Headphone Icon Stuck Fix: Here’s Best Fixes for Turning off Headphone mode

Are you worried because the headphones icon is stuck on the phone’s top bar? Now you are not able to play sounds through device loudspeakers? 

Let’s get started, here is how to fix the headphone icon stuck on any Android smartphone. And also share your reason why the headphones icon is stuck on Android! 

However, some people didn’t say “headphones” generally prefer to say earphones so for them you can easily fix the earphones icon showing even if the earphones have been removed. 

Let’s dive into the actual tutorial to turn off headphone mode on android devices. 

Recently one of my friends Selena also went through this phase. She came to me and asked me to help and as usual, I helped her with an insane trick, I am going to teach you also. 

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And something unexpected happens between us if you read through the whole article. 

Headphone Icon Stuck Fix Using 5 Easy Ways! (Bye-bye headphone mode) 

Okay, so when headphones mode is stuck then the earphone icon is continuously showing on the top.

However, now you can’t play sounds using your phone speaker. At this moment you should follow these five things that I am going to mention below which could be a lifesaver in that situation.

1. Airplane Mode then Restart 

It is the easiest option to fix the headphone icon stuck. To fix this, you have to first turn on the airplane mode on your phone. In step 2, you have to restart your smartphone. 

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Turn on Aeroplane Mode
Restart Phone

Remember this: while your smartphone is turning off just plug in the headphones. Afterward, my phone completely switched off. Now you have to plug out the headphones and let them turn on. 

I had personally tried this method and it worked for me. I know how annoying it is when you have to play sound from your phone speaker but you can’t because the headphone icon is continuously showing. 

Let me sum up all the steps in three simple points: 

  • Turn on airplane mode
  • Now restart the device, while it’s restarting the plug-in and plug-out headphones when it’s turning off. 
  • Before your phone turns on make sure to plug out the headphones. 

2. Fix using Plug-in & spin 

There were several times when you plug in your headphones and listen to your music and after a while you remove it but the magic happens your headphones Icon is still showing.  

However, sometimes there is a hardware problem that results in these kinds of bugs. 

To fix the headphone icon, you need to turn off the headphone mode. You need to plug in your headphones again. After plugging in you have to spin it slowly. 

First, a few times, spin it clockwise, and then after a few times spin it anticlockwise. At last, remove the headphones and see if earphone mode turns off or the icon is showing or not. 

Now repeat this a few times. And if it is still not working, there is a high possibility that there is a foreign particle inside the headphone jack.

3. Clean Headphone Jack 

Usually, we don’t care about cleaning phones or caring for them. Do you remember those days?

When you bought a new smartphone and cared for it like A diamond for a few days. 

You literally place it gently on the table and after 6 months you just throw it on your bed and do whatever with it. 

I am imagining a phone doing a stunt. I wasn’t surprised because my phone does that every day. 

Now here is what you need to do. 

First of all, take a cotton earbud and just insert it into the earphone jack and spirit as usually clockwise and anticlockwise. 

Now, I am linking a video that you could watch and check how to clean the earphone jack easily. 

4. Turn Off Battery Saver 

Now it’s time for Selena’s story before this, let’s see this to turn off earphone mode. 

One of my friends that I mentioned above. She made a mistake. 

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Her phone’s battery saver was on and she was listening to music. But when someone called her, she removed her earphones and went to that person and came back to her phone.

Then she saw the earphone icon on the phone screen. 

That was the moment she came to me and asked for help! 

To fix the earphone icon showing what I did: first of all, I disable the battery saver mode. Because battery saver mode saves the battery and decreases the performance because of this your hardware is not getting enough power supply. Then second I just restarted her Smartphone and believe me or not the headphone icon was gone now she can easily play music on her phone speakers. 

So if you are in battery saver mode, try to disable it or try to charge your phone’s battery. 

Selena’s Story Continue: She wasn’t my good friend but that day things changed! She did something magical. Hope you understand. 

5. Use an app to override Audio Controls 

If nothing works then you can use an external app to overwrite existing controls. This will forcefully shift your audio from headphones to the loudspeakers so that it easily removes the headphone icon. 

Below I am listing Android applications that you could use to override the existing audio controls. However, this could be a little risky. I recommend you to go with the cleaning headphone jack procedure. 

1. App to Remove Headphone Icon

App Name:
Disable Headphone -Fix Earphone/Enable Loudspeaker

2. App to Remove Headphone Mode/Icon

App Name: Earphone mode off

Below are the app download buttons:


I hope you found this article useful. If yes then let me know in the comments which step helps you the most! This article is part of our How to Tutorials.

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