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How to get my iPhone 5 to play music in the car!

john71482 May 2, 2013

  1. john71482

    john71482 Active Member

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    When I bought the car I had a 4s so i just connected it to the lead for iPod's that is in the glove box now the iPhone 5 needs a different connection and I tried the adapter I bought to play music from my phone for the dock in the house but the car stereo doesn't pick up that my phone is plugged it what a ball ache anyone got an ideas??
     
  2. Ben S3 8P3

    Ben S3 8P3 Member

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    That was a long sentence :unsure:
     
  3. percymon

    percymon Member

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    Sounds like your adaptor isn't fully wired between all the pins of the two sockets.
     
  4. batch

    batch Well-Known Member Team Glacier quattro Audi S3

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    AAAAAAND Breathe...

    Seriously, is your little adaptor a genuine one? As I have an iPhone 5 so was faced with the same problem. Bought a genuine lightning adaptor, plugged it in, took a few secs to pick it up unusually but then bingo. No issues whatsoever. The eBay specials are only suitable for charging, they're not coded...
     
  5. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    Do you have AMI or the standard iPod dock?

    If you had AMI then you would have the latest Glossy Black Surround RNSe.
     
  6. JRock247

    JRock247 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    If you want an adaptor to work with your car or dock, then you need to buy an official apple adaptor. All the cheap adaptors on the bay only work for charging usually, not for transferring data/music/etc.

    Avoid the cheap adaptors if you want full use of your iphone/ipod/ipad with accessory's.
     
  7. elrao

    elrao Member

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    Or do what I did - but a cheap second hand iPod classic. 160gb cost me about £60 and I just leave it in the car. Take it out once in a while to update with iTunes.
     
  8. manmoth

    manmoth Member

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    Exactly what I do, leave my old 4s in the car as a media player only, if I park close enough to the house I can even update from iTunes over wifi....
     
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