Can you use IPOD Classic in ID.3?

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CarterHounslow
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Re: Can you use IPOD Classic in ID.3?

Post by CarterHounslow » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:26 am

I can't believe you're all moaning you can't use something that was discontinued 7 years ago.

Sherlock
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Re: Can you use IPOD Classic in ID.3?

Post by Sherlock » Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:24 pm

Personally I am not 'moaning' but interested to know if anyone has found a way to get it work.

Just because a product line is discontinued, doesn't mean it stops working or that it should be replaced. My iPod Classic works fine still and was able to connect to my previous non-electric car.

I would have thought that if you are an electric car driver you would see the benefit in reusing some existing tech, rather than depleting the planets resources by unnecessarily have to buy some new products, but hey that's just me.

JonS
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Re: Can you use IPOD Classic in ID.3?

Post by JonS » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:36 am

What Sherlock said - not moaning but investigating whether it’s possible to use a device that continues to work flawlessly, has 164GB of storage space and is still perfectly serviceable.

CarterHounslow
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Re: Can you use IPOD Classic in ID.3?

Post by CarterHounslow » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:47 am

I've already given my opinion. It seems to recognise phones etc as media, in theory I can't see why it doesn't work. I don't have one so can't really give an opinion. The only thing I can think of trying myself to replicate is plugging in an sd card using a card reader and seeing whether or not thay recognises it. That I can possibly try and do.

G43FAN
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Re: Can you use IPOD Classic in ID.3?

Post by G43FAN » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:25 am

Unfortunately this is not a ID.3 issue or even a VW issue it's more to do with Apple

1. It appears to be well documented on Apple forums that Ipods do not output Audio over USB connection, so simply plugging it in as an Ipod won't work. UIpod touch may work over Bluetooth but you would lose other connectivity functions for your phone.
2. It is also documented that Apple Car Play only works with Iphones https://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/ (Actually Iphone 5 upwards)

The next alternative is whether the car system will see it as a media device, most operating systems require the storage or media to be mounted in order to access it however it is unlikley the storage will allow itself to be mounted to multiple devices. So on a lot of Non-apple devices there are options for changing the nature of the device and making it able to act as a memory stick, does the Ipod have this? This will unmount the storage and effectively turn it into a media device.

Incidentally Android Auto also lists Ipods as not supported.
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