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Non-microphone-equipped headphones and the iPhone iOS devices
The iPhone mic is not disabled when headphones that don't have a mic are used (Apple's iPhone earbuds have an additional contact ring on the plug). If you have a favorite pair of earbuds from you old iPod, you can use them with your iPhone and take/make calls without unplugging. Simply take/make the call and place the iPhone a bit lower on your face and talk away.

While not quite as great as a fresh pair of $100 microphone-equipped earbuds, it works. Of course you may also need a $10 adapter to get your phones to work anyway. (Credit goes to my daughter for this one.)
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Non-microphone-equipped headphones and the iPhone
Authored by: melvinwalker on Feb 20, '08 08:56:08AM

When using "normal" headphones, I always just hold the iPhone like a microphone, and talk into the bottom.



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Non-microphone-equipped headphones and the iPhone
Authored by: Anonymous on Feb 20, '08 09:14:37AM

Is this new in 1.1.3. I can't get this to work in my 1.1.2 phone.

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Non-microphone-equipped headphones and the iPhone
Authored by: Shawn Parr on Feb 21, '08 06:13:02AM

This worked for me previous to 1.1.2. Make sure your headphone plug is fully seated in the jack.



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Non-microphone-equipped headphones and the iPhone
Authored by: digitol on Feb 20, '08 12:45:41PM

Great tip! Thanks. Also I very much recommend the Vmoda iphone headphones/mic. These get very loud, and have tons of bass response. They are not as clear as the bose earbuds at the same $100.00 price, but they get much louder.



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