Lightning cable for car cigarette lighter that charges while playing audio?

Anthony T

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I have a bit of an older car that does not have Bluetooth, so I bought one of those Bluetooth adapters for my iPhone that goes into your cigarette lighter.

Only problem is my car does not have another cigarette lighter/adapter to charge my phone, so it’s either use my charger or listen to music.

Is there such a thing as a lightning cable that goes into your car’s cigarette adapter that will charge your phone AND allow you play music via auxiliary?
 

jr866gooner

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I have a bit of an older car that does not have Bluetooth, so I bought one of those Bluetooth adapters for my iPhone that goes into your cigarette lighter.

Only problem is my car does not have another cigarette lighter/adapter to charge my phone, so it’s either use my charger or listen to music.

Is there such a thing as a lightning cable that goes into your car’s cigarette adapter that will charge your phone AND allow you play music via auxiliary?
I have this trouble and there are times whereby I may wish to conserve battery but want to stream music/podcasts in the car and I have to make the decision. Why oh why did Apple have to remove the headphone jack? Probably clutching at straws as others had innovated and Apple thought quick better make a radical decision to turn heads and make us more money as well! Lol

I can’t remember but I think the Apple site has a partnered branded adaptor for such a thing but I can’t remember the cost. It’s made by bell in I believe. You can then get a simple usb plug for the lighter and use the adapter on the phone to ensure you can charge and play
 

Anthony T

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I have this trouble and there are times whereby I may wish to conserve battery but want to stream music/podcasts in the car and I have to make the decision. Why oh why did Apple have to remove the headphone jack? Probably clutching at straws as others had innovated and Apple thought quick better make a radical decision to turn heads and make us more money as well! Lol

I can’t remember but I think the Apple site has a partnered branded adaptor for such a thing but I can’t remember the cost. It’s made by bell in I believe. You can then get a simple usb plug for the lighter and use the adapter on the phone to ensure you can charge and play
I just realized my current bluetooth cigarette adapter thing has 2 USB ports on it lol. So I guess all I need is the USB cable to charge while the bluetooth takes care of the audio part. I just wish there were one cable that could charge and play music through the cigarette lighter, because the bluetooth thing isn't always reliable. :-/
 

BrianBaughn

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I just realized my current bluetooth cigarette adapter thing has 2 USB ports on it lol. So I guess all I need is the USB cable to charge while the bluetooth takes care of the audio part. I just wish there were one cable that could charge and play music through the cigarette lighter, because the bluetooth thing isn't always reliable. :-/
What sort of Bluetooth device is it? FM Transmitter? Bluetooth receiver?
 

Anthony T

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What sort of Bluetooth device is it? FM Transmitter? Bluetooth receiver?
This is the one I'm currently using: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074NX5XCF/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You need one of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=iphone+music+charge

Just be careful the unbranded products only work up to iOs 10. I use one to charge and listen to music and it's fine and get's around the problem.
I don't think that will help me with my auxiliary in the car though?
 

BrianBaughn

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Sorta like what I have. I don't even have an AUX IN on my old car. The iPhone charges fine through mine.

I don't think that will help me with my auxiliary in the car though?
The third one down on the page that I see is an adapter with a Lightning cable to the iPhone and a Lightning port for charging as well as a 3.5mm plug for audio which would go to an aux. Based on the reviews they look kind of sketchy, but if I had an AUX I'd probably try one as the sound would be so much better. Some reviews say it's not very durable so I'd probably use a Lightning extension with it to take the stress off the adapter.
 
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