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Earbuds by Apple with a Lightning connector in place of a 3.5 mm audio jack. Compatible with iPhones since the iPhone 7, not compatible with MacBooks. Released in 2016.

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How to connect Earpods without Bluetooth?

I have Earpods but if i want to use, i need to use Bluetooth. Is there anyway to use my Earpods without Bluetooth? I’m using a iPhone 7 Plus.

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You people aren't understanding the problem. I bought my girl some lightning wired apple earbuds but she has to turn on Bluetooth to use them. It makes no sense.

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@Jonathan Moose - That just doesn't make sense! I think you'll need to visit an Apple store to have them figure out why.

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I have the same problem. I bought wired EarPods and they will not work on my phone without turning on Bluetooth. It makes no sense. My last EarPods just plugged into the lightning port and I was good to go. Now I can’t find any pairs of wired earbuds for my iPhone that don’t require Bluetooth to work. What’s the point of having the wire?? I don’t want to use Bluetooth and deal with the radiation that comes from that. That’s why I got wired ear buds. So frustrating!!!

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Same here

I wrote AMZ vendor

Some Lightning earphones require BT

Mine log in as "Baets" wireless spelled that way, FFS

wont work at all on my SE, and sound bad on my SE2020

Neither work with TRRS to Lightning adapter and 3.5mm earphones w/ mic

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Several reddit threads address this. I cannot vouch for them but apparently they are not Apple products or Mifi.

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The reason behind this is in order to use the lightning jack on iPhones your device must have a special chip made by Apple that has a software key in it. In order to get this chip you need to get your accessory approved by Apple which costs a ton of money to get Apple certified. This chip is also required if you want to use Bluetooth classic. So these earbuds probably are using BLE to talk to your iphone.

I suspect they may be more Amazon counterfeits.

Check out the reddit threads. I searched with

"lightning connector earbuds require bluetooth"

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EarPods are the wired headset AirPods are the Bluetooth version.

EarPods need a Lightning to headphone adapter Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter - Lightning to headphone jack to use.

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Some Lightning earphones require BT

Mine log in as "Baets" wireless spelled that way FFS

wont work at all on my SE, and sound bad on my SE2020

Neither work with TRRS to Lightning adapter and 3.5mm earphones w mic

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An ear pods specially design for wireless use and works on blue tooth technology. So, if you don’t have blue tooth feature in your device then won’t connect or use your ear pods.

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Wired ear pods go by the same name and this confuses things.

Sometimes Airpods get called Earpods

Some wired Lightning earphones require BT to connect.

Mine log in as "Baets" wireless spelled that way on the iPhone menu, FFS

They won't work at all on my SE, and sound bad on my SE2020

Neither work with TRRS to Lightning adapter and 3.5mm earphones w mic

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