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Android Phone Stuck on Headphone Mode, Here’s the Fix

"From yesterday till now, my Sony Xperia S on Android 4.1.2 is stuck on headphones mode even if the headphones are not plugged into the phone. I tried restarting the phone, plugging the headphones on and off several times, but there is no effect. So should I look for professional help or there is something I can do to fix it?"

If you are encountering the same issue as described above, then this article may be helpful to you. In this article, we will illustrate why your Android phone is stuck on headphone mode and offer some useful ways to fix the problem for good.

Part 1: Reason for Android Phone Stuck on Headphone Mode

Your Android device is stuck on headphone mode because it thinks headphones are plugged into the headphone jack, even though they're not. This is usually caused by a problem with the headphone jack itself. 99% of the time it's a hardware problem, not a software problem.

Part 2: How to Fix Android Phone Stuck on Headphone Mode

Below are two solutions on how to fix Android phone (like Samsung Galaxy, HTC, LG, Sony Xperia, Motorola, etc.) stuck on headphone mode, just follow the step-by-step instruction to achieve it.

Way 1: Try the Vaccum to Turn off Headphone Mode on Android

If you noticed that your headphone icon stays on. You can try to put a screen protector on it using a little water attempting to not get water in the holes. Well water did get inside so the icon stayed on at the notification bar. Then continuous plug in and out head phone jack.

If you have a big vacuum cleaner and a cordless vac. You can use the cordless vac and within seconds of turning the vac on, the icon will go away! This might help some but I suggest to try the vaccum first and see what happens. Try the vacuum hose insert it snugged into the aux jack and see if that helps.

Way 2: Take A Look Inside The Headphone Jack

Grab a flashlight and shine it inside your iPhone's headphone jack. Is there any debris stuck inside? I've seen everything from rice, to brown goo, to broken-off tips of cheap headphones stuck inside. Trying to extract something from your iPhone's headphone jack is extremely difficult, and some Apple techs won't even try.

Poking around in your iPhones headphone jack can damage it, but most people I've worked with agreed it was worth the risk because they really had nothing to lose. If I had to guess, I'd say I was successful about 50% of the time when I tried to extract something from a customer's headphone jack.


Way 3: Hard Reset Android Phone to Fix Stuck on Headphone Mode without Data Loss

Another way of repairing headphone mode stuck on Android phone is to force restart your Samsung/HTC/Sony/HuaWei device. You can do this with the help of free Android reboot tool ReiBoot for Android. It will put your Android phone into recovery mode and then get out of recovery mode to reboot it.

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Run ReiBoot for Android and connect your stuck device. You'll need to enable USB debugging on your device to make it recognized.

enable usb debugging

Once the program detects your phone, you can click "Enter Recovery Mode" to put your phone into recovery mode.

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And then click "Exit Recovery Mode" to get your phone out of recovery mode. Your phone will be rebooted successfully.

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This is a possible way to fix Android device stuck in headphone mode.

Way 4: Factory Reset Your Android Phone (Data Loss)

To do a factory data reset, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Volume up button and the Power button at the same time until the device turns on.
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  • Step 2: Press the Volume down button to select "Recovery mode."
  • Step 3: You'll see an image of an Android robot with a red exclamation mark and the words "No command".
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  • Step 4: While holding down the Power button, press the Volume up button and release it.
  • Step 5: Use the volume buttons to scroll to "wipe data/factory reset" and press the Power button to select it.
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  • Step 6: Scroll down to "Yes - erase all user data" and press the Power button to select it.

So this is all about How to Fix Android Stuck on Headphone Mode with easy steps. ReiBoot for Android is the top recommended method to fix the problem without data loss. But if you factory reset phone and lost all data, you can try to use Tenorshare Android Data Recovery to get all you lost important data back.

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