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Look For Debris In Your iPhone’s Charging Port

In Steps by David Lynch

If debris, gunk, or lint has gotten stuck in your iPhone 8's charging port, it may get stuck in headphones mode — even if headphones aren't plugged in! When your iPhone 8 is stuck in headphones mode, you won't hear it ring.

How Do I Look For Debris In My iPhone's Charging Port?

  • Look For Debris In Your iPhone's Charging Port
  1. Use a flashlight to take a close look inside your iPhone 8's charging port.
  2. Use an anti-static brush or unused toothbrush to remove any debris from inside the port.

Pro Tips

  • Don't brush out your iPhone 8 with anything that could conduct an electric charge (paperclip or thumbtack).
  • Don't use a toothpick to clean your charging port because the wood can splinter and get stuck in your iPhone.