Use Apple headphones with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod

Learn which wired Apple headphones work with your iOS device.


This page offers help with wired Apple headphones. You can also get help with AirPods, Apple's wireless headphones.

Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector

To use Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector, you need an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that has a Lightning connector and iOS 10 or later.

Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector don't work with iPod nano or any device that has iOS 9 or earlier.

Apple EarPods with 3.5mm Headphone Plug

Apple EarPods with 3.5mm Headphone Plug work with iPhone, iPad and iPod models that have a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can also use these headphones with other products that have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic work with iPhone, iPad and iPod models that have a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can also use these headphones with other products that have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter

The Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter lets you connect 3.5mm headphones and other audio devices to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that has a Lightning connector. Your iOS device also needs iOS 10 or later.

Plug your Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter into the Lightning connector on your iOS device and plug the other end into your headphones.

USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter

The USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter lets you connect 3.5mm headphones and other audio devices to a USB-C port.

Plug your USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter into the USB-C port on your device and plug the other end into your headphones.

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