1. thirdday2002's Avatar
    Hi everybody,

    After 4.5 years, I finally took the plunge and moved from Windows Phone to an iPhone 6 plus. Loving it so far. I do have an issue that I'm hoping you all can help me with.

    Is it possible to use the internal mic while having a cable plugged into the headphone jack? While driving, I like to listen to podcasts/music/waze/etc... I've got a little older car, and it's got a tape deck. I use a 3.5 mm to cassette adapter to utilize the car's sound system. Everything works fine, except that I can't figure out how to get diction to work. As long as there's a cable plugged into the headphone jack, Siri acts like she doesn't hear anything I'm saying. As soon as I unplug the cable from the jack, she works just fine.

    With my Lumias, they would plug and play nicely. I could dictate texts, use 'hey Cortana', etc without issue. It worked seamlessly, using the internal mics for voice capture while the headphone jack was in use. What setting am I missing? Google wasn't much help, and I'm hoping my Mobile Nations brethren can help me out (long time windows central reader). Thanks in advance!
    07-04-2015 10:01 PM
  2. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Once something is plugged into the headphone jack, the external speakers and microphone are disabled.
    07-05-2015 07:31 AM
  3. thirdday2002's Avatar
    That much I know. Is there a setting some place that keeps the internal mic enabled?
    07-05-2015 08:30 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    No. As the previous poster said, once the headphones are in, all goes through them.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    07-05-2015 08:35 AM
  5. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Exactly. There's no "setting". Working as designed.
    07-05-2015 10:01 AM
  6. thirdday2002's Avatar
    I tried it again today, and it worked the way that I was hoping. Hopefully yesterday was a fluke. Thanks everyone for your insight!
    07-05-2015 11:11 AM

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