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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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Replacing/Repairing the Lightning port of the EarPods.

I couldn’t have described my problem anywhere else, as I was getting bizarre results for my searches.
The problem that I am facing is that the small metal piece(The part that goes inside the phone while charging) on the lightning cable broke and I don’t know what to do, I browsed how can I repair the jack or something like that, but the repairing involved some serious precision work(Clipping/precise soldering) and I don’t want to follow that currently, Meanwhile a thought came to my mind, but I’m not sure if it is even going to work or not?
I was thinking that instead of scrapping the plastic out and carry on with the soldering stuff, what I can do is maybe take a lightning charger cable(Official/alternate)… Chop it off and then connect the wires with my Earpods.
I wanted to know if it is going to work? If yes, then will I be able to get all the features intact? Like using Mic, Controlling volume up and down? Don’t lose the quality of music on my Earpods?

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No, soldering a lightning cable to the earpods will not work. This is because there is a DAC in the lightning connector of the EarPods that is not in a normal lightning cable.

What you need to to is to buy a 3.5mm to lightning adapter and chop the 3.5mm end off.

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@andrewsawesome So what else can I do?

I do have another idea, but I'm not sure if it is going to work or not, What if I buy a 3.5mm Aux TO Lightning Connecter? and then I chop it off and use that end(Lightning End) with my Earpods? Will that suffice?

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@AgrsIV・AmMÓ That would work(chopping the 3.5mm end off a 3.5mm to Lightning adapter).

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