Apple says fix forthcoming for bug affecting physical Lightning headphone controls

“It’s been a few days since the iPhone 7 launch, and users have already discovered a potentially inconvenient bug that affects headphones plugged into the Lightning port,” Chris Welch reports for The Verge.

“Early buyers are reporting that if the display is turned off for 5 minutes without any music playing, the Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter and Apple’s Lightning EarPods — both included with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — will automatically turn off physical headphone controls,” Welch reports. “This can also happen if audio is paused during that time. Not everyone is experiencing the problem; some only encounter it intermittently.”

Welch reports, “Apple told Business Insider that it’s aware of the issue and is planning to fix it with a future software update, though the company didn’t get specific about exactly when that’ll happen.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: We are unable to replicate this issue on any of our iPhone 7 Plus units and Lightning EarPods.


  1. Cant replicate it on iPhone 7, but can do it on iPhone 6s and iPad Pro. Maybe it’s devices that also have a headphone jack? It is intermittent though, but it does happen.

    1. Strangely enough..for the first time..was not able to stop a song on my iPhone 6 with headphone controls today. Was just once, but couldn’t help but read deeper into what was probably just bad timing.

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