Apple works to fix iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods glitch

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iPhone 7 earbuds
There's a problem with Apple's new EarPods.
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Considering that some people were predicting the iPhone 7 to be a commercial and critical disappointment, the arrival of Apple’s latest iPhone refresh has gone incredibly well.

There have been challenges, however. First there was Hissgate, in which some iPhone 7 Plus owners reported that their handsets emit strange noises when under heavy load. Now there’s a glitch with Apple’s new Lightning EarPods.

According to reports, the EarPods’ volume control sometimes stops working when the headphones are plugged into the iPhone 7’s Lightning port. The audio continues playing, but it’s impossible to use the EarPods’ switch to change the volume, activate Siri, or pick up calls.

How to fix Lightning EarPods glitch

The Lightning EarPods glitch doesn’t seem to happen all the time, and it’s unknown how many headphones are affected. It can be temporarily fixed by unplugging the EarPods and then attaching them again. Apple told Business Insider that it plans to fix the problem with a software update.

Hey, this could be why Tim Cook was so keen on selling us all on a wireless future filled with AirPods! What better way to nudge people to drop those pesky wired EarPods?