• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but fell apart in less than a year

    • Written by Katherine S from Spring Green

    Please--apple, if you are going to make it so other headphones (superior headphones, I might add) don't work with your phone, have an adaptor make doesn't break apart in a few months. I tried getting one from another source, and of course you have made it so they don't work (not supported--pfft). I HATE your earbuds--they hurt my ears and I can't hear out of the right one. You have another type of earphone/bud thing, but I'm not going to risk $59.99 knowing your accessories are made so shoddy. As much as this product stinks, I am forced to order another one if I want to hear audiobooks on my phone. And I have to use the painful earbuds on phone calls because with this adaptor, the microphone on my decent earphones doesn't work. Shame on you.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Leon A from ELKINS PARK

    I Purchased one to use with my new iPhone XR and my corded Bose headphones. They work great and the microphone and in call capabilities also work with this adopter . Previous reviews said they didn’t but on my new iPhone XRit is working.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Practically enraged

    • Written by Paula H from Garfield

    For about a year this device worked perfectly fine. I could pause and play and skip with my headphone controls perfectly fine. i even bought a few extra just to have around. Now I think this device has some sort of problem with static or movement? I know the problem isn’t my headphones and I’m almost positive it’s not my phone, although I have for a long time thought it was. I’ll be listening to music or podcasts and my media will start skipping like a broken record or pausing itself or playing the next thing or starting over. It’s agonizing. If I accidentally touch the adapter my music pauses. This is totally inconvenient because I work at a job where I do a lot of movement and my media pauses every few seconds. In my car the adapter just stops working mid song (every song) and I have to unplug and plug back in to continue the song. I hope they make an improved version soon. Or at least just have headphones with lighting capabilities more readily available in more stores.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed!

    • Written by Timothy J from Houston

    I bought 2 of these at the Apple Store at $9 each and neither of them work. I have confirmed it is the adapters themselves and not my phone or the headphones I am trying to use. What a pain it will be to return to the Apple Store and get these returned for replacement adapters which will be broken when new like these were or will break within the first few months of use. So disappointed in this product and that Apple removed the headphone jack.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product, Doesn't Last

    • Written by Sindhu S from Santa Monica

    I'm on my third lightning adapter since April. They don't last more than 2-3 months and are very cheaply made. Very annoying and inconvenient to get fixed so frequently; I hope Apple improves the quality of this product.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyone has missed the point of this product

    • Written by daniel H from Ooltewah

    For what this accessory is meant to do I give it a 5 star rating because it does exactly what it’s made for, controlling output. The fact that the majority of people gave this a 1 star is idiotic. The only purpose of this accessory is to transfer the audio from old earbuds or headsets with a female adapter head. How can you expect this cheap device that was made for one purpose to do all these advanced things that Bluetooth devices or directly plugged in devices can do ex. iPhone 6’s direct audio port. The iPhone’s direct ports are what allows the device to control it not the adapter. So when using the adapter it overrides the iphones control and only transfers the audio, it doesn’t input the signal from a mic, only outputs sound. I have a pair of bass boosted earbuds that work perfectly with this accessory although the earbuds don’t have a mic only inline pause and skip button. The audio pauses and skips because that is the purpose of the accessory to control the sound being output. The accessory has no input driver and won’t have it because that’s not it’s purpose so don’t rate this a one star because you couldn’t understand why it doesn’t have an unintended use.

    22 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars

    • Written by David S from Harrsion Twp.

    This broke after about 3 days. Almost caused me to replave expensive headphones because I thought they were the problem. This is a joke.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    All adapter stop working in a few days

    • Written by Paolo N from Rockville

    I have an iPhone 8 plus. I tried many adapters from several manufacturers ( Apple and others) but they all stop working after a few days.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    headphone jack adapter

    • Written by Carol T from Sacramento

    Want to give Zero stars. Simply does not work. When plugged into music jack, nothing comes out (and I tried different systems). Have been a faithful Apple user for a decade. Can't understand how this flawed devise and can be marketed by Apple..The new iphone does not provide a jack option...why???

