How to Fix iPhone XR Stuck on Headphone Mode: Here’s Why and Fix for it

Last Updated on Nov 13, 2020

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 that 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.

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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.

5 Solutions to Fix iPhone XR Stuck on Headphone Mode


Solution 1: Restart your iPhone X

We will start with a 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 buttons 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

Use Correct Tools for Clean up your Headphone jack. (Check-in Video below)

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

Buy You Own | Sample 2

1 iPhone port cleaning tools Brush

Tips! iPhone 6 and Earlier model has a round jack that we can clean up using Ballpoint riffle. Exactly cover the inner area and help to clean up.

Check Hands-on Video that Fixed iPhone Stuck on Headphone mode,


Solution 2: Check Call Audio Routing

iPhone auto recognizes your Calling Situation by setting this option to automatic. If Headphone or AirPods is connected to your iPhone then you will listen to Music, Call on Connected accessories. If not that Speaker or Normal speaker.

For iOS 13 or later: Navigate to the Settings app > Accessibility > Touch > Call Audio Routing > Automatic.

For iOS 12 or earlier: Settings app on iPhone > General > Accessibility > Scroll to Call Audio Routing > Automatic.

Call Audio Routing on iPhone XR (1)


Solution 3: Reset all Settings

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 another way. So for this issue, we would suggest you check for the updates and if any available then update the iPhone X.

  • From the “Settings” open “General”.
  • Tap “Software Update”.

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 on the iPhone. So if you don’t want to lose your precious data then take a backup of your device and then only restore the iPhone to its factory settings.

  • Step #1: Connect the iPhone to your computer using a 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.

Enter In DFU Mode, Restore

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

Connect 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 the 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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Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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