How To Connect Wired Headphones to iPhone XR

How to Connect Wired Headphones to iPhone XR?

How To Connect Wired Headphones to iPhone XR? The iPhone XR lacks a headphone jack, but it can support wired headphones via the Lightning port or a USB DAC. First, make sure your headphones are properly connected and that the volume isn’t muted or that no accessibility settings are redirecting audio playback to the speakers.

If this doesn’t work, try one of these troubleshooting tips.

1. Lightning to 3.5mm Adapter:

The iPhone XR does not include a headphone jack. Instead, it uses Lightning to connect headphones or other audio accessories. This is the same connector that was used on the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and earlier models. If you have headphones that terminate into a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, you can continue using them with the iPhone XR by getting a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter from Apple. The adapter plugs into the iPhone’s Lightning port, and then the 3.5mm end of your headphones is plugged into the adapter.

If you’re experiencing problems with the headphones not working, first try adjusting the volume. You can also make sure the headphones are in pairing mode, following instructions provided by your headphone manufacturer. If that doesn’t work, you can also check for an iOS update.

There are several reasons why your headphones may not be working with the iPhone XR. Fortunately, most of the common issues can be resolved easily with a few troubleshooting steps. Make sure your headphones are compatible with the Lightning port and that they’re powered on. Check the volume settings and music player to make sure they aren’t muted or turned down too low. You can also test the headphones with another device to see if they work. If you still can’t hear audio, your iPhone XR may need to be updated.

2. USB-C to 3.5mm Adapter:

If you’re looking to connect a pair of wired headphones directly to your iPhone XR (or any other recent iPhone model), there are a few different ways you can do so. The easiest is to purchase Apple’s Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter, which costs around PS9/$9. This adapter plugs into your iPhone’s charging port and terminates in a standard 3.5mm audio headphone jack – the same type that was once built into every iPhone. There are also several third-party adapters that do the same, including Belkin’s Rockstar adapter, which is both a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter and a headphone jack to Lightning cable (which is handy for people who use their iPhone as a media player at work).

To connect your headphones to this adapter, simply insert one end into the charging port of your iPhone, and then the other end into your headphones. Once connected, you should be able to control playback and volume using your headphones. You can also tap the Music app to open AirPlay and select your headphones from the list of available output sources.


If you’re having trouble connecting your headphones, first try a soft restart. This will reset any software-related issues that might be preventing your headphones from working properly. You should also check your iPhone settings to ensure that the volume isn’t muted or turned down. Too low and no accessibility settings are redirecting audio output. If this doesn’t fix the problem, it might be time to contact Apple Support for further assistance.

3. Bluetooth Headphones:

Unlike Lightning headphones, Bluetooth headphones require an independent source of power and will need to be charged regularly. They also offer a more direct connection with your iPhone, allowing for better sound quality and features like active noise-canceling. To pair your Bluetooth headphones with your iPhone XR. First, make sure that they’re discoverable and in pairing mode (instructions vary by headphone model). Then open the Settings app on your phone and turn on the Bluetooth switch. You may be prompted to enter a PIN or passcode to connect, which can be found in the headphones manual.

In addition to reducing overall product weight, removing the headphone jack allowed Apple to gain valuable internal space for other components. This enabled them to include a larger battery, advanced sensors, and hardware advancements in the XR’s sleek, compact design.

4. AirPods:

Apple provides its own EarPods with every iPhone XR, and it’s easy to connect them to the device. Just open the case, swipe up on your iPhone’s screen, and follow the setup prompts. Once you’re done, your AirPods will be ready to play music or use Siri.

The Lightning connection offers many of the same features as a headphone jack, including noise cancellation and autopause when you remove a single bud from your ears. You can even find earbuds that connect directly to the phone’s Lightning port, such as Pioneer’s Rayz earbuds. And if you don’t want to spend much, Apple’s own EarPods cost just $19/PS19 and provide respectable audio quality.

If you have tried all of these steps and still can’t get your wired headphones to work. It’s possible that the headphone port is damaged or broken on your iPhone XR. Luckily. There are some more advanced troubleshooting options that you can try, such as cleaning the headphone port or resetting your iPhone.

If you have any questions or suggestions about how to connect wired headphones to your iPhone XR, let us know in the comments! We may receive an affiliate commission from purchases made using links in this article. For more on our editorial policies, click here. You can also read our latest podcast on the XR, as well as other articles about the new iPhone.

Rasheed Alam

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