I'm assuming you have the entryline radio, 2011+ models only. The iPod is not directly compatible with the usb input. It will only charge through that port, and *some* versions of the iPod will play music in a file format that is not meant for a human to understand.HELP! I can't figure out how to hook up my iPod to my smart Car through the USB port...when I plug it in it just reads 'device unavailable' do I need a different cable?
If you're using AUX you can only control music from your iPod. If you want to control music files, you can use a thumb drive in the usb port. Trying to use the usb port to control your iPod will not work because the entryline radio is designed for mp3 files and not Apple AAC files. The closest you can get to organized control would be to organize folders with mp3 files on your flash drive, then you can cycle through all your playlists and songs from the entryline radio.Can I control the music on the radio if I am using the AUX input? or will I have to manually change things?
I'm using windows. The standard utility you use when formating drives from "My PC". I can try other programs if you think this might be an issue.This leaves you with old iPods and USB flash drives formatted to FAT32. What are you using to format the drive? Mac or Windows?
I've tried placing all MP3 files directly in the USB drive with no different result.Also make sure that these are mp3 files and that there aren’t any weird folders that do not belong.
Most USB 3.0 are compatible with 2.0. However, the ones I've tried are 2.0, so this shouldn't be a problem. I'm gonna try a 3.0, too. Also, I'll try to recue a 1.0 drive if I find one (just to rule things out).I also think the port in the car is a USB 2.0. I’m not sure what impact that has if your drive is 3.0. Technically you should be okay, but the headunit is kinda dumb, so I’m not sure.
Can't use it. It only has 2GB, which is not a lot.Just use your old iPod for your music.
I thought about it. But I do like the physical buttons in the radio, and we already have a nice Parrot (no bluetooth streaming, though) for calls. A music USB is the way to go for me.New after market sound systems for the smart car.