iPhone 7 crappy for Ubering

imhereareyou

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Not sure how many of you uber, but my 6 just broke and I went and got the 7 not thinking about the headphone jack not being there, my car has an aux cable so now I cant use my iphone and drive unless I want it to die. Has anyone else run into this prob? Fixes?
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imhereareyou

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The 7 comes with a lightning to headphone jack adapter.
right, I know that but when that is connected I can't charge the phone, the app with the gps and pandora uses the battery fairly quick, even with the screen dimmed. It's just quite annoying. lol
 

mk313

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welkin or one of the other accessory makers has a lightning splitter that you can buy to allow you to charge and use headphones/ aux cables at the same time.
 
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imhereareyou

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How about a Bluetooth speaker?
My buddy suggested that but I think that would be unprofessional.

So this is a stock radio so I just recently had something like this hard wired to it, so I flip a switch and tune to 88.3 or some channel and it works great, no static ever. So I don't think I can do this one too.
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welkin or one of the other accessory makers has a lightning splitter that you can buy to allow you to charge and use headphones/ aux cables at the same time.
I have searched but I will look under welkin, this is exactly what I need.
 

mk313

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Sorry, that was supposed to say Belkin, not sure why auto-correct keeps changing it. Anyways, I looked it up & the cable is called the Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar.
 

imhereareyou

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Sorry, that was supposed to say Belkin, not sure why auto-correct keeps changing it. Anyways, I looked it up & the cable is called the Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar.
All the reviews say after the ios10 it doesnt work. This sucks. Thanks for looking tho
 

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All the reviews say after the ios10 it doesnt work. This sucks. Thanks for looking tho
It couldn't really work before iOS 10 as that is when Lightning support for audio and headphone controls was introduced--that is to say that it works with iOS 10 (I use it quite frequently).
 

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My buddy suggested that but I think that would be unprofessional.
I'm always a passenger and never a driver, but I'm actually unhappy with drivers that use headphones or earbuds because I assume that theyre more distracting than a freestanding speaker. But I haven't used uber or lyft yet because I just bought an iphone yesterday so i may be off base about the private ride services.
 

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My wife got me this for my birthday last year for my 2007 Chevy Cobalt (has AUX jack).

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-SoundS...77038&sr=8-1&keywords=anker+bluetooth+aux+car

Works perfectly. Can make/take calls, listen to music, etc... Just make sure you have 2 USB charger ports. Also, if your car is like mine, the cigarette lighter stays on 30 mins after car shuts off so I have to make sure to unplug this or my phone is always connected to it at home.
 

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I'm always a passenger and never a driver, but I'm actually unhappy with drivers that use headphones or earbuds because I assume that theyre more distracting than a freestanding speaker. But I haven't used uber or lyft yet because I just bought an iphone yesterday so i may be off base about the private ride services.
I agree, I am not using it for my ear, I want the cord so I can plug into my aux for my stereo so I can play Pandora for the passengers. But I can't keep the phone charged and have pandora playing for people at the same time.
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My wife got me this for my birthday last year for my 2007 Chevy Cobalt (has AUX jack).

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-SoundS...77038&sr=8-1&keywords=anker+bluetooth+aux+car

Works perfectly. Can make/take calls, listen to music, etc... Just make sure you have 2 USB charger ports. Also, if your car is like mine, the cigarette lighter stays on 30 mins after car shuts off so I have to make sure to unplug this or my phone is always connected to it at home.
I don't think it will work with my system since I had one hardwired in with a switch that I have to turn on and then tune to 88.3 so I can't have both running.
 

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I agree, I am not using it for my ear, I want the cord so I can plug into my aux for my stereo so I can play Pandora for the passengers. But I can't keep the phone charged and have pandora playing for people at the same time.
Unrelated datapoint... I'd almost guarantee you that such use of Pandora is against the EULA, if you're a subscriber. I don't know what they could do if you're not.
 

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right, I know that but when that is connected I can't charge the phone, the app with the gps and pandora uses the battery fairly quick, even with the screen dimmed. It's just quite annoying. lol
I've seen a dozen devices that work well for under $15 that allow lightning and 3.5mm auxiliary outlets.
 

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I've seen a dozen devices that work well for under $15 that allow lightning and 3.5mm auxiliary outlets.
This. I don't see the problem. Just get an adapter. There are a few to choose from. It really is not anywhere near of an issue as you're making it out to be.
 

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I've seen a dozen devices that work well for under $15 that allow lightning and 3.5mm auxiliary outlets.
The potential downside with most of those is that they typically don't allow call audio to pass through, and don't support headphone controls or microphone.
 

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The potential downside with most of those is that they typically don't allow call audio to pass through
I do call audio through bluetooth.


and don't support headphone controls or microphone.
That's not the downside of the adapter, that's a downside of headphone jacks in general when used in the car.
 

imhereareyou

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I've seen a dozen devices that work well for under $15 that allow lightning and 3.5mm auxiliary outlets.
This. I don't see the problem. Just get an adapter. There are a few to choose from. It really is not anywhere near of an issue as you're making it out to be.
The potential downside with most of those is that they typically don't allow call audio to pass through, and don't support headphone controls or microphone.
Well all the amazon reviews for every one I have searched they say the same... This is from the Belkin:

"Kept getting error message on Iphone 7 that the Iphone could not recognize this adaptor. Returning."

"This worked perfectly until the latest iOS update (10.3.1) now the audio component does not work, and my phone says it does not support this accessory. I'm not sure if this is an Apple issue or an issue with this product's compatibility with the software update."

And tons more...
 
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