The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus no longer includes a tiny port that lets you use the phone's Lightning port with 3.5mm headphones. This can be frustrating if you still prefer to use wired headphones. Don't worry; you can still buy one separately. On this list, you'll find officially certified accessories plus some third-party options to enjoy.
Here's an excellent solution that allows you to charge your phone while also listening to music. It features a durable and attractive shell design for added durability. The flexible cables connect to each port, allowing for more versatility during use.
This adapter used to ship with iPhones. Now, you need to pay for this accessory separately. If you only buy Apple accessories for your Apple products, this is the (only) one you can buy for your iPhone.
One of the disadvantages of using Apple's adapter is that you can't listen to your music while charging your iPhone. That's not the case with this dual Lightning jack from Goyutt, which is a little more expensive than the official device and is also available in multiple colors.
If you're in the market for two Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone adapters and want to save some money, this is the pack to get. These look nearly identical to the official version, but for less.
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Lightning-to-3.5mm audio adapters take on various functions. Some products are focused only on listening, while others have dual audio and charge capabilities. We prefer the latter variety, such as the Turelar Splitter Jack Adapter (opens in new tab), which provides two small cables for each port. Because of this convenient feature, the nifty dongle offers more flexibility.
If you prefer the official accessory, then you'll want to look into the Apple Lightning to Headphone Adapter (opens in new tab). This one does not provide the ability to listen and charge simultaneously, but it is the best quality. For those who are shopping on a budget, check out the Handy Design Lighting Headphone Jack (opens in new tab) which comes at a very tidy price. Whatever you choose, soon you'll be listening easy with those old-school headphones.
Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.
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