How to use headphones with IPhone8?
- 05 Dec, 2018
Technology has really come a long way. Nowadays everyone has an iOS or Android phone. Apple is really pushing boundaries with every new release. iPhone 8 is no exception. Its new wireless headphones feature was something both confusing and exciting at the same time. So, how to use headphones with iPhone 8?
Whenever they place a new phone on the market, it is always a must and people are waiting in lines for days and nights to be the first one who will buy them. It was no different when they launched iPhone8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. With so many new innovative features, who would like to have iPhone 8?
It seems like the company doesn’t want you to use so many cords with their products. Features like wireless charging are already there, and now there isn’t even a headphone jack.
Well, listening to music really helps me to get through the day. I have my headphones with me whenever I’m working on my computer, walking or working out. So when I heard the new iPhone won’t have a headphone jack, I got really worried how will the new wireless headphones feature work?
This is an article for everyone who wants to find out how to use headphones with their iPhone and how this new feature works.
How is iPhone 8 Different from the Earlier Versions? (Music listening)
1. Headphones with jacks
Everyone is just so used to using wired headphones and having a jack for them in their phone. If you are this type of person, then no worries – you can still use your wired headphones. On the market, there is a product called lightning headphone adapter.
Their lightning 3.5mm headphone adapter will allow you to listen to music and charge your phone at the same time. I consider this to be a huge plus. You still might miss an old headphone jack, but this is still as good solution for anyone who is not a fan of iPhone 8 earpods.
2. The Bluetooth headphones
Bluetooth headphones are something people are still definitely getting used to. Once you heard that new Apple release won't have a jack for headphones, you probably thought what headphones come with iPhone 8? Or maybe does iPhone 8 come with headphones at all?
The answer to the second question is yes, it does come with headphones. Those headphones are called earpods. They introduced us to this feature with their previous model, iPhone 7, and are just continuing with the trend with the new products.
AirPods are using Bluetooth for listening to music. So before you play your favorite song, you must turn on the Bluetooth, connect AirPods to it and enjoy your music.
What type of headphones do I need to choose for iPhone 8?
It is not easy to give an answer to this question. Everyone has something they prefer and when it comes to choosing headphones it is no different. Take into consideration how much time you spend using headphones and in which situation.
There is an on-going argument over wired headphone vs wireless headphone, and both have their pros and cons. Let’s get familiar with both types.
1. The wired type
A wired type is a type everyone is just kind of used to. There are many styles of wired headphones available and Apple is offering their own Beats headphones which are high-quality headphones. With so many options on the market, you are guaranteed to find the one that will suit you best.
If you want the best experience when you are listening to music then you should consider buying that lightening adapter and use your wired headphones. Wired headphones offer the most amazing sound quality and block out any unwanted sounds from outside.
There are a few different types of wired headphones. First one is earbuds. You probably won’t have to worry about whether they will fit you or not because there are three sizes available. Some people like how they fit in their ears while others find them a little bit uncomfortable. Also, they could get tangled easily. While untangling them you could accidentally rip them and after can only throw them.
Other two types are on and over ear headphones. If you have extra room in your bag, these would be a good choice. Again, styles are endless and when it comes to the quality of sound most of them will not disappoint you. They are chunky, but the music experience you will have is superb. Also, for anyone who maybe finds earbuds awkward, probably will enjoy using this type more.
2. The wireless Bluetooth type
A wireless type is really something totally new on the market. Ever since iPhone 7 came out, everyone is just buzzing about the no headphone jack and Bluetooth headphones, how they work, are they better etc.
Many other companies will probably follow Apple and over the years remove headphone jacks as well. Technology should be innovative and almost everything is becoming wireless, so why not the headphones too?
iPhone 8 headphones are actually AirPods. They are wireless Bluetooth headphones and people are still getting used to using them and figuring out how they work. There have been some complaints about how AirPods just don’t fit their ears, but I think this is a problem you could easily come across with regular earbuds.
Apple created a product that will be something completely new and so easy to use at the same time. AirPods have sensors in them and as soon as you take them out, they will connect to your iPhone. The minute you place them in your ears, music will start playing and when you decide to take them out, it will stop. Siri will be your best friend and anything like turning the volume up or down can be done using her.
One thing many people will dislike is charging these wireless headphones require. The battery will last for about five hours. You will have to take a break and put your headphones in a charging case for some time. The break won’t have to be long, because even if you charge them for just fifteen minutes, you can listen to music for the next three hours.
Do you remember already mentioned over the ear headphones? Well, Beats has both over the ears and wireless headphones. They are amazing when it comes to canceling any noise from the outside and just like the AirPods, have an amazing battery life and super-fast charging.
How to connect the headphones with iPhone 8?
Now you are totally familiar with all possibilities out there when it comes to listening to music with your new iOS. If you still have some question about how any bluetooth headphones and headphones in general work without the classic 3.5mm headphone jack, continue reading.
As previously mentioned, if you don't feel like giving up on using your wired headphones, a solution is available. At first, you might not be totally amazed by it, but after some time you will see all of its perks.
Apple offers many accessories for all of their products (iPhone, iPad, iPod). The first adapter you can find is just a lightening 3.5mm headphone jack adapter. All you need is iOS ten and a gadget that can use a lightning adapter. So one adapter might be compatible with your phone, tablet or iPod.
Another adapter is USB-C 3.5mm headphone adapter. It will be compatible with a USB jack and any 3.5mm headphones can be used with it.
I think their best offer is a Belkin Audio plus Charge Rockstar Adapter. Listening to music, especially for a few hours (maybe when you are driving for a longer time) can drain your battery pretty fast. Whatever a situation is, with this adapter you can listen to music and charge your phone at the same time. So, you won't have to panic when that battery life comes down to five percent.
These were some fixes with all wired headphones lovers. If you really don’t mind not having a jack, then wireless headphones will probably work terrifically for you. As previously mentioned, AirPods are already connected to your gadget and all you need to do is take them out of their case and enjoy your favorite songs.
Do you know feel enthusiastic to try out wireless headphones and give up cords or are you going to the Apple store to buy all of the accessories?
You might even feel like Apple is only making you spend even more money in their store and that is the only reason they came up with wireless features.
After reading this article you might feel a little bit more encouraged to try out AirPods and remove all those unnecessary cords out of your life. If that is not a case, perhaps those adapters will have you completely amazed and at the end of the day, you will entirely forget that there is no jack for your headphones.