How to Charge iPhone 7 and 7 Plus While Using Headphones

Long before the launch of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, there were rumours about the removal of 3.5mm headphone jack in the upcoming iPhones. With the release of the two latest phones, it is confirmed. And now iPhone users have to deal with this situation. Those who want to use 3.5mm headphone jack have to insert an adapter in the charging slot to listen to songs or talk to somebody on other end.

But users still wonder how they can charge their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus while they are using headphones. Given the fact that Apple has introduced wireless AirPods, which can be used to communicate and listen to music, people have to discard the cables that can be connected with the latest iPhones. However, accessories makers would manufacture headphones that can be connected with iPhone through wire.

Now this makes things complicated for any user. How would they charge iPhone7/7 Plus while using headphones? To solve this moot question, there are three workarounds.

How to Use Earphones/Headphones While Charging iPhone 7/7 Plus


The very first solution Apple itself gives you is AirPods that you can use. As claimed by Apple, these AirPods are truly Wireless, Effortless, and Magical. These AirPods come with a charging case and whenever you take them out of the case, they automatically connect with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac. Alas, it is not available now; users have to wait till late October. Moreover, price will also play a major role in the buying decision as Apple has put a price tag of $159 on these AirPods.

Bluetooth Headsets

Apple has finally fulfilled its long-standing purpose of making everything wireless. By removing 3.5mm headphone jack, the brand is indirectly promoting wireless products. It is no wonder if Apple removes the charging slot in its next iPhone/iPad edition, forcing users to charge their devices on wireless chargers.

But that seems to be a distant dream. For the current problem, Bluetooth headsets or earbuds are the best solution to avoid using headphones while charging your iPhone 7/7 Plus. With the help of wireless headsets, you can continue listening to songs and talk with your loved whiles while your phone is being charged via lightning cable.

Lightning Dock from Apple

Apple Lightning Dock

Apple’s lightning dock allows you to charge your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Take a closer look at the dock and you will find a 3.5mm headphone jack to connect the headphone cable. This lightning dock is available in five exciting colors like black, gold, rose gold, space gray and silver. This product is available at $49 on Apple official website.

Belkin’s Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar

Lightning Adapter

Belkin, a leading brand in smartphone accessories, has introduced a unique device that lets you charge your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus while you are listening to audio. This Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar (which is protected by Trade Mark), can be used to listen to lightning audio while charging your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. This product is compatible with MFI-certified USB to lightning cables. This Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar is available on Belkin official website at $39.99.

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