Use Apple headphones with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod

Learn which wired Apple headphones work with your iOS device.

Learn about Apple headphones that connect to your device with a cable.* To learn about Beats products, visit their support page.

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 3.5 mm Headphone Plug

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

Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

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

Apple headphones and earlier Apple products

When you use Apple headphones with earlier Apple products, you might be able to play audio, but not use other features. For example, volume or playback control might not work with Apple EarPods with 3.5 mm Headphone Plug on some iPod models.
 

*If you connect two headphones to an iOS device using both the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the Lightning connector, audio will play only from the last one you connect.

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