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Topic # 51806 1-Dec-2009 13:09
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I currently have my ipod connected via RCA to the AUX on my car stereo using the 3.5mm out on the ipod but Im looking at buying a 3GS.

Does anyone know what happens if a 3GS was connected in the same way when a call comes through?

Can you set up a profile which has the iphone effectively as a speaker phone with the call coming through the stereo's speakers ?

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  Reply # 278323 1-Dec-2009 14:42
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All I know is that if you have the above set-up, it doesn't route anything through the AUX and it's just like it is not even connected to the car stereo.

Hope that helps.



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  Reply # 278328 1-Dec-2009 14:50
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So what happens if your listening to some music with a set of headphones in the 3.5mm jack and a call comes in ? Is there a supplied set of phones with a mic in them ?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 278374 1-Dec-2009 16:20
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Hi,
Yes, you can route music to a cars stereo with the headphone jack - works very well. What seems to happen (in my case with a similar setup) is that when a call comes in while playing music the music will fade out, the ringing will fade up thru' the cars speakers, you can answer the phone as normal and hear the caller thru' the cars speakers but unfortunately the caller can't hear you (microphone is blocked).
You can use a set of headphones with a mic in them to answer calls (one is supplied with the iPhone). If you're playing music it'll fade down & pause the music, click on the button to answer the call & when finished the music will un-pause & fade up.
Maybe it's possible to use a headphone splitter to route music/callers voice to the stereo & have a headphone with mic plugged in at the same time to speak to your caller....?




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  Reply # 278382 1-Dec-2009 16:40
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Thanks guys, Ive been doing a bit of research on this but cant find anything definitive. Now I may have some of the terminology wrong, so bare with me.

I currently have my ipod connected using a 3.5mm to RCA from the headphone jack. Tonight Im going to try tonight with an old dock from my daughters stereo to have the power from a lighter socket and use the dock to RCA instead which should then be using a line out rather than the headphone socket.

My question then would be what happens to the music/call if I have both the line out and a set of headphones connected? Would the line out override the headphones so the caller comes through the car speakers, whilst the mic in the headphones would handle my voice ?

I think its pretty much doable, I just want to be sure before I buy the 3GS of course :)




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  Reply # 278428 1-Dec-2009 18:00
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Just get a bluetooth set, phone call comes in, music stops, answer call, end call, music starts up again.

Or get a bluetooth headunit, even nicer dont need to plug anything in, they come with mic's



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  Reply # 278459 1-Dec-2009 19:38
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Sorry shouldve mentioned my car is a 20 year old BMW and one of only 15 in the country. Putting a new head deck in would ruin its value.

So it needs to be all standard (and yes the 20 year old head deck has AUX in) and as I dont like using headsets I would like to see if I can get it going with a mic to be fully integrated.

Ive done it before but the BMW was only 10 years old that time !

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  Reply # 278462 1-Dec-2009 19:45
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I think by head unit he means a Bluetooth handsfree device that clips to your sunvisor - pr a Bluetooth earpiece. That way you can keep status quo for music and use Bluetooth to handle the calls. But it means you won't get the callers voice coming through your stereo tho.

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  Reply # 278532 1-Dec-2009 23:00
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Maybe it's possible to use a headphone splitter to route music/callers voice to the stereo & have a headphone with mic plugged in at the same time to speak to your caller....?


Maybe this looks like an option - but someone will need to test this out

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  Reply # 278539 1-Dec-2009 23:17
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When a call comes in the music stops and u awnser and it will come through the car speakers. then once the call has ended the music resumes.

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  Reply # 279098 3-Dec-2009 18:16
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Iphone aux to head unit for music, separate bluetooth via thingie for phone, call comes though, music stops, pick up the call on the bluetooth unit, end call, music starts up again.

Done!

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