Using iPhone on iHome?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chrismac00, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2007
    I want to use my iPhone on my iHome. I know it's not 100% compatible but you can hear the music. It asks me if I want to use it with Airplane Mode on but I want to be able to send text messages and get phone calls and stuff even though it's connected. Will it mess up my iPhone if I don't turn on Airplane Mode and listen to music?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    It will not mess up your iPhone. However If you use EDGE or are getting a phone call with it plugged in, you will get a loud annoying beeping sound, and you won't expect it. It has woken me up before.
  3. chrismac00 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2007
    Yeah I hear that noise all the time that I put my iPhone near my TV or iHome and stuff like that. It has woken me up a lot of times too. lol But I'm glad I can use it safely, I just hate that sound. :D :(
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    That would be called GSM interference. I am surprised that the FCC approved the use with all the interference it creates with unshielded speakers, which are most of the speakers on the market. Sad really.

    Just to let you know, iHome sells a unit for the iPhone now (I realize you already own an iHome)
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Unless I'm mistaken, EVERY cell phone will cause such problems with the non-shielded speakers. If the FCC didn't approve the iPhone, it would have to not approve every other phone out there.

    I do wonder if over the next few years that EVERY dockable speaker system gets shielding for iPhone compatibility. Although if they don't find a cheaper way to shield the device ($50 more for it on iHome??), I doubt that'll be the case.

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