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How To Fix iPhone stuck in Headphone Mode water Damage

Hello every one is your iPhone stuck in headphone mode after you drop it into water?and now you are looking for a solution on how to fix iphone stuck in headphone mode after drop in water then you are on the right page today in this awesome tutorial I will show you how to get out from headphone mode.Before we start you can also read How to fix apps not deleted on iPhone 11.

Before we start to Fix iPhone in headphone mode remember this tutorial is for all the versions of iPhone/iPad I will provide you a list of iPhone on winch you can implement this technique to fix iPhone. Here is the list if you find your iphone/ipad model then follow this tutorial.Also Read How to jailbreak iOS 13 on iPhone X.

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List of iPhone/ipad which on which you can implement this Technique


  • iPhone 11,iPhone 11 PRO ,iPhonePRO MAX,iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone X, iPhone 8 & Plus, Phone 7 & 7 Plus, iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S
  • iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4,iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro

Now if you want to troubleshoot your iPhone after falling in water then you have to read this tutorial.We will provide you a fix so you can will apply on your wet iPhone.

Reasons Why iPhone is Stuck in Headphone mode

If you want to know some of the reasons that why iPhone is Stuck in headphone mode then have a look to some of the reasons.

Water Damage

One of the most common reason for iPhone stuck in headphone mode is Water Damage,and many time people don’t protect their iPhone or any other device from water. Here’s how the conversation Many times people go to gym for workout and during work out they listen to music on their iPhone and they don’t know what can happened?Do you have any clue what can be happened?

Here’s the answer if you are sweaty then this is problem is caused when sweat runs down the cord of an your headphones. At some point, a small amount of sweat gets inside the headphone jack of your iPhone/ipad which causes their iPhone to stuck in headphone mode.

 We will also Provide you a fix if your have drop your iPhone into water and after that you are facing iPhone stuck in airplane mode.

How To Fix iPhone stuck in Headphone Mode water Damage 10 different methods

Many people are reporting that they are facing stuck in Headphone Mode issue on iOS 12,13 so then can also try out these methods.Now I will provide you methods to fix your iPhone that is stuck in headphone mode below are some of the best methods have a look.I am 100% sure that at least one of the method will work for you Let’s start with method 1.

Method 1-Remove Your iPhone case

Before you go into further detail first try this simple method.In most of the case your iPhone is reason behind this problem as it may blocking the way to jack which cause your iPhone/ipad to remain in headphones mode.Many people reported that when they removed their iPhone case their problem was solved so you must try this method.

Method 2-OFF/ON iPhone

Now if the first technique doesn’t work try this one.In this method you have to first Turn off your iPhone and after thirty second again Turn it ON.We are doing doing this turn ON/OFF because we have to make sure and clear our mind that the problem does not lies in our iPhone software.

Method 3-Try Plug in/out Headphones

If the first two techniques does not work for you try this method.In this method you have to first put your handsfree into the jack of your iPhone then and you have to twist it two or three times and that up it out and again repeat this method two or three times I hope this will solve your problem.

Method 4-Try different headphones

So if you don’t have original headphones then maybe the problem lies in your headphone go and bring some other headphones and insert them in iPhone jack .Sometimes people use headphone which is not supported by Apple there are thousands of cheap brands out their in market will are not supported by iPhone so I suggest you always use Apple original headphones to avoid this problem.If you don’t have original airphones then you have to borrow from your friend and insert them into the jack your problem will be solved.

Method 5-Go To Airplane Mode on Your iPhone

Now to get rid of stuck in Headphone Mode you can try another simplest method by going into airplane mode on your iPhone/ipad follow below listed steps.

  1. From the home screen of your iPhone/ipad go to the control Center.
  2. Find Airplane mode option and tap on it.
  3. Wait for at least 3 minutes.
  4. Now again tap on airplane mode to turn it off.
  5. Now you will see your iPhone speakers are working.

If you are not finding Airplane mode in control center then go to the Settings and find airplane mode turn it ON wait for three minutes and after that turn the airplane mode OFF.

Method 6-The BIC Pen Trick

This is one of the trick which I applied to my iPhone when it was stuck in Headphone mode so I will suggest you to try this one.This technique was suggested to me by my friend thanks to him,and it’s best to solve.

