Sometimes, the problem that is commonly experienced by the iPhone users related to the headphone jack by finding the earpiece no longer works so that they can only use the speakerphone or earphones.
This issue can be annoying for some people. The problem needs to be diagnosed to find what the main cause of the issue but do this at home can also be done. Headphone jack problem can be caused by two factors that are software and hardware problem. Some cases of no longer work of headphone jack is happened after updating the software whereas other ones because of the hardware issues.
The suggestion when you face the hardware problem for the headphone jack of your iPhone, you can clean the jacks on your own but you need to be very careful and you should know the risk yourself because your action may not be recommended but sometimes, the cleaning project works well. The concept is by cleaning the dirt and dust that may block the sensor of the jack. It will involve the cotton bud and alcohol to clean and do not use water because water will create the corrosion and damage the inside components.
Cleaning up iPhone audio jack guide
If the cleaning project has been done, then try do restart the device before try using the headphone. If there is no change and the headphone still does not work, then just do the restore process. The step related to the hardware problem has purpose to avoid the data loss after restoring. Nonetheless, if the cleaning process of the jack has no result, it seems that the restore is another solution. Besides that, you need to check the sound setting and check for software update to ensure the software is the latest version.
The other thing you can do, if it’s permanent hardware failure, get it repaired. You can follow this DIY iPhone audio jack repair or get it repaired nearby mobile repair shop.
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