How to connect wired and wireless headphones to iPhone
You bought a brand new, glossy, cool iPhone and now you want to listen to music, play games or watch movies with it, all this can be done using the built-in speakers, but very quickly you realize that you want to get high-quality sound. and for this you need to connect headphones. How to connect headphones to iPhone. answer below.
If dirt or dust has disappeared into the connector, you need to clean it. you can do this with a toothpick or paper folded in half. The main thing is not to use metal objects for this purpose.
How to connect wireless headphones to iPhone
Step 1 First of all, we need to get into the “Settings” of your phone or tablet. To do this, find an application on the desktop called “Settings” and click on it.
Step 2 Now in the left column you need to find the Bluetooth adapter menu, it is almost at the very top of the list. Go to it.
Step 3 In my case, Bluetooth is disabled. If you also have it disabled, turn it on by clicking on the switch on the right.
Step 4 After you turn on Bluetooth, you will see a list of devices with which your gadget is already familiar. Or you will not have devices in the list if you have never connected wireless headphones and other devices to your phone or tablet.
Step 5 Now take your headphones, make sure they are turned off, find the power button and hold it for up to 10 seconds. This will allow the headphones to enter pairing mode. Then go to the next step.
Step 6 A few seconds after you have activated the pairing mode on your headphones, their name should appear in the list of detected devices. As soon as it appeared (in my case, the Momentum M2 IEBT headphones appeared). click on it to start automatic pairing mode.
Step 7 If a progress bar appears to the right of the device you clicked on, it means that the automatic pairing process has started. You need to wait a couple of seconds and the device will be ready to work.
Step 8 That’s it, pairing is successful. The status of your headphones should change to “Connected”, which means they are already working with your iPhone or iPad. Enjoy superior sound. Next time you don’t need to go through the pairing procedure again, you can just turn on Bluetooth on your phone, turn on the headphones and they will establish a stable connection automatically within a few seconds.
Now you know exactly how to connect headphones to any iPhone model.
Third party headphones
First of all, be sure that the device is functional and charged. When connecting third-party headphones, hold down the corresponding pairing button on the accessory body. After that, go to the Bluetooth menu on the iPhone and select the desired device.
You can also try forcibly disconnecting the headphones. To go to the Bluetooth settings, find the desired accessory and select the “Forget this device” item.
If the problem with connecting the headphones was not solved, then among the software fixes there is only a complete reset of the iPhone. It can be done right on the device by going to “Settings”. “General”. “Reset”. In this case, all data will be lost.
An alternative way to reset the settings is to connect to a PC. To do this, connect your iPhone to your computer, launch iTunes and restore your device.
iPhone 7 does not see headphones: what to do
We will find out why the headphones do not work on the seventh generation iPhones
A common problem with the iPhone 7 is problems related to the performance of the EarPods. If the iPhone 7 does not see the headphones, then most likely there is a problem with the Lightning connector. it is he who most often fails on the seventh generation iPhones.
If of all the declared functions of the Earpods (receiving calls while listening to music, controlling playback, Siri commands and remote control), at least one does not work, you need to diagnose the device
When the remote control behaves incorrectly from all buttons, the central or volume control button usually does not work.
Lightning in iPhone 7 is the weakest point of a smartphone. This connector connects not only headphones, but also a charger. The latter circumstance leads to the fact that the connector wears out very quickly.
In cases where the iPhone 7 does not see the headphones, there are a few things to check. About them. further.
One of the earbuds is quieter on iPhone 5.what to do?
Over time, any device fails, temporarily fails or breaks down completely. Our task is to determine the type of breakdown and decide what to do. repair or buy a new one. often than not, almost any breakdown can be repaired. But the question is different: is it worth the time and money. One of your headphones on the iPhone 5 may play less well than the other. This means that we can probably solve such a breakdown at home.
First, make sure that the headphone mesh is clean, the port sees connections, and the wire is intact:
Open the settings of your fifth iPhone;
This window contains a knob that allows you to adjust the balance between the left and right channels on iPhone 5. Adjust them so that both headphones sound roughly the same. By default, the slider is centered. Suppose, in your case, there is a problem with the left insert. try to move the balance slightly to the right. In this case, the overall volume will be slightly underestimated. But on the other hand, you will be able to receive sound of equal volume from each earphone.
