Audio and Charging in Car

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  1. cinger0439 macrumors regular

    cinger0439

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    Currently, I drive an older Honda CR-V and I use a "cassette" to play audio through the car speakers with my iPhone 6+. I plug the cassette jack into the headphone jack and the lightning Cable into the lightning port.

    Often, I charge the phone while using the cassette jack to listen to audiobooks while driving to work or using Maps for directions.

    Any suggestions on how to play audio and charge the 7+ while I'm in the car? I can't afford a new car .
     
  2. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    Get the Belkin dongle, buy a bluetooth adapter that connects to a audio jack, buy a FM thing (tune into a station) Griffin sells them.

    Not very good options but if you need the iPhone 7, worth a shot.
     
  3. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    Would the lightning/headphone jack adapter included with the iPhone 7/7+ not solve for this?
     
  4. tomjleeds macrumors 6502

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  5. cinger0439 thread starter macrumors regular

    cinger0439

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    How would a Bluetooth adapter work?
     
  6. lewis26 macrumors member

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    Replace the head unit with something with bluetooth
     
  7. elf69 macrumors 68000

    elf69

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    replace radio with one with bluetooth.

    or one with apple compatible USB.

    My fiancee has a pioneer and if plug iphone/ipod in it will charge AND play the music from Iphone with USB.
    Dunno how it works but it does and it is official apple certified radio.

    Plus it has bluetooth/CD and will play MP3 from a USB memory stick if plugged in.
    in UK about £100.
     
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

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    The cassette adapter won't charge the phone no matter how it's connected.
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    That's quite the phone accessory.
     
  9. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    My brother has a 2002 or something volkswagon GTI and obviously it didn't had a LCD Screen. He bought one with Apple car play and works like a charm. They cost around $700 at best buy
     
  10. P0stalTek macrumors 6502

    P0stalTek

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    I have a similar deck from Sony. It plays and charges via lightning cable.
     
  11. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    Buy a better head unit, with USB input. 1 cable. Charge & Play.
     
  12. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

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    No.
     
  13. tomjleeds macrumors 6502

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    Your phone sends the audio to the unit using Bluetooth, the unit broadcasts the audio as an FM station, and you tune your car radio into that station.

    Added benefit, you can receive phone calls too :)
     
  14. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    I'm still using the same cable that I've been using for about six or seven years. One end has a 30 pin connector with two cables coming out, a USB end for charging and 3.5mm end for aux. I put a lightning to 30 pin adapter on it when the iPhone 5 came out and it's still working great. The best part is it's only one cable to plug into the phone and it charges and plays line-level audio. Only problem is it will probably be hard to find these since the dock connector has long been deprecated.

    Edit: this is the exact one but it's discontinued :(
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/734772-REG/Kensington_K39204US_2_in_1_Car_Charger_and.html
     
  15. cinger0439 thread starter macrumors regular

    cinger0439

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    Thanks so much for all the suggestions! Looks like I might try to replace my radio!
     

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