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CarPlay - Can I use iPhone's microphone instead of my car's?


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My car's built-in microphone is very poor - people constantly complain about my audio dropping out and being a bit garbled when I am using my iPhoneX in CarPlay mode.

If I unplug my Phone and just make a call on my phone an let the phone's microphone handle audio-in then folks say everything sounds crystal clear.

So basically, I want to tell my iPhone, when using CarPlay - send audio OUT through the car's speakers. But when using audio IN use the iPhone's built-in microphone.

Is there any way to do that?


Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
If there is a way, I'm unaware of it.