Is your iPhone currently stocked in Hands-free mode and the loud speakers are not working anymore? This post will teach in the simple steps to fixing this.
While the iPhone has been quite an awesome device to behold, it has its shortcomings – Quite a handful compared to androids in same price range.
It’s no longer doubt that iOS is quite stingy. I mean, sending files from an iPhone to another OS device is almost impossible but of course, iPhone to iPhone or an Apple product to another apple product is quite easy.
Anyway, that isn’t the main subject of this topic. iPhones, based on my experience so far, are allergic to water.
If you have sweaty palms, using an iPhone can be a pain in the butt. It gets even worse when the iPhone keeps detecting an hands-free device when there isn’t any hands-free attached to the phone.
iPhone Stuck on Hands-free Mode – The Cause
This is basically caused by little drop(s) of water getting into the bottom of the phone where you have the hands free jack port, microphone and speakers.
This is more likely to happen often if you use a pouch on your iPhone accompanied with the fact that at some time, water usually touches the phone.
iPhone Keeps Detecting Hands-Free Mode The Fix
If your iPhone still keeps detecting that an Hands-Free is connected to the phone when in actual sense there isn’t. The speakers tend not to work when playing songs, videos as well as when making or receiving a phone call except it is placed on loud-speaker.
There are several measures you could try out in getting this issue fixed. Here, i will be stating a few to try out.
1. Take Off The Pouch
First, you need to take off the pouch before trying all of these tips. Reason for this is, sometimes, little drops of water get stocked in the pouch without you knowing. Weird, but true.
If you happen to be using the iPhone 7 and older iPhones, this shouldn’t be a problem. Reason being that those iPhones are IP67 certified. Meaning, those phones can withstand water to some point.
However, if you use the iPhone 6s and lower, first call of action would be taking off the pouch.
2. Use an Earbud
You can get an earbud and have the cotton side slide into the headphones jack port and then take it out. Do this at intervals and hopefully, it’d get it fixed.
The aim behind this, is allowing the ear bud absorb whatever water is left in the headphone jack.
An alternative to this, would be blowing enough air into other components like the microphone and speakers. You can also use the a pair of headphones in taking it off hands-free mode. To do this, simply fix a headphone into the port and forcefully take it out.
In my own case, I just blew hair constantly into the phone for a few minutes and left it for a few hours and viola, it began to work again.
By few hours, it could take as much as 5 hours before everything gets back to normal. And yes, i have actually experienced this twice so far and these always worked.
If 5 hours seem like a lot of time, place the phone next to a working fan. The fan will help dry up the phone faster. Alternatively, switch the iPhone off and have it covered using raw rice in a big bowl.