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

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