How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Headphone Mode

EelPhone author Alex Scott, 16 December, 2020

Summary

iPhone stuck in headphone mode and won't restore even after unplugging headphone, it's hardware or software issue for iPhone, get the solution according to the causing of the problem from the article below.


“My iPhone is stuck on headphone mode for one hour even when I unplugged my headphone from iPhone for one hour, I tap on the volume up button, but iPhone appears headphone mode still. How do I get my iPhone out of headphone mode?”

iPhone headphone mode attributes all sound to your headphone, drop into your world and the volume as high as you like. When you unplug headphone from iPhone, normally, iPhone turns off headphone mode automatically, then tap on the volume button to turn it up.

In the case, that iPhone thinks headphones are plugged in even when you've unplugged it from iPhone, check the causing at first, and then fix it. Get the method to fix iPhone stuck in headphone mode from this article.

Part 1: Why is My iPhone Stuck on Headphone Mode


why is my phone stuck in headphone mode? If iPhone stuck in headphone mode and won't change after unplugging headphone, check the causing and get the solution from the second part:

Headphone Jack Damage
Have a look at the headphone jack, if it's badly worn or submerged water before, it's the problem of the headphone jack problem.

Slow Response of iPhone
When you wait a few minutes, iPhone gets out of headphone mode automatically without any action, check the iPhone storage, low storage in iPhone will slow down the function of any feature in iPhone.

iPhone System Problem
But it's hard to be the iOS system problem, you can check and take a solution to check if it's the iOS system problem from second part.

Part 2: How to Get Your Phone Out of Headphone Mode-9 Tips


Generally, two possibilities of iPhone stuck in headphone mode: hardware damage and the iOS system problem, according to the cause of the solve the issue, get the solution from article below, you can try the tip one by one:

Tip 1: Plug and Unplug Headphone One More Time


When you unplug headphone from iPhone, iPhone stuck in headphone mode and won't get out of headphone mode after unplugging headphone, plug and unplug headphone from iPhone for several times. Wait a few seconds, if iPhone still stuck in headphone mode, turn to the next tip.

Tip 2: Take Out iPhone Case


If the iPhone case is too thick, the headphone can't connect well to the iPhone, take out the iPhone case, try to unplug and plug the headphone from iPhone. If the iPhone get out of headphone mode then, replace one new iPhone case.

Tip 3: Clean up the Headphone Port


Unplug the headphone, take one toothpick to clean up the headphone port, clean up the dust in the headphone port, then re-plug headphone and unplug headphone from iPhone to check it.

Tip 4: Restart iPhone


If iPhone stuck on headset mode still, hold on the power button to power it off, after a few minutes, power it on by holding on the button one more time. Restart iPhone can solve so many problems of iPhone, it's the top tip you should think out to fix iPhone stuck in headphone mode.

Tip 5: Replace One Headphone Jack


If all tips above can't still fix iPhone stuck in headphone mode, re-check the headphone port one more time, if it was worn or damaged seriously, and your iPhone was used for so long time, take it to the apple repair store to replace one new headphone port, then plug and unplug headphone. For hardware problem, if this tip can't even fix it, it mostly means that the cause of it is the iOS system problem.

Tip 6: Clean Up iPhone


iPhone runs slower and slower when the iPhone storage is mostly used up, headphone mode disappears after even a few minutes, check the iPhone storage, delete useless photos, videos, apps in iPhone, save more space so that iPhone can run faster.

Tip 7: Reset All Settings


You should consider the software problem of iPhone when you can't fix iPhone stuck in headphone mode, go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings, enter the iPhone password to confirm the operation to reset iPhone settings, all settings in iPhone will be restored to factory reset, reset iPhone then.

Tip 8: Update iOS System Version


For iOS system issue, update iOS version to the latest one is useful when you can access iPhone settings. In other articles, we didn't provide this method to fix iPhone system issue, because you can't access iPhone settings when your iPhone frozen or keeps crashing, iPhone stuck in headphone mode but you can still get into iPhone settings section.
Go to Settings>General>Software Update, if there is one available iOS version, click on Install Now to update iOS version to the latest one. It takes a few minutes to restore iPhone to the latest iOS version.

Tip 9: EelPhone OSFixit to Fix iPhone Stuck in Headphone Mode Without Losing Data


When all tips above don't work, for iOS system problem, EelPhone OSFixit provides the way to get iPhone off headphone mode without losing data.
Note: EelPhone OSFixit can fix only the iOS system issue rather than the hardware problem. Check the cause of the issue at the first of all.


Step 1: Download EelPhone OSFixit on computer, from the interface of the tool, click on Standard Mode at the first of all, which is the only method to fix iOS system issue without losing data.
iPhone stuck in headphone mode

Step 2: Connect iPhone to computer, the tool will scan out the iPhone iOS version automatically, click on Start button to download the exact iPSW data package.
iPhone stuck in headphone mode

Step 3: When iPSW data pacakge was downloaded and unpacked, keep connecting when the tool is downloading and unpacking data package.
iPhone stuck in headphone mode

Step 4: Tap on Repair Now to fix iPhone system issue when the package was unpacked.
iPhone stuck in headphone mode

Mostly, the standard mode is enough to fix iPhone stuck in headphone mode, in the case that standard mode can't repair it, turn to advanced mode to get your iPhone off headphone mode.

Check the hardware of iPhone at the first of all, if you can assure that it's the iOS system problem. Choose one suitable method to fix iPhone stuck in headphone mode from this article.