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 3.5 mm Headphone Plug

Apple EarPods with 3.5 mm Headphone Plug work 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.

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 3.5 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.

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