Simply Jonathan

Cleaning iPhone Headphone Jack 

A little while ago, my iPhone stopped responding to headset clicks, and the microphone stopped working. At first, I figured it was due to the headphones themselves — Apple have quite a rep for producing shitty headphones. So I bought some new ones, but these didn’t work either.

I tested with another iPhone, and they worked there, so I decided to take the phone to the shop to have it fixed. Just before I did, I decided to do a quick web search, just in case something turned up. And, lo and behold, something did turn up. As it turns out, the headphone jack apparently has a habit of collecting dust and dirt, and once they get to a substantial amount, some functions stop working.

The fix: turn off the phone, take a paperclip or other thin object, and clean it. This should do the trick.

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.