Car Music: Accessory Connected

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dextr3k, May 10, 2015.

  1. dextr3k macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
    Hi all,

    I have an aftermarket nav system in my car, which has a 30-pin iPod connector in the glove box.

    I had the iPhone 5 ever since I had this car, thus I have an official 30-pin to lightning adapter. This works perfect as I can control via my nav system, or on the iPhone 5 itself. I can select songs, forward backward just like listening on headphones.

    However, I have recently retired an iPhone 4, so I loaded it up with my entire library with the thought that I would just keep it in the glove and be able to listen without having to connect my iPhone 5. However, the problem is when I connect the 4 to the nav system, the phone goes dead into "Accessory is Connected" mode, meaning I can't control anything on the phone. It works with music, but I would really like to be able to select my playlists and genius playlists.

    My question is, the 4 is on iOS 5, since it is very speedy on this iOS. My iPhone 5 and my wife's iPhone 6 don't have the accessory is connected message, does this go away if I update the iPhone 4 to iOS 7?

    I don't want to slow down the 4 to a crawl if this doesn't get rid of the message.
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    On iOS 7, I can have my phone connected to my car and I can control it from either the car or the phone. (I am using an iP6 on iOS 8 now, and still no issues).
  3. dextr3k thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
    Yeah, it doesn't happen on my iPhone 5. So it is either the lightning adapter strips out this piece of information, or it has since been removed. I don't know how to test other than just update it, which makes it unusable......
  4. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    I think it does go away. They updated the car interface a few years ago.

    Remember when we used to sync our iPhones with the computer? You couldn't use the phone, but now, it syncs in the background and everything is accessible. Same thing with car access.
  5. dextr3k thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
    That is really interesting.

    I think I will give it a go and see.
  6. dextr3k thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
    I am happy to report that yes, the accessory connect message does disappear with 7.1.2.

    Thanks guys.

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