• Shirina Mulani

Easy ways to Connect Your Phone to Your Car's Stereo

Updated: Jul 23



For the times you want to jam to your playlist on a long drive, but dont want to be interrupted by advertisements on the radio - connect your phone to your car’s stereo instead! Here's a step by step guide on how to do that.



1. CarPlay

If you own an iPhone, then you’re in luck. There's an app for that. CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car.


First, make sure that your country or region supports CarPlay and that your car supports CarPlay.If your car supports CarPlay using the USB port, plug your iPhone into the USB port of your car or stereo. The USB port might be labeled with a CarPlay icon or a smartphone icon. If your car supports wireless CarPlay, press and hold the voice command button on your steering wheel to set up CarPlay. Or make sure that your car is in wireless or Bluetooth pairing mode. Then on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > CarPlay > Available Cars and choose your car.



2. Bluetooth

For wireless connection, use Bluetooth. Here’s how:

  • First, turn on bluetooth on your car’s stereo to start the pairing process.

  • Next, check the bluetooth settings on your smartphone, to make sure it can detect your car’s stereo

  • Select your car’s stereo from your smartphone. Make sure your phone’s settings are enabled for media and audio

  • Select your music track



3. USB playback


When all else fails, go back to the basics, and connect your phone to your car using a USB wired connection. This method may be basic, but it might also be the simplest of all. Simply plug a USB cable into the car’s USB ports and the smartphone’s charging port. In most cases, the car's infotainment system will automatically switch to the USB input. If it doesn't, manually switch to USB using the car's source control, and enjoy!


There you have it - 3 simple ways to connect your phone to your car’s speakers. Now kick back, relax and enjoy your favourite tracks - uninterrupted!






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