Table of contents:
- OS failure
- Dust and dirt
- Oxidation of contacts
- Faulty connector
- Headphone breakage
- Problems with Bluetooth headphones
Very often, smartphone users are faced with a problem when the phone does not see the headphones, regardless of whether they are wired or not. Why is this happening? It is impossible to say for sure, since there are various reasons, starting with a system failure and ending with a hardware failure. In this article, we will try to talk about all the most common problems due to which the headphones are not detected. In addition, troubleshooting tips will be given, so it will be interesting!
The first problem due to which the phone does not see the headphones is a malfunction of the operating system. No one is safe from this, and the failures themselves can occur at an absolutely inopportune moment.
This problem is fixed in two ways. The first, it is the simplest - you need a devicereload. As practice shows, in most cases, a reboot solves the problem and the headphones begin to be detected by the device again.
The second method of solving the problem is more radical - resetting all phone settings to factory settings. If the reboot does not help, then a factory reset should help 100%. You can perform the procedure through the phone settings in the "Backup and memory" section.
Dust and dirt
The second reason why the phone does not see the headphones is the ingress of dust and dirt into the headset jack. At first glance, it may seem that the connector cannot be clogged, but this is not at all the case. It collects dust particles and small particles of dirt, which over time are compressed and clog some of the contacts. As a result, the phone cannot detect the headphones.
There are several ways to fix this problem. The first is to purge the connector. You can either do this yourself or use a can of compressed air.
The second option is more effective - use a toothpick with a cotton swab or a cotton swab. Cotton wool should be dipped in alcohol, but not much, after which you can start cleaning.
Oxidation of contacts
Another reason why the phone does not see the headphones is the oxidation of the contacts in the connector. This problem is also quite common and is not so easy to fix. Oxidation of contacts occurs as a result of moisture entering the connector, due to whichphone stops detecting headphones.
You can fix the problem in the same way as described above, only this time the Q-tip will need to be dipped in baking soda, not alcohol.
The next reason why the phone does not see the headphones is a broken connector. If the headphones are absolutely intact and work on a computer or other device, and reboots, resetting and cleaning the connector from dust and oxidation do not help, then the connection input itself is faulty.
In this case, repairing the device will help solve the problem.
Another fairly popular problem why the phone does not see the headphones is a malfunction of the "ears" themselves. It is quite easy to make sure whether the headset is working or not. To do this, you need to connect the headphones to another smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer. If they do not work, then the diagnosis is obvious - for replacement.
Problems with Bluetooth headphones
The last point will concern the wireless headset: why does the phone not see the bluetooth headphones? There are several reasons for this, fortunately they are all simple:
- First of all, make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both devices.
- If the wireless connection is active, the next step is to make sure that the phone synchronization function is working. To do this, press the appropriate button on the headphones.
- Ifthe headset does not show any signs of "life", then with a probability of 99% it has run out of battery and needs to be charged.
- Bluetooth headphones may not be detected due to the banal lack of phone support for the A2DP function, which is necessary to work with wireless headsets.
- And the last thing - the headphones may be faulty or simply break.