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How to play iPhone 5c through 30 pin speakers

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Lordnoobson Sun 21-Sep-14 04:48:33

I have an old apple brand speaker. (I know! I still love it- I've he er seen one anywhere else) like this
Obv old docking. Is there a cable to somehow make it so I can play my newer phone through it?

Lordnoobson Sun 21-Sep-14 04:48:57

Hyper link fail?

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sun 21-Sep-14 10:45:14

You need a lightening to thirty pin adapter. I think they are about twenty pounds

Lordnoobson Sun 21-Sep-14 10:57:34

Ta. I thought that but on apple website there's lots of angry comments saying it still plays through phone speakers

Labrat72 Sun 21-Sep-14 10:57:55

Is there a 'headphone socket' (3.5mm jack socket) on the speakers? You can get a double ended 3.5mm cable (with a jack on both ends). I use one of those to connect my old iphone speakers with a 30 pin dock to my new iPhone 5c.

Lordnoobson Sun 21-Sep-14 11:01:38

Ooh. Ta I don't know. As you can see they are typically minimalist. I'll look when I get home

Labrat72 Sun 21-Sep-14 11:08:43

Knowing Apple there won't be one. But hopefully there is. I was super grumpy when I realised that my lovely new phone wouldn't fit on my lovely (expensive!) speakers. I tried a lightening adaptor but it was wobbly & kept cutting out. Then I tried an old lead that I'd used in the car before I got my new Bluetooth car wotsit. That works perfectly.
I hope you can sort it out.

Lordnoobson Sun 21-Sep-14 11:11:08

That's a great idea. I'll report back. smile

Labrat72 Sun 21-Sep-14 11:19:58

I'm invested in this now. I downloaded the iPod hi fi user guide smile it appears that there is an audio input port on the back of your hi if and you can connect 'other devices' using that smile

Lordnoobson Sun 21-Sep-14 11:22:37

Lol. You're UNDEFEATED #derulo

Lordnoobson Sun 21-Sep-14 20:16:11

So (like a 1950s wife!) reported your findings to h. He agrees. I'm a fool and don't quite get it. So I think this is a potential solution.

Labrat72 Mon 22-Sep-14 07:31:11

Hope it works. You need a 3.5mm male to male cable.
Am I allowed to say that on Mumsnetsmile
They're about 4 quid on Amazon

ElizabethHoover Tue 23-Dec-14 14:07:29

i set this as a task for H for my xmas gift - he misunderstood it and got me the worng thing

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