When the sound balance is adjusted, try increasing the overall volume using the buttons on the cabinet or programmatically. There will be no significant loss of sound. If your headphones cannot see the iPhone X / 8/7/6/5 device, or the sound of one of them is quieter than the other, use all the above methods to solve the problem.
iPhone X / 8/7/6/5 can’t see headphones
Despite the fact that Apple creates the best quality devices, incidents often happen to them. In the article, we will consider what to do if the iPhone versions X / 8/7/6/5 does not see the connected headphones. And also we will analyze the cases when the device sees the earbuds, but they do not reproduce sound.
Why iPhone 6 doesn‘t see wired headphones
If you connected headphones to your smartphone, but it does not see them, try to solve this problem with simple methods. If the gadget did not find the wired earbuds, disconnect the wire from the port on the smartphone. Try restarting your iPhone 6. The problem may be with the headphones themselves.
To check this, try connecting others. Accordingly, if you managed to connect others. the reason has been found, devices need to be replaced or repaired.
For wired headphones, most of the problems are due to port contamination. Therefore, always check for the presence of impurities in it. Check the wire itself. Perhaps in some place it was bitten by pets or damaged under other circumstances.
Other headphones with the same port can also detect this. The reasons may be in the very port to which the earbuds are connected on your iPhone 6. It may be out of order. this will help to determine the service personnel. If other methods do not help determine the true cause of the breakdown.
What to do if there is no sound from the iPhone X headphones
Included for each version of the iPhone are headphones. EarPods. These are not wireless Airpods yet, they have a wire. But they sound good enough. Often, when connected, the smartphone does not respond to them.
None of the settings help you connect your headphones. If the device has been serving you for more than a month, it is quite possible that the contacts in the smartphone are clogged, clogged with dust and dirt.
This happens while we put the phone in our. where other objects may be.
Do not use metal tools. They can harm the fragile contacts of the port.
Use a flashlight to get a better look at the dirty areas of the port, because of which the iPhone does not see the wired headphones. At the end of a toothpick or match, you need to wrap a little cotton wool in order to better collect dirt.
The tip can also be dipped in rubbing alcohol. But not abundantly, so that it does not spread inside the port. The rubbing alcohol will help break down dirt better. Use your wand until you have cleaned out the entire port. Clean the connector on the headphones. It may need cleaning too.
What to do if the iPhone 7 does not see the Airpods
Apple’s wireless Airpods also occasionally cause problems for users. In our case, Airpods do not want to connect to the iPhone. Let’s analyze this situation in order. This headphone model connects to mobile devices quite simply. You need to turn on Bluetooth on iPhone 7 and open the cover of the case on the wireless headphones.
A window appears on the smartphone screen with the inscription Airpods and the connect button.
After clicking, the headphones should automatically connect and they will be visible in the list.
You can find them in the section with connected devices.
If this does not happen. restart your phone and try to reconnect the headphones.
Disconnect other Bluetooth devices, they may interfere with the current connection. Move other Bluetooth devices away from your smartphone and headphones. If you tried to connect them to iPhone 7, but they do not play after connecting. remove pairing and reconnect.
You can disconnect Airpods in the Bluetooth connected devices window. Select the one you need from the list and go to the options to select the item to delete.
Performing a factory reset on Airpods
No matter how accurate you are, headphones start to malfunction over time. Malfunctions can manifest themselves in small things, for example, sometimes one earphone itself turns off. Or the indicator that indicates the status of the device is off. All of these problems can be resolved by restarting and resetting Airpods. After which the gadget will work stably again.
To reset, you need to put the headphones that your iPhone cannot see in their case:
Open the lid of the case. Press and hold the button located on the back of the case;
How to reset headphones (Airpods)
Rebooting the headphones is very simple and quick, it takes no more than 30 seconds.
- put the headphones in the case;
- on the back panel of the case, press the button and hold it for 30 seconds;
- when the indicator turns orange, it means that the operation is finished, close the case;
- open the case next to the device and Airpods will connect automatically.
Only one earphone works
There are 3 ways to fix this error:
- Place your Airpods in the case for 10 seconds as the battery may be low. After recharging, the headset is taken out and put on to check the working condition.
- In the event that the actions of the first point did not help, you must turn off the Bluetooth option on the device to which the headphones are connected and turn it on again. If you fail, restart your headset.
