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How to stop iPhone automatically playing when connected?

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:10 am
by BerryK
Hi. I searched this section AND the Navigation owners manual without finding a solution.

When I connect my iPhone to a USB cable plugged into my 2014 LEAF, it starts playing music right away. If I'm ALREADY listening to the radio, this is very annoying.

Is there a way to disable this automatic switching of the audio source?

Re: How to stop iPhone automatically playing when connected?

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:42 am
by dm33
BerryK wrote:Hi. I searched this section AND the Navigation owners manual without finding a solution.

When I connect my iPhone to a USB cable plugged into my 2014 LEAF, it starts playing music right away. If I'm ALREADY listening to the radio, this is very annoying.

Is there a way to disable this automatic switching of the audio source?

This is the single most annoying thing about the LEAF. Drives me crazy. The best solution I've come up with so far is to remove all music from my iPhone. It still tries to play it, stops anything else that was going on, but at least doesn't start playing all the time.

Re: How to stop iPhone automatically playing when connected?

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:47 am
by thankyouOB
dm33 wrote:
BerryK wrote:Hi. I searched this section AND the Navigation owners manual without finding a solution.

When I connect my iPhone to a USB cable plugged into my 2014 LEAF, it starts playing music right away. If I'm ALREADY listening to the radio, this is very annoying.

Is there a way to disable this automatic switching of the audio source?

This is the single most annoying thing about the LEAF. Drives me crazy. The best solution I've come up with so far is to remove all music from my iPhone. It still tries to play it, stops anything else that was going on, but at least doesn't start playing all the time.

Re: How to stop iPhone automatically playing when connected?

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:50 am
by CmdrThor
dm33 wrote:This is the single most annoying thing about the LEAF. Drives me crazy. The best solution I've come up with so far is to remove all music from my iPhone. It still tries to play it, stops anything else that was going on, but at least doesn't start playing all the time.


Seems a little extreme. Are you plugging / unplugging iPhones in that much that you can't just switch the music back when you plug it in? If so you should probably get a cigarette lighter 12v USB charger and use that instead of the built in port.

Re: How to stop iPhone automatically playing when connected?

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:23 pm
by dgalvan
I agree this is annoying. Would love a solution as well.

Re: How to stop iPhone automatically playing when connected?

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 3:38 pm
by epirali
dgalvan wrote:I agree this is annoying. Would love a solution as well.


Unfortunately most of my cars do the exact same thing, when you plug in iPhone/iPod they just switch and play...most alphabetically but one is totally random!

Sick of hearing the first 3-4 bars of "ABC" over and over and over again....

Re: How to stop iPhone automatically playing when connected?

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:40 pm
by BerryK
I asked at the dealership, and they didn't know how either. Oh well, if this is the most annoying thing about my new car, I figure I came out ahead!

Re: How to stop iPhone automatically playing when connected?

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:04 pm
by BerryK
Good news! I found that if I plug in the iPhone BEFORE "starting" the car, it doesn't auto-play.

Re: How to stop iPhone automatically playing when connected?

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:26 pm
by cgaydos
epirali wrote:
dgalvan wrote:I agree this is annoying. Would love a solution as well.


Unfortunately most of my cars do the exact same thing, when you plug in iPhone/iPod they just switch and play...most alphabetically but one is totally random!

Sick of hearing the first 3-4 bars of "ABC" over and over and over again....


Probably better than hearing the start of "Abbey Road Documentary" every time I plug in the iPhone.

Re: How to stop iPhone automatically playing when connected?

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:38 am
by seva
BerryK wrote:Good news! I found that if I plug in the iPhone BEFORE "starting" the car, it doesn't auto-play.


i will certainly try this today. it's true that the iPhone will start to play the first song you ever loaded into your library, on ANY capable car, when connected via USB. THAT is something i want to kill apple for doing.

weirdly enough, if i'm on a bluetooth phone call and plug in my USB for charging, the song starts playing while on the phone call and WILL NOT STOP no matter what i do. the only option is to force-quit the app, which really doesn't keep my eyes on the road....