my iphone is stuck in headphones mode

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My iphone is stuck in headphones mode and won't get out of it no matter what I do. I've rebooted the phone, inserted and removed the jack from the socket.

There's a cargo-cult oriented thread on hackintosh: http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showt... and on Apple forums http://discussions.apple.com/thread.j... but none of the magic incantations are working for me. Has anyone seen a systematic way to work through this problem?
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The problem is there is dirt in the earjack.

Solution: Get one of those compressed air canisters and shoot a force of air in there to clear it out.

This is what the guys at the Apple store did for me when this happened to mine.
The forced air worked for us!!! Thank you very much for posting this.... it was driving me crazy.
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Thanks, you are awesome, 20% cooler than anyone else, worked like a charm!
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will it work with a air compreser?
You Rock!!! =) it works!=D Made my day
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hey guys.......
dis girt problem even occurred in my iphone also...........i experimented it with every sort of

bullshit but nothing worked.....at last a kept it in my washing machine ......filled the

machine with water and "SURF EXCEL" automatic front load and waited for it till the dirt

got showered away.........when everything was over..........MY IPHONE 3G WAS REBOOTED

TO ITS FACTORY SETTINGS and IT WORKED LIKE A NEW BOUGHT IPHONE 4S................go for it ............it really works.........
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You can also try plugging and unplugging the headphones a few times. Mine got stuck in headphones mode once, too.

I wonder if holding the top button to turn of the phone, then turning it back on would help...
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Reading your question more carefully, I think it's time for the Genius Bar!
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That did the trick. I think. Then it happened again. And stopped happening again. But mostly it works now and blowing air into the hole seems to be a most reliable way of solving the problem.
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it sound weird but i took a straw and sucked inand it worked :)
Same here, tried all the other methods, nothing, straw done the trick :)
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Please try to insert the 3.5 mm jack 10 to 20 times and it will work fine
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Thanks for the tip. I took a hairdryer blew it into the hole. It worked. Had gone to the AT&T store they said I needed a new phone or take to Apple where it would cost about 100.00 to fix. Thanks guys!!!!!
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you can turn airplane mode on and off again, easier than turning it off
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wow, this works! tnx.
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worked for me too after all else failed!
OHHHHMiiGEEEE ii So Friggin Luv U Thanx !!!!!!
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Air can worked me too! Thanks
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Had the same problem and in a panic took iphone to Genius Bar where they blew pocket lint out of the jack with compressed air.
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Thank you!!!!
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you jailbroke it in quickpwn change the firmware download a different one without restoring it i almost threw the 3g out the window until i did it..
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yup, i blew air wit my mouth
n then plug and unplug
like really fast done :)
thanks guys!!
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My iphone headphone jack isn't working. Its as if the phone is thinking that opposite. When there are no headphones in I can't hear anything and pressing the volume button shows (headphones)on the screen. However when the headphones are in it acts as if there are none in it and all the sound functions work fine.

I also know that it definitaly thinks that is in headphone mode when nothing is plugged in as while playing music and putting the headphones in but not all the way you can get music to play through the headphones..

I have just recently swapped the back case on my iphone and it came with headphone jack switches etc already in place. All I had to do was attach a cable..

Do you think that there is anyway to get a program to manually change it or a command line that will reverse it?
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Well I would have to agree with everybody else. Blowing air into the dam hole works. And I got a iPhone 1st gen that I love and it is jailbroken riming 3.1.2 frimware.
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Running 3.1.2 not riming LOL
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I agree, it also worked for me. I turned off the power, stuck a paper clip end in, moved it around a bit, blew into it a couple of times, and WHAALAA, it is back to normal. Thanks guys!!
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I have the same problem now ---- nearly. I have an open Iphone 3gs from Italy bought in Aug09.
Since 2 days I only can call by using headphones or the loudspeaker mode!
Ipod is functioning normal. Reboot, new activating.... did not work..

Any ideas, I am depressed already
Thanks, Hans
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Hans

Just blow into the hole and it should be fixed no need to reboot or any other re configuration.
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Just fixed mine with compressed air too. Googled the question and found this page. Thanks!
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Mine is stuck too. Blowing air works for sometimes but only if the cause is dirt. But in my case it didn't. I even replaced the headphone jack for a new one without success. Some reports this could be causes by internal heat (see Apple forums thread "stuck on headphone mode")

Sam: if you replaced the back case, it may have been equipped with the wrong headphone cable. There are 2 different models, and putting the wrong one causes exactly what you described (it reverses the headphone detection/signal cable)
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Hey, I have the same problem as Sam. Do you know if there's any way to fix this?
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Fuck it....it doesen't work even with air....Fuck apple.....i'm getting depressed right now...they suck......for goodness sake ~X(
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This happened to me today, then I found out that the iPod was playing (i never use iPod on my phone) I made sure the iPod was turned off - actually there is no OFF just make sure no music is playing. and noe it is fine- before it was stuck in headphone mode or I could use speaker mode but heard nothing with regular phone functions. Make sure you havent pulled out the earphones and not turned off the iPod music.
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Amazing. Just blow air fast from your mouth. No need to even use compressed air. Just blow your heart out. Worked like a charm for me.
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This also worked for me!!! btw this was on my 4s!
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Tryed Everythiung. Nothung worked
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This worked! Blew a couple of times into the hole and put the plug in and out quickly a few times and viola it was fixed. thanks guys.
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Thanks for this thread - worked like a charm on my 1st gen! I thought my speaker had died and that this might be the end of the line for my phone...
my phone got soaked in water and then after drying it for a few days in rice it worked just fine with the exception of being stuck in headphone mode.
I took it to someone to fix it and they couldnt do anything, i tried the rubbing alcohol trick (didnt work), i tried blowing into it (didnt work) i tried resetting(didnt work).
Finally i tried vaccuuming out my phone and then putting it into the freezer for a couple of minutes and it worked perfectly!
my phone is totally back to normal now!
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hi, my iphone got wet too and it is also stuck in headphone mode now. its been about a day its been like this. how did you vacumm it out? which part?
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hi, my iphone got wet too and it is also stuck in headphone mode now. its been about a day its been like this. how did you vacumm it out? which part?
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NO ONE ANSWERED THIS PLEASE ANSWER???
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Yeah I dropped my phone in the snow and realized like 10 minutes later, my phone works fine except it's stuck in headphone mode what should I do noting working?
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This just happened to me ... did you vacuum seal it in a plastic bag then put it in the freezer ??
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I had this issue recently, only it wasn't actually "stuck" in headphones mode; turns out I had accidentally turned on TTY in phone settings when I was playing around with my settings.
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THANK YOU!! =]
WORKED
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My wife dropped her iphone into the toilet. I immediately rolled it in a towel and applied heat to the towel for about 15 minutes. Then it was stuck in headphone mode. I used a Dyson vacuum to suck the rest of the moisture out (about 5 minutes straight - jamming the air hole on the Dyson to keep the suction really strong and consistent) and that was it - 20 minutes later 100% working iphone and not in headphone mode. What an engineering P.O.S. I'm just glad for my Blackberry.
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Same prob. Google led here. Blow lint outta the freaking hole? You gotta be kiddin me. Blew in hole. No love. Trimmed Starbucks stopper stick and picked 2mm piece of lint out. Viola!! Good as new.

Its like calling tech support because my computer won't boot and then realizing its unplugged.