- It often happens that the iPhone simply does not see the headset. In such situations, you should go to the Airpods settings and select the “Forget device” item, then connect both headphones as new.
iPhone does not see headphones
If for some reason iPhone headphones do not work, you need to do the following:
- check if the Bluetooth function is enabled on the phone;
- restart your smartphone or headset;
- check the battery charge level, if it is low, then connect it to the network;
- scan ports for dust;
- check the working condition of the cable and damage to the connectors;
- view the mesh on one and the second earbuds, if you find debris, then remove it with a soft brush.
Siri is your assistant in everything
To use Siri on second-generation Airpods, simply say “Hey Siri”. First-generation headsets require you to double-tap the earbud to activate Siri. This function provides the ability to play music through headphones, ask questions (add volume, pause music, etc.).
Airpods wireless headphones won’t connect
The operation of wireless headphones is in no way related to the presence of external connection ports. As the name suggests, the signal is transmitted remotely, in this case via a Bluetooth connection. Therefore, the cause of the malfunction may lie both in the headphones themselves and in the equipment of the phone.
Most often, the iPhone “does not see” Airpods due to a broken Bluetooth module (or antenna). This microcircuit is responsible for finding and pairing all devices available in the range. After the phone has been dropped, hit, or liquid gets into it, the module may fail. It should be noted that in this case, the iPhone will not see any Bluetooth devices (or the connection will be unstable). As in the previous paragraph, a faulty audio codec (absence of any sounds) may also be the cause. When updating the firmware, a software failure may occur, as a result of which the Bluetooth module will stop working correctly.
Why iPhone doesn’t see headphones?
This is not to say that the problem with connecting headphones is too common on Apple smartphones. But, nevertheless, from time to time, customers come to our Apple Pro service center (Moscow) with a complaint that their iPhone “does not see” the headphones.
My iPhone doesn’t recognize the headphones, the headphones won’t works
In other words, the smartphone does not react in any way to the connection of headphones (wired and wireless), respectively, they do not work (no sound). Let’s look at the reasons for such a malfunction.
Apple wired headphones won’t connect
At the very beginning, let’s remember that all models up to the iPhone 7. smartphones had a built-in 3.5 audio jack (mini-jack). This is the standard headphone jack used by almost all portable equipment manufacturers. But, starting with the “seventh” model, the iPhone lost this connector, instead, EarPods began to be connected through a single and universal Lightning port. Therefore, the breakdowns of different iPhone models are different.
As a rule, the reason that the iPhone does not see wired headphones is a faulty connector. In the case of the 3.5 audio jack, it is often clogged with dust and dirt, foreign objects and various liquids get inside. This leads to corrosion of the socket itself, or of the internal contacts. The same breakdown factors apply to the Lightning port, with the only difference that in most cases it is not only the headphones that stop working. iPhone refuses to charge, does not connect to a computer, you must constantly move the plug in the connector to “catch” the desired position.
In addition to the problem with the connector, the cause may also be a breakdown of the audio codec (iPhone sound chip). In this case, the sound will disappear not only in the headphones, but also in the speakers. A separate category can be attributed to various software failures that do not happen very often. If the system update is unsuccessful, after a poor-quality repair or flashing of the smartphone, problems may arise with the detection and identification of the connected headphones.
IPhone Diagnostics and Headphone Troubleshooting
There are many reasons why iPhone is unresponsive when headphones are plugged in. We have listed just a few, the most obvious ones. But professional diagnostics of a smartphone is indispensable. Come to our Apple Pro service for a specialist inspection of the gadget, after which the exact cause of the malfunction will be established. We will offer the best and most affordable iPhone repair options.
How to set up headphones on iPhone
You usually only need to set up wireless headphones. If they are used for the first time, then you need to make sure that the latest version of the software is installed on the smartphone. After that, you should perform the following actions:
- Go to Home Screen.
- Open the case with the headphones and place them next to the phone.
- Wait for the setting animation to appear on the display.
- Click “Connect”.
- In the case of the Pro version of the headset, carefully study all the instructions.
- Click “Finish”.
The accessory may not connect due to moisture getting into the phone case
Important! If you are signed in to iCloud, the headphones will automatically set up to work with any supported Apple ID-connected devices.
Why iPhone doesn‘t see headphones. what to do
Many people love to listen to music, it inspires and gives strength. It is better to do this with headphones so as not to disturb others, especially since their tastes may not coincide with the musical preferences of the music lover. Sometimes with accessories of this kind, or rather with their connection, problems arise. Owners of expensive technology are not immune from this, as well as lovers of cheap smartphones. It happens that the iPad, iPod or iPhone does not see the headphones. This material will tell you in as much detail as possible what to do if the headphones on the iPhone 7 do not work, how to set up the connection and what to do if one headphone suddenly stops functioning.
