Audio and Charging in Car

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cinger0439, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. cinger0439 macrumors regular


    Jun 26, 2010
    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


    Jul 23, 2008
    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


    Apr 29, 2015
    Would the lightning/headphone jack adapter included with the iPhone 7/7+ not solve for this?
  4. tomjleeds macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    Manchester, UK
  5. cinger0439 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 26, 2010
    How would a Bluetooth adapter work?
  6. lewis26 macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Replace the head unit with something with bluetooth
  7. elf69 macrumors 68000


    Jun 2, 2016
    Cornwall UK
    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

    Oct 26, 2008
    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

    Jul 13, 2010
    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


    Feb 25, 2011
    I have a similar deck from Sony. It plays and charges via lightning cable.
  11. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    Buy a better head unit, with USB input. 1 cable. Charge & Play.
  12. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012
  13. tomjleeds macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    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

    Sep 22, 2012
    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 :(
  15. cinger0439 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 26, 2010
    Thanks so much for all the suggestions! Looks like I might try to replace my radio!

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