Fix iPhone Thinks Headphones Are Plugged In Water Damage

If your iPhone has fallen into the water, it may get stuck in headphone mode. Water enters the internal circuit of the iPhone and it functions automatically. Your iPhone thinks that it is in headphone mode. When you plug the headphone out, the sound cannot be heard. This is really a frustrating issue.

Water damage also destroys many other functions. However, we have brought some very handy solutions that you can try at home. These solutions are tested and verified. You need to cool dry your phone to get it out of the headphones mode.

iPhone Thinks Headphones Are Plugged In Water Damage

So, by the end of this article, you will be able to get your water-damaged iPhone out of the headphone mode. You need very simple tools that are available at your home.

Preliminary Measures

  • If your iPhone slips in the water, take it out of the water immediately.
  • Tap dry the device with a dry cloth or paper towel. Do not rub roughly, water may sweep into the phone.
  • Turn the iPhone off and keep it off.
  • Remove the protective cover of your iPhone.
  • Open the back cover of your iPhone and remove its battery. Take out the SIM card tray and remove the SIM card and micro SD card.
  • Do not place your iPhone in the sun. Dry it at a cool and shady place.

How to Wipe Water from Your iPhone

To get your iPhone out of the headphones mode, you have to dry it completely. There are different methods that you can try to dry water from your iPhone. But, be sure that you perform every function gently and carefully. Rough handling may damage your device further.

1. Blow Dry Your iPhone

Use air pressure to completely dry the water. You can use air can blow the water from the inlets. Do not blow too hard to avoid damage. Vacuum dry is also an effective method to wipe the water.

2. Use a Q-Tip to Remove Water

Take a Q-Tip and firmly wrap the fibers around the stick. Now, insert the Q-Tip into the headphone jack of your iPhone. Gently, move it in circular motions twice or thrice to remove water. If the fibers get wet, throw them and wrap new fibers.

You should also try to remove the dirt from the headphone jack. Gently insert a toothpick into the jack and move it slowly to release the dirt.

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3. Use Silica Gel to Remove Water

Another useful thing to dry the water is silica gel. They come in a small white sack with new products like shoes and some medicine. Take an air-tight plastic bag and fill it with the silica gel balls. Now, bury your iPhone into this bag and leave it for 24-48 hours. Take the phone out of the bag and turn it on. If it does not turn on, charge the battery and then try again.

Plug the Headphones In and Out Several Times 

You have completely dried the water but still, the iPhone thinks it is in headphone mode? Try another trick. Plug the headphone in and out of the headphone jack several times. In this way, the phone will recognize that it is not connected to iPhone. So, you can resolve the issue.

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The Final Solution

These tricks work if your iPhone has gotten little water in it. But, if plenty of water has entered your device then you should seek professional support. Water may have damaged the hardware, screen, or headphone jack.

Therefore, your iPhone behaves like it has plugged-in headphones. The sound does not come without the headphones. Unfortunately, you cannot repair such a damaged iPhone at home. Consult the Apple Service center to get your phone repaired.

Hope this guide will help you if your iPhone also thinks that headphones are plugged in when it is damaged by water.

Memona Man

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I am Memona Aman, editor of Speakersmag.com. I am naturally inclined towards modern technical gadgets. I love to research on speakers and soundbars. I write articles on this blog to share my latest knowledge. I am happy to assist you in your search for the best audio devices.