How to connect the speaker to the phone via Bluetooth
For users who like to listen to music through speakers wirelessly, the method of connecting a Bluetooth speaker to an iPhone will be relevant. This can be done as follows:
- Put a speaker or a pair of them in close proximity to the phone to ensure future wireless communication. If the distance is too long, the connection may fail.
- Turn on the speakers and switch to pairing mode by pressing the corresponding button on the case. If not, then you should carefully study the instructions for use of the speakers.
- Go to the phone menu and select the “Settings” icon (gray gear).
- In the general parameters window, find the “Bluetooth” item and go to it.
- Switch on the module by moving the slider to the appropriate position. After loading, a list of devices in the immediate vicinity and ready to connect will appear on the screen. The speakers will be displayed under the name of their manufacturer or model.
- Click on the names of the columns and connect to them. Pairing may take some time, most often it takes no more than 2-3 minutes. If the columns are not visible, you can turn them off and on again or refresh the search list on your phone.
- After pairing, the speakers are ready to go. You can test them, turn on any melody.
Note! Sometimes, to connect to the speakers, you need to enter a password, which is indicated on their case or box. If it is lost, please refer to the speaker manual.
One earpiece from the iPhone stopped working: what to do
Unfortunately, the quality of the Apple headphones is poor. Airpods have certainly propelled the company forward in this regard. But after constant use for a couple of months, they also often fail. The most amazing thing is that most often it is one earpiece that breaks, and it is the right one, which contains the microphone and the volume or video recording switch.
It would seem that you have to buy a new accessory or use it in one ear, but there is one catch. All sounds in the phone are reproduced in stereo mode: the song is decomposed into left and right channels. One can hear a voice, and another, for example, the sounds of individual musical instruments. This is why you may not always enjoy the sound quality when listening in one ear.
Airpods may not be supported on older iPhones
The solution to the problem is peculiar, since it does not make the second earpiece work. The point is to set the sound to play only in mono mode. It uses only one canal and all components pass through it to one ear. To switch to mono, you need to go to the phone settings, find “Universal Access” and switch the desired parameter.
What to do if the iPhone 7 does not see the headphones and why
First of all, it is worthwhile to understand that headphones for the iPhone, as well as for some other devices, are divided into classic wired and new wireless generation accessories. The latter were called Airpods, they are gaining popularity, gradually displacing confusing wired devices from the market.
If the iPhone 7 headphones are not working, then it may be due to a hardware failure.
For your information! Since their release, Apple has received many complaints about design and connection issues. If the phone does not see new wireless headphones, then most likely this happened due to errors in synchronization.
The reason for the lack of sound and the impossibility of identifying the device may be:
- operating system updates that were incorrectly installed due to failures;
- dirt, dust or sand has got into the headset jack, as a result of which the phone does not receive contact for detecting and switching to the listening mode from the headphones;
- dirt or, more often than not, moisture has got into the phone case. It could oxidize the input pins for the headset, which also prevents the signal from passing to the processor;
- the smartphone or headphones were dropped, as a result of which the loop responsible for transmitting signals was damaged.
iPhone 7 Plus also suffers from headphone problems
Important! It is a careless attitude to equipment and accessories that causes most of the breakdowns that may not be related to headphones. Do not expose the phone to direct sunlight, leave it in damp rooms, or drop it on a hard surface.
The first thing to do is restart your iPhone or iPad. If that doesn‘t work, you can reset all custom settings and updates. Perhaps the problem lies in the software part in which the failure occurred. After restoring the phone, it is advisable to return the backup copies of the updates that were prepared before the factory reset.
It often happens that some program simply does not allow the phone to turn on the vibration option. You need to remember which updates or software products were recently installed on the device, and uninstall them manually, and then check for the connection and sound.
If water gets into the phone, the contacts may oxidize and the operation of many modules will be impaired. Needed as soon as possible:
- Unscrew the outer screws of the iPhone case and detach the back cover.
- Using a suction cup or a sharpened credit card, carefully remove the display and take out its ribbon.
- Dry the device with a hairdryer and remove oxidation with alcohol, if they appear.
- Assemble the phone in the same sequence.
