iPhone mic and volume control

My iPhone 3Gs is my pride and joy. The earphones worked fine, but the mic and the volume control buttons generated no response. I thought I wrecked my phone for sure (as my earphones were working on other people’s phones). I looked online and found this page. All you need to do is switch off the phone and put some slender object like a pin (preferably not too sharp) into the earphone socket. You end up pulling out enough lint to make new pants out of them!

Once I dug out all that lint, the earphone started working and it works great now! I decided to post this in the hope that it might help someone else.

3 thoughts on “iPhone mic and volume control

  1. It definitely will… will remember to try this out before throwing out my next bunch of headphones 😀
    Also nice shot of the city skyline…from Brooklyn is it 🙂 ?

    • Haha! If this post helps even one person, it’s worth it! I got the skyline pic off the internet. I think based on the view, it was taken from west of Manhattan, so I would guess Hoboken, New Jersey or someplace near. I could be horribly wrong though!

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