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Anyone else experiencing issues when connecting the iPod via USB (haven't experimented with going bluetooth instead)? About 99% of the time it won't index so I can't see playlists, artists, etc. The manual says its an iPod issue but I never had issues with connectivity with the '16 Pilot. It always showed the playlists, etc. I do have the older Nano, maybe I need to the get the newest ipod, but don't want to spend that kind of money right now. It seems to be picky when trying to load music to My Honda as well, I have yet to get that to accept any file type I have tried. Any tips and tricks are greatly appreciated!
 

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Couple years ago I couldn’t get my iPod to work in a new car. Fast forward went to buy a new iPod and the kid at the counter explained it all. Old news is they no longer really support them. Kid sold me a 30 buck USB stick. Results + much faster response time and no need for the iPod
 

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Couple years ago I couldn’t get my iPod to work in a new car. Fast forward went to buy a new iPod and the kid at the counter explained it all. Old news is they no longer really support them. Kid sold me a 30 buck USB stick. Results + much faster response time and no need for the iPod
Thanks for the info! I guess I am just being old school with wanting to keep using my iPod.:oops:
 

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That’s me too. After I went to the USB stick I couldn’t even give my iPod away. Even my kid didn’t want it!
Truth being since streaming music has 40 million songs I haven’t even touched the USB
 

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I can't even figure out how to get my songs from iTunes to a format on usb that the PP will read. Everything I try it says no files found on usb. Ideas?
 

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I plugged in the usb to my MacBook and dragged the iTunes music library right into it. Album art and all songs came in perfect order. only quirk was the videos were mixed with music. You would need to check Honda spec, but 1st time I tried I had an old usb and had to upgrade it as it was not compatible
 

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Does it transfer over your playlists as well?
 

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Thanks for the info Passporter much appreciated!
 

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I’ve got a USB stick with a billion songs on it as well. And can’t seem to get the iPhone calls and messaging to work when I have it plugged into the iPod USB port?

Would a splitter enable both devices to be used or can I use an IPod and IPhone in a splitter and have both work?
 

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I can't even figure out how to get my songs from iTunes to a format on usb that the PP will read. Everything I try it says no files found on usb. Ideas?
This might help: Create a Playlist and load mp3 files of songs onto it. When I burn a CD in iTunes it asks me if I want to include "info" and I click "yes"...
 

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Hook the iphone up via Bluetooth and then plug in the usb stick. I haven’t tried a splitter but I would venture to guess it wouldn’t read both at same time. Or put your music on you phone and play from there while it’s connected.
 

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Hook the iphone up via Bluetooth and then plug in the usb stick. I haven’t tried a splitter but I would venture to guess it wouldn’t read both at same time. Or put your music on you phone and play from there while it’s connected.
There’s something I’m either doing wrong or a technical issue with hooking it up Bluetooth. It just
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That's what I was thinking - software updates need to be done first according to the manual. If it's an older iphone it may not be compatible. Maybe there is a privacy setting or something that needs adjusted on the iPhone. Try turning Bluetooth off on iphone and doing a soft reset of the iPhone and then turn BT back on. Just throwing out ideas.
 

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That's what I was thinking - software updates need to be done first according to the manual. If it's an older iphone it may not be compatible. Maybe there is a privacy setting or something that needs adjusted on the iPhone. Try turning Bluetooth off on iphone and doing a soft reset of the iPhone and then turn BT back on. Just throwing out ideas.
I’ll try the restart. It is an iPhone 8.
 

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If CarPlay doesn't work like you expect, make sure that your iPhone has the latest version of iOS. After your iPhone is updated, follow these steps—checking CarPlay after each step:
If CarPlay doesn't activate automatically, look for the CarPlay logo on your car's display.
Restart your iPhone and your car.
Make sure that Siri is on.
If your iPhone isn't detected by CarPlay, make sure that CarPlay isn't restricted. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions, tap Allowed Apps and make sure that CarPlay is enabled.
Go to Settings > General > CarPlay, and tap Forget This Car.
Check your connection:
If you have a wired connection, try connecting again with a different USB cable to a different USB port if you have one.
If you have a wireless connection, enable AirPlane Mode by going to Settings > Airplane Mode. Don't enable Airplane Mode from Control Center.
If needed, install firmware updates. Check your car's manual for more information.
 

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So I found a way to beat the USB / Honda playlist 8GB issue.

I dropped my 64GB on 4 different 8GB USB drives and uploaded them to The Honda Playlist and it took all 64GB! It took forever, but it worked!!
 

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Also, did the latest iPhone 8 update, Passport system updates (not easy to find a parking lot with WiFi (had to go back to the dealer), restarted my phone, turned blue tooth on/off and still can’t get CarPlay messages or phone to work thru the car unless it’s plugged in? Which isn’t an issue. However, I’ve been told to not keep your phone charging and let the battery go to 20% before charging.

The wireless charging pad is great as I am not a fan of all the cables!
 

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Also, did the latest iPhone 8 update, Passport system updates (not easy to find a parking lot with WiFi (had to go back to the dealer), restarted my phone, turned blue tooth on/off and still can’t get CarPlay messages or phone to work thru the car unless it’s plugged in? Which isn’t an issue. However, I’ve been told to not keep your phone charging and let the battery go to 20% before charging.

The wireless charging pad is great as I am not a fan of all the cables!
Apple CarPlay only works when phone is plugged into the front USB port. It’s not a wireless connection. Refer to manual for more info. You can connect phone via Bluetooth (doesn’t need to be plugged in) or through CarPlay when plugged in.
 
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