How to fix a broken headphone jack in your iPhone 5c

If you're experiencing issues with the headphone jack in your iPhone 5c and software troubleshooting just isn't doing the trick, a DIY repair may be required. Symptoms of a defective or faulty headphone jack can include distorted sounds, crackling, sounds cutting in and out, and in some cases, no sound at all. In rare cases, a faulty headphone jack can also cause regular sounds to not work if iOS thinks headphones are plugged in when they're not.

If any of these scenarios sounds like something you're experiencing, follow along and we'll walk you through where to get parts and tools and how to DIY replace the headphone jack in your iPhone 5c for a fraction of the cost of a new iPhone!