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How to Use Headphones on an iPhone 7

Apple's iPhone 7 lacks the traditional 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, but you still have a couple of different headphone options. You can use the standard-issue pair of Headphones from Apple by plugging them into the same port you use to charge your phone, or you can purchase a Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) to enable standard headphone usage.

EditSteps

EditUsing Lightning Headphones

  1. Locate your iPhone's Lightning port. While the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack is gone, the traditional charging port--also known as the Lighting port-- is still at the bottom of your phone. You'll plug your Lightning headphones cable into this slot.[1]
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 1.jpg
  2. Plug your headphones into the Lightning port. These should fit into the Lightning port the same way your iPhone 5 or 6 charger does.
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 2.jpg
  3. Place your headphones in your ears. Since Apple includes a set of headphones with every iPhone release, you'll want to test your headphones out to make sure they work properly.
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 3.jpg
    • For best audio results, make sure the right headphone (marked with an "R") goes in your right ear, and vice versa.
  4. Unlock your phone, then tap your "Music" app. This will open your iTunes library.
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 4.jpg
  5. Tap a song. This should begin playback; if you can hear your music, you've successfully used headphones on your iPhone 7!
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 5.jpg
    • If you can't hear anything in your headphones, try adjusting your phone's volume. There may also be a volume adjust panel on the headphones cord itself.

EditUsing a Digital-to-Analogue Converter

  1. Research digital-to-analogue converter options. DACs convert your phone's digital sounds to analogue; while every phone has a built-in DAC, purchasing an external one will both boost the power of the analogue sound and enable you to attach otherwise incompatible hardware-- in this case, a standard set of 3.5 millimeter headphones. Some popular DAC options include the following:[2]
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    • Chord Mojo - A large DAC with a secondary headphone input that plugs into your phone via USB cable ($599 USD). While considered fairly high-quality, the size of the unit and overall price are common complaints.[3]
    • AudioQuest Dragonfly - Another USB DAC with a headphone jack. Comes in standard Black ($100 USD) or the higher-quality Red ($198 USD) models. Common complaints include poor volume control and less refined audio than more expensive counterparts.[4]
    • Arcam MusicBoost S - A DAC built into an iPhone 6 and 6S case ($190 USD). Common complaints include it's limited compatibility (it won't work with a 6 Plus or 6 SE), mandatory charging and limited improvement to sound quality.[5]
    • Make sure your DAC supports a 3.5 millimeter set of headphones before purchasing it-- while most do, you don't want to order an expensive piece of hardware only to find that it doesn't work with your technology.
  2. Purchase your desired DAC. Amazon is a reliable source from which to purchase technology if you plan on ordering online.
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 7.jpg
  3. Plug the Lightning end of the DAC's cable into your phone. This should go into the Lightning port at the bottom of your phone.
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 8.jpg
  4. Plug the USB end of the DAC's cable into your DAC. Depending on your model, you may have to complete an installation on your iPhone's screen.
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 9.jpg
  5. Plug your standard headphones into the DAC's other end. The headphone jack location will vary depending on your DAC model.
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 10.jpg
  6. Place your headphones in your ears. You'll need to fine-tune the DAC's volume since DACs tend to have higher-quality audio output than standard 3.5 millimeter ports.
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 11.jpg
  7. Unlock your phone, then tap your "Music" app. This will open your iTunes library.
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 12.jpg
  8. Tap a song. This should begin playback; if you can hear your music, you've successfully used headphones with a DAC on your iPhone 7!
    Use Headphones on an iPhone 7 Step 13.jpg
    • If you can't hear anything in your headphones, try adjusting your phone's volume. You should also check your headphones' connection to the DAC, the DAC's connection to your phone, and any volume options on the DAC itself.

EditTips

  • Apple is also launching a wireless headphone option known as "AirPods" with the iPhone 7.[6]
  • You can always use traditional Bluetooth headphones if you don't want to use the Lightning port or a DAC.

EditWarnings

  • Be careful about installing third-party hardware on your iPhone 7. You'll want to research your chosen DAC before purchasing it in order to ensure that it won't harm your phone.

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