Oct 22, 2017

Dancers are the athletes of God - Albert Einstein

iPhone phone audio stops working when ear-phones ‘oddly’ unplugged…

I tried to answer somebody on the iPhone today and could not hear them and they could not hear me. If i pressed the Speaker button then I could. I tried dialling out to people and again the same thing – it was clearly no one off. Powered-right-off and on and still the same. Updated iTunes to 8.0.1.11 (desperate stuff I know!) and still the same.

Did Google search on ‘iPhone mike and speaker stopped working’ and got salvation on first link returned.

They say to plug earphones in and out a few times because the iPhone can get confused and think earphones are plugged in when they are not. I did this and all was sorted. The page I visited is here::
http://www.iphoneatlas.com/2007/08/30/no-iphone-audio-a-simple-fix/

It all fits because up until now i have never, ever, used the iPhone for music and yesterday I put some music on it (I had just got a Nano iPod up and going and so had the music fresh in iTunes). So I play music on my iPhone for the first time and lo, the phone has problems when I decide to do a crazy thing like unplug the headphones!  It may be Apple, it may just be the Jailbreak I suppose. But it’s not good or cool and another reminder that the iPhone might be wonderful in a number of respects but reliability and stability is not one of them.

If I continue to use the iPhone it will be without playing music on it for now. I’m sure there are ways of operating the player/headphone functionality that does not cause problems but finding and learning them I’m not interested in. And anyway we are told about the legendary usability of Apple and how it just works. Well what I’d like is the ability to unplug the headphones anywhere at anytime and still be able to hear callers and for callers to hear me. Not a lot to ask.

Finally note that mine is an original (non 3G) phone, jail broken to allow use on my providers network (T-Mobile) and updated to v2.1 software.

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