Having an iPhone 5c headphone problem? Let us help
Some iPhone 5c headphone problems can be difficult to fix. Although some headphones will have a hard time functioning because of debris stuck in the port, there are other causes that can be trickier to identify. There are some at-home solutions you can use if certain conditions have been fulfilled that will make it less likely that you will have to visit a specialist to get your phone fixed. Below are some suggestions for you to try out:
Spilled water? Stick it in rice
Sometimes an iPhone 5c headphone problem will emerge after your phone has been submerged in water. Dealing with this issue can be as simple as sticking your phone in a small bag of rice overnight. Make sure you turn your phone off and then place it in the rice, and overnight the rice will slowly leech water out of your phone and into the rice. For best results, allow your phone to sit for three days. If this doesn't work, you may need to consult a specialist. Remember not to eat this rice: It could leach other chemicals from the phone.
No hardware problems? Factory reset your phone
Sometimes a bug in software will cause an iPhone to refuse to connect to headphones, or to stay in headphone mode. If you've tried a variety of other solutions, you should reset your phone to its factory settings before you pry open the case. Be sure to back up your information to iCloud before you do this, or you run the risk of losing all of your contacts. The option to perform this operation can be found under Settings.
Out of solutions? Consider prying your phone open.
Getting your phone repaired by Apple is cost-prohibitive. Your other solutions are to get it repaired by a party that won't charge an arm and a leg, or to get in there yourself and see if you can successfully repair the object. Remember to pack your suction cup and other iPhone repairing necessities for this one, because there's a laundry list of different screws you may need in order to take apart one of these phones. iFixit has a strong step-by-step guide for this. If you aren't feeling up to the task, you can always contact iResQ at our page and we'll help you get your phone fixed far more cheaply than Apple.