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Question: iOS sound in?

I want to transfer some old cassettes to MP3.


The apps on iOS look easier than on MacOS [and Macs no longer support sound in via the 3.5mm jack]. If I get a 3.5mm to Lightning converter do iPads or iPhones support sound in via that connector, or only sound out? I can't find any mention of sound in and iOS in this context anywhere.


Thanks, CC

IMAC (RETINA 5K, 27-INCH, LATE 2015), macOS High Sierra (10.13.1), iPad Pro, iPhone 6S

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Nov 16, 2017 10:02 AM in response to Colin Cohen In response to Colin Cohen

Hi. Only audio out, as far as I know. There are USB mics that work with the Apple Camera Adaptor, and there might even be Lightning ones. So audio input is possible. You can access the mono mic input using a headset, or the corresponding 3.5 mm connector, but that's not much use for music. See if you can find an audio A/D converter with USB or Lightning connector.

Nov 16, 2017 10:02 AM

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Nov 16, 2017 11:46 AM in response to Diana.McCall In response to Diana.McCall

Thanks for that Diana.McCall.



The quality is not important, they are only speech tapes. I guess if something like Xtra-Funky Range iPhone 7 / 7 PLUS AUX Headphone Jack: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics does not work for this one-off job I guess it will have to be on my iMac with something like https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gold-Plated-Speakers-portable-iCables%C2%AE/dp/B00H8B3H BI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=… and hope that I can find a Mac recording app that can 'read' the USB port!

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