iPhone SE/11/XR/12/12 Pro Headphone Adapters: Lightning to Headphone Jack Converters

Apple’s iPhone 7 began the trend of cell phones that only have Lightning ports instead of the normal headphone jacks. So what do you do if you prefer to use headphones that end with a normal 1/8th inch headphone adapter instead of the new Lightning connector? Luckily there are a number of Lightning to headphone jack adapters for you to choose from that allow you to use your old regular headphones with a new iPhone’s Lightning port.

All of the lightning adapters in this article will work for all current iPhone models including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro max. You can also use them with iPads and iPad Pros.

The Best Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapters and Converters:

Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Adapter for iPhone

Here’s a pretty straightforward Lightning to headphone adapter that allows you to use your old headphones with 1/8th inch stereo TRS jack with a new iPhone or iPad’s Lightning port. It works with iPhone version 5 and up as well as other iOS devices like iPads and iPad Minis and iPod Touch with Lightning ports.

Note that this adapter plays music and allows you to use in-line remote to control your music (if your headphones have one) however if you get a phone call you will need to disconnect the headphones to use your phone normally instead of using the headphones as a headset. Comes in white.

You may also wish to pick up a tether leash to keep your adapter from getting lost.

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5 Best Lightning Extension Cables & Lightning Headphone Cord Extenders

Lightning headphone extenders are quite useful in a variety of scenarios. Sometimes cars like BMWs, Audis, and Mini Coopers have built-in audio input jacks that aren’t placed ideally or have a cable that’s too short. Or you might have a thicker type of iPhone case like an Otterbox which means you might need a short Lightning extender to bridge the gap between cables that don’t quite fit. Many people use these extenders to charge their Apple Pencils. In other cases, you might just need a longer cable to listen to music with your normal headphones (especially if you’re running your lightning headphones through your clothing instead of wearing the cable on the outside of your clothes). Luckily, Lightning headphone extensions cables can solve this problem for you. As an aside, if you’re just looking for a long USB to Lightning cable for charging purposes, those exist too.

All of the extenders in this article will work for all current iPhone models includingiPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro max. You can also use them with iPads and iPad Pros.

5 Best Lightning Headphone Extension Cables & Extenders

3.3 Foot Lightning Extension Cable

This lightning extender cable measures 3 feet long and has tons of positive reviews on Amazon. It can pass audio, data, and video through, as well as charge your iPhone or iPad. It has a male Lightning plug on one end (to plug into your iPhone or iPad or iPod Touch) and a female Lightning cable on the other end. The braided cord gives it extra durability and it works perfectly with official and Apple certified lightning charging cables.

A bonus use for this cable is to connect it to your iPad and charge your Apple Pencil.

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