Audio ports explained: what they do and how to use them

When you use audio devices, there are a lot of different ports to plug in. There are two main types of audio port that can be used, but nowadays most audio devices come with the new type of audio port.

Here is some information about what they do and how to use them:

There are more than one type of audio port, but the most common type of port that is used is the 3.5 mm minijack. Audio devices come with this port type nowadays because it’s easier to get access to them which makes it easier to use.

How to use the audio ports on your phone or tablet

  • Plug the headphones into the port
  • You can use inline controls to control your music or video.

You cannot use them for calls because there is only one microphone port.
When you are on a call, just switch off your music by using physical buttons, don’t touch any settings on your phone.

How to use the audio ports on your T.V

  • Plug the red and white cables into the port on your TV
  • Plug the other end of the cables into devices like speakers or console (games)

You can use inline controls to control your music or video, but you cannot use them for calls because there is only one microphone port. When you are on a call, just switch off your music by using physical buttons, don’t touch any settings on your TV.

How to use the audio ports on your computer or laptop

  • Plug the headphones into the port
  • You can use inline controls to control your music or video.

You cannot use them for calls because there is only one microphone port.
When you are on a call, just switch off your music by using physical buttons, don’t touch any settings on your laptop/computer.

How to use the audio ports on an MP3 player

  • Plug the red and white cables into the port on your MP3 player
  • Plug the other end of the cables into devices like speakers or console (games)

You can use inline controls to control your music or video, but you cannot use them for calls because there is only one microphone port.
When you are on a call, just switch off your music by using physical buttons, don’t touch any settings on your MP3 player.

What are all the audio ports on my computer

The audio port is where you can plug in your headphones.
When you want to use the media buttons on your device, i.e volume, play/pause etc, you have to switch it on.
If your headphones are plugged in, then media buttons will only work with the music that is playing on your headphones and not the music that is playing out loud.

Tips for getting the most out of your audio ports

  • When you want to get the most out of your audio devices you need to make sure that all cables are plugged in correctly and securely. If they are not, then it will affect the quality of sound and there is also a risk of damaging your device.
  • With an inline control, if you press more than one button at once it will change the volume of your music.
  • When you are watching TV, make sure you switch off your sound on all devices when you are on a call.

When you use audio devices, there are a lot of different ports to plug in.

There are two main types of audio port that can be used, but nowadays most audio devices come with the new type of audio port.

Here is some information about what they do and how to use them.

You can also see there are a lot of different ports that you can use, but some people just don’t know where to plug in what.

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