Several users have been grumbling about how to remove headphone symbol in Redmi smartphones getting stuck in headphone mode, meaning that a headphone symbol always appears on the notification bar of the phone screen. This can be annoying as it wouldn’t allow users to talk with other people on call without enabling the phone’s loudspeaker.
The headphone problem with Redmi smartphones getting stuck in a headphone mode is not restricted to a particular model or series of Redmi phones. Still, it occurs across both series from the company, including Xiaomi and Mi phones.
However, it is not a big issue, and not every Redmi user will face this problem on their mobile phones. So, let’s check out a few simple tips and tricks you can try at home to fix the headphone mode issue on your Redmi devices.
Why Do Android Devices Get Stuck in Headphone Mode?
Whenever you connect a headphone to an Android smartphone or tablet, the device automatically detects the plugged device and goes into headphone mode. Unfortunately, there are times when your device gets stuck in headphone mode (the headphone symbol constantly appears on the notification bar of your device), even after you have removed the headphone.
When this happens, the media stops playing once you remove the headphone. And it won’t play again unless you put the headphone back in. You can also see a headphone symbol at the top of the screen, indicating that the device is still in headphone mode even with the headphones disconnected.
Getting your device out of headphone mode may require a combination of hardware and software resolutions. That’s because the problem may be due to a mix of hardware and software issues, such as:
- Dust, dirt, and lint getting stuck inside the 3.5mm headphone jack
- Problems with your phone’s settings
- Problems with the phone’s operating system
How To Remove Headphone Symbol in Redmi Smartphones
Following are some ways to fix the headphone symbol in Redmi and Xiaomi smartphones and tablets.
- Clean the headphone jack port.
- Plug and pull your headphone jack into your smartphone.
- Tweaking your phone settings.
- Restart/Reboot your device
- Reset your device
Clean Headphone Jack Port
Simply grab an earbud or toothpick and gently insert it into your smartphone’s 3.5mm headphone jack port to clean it thoroughly. However, you should switch off your device before trying this method.
Plug and Pull Your Headphone Jack
If the first method didn’t fix the problem, you should take your headphone, insert them back into the jack, and quickly pull it out. You will need to practice this several times before it resolves the headphone symbol problem. Make sure that you carefully do this trick to avoid damaging the device’s headphone jack.
Tweaking Phone Settings
If both the above methods didn’t resolve the problem, here is another fix you can try out. Unplug the headphone if plugged, and follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Go to your phone Settings.
- Click on ‘Sound and Vibration‘ or ‘Additional Settings‘ and open the ‘Audio Settings.‘
- Now, you need to select a headphone type from the list.
- Next, you plug the headphone into the jack and then remove it. You might need to wait for a few seconds and check if the headphone symbol disappears.
Note: If the headphone icon still appears on the notification bar, plug in the headphone and select another headphone type.
Restart/Reboot Your Device
Sometimes rebooting the device is the best solution to fix several minor problems. I recommend you restart or reboot your device and check if the headphone symbol problem is solved or not. If not solved, try the last fix that will solve your issue. Here’s how to restart your phone:
- Gently unplug the headphone from your device.
- Now, long press the Power button until you see a power menu.
- Next, tap the Restart option (or swipe to it).
- Wait for a moment until your device restarts, then see if the headphone icon is no more there.
Reset Your Device
Performing a factory reset erases all your data, so I recommend you do a backup of your data before resetting your device. Once you are done with the backup, you can factory reset your Redmi or Xiaomi device.
If the issue still persists, I recommend you visit an authorized Redmi service center to get your device diagnosed and fix the headphone icon issue on your Redmi and Mi phones.
Hopefully, this article will help you solve how to remove the headphone symbol in Redmi and Xiaomi devices stuck at the notification bar. Try the tricks mentioned above and let us know your experience in the comment section box below.