How To Fix Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Headphone Jack Adapter Not Working

Google Pixel 7 series were launched on October 6, 2022. After a controversial launch of the Pixel 6 series one year before that because they were plagued with bugs on many units people had high hopes that the Pixel 7 series would fix them. Fast forward a couple of weeks after its launch, there were indeed lesser bugs, but as we know nothing in this world is perfect so was the Pixel 7 series. Some unfortunate users have the issue of the headphone jack adapter not working even when they use the official Google adapter. If you’re also facing similar issues, then below is the tutorial that might help you resolve the Pixel 7 headphone jack adapter issue.

Fix Google Pixel 7 Headphone Jack Adapter not Working

Below we have some of the troubleshooting steps which might resolve your headphone jack adapter issue with pixel 7. This issue came up with one of the recent monthly patches, and Google might fix it in the future updates, but for now you can try the steps mentioned below to take control in your hands and fix it.

1. Try Rebooting the Phone

As simple as this fix sounds it can fix a lot of issues. To try this on your Google Pixel 7/7 Pro do the following.

  • Press and hold the volume up + power buttons on the device
  • Tap on Restart.

Note: before doing this make sure your device has at least 30% of battery

If the above method didn’t work for you try the alternative steps below.

  • Press and hold the volume up + power button until the device reboots (approximately 30 seconds) then release.
  • Wait till the reboot is done and it boots into your lock screen and check if the issue is fixed. If it did not move on to the other fixes below.

2. Restart the Phone in Safe Mode

The safe mode is present on every smartphone. The safe mode disables all third-party apps and services temporarily so you can check if the issue is caused by some app you have installed on your phone.

  1. Make sure your device is unlocked and has at least 30% battery.
  2. Press the Volume up + power buttons together for a few seconds.
  3. Release the buttons when you see the prompt “Power off”.
  4. Tap and hold on the “Restart” until the “Reboot to safe mode” option appears.
  5. Release your finger and read the disclaimer.
  6. Tap on “Ok” to confirm, your device will boot into safe mode now.
  7. When it boots up in safe mode, turn off the Airplane mode and test the features.
  8. Once everything is checked reboot the phone normally to exit safe mode.

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3. Disconnect and Reconnect the Adapter

Some reports have claimed that disconnecting and reconnecting the adapter on Google pixel 7 or pixel 7 pro have fixed the issue.

4. Try Cleaning the Type-C Port

This issue can also be caused if the Type-C port gathered some dirt or dust. Try cleaning it gently by blowing air into it or using something like a paper clip. Do not the Type-C port is fragile so you have to be gentle with it to not break it.

5. Check for Physical Damage to the Adapter

Check if there is any physical damage to the adapter wire or port to ensure that it isn’t the issue. Sometimes the wire might seem good from the outside due to multiple layers of coating but it can be damaged internally. Cross-check it by plugging in the adapter to another device and see if the issue still persists.

6. Enable USB Audio Routing

If the above methods didn’t fix the issue try turning on the USB audio routing option on your Google pixel 7/7 pro by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings > Tap on About phone.
  2. Select build number > Go to System
  3. Tap on the Build Number seven times until you see the message You are now a developer!
  4. Now Developer Options are enabled on your device.
  5. Now, go back to the previous screen and find Developer Options at the bottom.
  6. Open the Developer Options > Scroll down and find the “Media” option.
  7. Now, tap on “Disable USB Audio Routing” and Disable it.
  8. If the issue still persists, try the other methods below.

7. Set Default USB Configuration

You can try changing the “Default USB configuration” option on your Google Pixel 7/7 Pro to “No data transfer” in the Developer Options to ensure the adapter is being detected properly by the device.

  1. Go to Settings menu > Tap on System.
  2. Go to Developer Options > Search for the Default USB configuration”.
  3. Make sure it is set to “No data transfer” and reboot the device.
  4. Try connecting the adapter and check for the issue.

8. Perform a Factory Reset on the Pixel 7 Series

If none of the above-shown methods worked for you then try performing a factory reset on your Google Pixel 7/7 Pro by the following steps below.

Note: Before doing this method make sure all your data is backed up as this will erase everything.

  1. Open the Settings app > Go to System.
  2. Select Reset options > Tap on Erase all data (factory reset).
  3. Tap on Erase all data > Enter your device PIN.
  4. Confirm by selecting the Erase all data option.
  5. Wait for the device to complete the factory reset.
  6. Once done, the device will automatically boot into the system.
  7. Go through the initial setup process to enter the home screen.
  8. Finally, check if the headphone jack adapter on Google Pixel 7/7 Pro is working or not.

9. Try Using Another USB-C to 3.5mm Adapter

Let’s hope Google will fix this issue soon with a software update but there is no official estimated timeframe available by Google yet. If none of the above fixes worked for you we suggest trying a budget adapter from another brand instead of the expensive official Google Adapter. Some known brands like OnePlus offer them for fairly cheap and work pretty well.

So this was it for this guide. We hope it fixed your issue if you have any queries ask in the comments down below.


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