Need help finding an 'external' home button

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by JohnApples, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    So I'm doing a custom Bluetooth setup with the stereo in my car, and everything works great except for the fact that I can't activate Siri using any of the buttons on my stereo. What I need is an external home button that I could press to activate Siri quickly, sort of like those "shutter" buttons (that really just replicate the volume button being pressed, I believe).

    I have found *one* Bluetooth external home button, but ideally I would like to have one that could connect via a 3.5mm jack (complicated, but this would work better for me). The only "External" home button I found that connects this way via 3.5mm is sold in a car kit that I do not need, and is sold-out by the company anyway. I haven't heard a response from them, so I figured I'd look elsewhere.

    If anyone can help me out, I need a button that will replicate the home button being pressed, that connects via 3.5mm jack. Thank you!
     
  2. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    Just an fyi... my car stereo will activate Siri, by pushing (and holding in) the volume dial. If you just push it in, it does a different thing, but I have to hold it in for like 2 seconds. Maybe you haven't tried holding in the buttons you tried? My instructions did not indicate doing this for siri, as I think it is a pre-siri stereo.
     
  3. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    If the phone is plugged in charging can you not use the "Hey Siri" function to activate it? Or if on a 6S\6S+ you dont even need it charging. I've used it a few times in my car on both my old iPhone 5 plugged in and more recently on my 6S both plugged in and unplugged and it worked fine picking up the fact i said "Hey Siri" with no issues including once whilst on a motorway doing motorway speeds with the stereo already playing.
     

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