Is that Galaxy smartphone of yours producing lackluster sound or no sound at all? It could be time to properly clean your Galaxy smartphone headphone jack. A dirty headphone jack is most often the reason why you’re getting zero sound from your Galaxy phone or tablet. Just like the charging port, the headphone jack is an open connector that is virtually a magnet for lint and dust. If you’re having connection trouble with your headphones, it may be because the headphone jack needs to be thoroughly cleaned. It’s easy to clean out the dirty jack so that you can get a proper connection to the headphones. Here are a few different methods you can try to clean your Galaxy smartphone headphone jack with everyday tools.

Always power off your device before performing any of the cleaning steps below.

  1. Tool needed: air can
    It’s simple: Use an air can to blow out dust and lint that may have accumulated in the hole of the headset jack.
  2. Tool needed: cotton swab
    Carefully insert the tip of a dry cotton swab into the headset jack to clean it out. Be sure to do this gently so you don’t cause damage to your device.
  3. Tools needed: tape and a paperclip.
    We call this last option the homemade lint roller technique. First, unbend and straighten a paperclip. Next, take a small piece of regular clear tape and wrap it around the paperclip with the sticky side up. Make sure the tape is firmly in place. You have just made a micro lint brush. Very gently insert the sticky taped paperclip end into the headset jack and pull out any lint or debris.

If your headphones are still producing no sound after the cleaning, you may have a hardware issue. We would first recommend trying a second pair of headphones to see if the sound is present. If that does not work you should contact your carrier, your warranty provider (if you have one), and lastly Samsung. If your phone is out of warranty, local repair shops can also perform a headphone jack replacement for less than $40.


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