2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2012 4:12 PM by phil phluter
phil phluter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I would like to know three things about the headphone/mic/remote feature on the Iphone 5:

1. is it possible to disable the headphone/mic functionality on the Iphone 5 without having to physically remove the headphones from the jack?

2. Is it possible to use the Lighting connector to port the headphone/mic/remote functionality rather than using the headphone jack?

3. Is there a car kit that does not use the Bluetooth/wireless feature but instead uses a single plug interface to both charge AND capture the phone's full call functionality in a hands-free manner?

Thanks in advance! Philip


iPhone 5
  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,975 points)

    phil phluter wrote:

     

    1. is it possible to disable the headphone/mic functionality on the Iphone 5 without having to physically remove the headphones from the jack?

    Change the output when either in a call or listening to music.  This is described in the User's Guide.

     

     

    phil phluter wrote:

     

    2. Is it possible to use the Lighting connector to port the headphone/mic/remote functionality rather than using the headphone jack?

    3. Is there a car kit that does not use the Bluetooth/wireless feature but instead uses a single plug interface to both charge AND capture the phone's full call functionality in a hands-free manner?

    Possibly... google is your friend.

  • phil phluter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Diesel

     

    1. That is great to know, same as Iphone 4s, but difficult to navigate to the accessibility setting during a call. During a call, is it possible that the phone will over-ride the headset (if headset is still plugged in) if you hold the phone to your ear instead, porting voice and sound to the onboard MICs and receiver,and cancellng out the headset functionality?

     

    2 and 3.Tried already and resorted to this forum.  I know that the Iphone 5 Lightning connector is digital only so any Analog stuff that goes in/comes out needs a DAC, meaning more electronics.

     

    I was hoping to find a way of feeding in power and talk functionality thru the same handy plug, as with the Iphone 4.

     

    New question 4: does the Iphone 5 headphone jack depend on a mechanical switch to detect whether a headset is present or is it an electrical circuit?

    New queston 5: Does the Lightning Connector support Audio In, in other words, can I buy a Lightning connector with a headphone jack on it?

     

    Thanks in advance for your help.