Let’s see how to remove the headphone icon on a Xiaomi smartphone!
With the advent of the iPhone 7, smartphones without a separate mini jack have become commonplace. As often happens, many Chinese manufacturers of mobile devices almost immediately after the presentation of Apple began to release smartphones without this convenient “chip” one after another. And for some time this state of affairs became a habitual practice – there were fewer new products without a mini-jack than with it.
At this time, the market for wireless headphones was actively developing, and despite the dominant position of Bluetooth headsets, there are still many adherents of wired headphones. Fortunately, recently manufacturers have realized that such users should also be pleased with the installation of the same 3.5 mm jack. And one of these manufacturers, of course, is Xiaomi.
The MIUI firmware from Xiaomi may be one of the most popular Android devices on the market, but this does not protect it from the appearance of unpleasant bugs. So, many users have noticed that when removing the headphones from the connector, the notification icon of the presence of connected headphones in the upper curtain of their devices can sometimes still remain in place. So how to remove the headphone icon on a Xiaomi smartphone?
What causes this error?
The reasons for the appearance of this bug in a smartphone can be counted almost a couple of dozen, but, in fact, all errors can be combined into two convenient groups: mechanical and software problems.
Basically, all failures in the firmware are associated with obvious problems: old software version, incorrect firmware settings, system junk, viruses, and whatever. However, the solutions to these problems are not so obvious, and we will talk about them a little later in the text.
The reasons for this error associated with mechanical damage will be a little more complicated in solving. We all cannot keep our smartphones absolutely pristine, and even flagships, protected from water and washed in a special class, will not give complete confidence that rain drops, crumbs, animal hair and other small things will not fall into the headphone jack. … It is this (literally) garbage that leads to the situation when the headphones have long been disconnected from the smartphone, but the device still registers the presence of “something” at the system level.
Determining whether there is mechanical damage in front of us is also not entirely simple – a thorough check with a complete disassembly of the device is necessary. However, if you notice the appearance of an error immediately after contact with water, then most likely it is caused by problems from the outside.
Before you start solving this bug, you should determine what exactly caused the error. As we have already understood, the mechanical reasons for the appearance of the headphone icon in the upper curtain of your device are probably due to moisture or dust getting into the 3.5 mm jack. Let’s see what can be done to remove this error.
Drying the insides of the smartphone after getting water
If you accidentally get water inside the headphone jack, then the first thing you need to do is turn off your smartphone and dry the “insides” of your device. The easiest way is to use a cotton swab – we make the tip of the stick as thin as possible and run it inside the 3.5 mm mini-jack several times until the water remains on the surface of the cotton wool. It is better not to dry your smartphone with a hairdryer, so as not to cause negative consequences of overheating.
If water has been inside your device long enough, the contacts could oxidize. Don’t worry – this is not a tragedy. For such cases, there are special cleaning fluids. Perhaps the most popular tool is Flux Off. A couple of drops of this solution should be poured into the connector, hold the smartphone with the product in an upright position for a couple of minutes, and after the procedure, remove the remnants with the same cotton swab. The problem should go away.
Cleaning mini-jack from excess debris
Sometimes the problem is not caused by the liquid, but by something less obvious – small debris like dust, dirt, hair, and so on. But the solution is much simpler – just take any thin object (but NOT metal) and run around the sides of the headphone jack several times. After this procedure, blow out the connector and try inserting your headphones several times to remove any debris.
Solutions for errors caused by bugs in the system
Before following the tips below, do not forget to follow the mandatory procedure – reboot the device. Suddenly, just such a triviality will solve your problem.
System crash in MIUI
Sometimes the headphone logo does not disappear due to a banal graphical glitch, and a simple reboot will not solve this problem. However, you can try to carry out one interesting procedure.
First you need to insert the headphones into the jack and unlock the smartphone. After that, simultaneously hold down the power button on the smartphone and the call accept button on the headset. We hold it for 5-10 seconds, release it and immediately pull out the headphones from the connector – the error should go away by itself.
Clearing Radio App Data
This method is relevant only for Xiaomi smartphones that have a built-in Radio in the firmware – it is because of the accumulated software garbage in this application that the smartphone may not detect the moment when you no longer use the headphones.
To clean, you need to plug the headphones into the jack and open the Radio app. On the first screen, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select the “Turn on speaker” item. Exit the application and go to the general settings of the device. We are looking for the item “All applications”, and inside it, in the list of applications, we find “Radio”, go in and scroll to the end of the page. We find the item “Clear all” and agree to cleaning. After that, we take out the headphones from the phone – the error disappears.
As we can see, some ways to solve this problem are not always obvious, and for their appearance on the Internet, we need to thank the strong community of Xiaomi fans who are always ready to help even in such specific situations.