iPhone audio out on headphone jack question

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  1. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

    lindsayanng

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    i am really starting to get frustrated> i FINALLY got my new car which has AUX plug in it. I was SOO psyched. I figured that i could just run the cable to the car AUX jack and my music AND my phone calls would come through my speakers..

    But it doesn't/ Isn't it supposed to??

    It plays music through the aux jack just fine, but when i make a call the music fades out and nothing.. i have to flip the speakerphone on, which does nothing for me because the speaker isnt that loud.

    I just want to clarify, is the call audio NOT SUPPOSED to come out through the car aux? Is there a setting that i am =missing??

    p.s. it works with headphones. I can hear calls AND music through it.
     
  2. Eric. macrumors regular

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    Does it also send the audio out through normal headphones that don't have a microphone? It may distinguish between the two and not work, hence it would behave just like it is in your car.
     
  3. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yea. I was using my ipod headphones for a long time becuse they were more comfortable. It just doesnt make ANY sense to me!
     
  4. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

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    I have used standard headphones (the Apple earbuds just don't work for me, they don't fit in my ears and cause me pain), I have received calls and the sound comes through the headphones but I obviously had to speak into the mic on the iPhone as the set I was using didn't have a mic.

    I am not sure why the call would not go through the car speakers, I can only surmise that the iPhone can somehow distinguish that it is pushing sound to a head unit. The only other possibility is to try a different patch cord. Those would be the only two things that could cause this issue.
     
  5. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i have a second cable, so i will try that tomorrow.. I would be interested to know if the phone could distinguish a car head unit.. but even if it did know it was a car, why wouldnt it put the call through it?!
     
  6. babushnik macrumors newbie

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    it should work.

    hi.
    i have a gen 1 iphone, but i don't think it would make a difference.

    i just plugged the iphone into a pair of amplified computer speakers and i made a phone call and the audio came through loud and clear through the computer speakers.

    see if you can try using the same cable on another device, like a home stereo, computer speakers, "boombox" with an input, etc... and see if it works.

    if not. check your car's owner's manual.

    good luck.
     
  7. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i have a gen 1 too.. so if it worked for you, i cant imagine why it wouldnt work for me.. i will try it on other things. I have a stereo i can use it on.

    this is off topic but.. babushnik, are you hungarian?? my gramp used to say babushnik all the time.
     
  8. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

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    You will want to try it on something that is just speakers as well. The reason I say that is that when running through a head unit or stereo you are essentially trying it on the same type of device, something that is doing more processing than just passing a signal through.
     
  9. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

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    gotcha.. i will also try it on the computer speakers at work as a direct line in.

    I am just curious also if anyone has gotten a call through their car speakers using the AUX jack.
     
  10. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

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    so has ANYONE use the AUX outlet to hear calls from?
     
  11. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    I do, all the time. Just out of the headphone jack to the aux input on my car. Works like a charm.
     
  12. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok.. thanks for that.. now do you have any settings set on your phone?? What type of head unit are you using?
     
  13. hsleiman macrumors regular

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    I had the same problem as the OP but I think what happens is maybe the iphone distinguishes a car head unit from headphones and lowers the volume when calls come in. That's true in my case at least. When listening to music and a call comes in I answer and can't hear anything through my speakers until I increase the volume on the iPhone. Try increasing the volume again when you get a call and see if that helps.
     
  14. lindsayanng thread starter macrumors 68000

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    AH HAH!! i will do that on my lunch break! that is a silly think to have happen though if that is the case
     

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