How to fix iPhone XR stuck on headphone mode: Here’s Why and Fix for it


The situation is your iPhone XR is showing headphone is plugged in, and indeed you have unplugged the headphone from the device, isn’t it? If we guess the problem, then there are only two things come in mind one is a hardware fault and another is a software glitch. If it is a hardware fault, then you have to contact Apple support to fix iPhone XR stuck on the headphone after installing the iOS update.

However, if it is a software bug, then we have collected some finest troubleshoots to fix iPhone XR stuck on headphone mode. Before trying the solutions we would like to suggest that check there is nothing stuck in the iPhone jack, or you can also try to plug and unplug the headphone. Everything is set, and still, your iPhone is stuck on headphone mode then read further.

Solution 1: Restart your iPhone X

We will start with the very simple and popular solution to fix iPhone X stuck on the headphone mode after updating iPhone X.

Hold down the Side button and any of the Volume button until you see the slider to shut down the iPhone.

After few seconds again press and hold the Side button to start the device

Solution 2: Clean Headphone jack

iPhone X or Later (iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS): use Hair Dye or paintbrush that must dry and Moisture-free.

If restarting iPhone X doesn’t work out for you then you should try to reset all settings. When you reset all setting all the changes that you have made in settings will be reset to default. Your data on the iPhone is safe with this solution.

Go to “Settings” and open “General”.

Tap “Reset” and then select “Reset all Settings”.

Enter the passcode to proceed.

Solution 4: Check for Updates

When you are using iOS, then keep in mind that you have to update the device to the latest version otherwise it will cause an error in one or other way. So for this issue, we would suggest you to check for the updates and if any available then update the iPhone X.

Solution 5: Restore iPhone X using iTunes or DFU mode Restore

Restoring iPhone is our last option but most probably it fixes any kind of problematic error, and in return, you will lose all of your data stored in iPhone. So if you don’t want to lose your precious data then take backup of your device and then only restore iPhone to its factory settings.

Step #1: Connect the iPhone to your Computer using lightning cable.

Step #2: Make sure you have an updated version of iTunes.

Step #3: Launch “iTunes”.

Step #4: Now select your iPhone from the list.

Step #5: Next click on “Restore” and confirm it.

Step #6: Set up your iPhone X from the beginning.

The issue still persists, Try Restore iPhone in DFU Mode.

Conect your iPhone to iTunes via lightning cable. Now, Hard Reboot your iPhone.

Quickly press and Release Volume up button, Now Quickly Press and Release Volume Down button. After that only press and Hold side button and wait for a black screen. Next also Press and hold Volume down button for 5 Seconds after that release volume down button and hold on Side button only.

Until your iPhone screen goes black and iTunes says your iPhone is in DFU recovery mode. See Video for more deep understanding..

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