The Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter allows you to connect 3.5 mm headphones and other audio devices to a Lightning-equipped iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Plug your Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter into your iOS device's Lightning connection and the other end into your headphones. You can also use your Apple TV as a speaker by connecting it to the 3.5 mm port.
Other 3.5 mm headphone brands may work with this adapter. However, compatibility cannot be confirmed until we receive them.
This adapter is sold separately from the iPhone or iPod touch. It costs $9.99.
Plug your Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter into the Lightning port on your iOS smartphone and the other end into your headphones. You may connect 3.5 mm headphones and other audio devices to a USB-C port with the USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. The adapter converts the single USB-C connection into two separate 3.5 mm connections.
Then follow the instructions in your phone's manual to complete the connection process.
Please let us know if the procedures remedied your problem or if you want more assistance. Take good care of it. It's expensive stuff.
The 2020 iPhone SE lacks a 3.5 mm headphone jack. IPhone SE owners must use a Lightning connection or a Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adaptor to connect wired headphones. Otherwise, Bluetooth may be used to link wireless headphones and earbuds such as the Apple AirPods. The iPhone SE is able to detect when wired or wireless headphones are connected and will switch between them in the Settings app under Sound.
Apple EarPods with 3.5 mm Headphone Socket are compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices equipped with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. These headphones may also be used with other items that have a standard 3.5 mm headphone connector. They are sold separately from the iPhone.
We're reminded of how easy the 3.5mm headphone port is to use if you have traditional wired headphones on hand—which you will, since the iPod touch comes with a pair of Apple's notorious EarPods as well as a Lightning cable for charging. If you have more innovative or expensive headphones that work only with your phone's wireless technology, however, you'll need to buy those separately.
The iPod touch's bottom edge has a built-in speaker, a Lightning connection, and, perplexingly, a 3.5mm headphone socket. Apple long ago abandoned headphone jacks in favor of its own multi-purpose Lightning connection, with the final jack-friendly devices, the iPhone 6S and iPhone SE, being discontinued in 2018. But the headphone socket remains, allowing you to use traditional headphones if you want.
The headphone socket is located next to the charging port, so make sure you put your headphones back in when you're not using them.
It may seem like a waste of space, but the headphone socket is actually quite useful. It's been reported that people use them to listen to music without other people hearing it, which isn't possible with the default Siri voice or the Internet radio stations Apple offers through Search. Additionally, some users report that they can hear noise outages with the socket, helping them know when their neighborhood goes dark for repairs.
You can also use your headphones with the iPod touch. However, since it uses the same charger as the iPhone, it's best to avoid using your iPod touch's battery as a power source for another device. This could cause damage to both your iPod touch and your headphones.
Finally, note that the volume controls are on the side of the device, not on the top.