“Hi please help. I would like to play iPhone music on my car but the problem is that my car has no Bluetooth. It’s a very old one. What should I do to play music from iPhone through car radio?”
With the fast development of technology, nowadays we have multiple ways to play music from iPhone through car radio. You could play music from iPhone on car radio far more than using Bluetooth. In this post, we would like to show you how to play music from iPhone to car.
Method 1: Play iPhone Music on Car Radio through Bluetooth
Let’s start with the regular way – using Bluetooth, since most cars have got Bluetooth support nowadays. Actually, it’s quite easy to play music via Bluetooth iPhone on car radio. Follow the below steps to learn how to play iPhone music through Bluetooth in car:
1. Open the Bluetooth on your car.
2. On iPhone, open “Settings” app and then navigate to “Bluetooth” tab.
3. Open it and then search for the car Bluetooth.
4. Connect your car Bluetooth on iPhone.
5. Play music on your iPhone and then you will hear it from your car Bluetooth.
It should be noted that the car Bluetooth only connects to one external device at a time. That means if you have connected another device to car Bluetooth, you need to disconnect it from your car Bluetooth before you could connect your iPhone to your car Bluetooth.
Method 2: Play iPhone Music on Car via CarPlay
CarPlay is an excellent feature on iPhone that makes thing easier for you to play iPhone music on car radio. 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, you could do the following things to play iPhone music on car radio through CarPlay:
1. Press and hold the Voice Control button on your steering wheel to set up CarPlay. Or make sure that your car is in wireless or Bluetooth pairing mode.
2. Then on your iPhone, go to “Settings > General > CarPlay > Available Cars” and choose your car.
3. After connection, play music on your iPhone.
You see, it’s quite easy. However, there is a shortage of CarPlay. It is currently supported by several models of cars only. That means not all cars support CarPlay feature.
Method 3: Play iPhone Music on Car Radio via USB
What should you do if your car has no Bluetooth and CarPlay? How do you play music from iPhone to car radio?
Leawo Prof. DRM would help you do this. As a professional iTunes DRM removal and iTunes media converter, Leawo Prof. DRM could help you easily remove DRM protection from iPhone M4P music and then convert iPhone M4P music to DRM free MP3 files for unlimited use. Therefore you could play converted iPhone music on car via USB drive.
Download and install Leawo Prof. DRM, and then follow the below steps to learn how to convert iPhone music for car radio. You need to firstly sync iPhone music to iTunes.
Step 1: Import iTunes M4P (M4A) Music files
On Leawo Prof. DRM, click the “Add Files” button. On the popup “Add Files” window, open the “Music” tab and then choose the music files you want to play on car. After choosing music files, click “Add” button.
Step 2: Set output MP3 parameters
Leawo Prof. DRM would help you convert iPhone music to MP3 files. After loading iTunes music files, click the pencil icon in each loaded music file title and then choose Channels, Sampling Rates and Bit Rates for keeping in the output MP3 audio file.
Step 3: Set output directory
Return to the “Home” page. Click the Output button at the bottom to set an output path to save the final MP3 files. You could directly insert your USB drive into your computer and then choose it as output directory.
Step 4: Start to convert iTunes music to MP3
Finally, click the bottom right “Convert” button to start to convert iTunes music to MP3 files within this Prof. DRM.
Note: You need to authorize your computer with Apple ID to let Leawo Prof. DRM continue its converting work. Log in with your Apple ID and then click the “Authorize” button.
After authorizing, the Prof. DRM would start to convert iPhone music to USB drive in MP3 format immediately. On the converting panel, you could then view the whole converting process. After converting, disconnect your USB drive with computer and then insert it to your car USB port. You could then freely play converted iPhone music on your car radio.