About a month ago, my iPhone stopped responding to the remote controllers on the new Apple EarPods (and all other as well). I tested them on my Mac and another phone, and they worked fine there, but my phone is not responding to them at all.
I have a feeling there's a bad connection between the EarPods and my iPhone, but the minijack cable fits in the hole perfectly as far as I can tell, and it plays music without interference. Is there anything I can do to improve the connection between the two? Preferrably without unscrewing the entire shebang.
As a side-note, I had some earbuds prior to getting the new ones, and the connector on them was broken, but still played music. I don't really think any bits could have gotten stuck in the hole, it was a clean fracture and it worked fine.
Any tips or solutions are greatly appreciated! Thanks.