Why won’t my phone connect to my car aux?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

There could be several reasons why your phone is not connecting to your car’s AUX input. Let’s go through some troubleshooting steps to help you get your phone connected.

1. Check the cable: Start by checking the AUX cable you are using to connect your phone to the car. Make sure it is in good condition and properly plugged into both your phone and the car’s AUX port. If the cable is damaged or worn out, try using a different cable to see if that resolves the issue.

2. Restart your phone and car: Sometimes, a simple restart can fix connectivity issues. Start by restarting your phone and then turn off your car’s engine. After a few minutes, turn the car back on and try connecting your phone again.

3. Check your phone’s volume and settings: Ensure that the volume on your phone is turned up and not set to silent or vibrate. Additionally, ensure that your phone’s audio output is set to the headphone jack or AUX output. You can usually find these settings in the Sound or Audio section of your phone’s settings.

4. Try a different USB port: If you are connecting your phone to the car’s AUX input using a USB cable, try using a different USB port in your car. Some cars have multiple USB ports, so switching to a different one can help determine if the issue lies with the specific port you were initially using.

5. Update your phone’s software: Outdated software on your phone can sometimes cause compatibility issues with your car’s AUX system. Make sure your phone’s operating system is updated to the latest version available. You can check for updates in the Settings app of your phone.

6. Check car compatibility: Some cars have specific requirements for connecting Apple devices via AUX. Refer to your car’s owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer to ensure that your phone model is supported and that you are following the correct steps to connect it.

7. Test with another device: If possible, try connecting a different device to your car’s AUX input to see if the issue persists. This can help determine if the problem lies with your phone or the car’s AUX system.

Remember, every car and phone model may have slightly different steps for connecting via AUX, so it’s essential to refer to your specific car and phone’s user manuals for detailed instructions. If you have followed all the troubleshooting steps and are still unable to connect your phone to your car’s AUX, it may be worth reaching out to a professional or contacting customer support for further assistance.