I am getting frustrated here. I have tried every combination of tips I can find online from q-tip - to tooth picks - to blow dryer - to sucking on the port - to changing ringtones back and forth - to plugging and unplugging the earbuds - to rebooting with combinations of plugging and unplugging earphones and nothing has worked.
Does anyone know of something else I can try before I get to the point of replacing the physical headphone jack?
My phone was working fine and then I went on a cave tour for 2 hours, when I came back up it was stuck in headphone mode. I thought it might be moisture but the phone never got wet other than being in humid air, I had it in my pocket mostly and took some pictures, never dropped it or got water on it. It has been 2 days since then so I would think it would be dry especially after using a q-tip and 5+ minutes of the blow dryer.
The jack was dirty looking inside so I used the q-tip dry and with cleaning alcohol on it and cleaned it up well. I can't believe Apples hardware would break so easily especially on a $700+ phone.
EDIT: I also had the glass screen replaced at the apple store about 5 days ago and it worked fine up until 2 days ago. Could something have been damaged during the glass replacement?