If after all this music does not appear and the headphones are not detected, the problem is in the connector. It is recommended to gently clean it with a needle and cotton swab, which will remove dirt and dust lumps that have accumulated there due to wearing in a trouser
The headset may not turn on due to a defective adapter
How to turn on wired headphones on iPhone
The headset from the iPhone can be easily used on the iPad or iPod touch. If these are wired headphones with a 3.5 mm jack, you just need to insert it all the way into the corresponding jack on the phone. This should be done as carefully as possible, without connecting the accessory abruptly, moving it along the sides. If everything is done correctly, an icon will appear on the display, symbolizing that all contacts in the socket are closed and the headphones are successfully connected.
On iPhone 7 plus, the jet connector is at the bottom
Note! You can perform all these actions with other accessories with a 3.5 mm audio jet, but remember that it makes no sense to connect headphones with an impedance of more than 32 ohms. The power of the phone and battery is not enough to produce the same high-quality sound that they are capable of when connected to a computer or laptop.
Change the connector yourself
If the previous methods did not help, you need to replace the iPhone headphone jack. You can do this type of repair yourself within 30-50 minutes. To do this, you will need iPhone disassembly screwdrivers, spudgers, tweezers, a pick, a suction cup, and a new headphone jack part.
Open the back cover of the phone, detach the cables from the motherboard, put the display aside. Detach the speaker (bottom right). Remove the two screws to expose the Lightning connector assembly.
Detach the antenna with a plastic spatula and remove it by gently grasping it with tweezers.
Pull out the connector using pliers and replace it with a new part. After that, you need to collect the phone.
Ingress of moisture into the connector
Another common reason why the iPhone 7 stops seeing headphones is water getting inside the case. Despite the fact that this smartphone is protected from moisture, the connector in case of water ingress suffers first of all.
If the device has been exposed to water, you must wait until it is completely dry. only then you can connect the headphones and the charger.
Why the headset doesn‘t work?
The malfunction can be due to software, hardware or mechanical reasons:
- The headphones may have broken, not the connector. Try connecting the headset to another Apple branded device and check if it works. If the sound is still reproduced badly, you should replace the headphones;
- Ingress of third-party elements into the connector. The headset stack is quite large, so dust and water can get into it over time. Clean the connector regularly with a toothpick or fine tweezers;
- Problems with the audio codec. incorrect operation of the microcircuit, which is responsible for all the elements that regulate the sound reproduction in the phone. As a rule, a broken codec is also accompanied by poor performance of the auditory and spoken speakers;
- Incorrect phone setup. This reason applies to those users who have made the Jailbreak. Try to remove any tweaks you are not using. If all else fails, restore your device to its original state;
Damaged Lightning connector, broken audio codec
If the reason why the iPhone 7 does not see the headphones is damage to the Lighting connector, you will have to contact a specialized service. If there is no sound in the headphones and speakers, then the audio codec is faulty.
If the phone does not charge, then the reason is most likely in the Lighting connector. You can change the connector yourself, but you can’t fix the problem with the audio codec on the iPhone 7 without professional equipment.
The last reason why headphones are not displayed on the iPhone 7 is low-quality accessories.
Smartphone not paired with Bluetooth headset
You need to make sure that the connection between the headset and the smartphone is established. It is possible that the audio signal is transmitted to other devices and the iPhone 7 does not see the headphones
Headphones not working on iPhone
A headset for iPhone is always original and high-quality parts that can simplify your work with the device. The EarPods themselves and the connector for their connection have excellent sound quality and are made of durable materials. However, sometimes users still face problems during operation. Below is a detailed description of what to do if your iPhone earbuds don’t work.
No sound on the phone in headphone mode
Do not exclude the possibility of a breakdown on the operating system side. Your connector may be fine. Before repairing, failures in the OS should be excluded. First of all, restart your device and connect your headset (you can try connecting other headphones).
After cleaning the connector, change the phone settings. Previously, AirPlay could send audio to speakers other than headphones. Check AirPlay data. Click on the corresponding button in the Control Center window. In the window that opens, click on “iPhone” then on “Finish”:
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Now configure your Bluetooth options correctly. The phone may have been sending audio to another device using Bluetooth and AirPlay technologies. Open the “Control Center” and click on the Bluetooth icon, then disconnect all established wireless connections.
Update the operating system to a newer version if the firmware version came over the air. As a rule, developers release new builds to prevent bugs and crashes that appear.