how to connect phone to car stereo

How to Connect Phone to Car Stereo


Having trouble playing music from your phone through the speakers in your car? Tired of listening to the radio or can’t seem to find a song you like? If so you’re in luck.

I’m Smyth from PhoneWallpapers.Us. In this tutorial I’ll tell you about four of the easiest ways to connect your phone to your car stereo. Now let’s get started.

How to Connect Phone to Car Stereo

Using an Auxiliary Cable
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The first method is one of the easiest which is, to connect your phone to your car stereo through an auxiliary cable. One end of the cable will plug into the headphone jack of your mobile device, and that the other it will plug into the auxilary input for your car stereo system.

You’ll have to use the controls on your phone to change songs, pause and so on, but this method is one of the simplest to setup.

Through a USB Connection

Another way of connecting your phone to your car stereo system is through a USB connection, many newer vehicle models have a USB input. To connect to it use a USB cable that is compatible with your device, where one end goes into your device and the other end plugs into the USB input of your car.

This will allow you to play music through your car speakers, and you should also be able to control it through your stereo system, which is often much more convenient and safe for driving.

Bluetooth Connection

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The third method is using a Bluetooth connection. If your car stereo system has Bluetooth built in check the manual that came with a vehicle for instructions on how to pair your device with your car stereo.

The instructions will vary depending on your vehicle, some Bluetooth car systems will also allow you to make it answer calls hands-free in addition to being able to play music.

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If your car stereo doesn’t have a built-in bluetooth option you can buy a device for your stereo that will allow you to use a Bluetooth connection. Check out the description box below this video for links to a couple examples.

FM Radio Transmitter

The last methode to connect your phone to your car stereo is by using an FM radio transmitter. This is a good option for those who drive older vehicles. The transmitter will plug into your phone’s headphone jack and then you’ll be given the option to set an FM frequency set the transmitter to a frequency that is not already occupied by a radio station in your area, then set your car’s radio to the same frequency, and you’ll be able to hear music from your phone over the radio.

Tips for Connecting Phone to Car Stereo

Here are some tips you should keep in mind when you start setting up a connection between your phone and your car stereo.

Check out Yout Owner’s Manual

Number one. Your owners manual may be able to tell you about ways you can connect your phone to your car stereo, without the need for additional tools or devices. read through it before you spend money on cords or devices.

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Maybe your stereo has Bluetooth capability, you might be able to save yourself some money.

Get Familiar With Your Car’s Input Options

Number two. Have a good look at your car stereo system to see if it has an auxilary or USB input option. Sometimes these input plugs are not in a place that’s obvious. Iif you drive a newer vehicle it’s likely that your stereo will have one or both of these options.

Be Sure a Device is Compatible with Your Car Stereo before Buting it

Number three. Before you buy a car cable or device, make sure it’s compatible with both your mobile device and your car stereo. Again reading through your owners manual might be able to give you some guidance as to what type of car are compatible with your stereo.

Try Yout Best To be Patient

Number four setting up your car stereo to play music from your phone can sometimes be a long and tedious process. Try to be patient one of these methods will likely work for you.

That’s all there is to connecting your phone to your car stereo system. We hope one of these methods works for you. Thank you for reading.

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