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How to Fix If Samsung S22 USB-C Headphone Adapter is Not Working

If you are having problems with the Headphone adapter of your Samsung Galaxy S22, apply the solutions in this guide to fix the problem!
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The Samsung Galaxy S22, like its predecessors, does not come with a 3.5mm headphone port. Instead, users are required to use a USB-C headphone adapter to connect their audio devices.

The problem is, some users have reported that the USB-C headphone adapters they used to connect audio devices are not working properly. 

If you’re one of those users, don’t worry. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide 4 solutions to troubleshoot and fix this issue regardless of the cause of the problem.

Let’s get started!

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S22 model (S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

Fix 01: Restart Your Galaxy S22 and Try Connecting the Audio Device Again

Restarting the device is one of the simplest yet best solutions to most smartphone-related issues. Doing so clears any temporary software glitches that might be causing the USB-C headphone adapter not to work on your Samsung Galaxy S22.

Follow the steps below and restart your device:

  1. Press and hold the power button + Volume down button on your Samsung Galaxy S22.
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  1. You’ll see a menu pop up on your screen. Select the “Restart” option.
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  1. Wait for the device to completely turn off and then turn back on. This will take up to a minute.

Once your device has restarted, try connecting the USB-C headphone adapter again (make sure the adapter is properly inserted into the USB-C port on your device.) 

If the adapter starts working, the problem was likely a minor software glitch resolved with a restart. 

Fix 02: Turn Off USB Audio Routing

USB audio routing is a feature that allows audio signals to be sent through the USB port of your device. 

While this feature is designed to provide a seamless audio experience when using USB headphones or speakers, in some cases, this might interfere with the normal functioning of your USB-C headphone adapter, causing it to not work properly.

Therefore, if enabled, turn off USB audio routing on your Samsung S22 by following these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Developer options. (If you don’t see this option, you’ll need to enable it. To do this, check our guide on how to enable developer options on Samsung)
  3. Under developer options, scroll down until you find Disable USB audio routing.
  4. Tap on the switch next to Disable USB audio routing to turn it off.

After you’ve done this, try connecting your USB-C headphone adapter again to see if it works.

Fix 03: Change the USB Adapter

Like any other electronic accessory, USB-C headphone adapters can also become not working over time. This can happen especially if they are not high quality. 

If the adapter is faulty, it may not establish a proper connection between your device and the headphones, leading to the issue you’re experiencing.

To check if the adapter is the issue, try using it with another device. If it still doesn’t work, it’s clear that the adapter is the problem. In such a case, you need to purchase a new USB-C headphone adapter to continue using your wired audio devices.

When buying a new adapter, we recommended to choose one from a reputable brand. Although these may cost a little more, they generally offer better build quality and avoid running into the same problem in the future.

Fix 04: Use Bluetooth to Connect the Audio Device

If none of the above solutions has worked for you, it’s time to consider switching to Bluetooth. However, this won’t be a solution if your audio device only works when connected via a cable. 

In such cases, you have to replace the audio device with one that supports Bluetooth.

That said, if the audio device you are using supports Bluetooth, here’s how to connect your device to your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth on your audio device: The method to do this will vary depending on the device. For most devices, there will be a Bluetooth button that you can press to turn it on.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Tap on Connections.
  4. Tap on Bluetooth.
  5. Turn on Bluetooth.
  6. Pair your audio device with your Galaxy S22: Your phone will start scanning for available devices. Once your audio device appears in the list, tap on it to pair.

Wrapping Up

We hope this guide was helpful you to fix the USB-C headphone adapter not working issue.

If you have any questions or need further explanations on any of the fixes we have given in this guide, feel free to drop a comment below. We will be there to help!

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