Tip of the Day: Make Those Broken Headphones Work

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Have you ever tried to listen to music or watch a movie with a pair of headphones that only work on one side? It's pretty miserable, isn't it? (Every parent who has ever made the mistake of sharing his headphones with his kids is nodding sadly right now.) Obviously it's time for you to order a new, higher quality pair of headphones and hide them from your destructive offspring. In the meantime, you can enjoy the full audio experience by switching your iPhone or iPad's audio settings to mono.

Go to Settings>General>Accessibility and toggle Mono Audio on. Now sound will travel from your device to your headphones through a single channel.

This is also great for those times when you're out and about and you want to listen to music while keeping one ear open to your surroundings.

 

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.