1. TgeekB's Avatar
    This has just recently started on my iPhone XR. 13.4.5
    When I plug in headphones it does not always recognize them and still plays sound through the speakers. A recent does fix it sometimes but just temporarily. It charges through the jack without issues.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    04-21-2020 03:52 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    As of yet, I have not experienced any of that.
    04-21-2020 06:27 AM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    You can try cleaning out the lightning port. Try to scrape out any lint gently with a wooden or plastic toothpick (never metal). Using canned air (again gently, with short bursts) can help as well. It could be that lint is blocking a good connection.

    Since restarting the phone works this is probably not it, but worth a try.

    FWIW, it could also be that the headphones are failing. You can try another set if you have some to verify.
    04-21-2020 09:48 AM
  4. Annie_M's Avatar
    Could there be a short in the cord, or near the connecter? That's happened to me before...
    04-21-2020 10:33 AM
  5. TgeekB's Avatar
    You can try cleaning out the lightning port. Try to scrape out any lint gently with a wooden or plastic toothpick (never metal). Using canned air (again gently, with short bursts) can help as well. It could be that lint is blocking a good connection.

    Since restarting the phone works this is probably not it, but worth a try.

    FWIW, it could also be that the headphones are failing. You can try another set if you have some to verify.
    Thanks for the advice.
    Like you said, I don’t believe it’s the port because rebooting the device often fixes it (temporarily) and it charges with no issue.
    I have tried different headphones and it makes no difference.
    I was wondering if it was software related but can’t find anything specific.
    04-22-2020 12:58 AM
  6. TgeekB's Avatar
    Could there be a short in the cord, or near the connecter? That's happened to me before...
    I’ve wondered about this. It might be worth buying another adapter to see if it helps. It just seems strange that it works and then if I immediately unplug the headphones and plug them back in it doesn’t. It’s like it’s not recognizing it.
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    04-22-2020 12:59 AM
  7. iwoodland's Avatar
    Time for AirPods?
    04-22-2020 02:22 AM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    I’ve wondered about this. It might be worth buying another adapter to see if it helps. It just seems strange that it works and then if I immediately unplug the headphones and plug them back in it doesn’t. It’s like it’s not recognizing it.
    Oh, I thought that you were using lightning port headphones. I didn't realize you were using the adapter. Definitely try another adapter - I still have a spare kicking around somewhere. They are not all that expensive.
    04-22-2020 09:19 AM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    Time for AirPods?
    Nope.
    I love my wired Harmon Kardon headphones plus I also have a Pixel 3a with the 3.5mm headphone port.
    04-22-2020 03:33 PM

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