Lightning EarPods Remote and Lightning-To-3.5mm Adapter Stop Working for iPhone 7 Owners; Apple Working on a Fix

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iPhone 7 owners have been reporting that the Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter and the remote of the Lightning EarPods will intermittently stop working after 5 mins of inactivity when it is plugged into the phone. To resume music playback using the remote, users are then forced to reconnect the adapter or the EarPods to the phone. Apple has acknowledged the issue and is currently working on a fix for it.

Some users have also reported the issue with the bundled Lightning Earpods, though the issue seems to be more widespread when using the Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter. Users report that third-party Lightning earphones like those from JBL are not facing this issue.

Since Apple has acknowledged the issue, it is likely that we will see the problem being fixed with an upcoming iOS update.

Apple has also previously confirmed the ‘No Service’ bug plaguing iPhone 7 users and has confirmed that it is working on a fix for it as well.

Unlike previous iPhones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus do not come with a 3.5mm audio jack. Instead, Apple has removed it in favor of its own Lightning port. To avoid any inconvenience to users initially, Apple has also included a $9 Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter with the new iPhones.

Have you encountered a similar issue on your iPhone 7 and Lightning earphones/headphones? Drop a comment and let us know!

[Via Business Insider]