technical. Nor should we worry about the loss of data after recovery.
Step 1. Download and install iOS System Recovery on your PC/Mac.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC/Mac via USB cable.
Step 3. Launch the program and choose “Standard Mode”.
Step 4. Follow the instructions to put your iPhone/iPad into DFU Mode.
Step 5. Upon entering DFU Mode, the program will present the type, model and iOS version of your iPhone or iPad. All you need is to click on the “Download” button to download the firmware and then press “Start to Fix” button to move on?
Step 6. Then it could take a few minutes and your device will restart automatically during the process. That means you can now disconnect your device and your speaker has already returned to normal.
If none of the above worked, that could be a hardware problem with the jack itself. With a flashlight, look inside the 3.5mm headphone jack and look for traces of water or lint that could be the cause of an electrical malfunction. In general, a toothpick can be used to clean the 3.5mm headphone jack. I have done this hundreds of times myself and it works very well.
Hopefully one of the previous methods was able to help you get your iPhone out of headphone mode.