Attention: PIN will not survive this method so you have to use BIC PEN now if you don’t know to use it. Here’s how to use a BIC pen to remove dust or water particles from iPhone/ipad jack. Follow below listed steps:

Step-1:-First you have to remove cap from BIC pen.


Step-2:-Now you have to use pliers so that you can remove/pull the pen tip away from the remaing part of Pen.


Step-3:-The tip is attached to a circular plastic cartridge that contains the ink.


Step-4:-Now you can see that the opposite side of circular plastic that contain ink is perfect to remove dust particles or after drops from iPhone jack.


Step-5:-Now we have our tool i-e PEN now you have to insert it into the jack of your iPhone.Go and insert that end into the headphone jack and then you have to twist to loosen the debris, and then pull it out from your iphone/ipad jack.

Method 7-Fix Headphones via Compressed Air

Now if your iPhone is dropped into water then I recommend you to try this method.You have to use a can of compressed air so that air blow directly into the headphone jack. . Compressed air can loosen debris just enough to shake it out or blow it out completely.Remember to start blowing compressed air from the outside of your iPhone.

Well if you don’t have a can of compressed air then you can try your breath as a compressed air but i will not recommend this method because your breath contains moisture and I will cause more damage to your iPhone/ipad jack.But if you are feeling you have nothing to lose they try this method.

Method 8- Hard Reset your iPhone

Legends says if you face any problem to your iPhone then one of the best way to fix that problem if to hard rested if your iPhone stuck in headphone mode because of software then you must try hard reset method.Now this method is not so difficult to understand hard reset is the simplest way to get rid of that solution.Another advantage of hard reset is that it will clear all of your unwanted garbage that is sucked in memory of your iPhone.So to hard reset you have to follow below listed steps.

How To hard reset iPhone 6 or lower?

Now if your iPhone 6 stuck in Headphone Mode then you have to follow below listed steps to hard reset it.

  1. Press+Hold Power button and Home button simultaneously.
  2. Do not remove your fingers until you see Apple Logo on your iPhone screen.
  3. That it you have restart.

How To hard Reset iPhone 7 or 7 plus?

If your iPhone 7 or 7 plus stuck in Headphone Mode then you have to hard restart it here’s how to do that.An in iPhone 7 there is no home button so we have to use power+home button.

  1. Press and hold Power button and Volume button simultaneously.
  2. Do not remove your fingers from home+power button for at least 20 seconds.
  3. You will see Apple logo then you can remove your fingers.

How To hard reset iPhone 11,11 PRO,11 PROMAX,8,8 plus,iPhone X,iPhone XS,

Well if your latest version iPhone 11,11 PRO,11 PROMAX,8,8 plus,iPhone X,iPhone XS stuck in Headphone Mode then you have to hard rest to fix that problem here’s how to do that:

  1. Quickly press and release Volume Up Button.
  2. And then Quickly press and Release Volume down button.
  3. Now you have to press your Power button (if your are using iPhone 8 or iPhone plus).
  4. if you are using iPhone 11,11PRO,PRO MAX or iPhone X,XS then you have to press Side button.

After hard reset check if your iPhone speakers are working ?Well I hope they will work now if you are still facing problem then follow next methods.

Method 9-Q-Tip

When you see an error iPhone stuck in headphone mode this is because of dust or water is trapped by the iPhone jack.First method is to apply q-tip on your iPhone.Follow below steps to fix your iPhone in headphone mode via q-tip.

  1. First you have to wrap the fiber around the Q-stick
  2. Now place gently into headphone jack and twist it for few time.
  3. By twirl a few times it will remove dust and water drops from your iPhone jack

Method-10 Update iOS version on your iPhone

Maybe this problem is due to old version of iOS so in order to fix that problem update to the latest version of iOS. Follow below listed steps to update to the latest version.

  1. From the home screen of your iPhone go to the Settings.
  2. Find general and click on it.
  3. There you will see Software update click on it.
  4. If there are any updates click on it your iPhone will update to the latest version of iOS.

That’s all for today I hope you have successfully Fix iPhone stuck in Headphone Mode if you are still facing an issue then feel free to comment down below in the comment section I have some other methods.Also you can like us on Facebook so you never miss an update.There are some of the most popular Tutorials on howtofix have a look to them.

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