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Melanie L from Washington

    Pointless idea in terms of necessity and functionality. Poor design. You will lose it and have to replace it all too often. You all really messed up with this one. Zero stars. Android is looking more and more appealing.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Backwardness rather tha innovation

    • Written by emily H from mexico

    Its is ridiculous that if you forgot the adapter or lost it you cant use headphones.
    This take away points to the iphone. Istead of making it more innovative and friendly, Apple makes it more complicated.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in less than a week

    • Written by Andy C from romsey

    I upgraded from an iPhone 6s to the X a few days ago and unboxed the phone, dongle and headphones rather promptly. Shortly after i began to listen to music, i noticed a slight quality change but it wasnt to a high enough degree to bother me to a great extendt but is still something i would have hoped to not happen considering they are at the heart a TECHNOLOGY company. I have been using this dongle as much as i would normally (as if i were usong my usual headphones on my old phone) and after only 6 days the dongle has broken causing it to no longer pick up vocals on ANY app or platform including audio.. Thank you so much Apple for not only taking away the possibility to use 3.5mm jack headphones but replacing it with a flimsy and weak wire thats longevity is abysmal and disgusting from a company who say they respect their customers and believe they are providing “good quality” products.

    I would give an honest review of 0/5 however this is not possible so i must settle for 1.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Flavia F from Brooklyn

    Sound goes on and off and sometimes sound comes only on one side. I have to be adjusting it all the time and try not to move at all cause sound goes off again. Really dissapointed cause I have very good quality headphones and cant appreciate it at all with the phone.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible equipment

    • Written by Stephen P from Hanscom afb

    These adapters are garbage, I've had three in the short span that I've had my phone, Apple got rid of the headphone jack for what seems like out of pure greed because these little adapters break so quickly, I have been an apple customer for north of 10 years now, but it looks like I will be looking elsewhere now, and judging by these reviews so are a good amount of others, if it aint broke don't fix and bring back the headphone jack apple.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    makes life so much worse!

    • Written by James D from Oklahoma City

    About every 3 months they tend to break and I get to buy a new one! One more item to carry around! sometimes if just fails to recognize the headphones are plugged in and starts randomly going though the phone speaker until i unplug and plug back in the adapter - usually several times a day! just a litany of new problems and annoyances and expenses that I didn't have with a headphone jack. what a step backwards.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst idea ever

    • Written by Sydney G from South Amboy

    I am a DJ and this has severely affected my ability to work. If I forget my dangle adaptor, I can’t play music (very easy to forget considering if I want to listen to music I have to bring it around everywhere with me) not to mention all my DJ equipment. I have considered buying a iPhone 6 again justto have a working headphone jack that I can rely on to play music. I hope whoever’s idea this was lost their job. If this is the future of the iPhone, I can’t afford another iPhone because this has negatively affected my life so badly.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Apple way

    • Written by Carlos J

    Horrible design, cheap, and lack of functions. I purchased a better third party adapter that included a lightning port so you can charge and use the headphone jack.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failing after very light use

    • Written by Scot C from Plano

    Many reviews for this product have conflated their review of this product with the fact that Apple made a strategic decision to abandon the standard headphone jack on their phones. This review is specifically about this adapter.

    It pains me as a longtime Apple fan to say that this is quite possibly the worst designed and constructed adapter ever sold by Apple.

    I have a hard case for my headphones that allows this adapter to lay flat and straight while it's not used. In spite of this protection, and the limited use on airplanes (because my attached earbuds block more airplane noise), this adapter cuts out audio in one ear periodically unless adjusted slightly to fix the issue.

    I have used this adapter less than 20 times. Apple should be embarrassed to sell this adapter at any price, and I certainly wish there was a solid design that eliminated the potential for wires to be worn out.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is what you get for loyalty to Apple...

    • Written by Shannon H from Seattle

    So disappointed in this decision to force iPhone users to use this ridiculous "dongle"... It is annoying, gets caught on things and leaves me unable to listen to music (huge part of my iPhone's functionality) if for some reason I misplace. I haven't tried it with any systems so I can't speak to compatibility but I am really frustrated to say the least.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it just works

    • Written by Christopher T from Fairfax

    All the hating on apple. It is silly. This adapter just works. I don't have any problems with different earbuds.

    4 of 16 people found this useful