Android and Iphone family. Any way to not keep unplugging and swapping cords?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Mark W, Oct 2, 2018.

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  1. Mark W

    Mark W Active Member

    Hi all,

    I have an android phone. Wife and kids have iphones. Not only that, but some older iphones with the Lightning connector, and newer ones with the USB-C(?) connector. I would like to be able to use Android Auto and have them use Apple Carplay when they drive. It seems that there is only one USB port in the car that links to them. Is there any way to do this without having to keep unplugging separate cords from the USB port? Would a cable with multiple ends work? Do those cables exist? I searched but couldn't find anything. Thanks.
     
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  3. dalbeck

    dalbeck Member

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    This probably would work: https://www.amazon.com/Tech-Armor-Lightning-Micro-Charging/dp/B01M3V61PQ
     
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  5. Carro con enchufe

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  6. dalbeck

    dalbeck Member

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    The one I posted above according to Amazon reviews does transfer data... just fyi.
     
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  8. Mark W

    Mark W Active Member

    Yeah, thanks for all the recommendations. It looks like the first one, the Tech-Armor is the only one I can see on Amazon that is supposed to support data. I would prefer one that has the different ends that aren't piggybacked, but none of those support data. Any multi-function cord is asking for trouble. I guess I'll have to see how much I use the car. If it's not often, then I can just swap a normal cable.
     
  9. Breezy

    Breezy Member

    I bought a USB cord to leave in the car that supposedly was Samsung OEM matching our Android phones, but it won't work for data. Said it would. So, yep, buyer beware.
     
  10. JJim

    JJim Active Member

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  11. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Active Member

    How about a USB extension cord? One side is male and the other end is female. You still would have to swap cables but at least it won't wear out the port on the car. What about a USB splitter or hub? The extension or hub needs to be good quality so it doesn't degrade the signal.
     
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  13. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    This is what we use now. Still annoying.
    I tired a basic USB hub but it didn’t work.
     

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