If you use your iPhone in your car for things like music, podcasts, or navigation, you'll want some top-notch accessories to go with it. From a solid mount to keep your phone within reach but out of the way, to a charger that will keep your directions going and music playing through the last mile, these are the best iPhone car accessories for any traveler.
AUKEY's Braided Nylon Lightning cable is a solid choice if you need a Lightning cable in your car. Its braided nylon offers protection against wear and tear over the year. Speaking from experience, this is something you're definitely going to want, especially if you park your car outside.
A good mount is an essential accessory for quick access to your iPhone if you need it while driving. The TechMatte MagGrip is a great option because it's very simple and easy to use. You clip it to one of your air vents; then, it magnetically attaches fast to your iPhone.
Removable headphone jack
If you need to connect a 3.5mm audio cable to your iPhone, Apple's adapter is a great, cheap option for doing so. Whether you're sending audio to your car's stereo or plugging in your favorite pair of headphones, this adapter will fit your needs.
Split it up
Belkin's Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar adapter gives you two Lightning ports to use with your iPhone. This allows you to charge your phone through one port while using an audio cable with Apple's Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter to route audio for maps or music through your car's stereo.
Charge and go
Charge two devices at once through the dual USB-A ports on this car charger from Anker. With more than just power delivery in mind, Anker focuses on safety, with features like surge protection, temperature control, and more.
Time to accessorize
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Whether you're planning a short hop around town or you're gearing up for a big trip, all of these accessories are excellent to have with you if you use your iPhone in your car. Of these, I'd get the Aukey Nylon Braided Lightning cable (opens in new tab), a durable cable that, at six feet, should reach anyone in your vehicle who needs it for charging or sending audio or data through your car.
For those who depend heavily on the phone for GPS directions, a good magnetic mount like the TechMatte MagGrip (opens in new tab) will be necessary for safe navigating. And if you have multiple people using their iPhones in the car at once, the Anker Powerdrive (opens in new tab) is a convenient dual USB charger. Honesty, these accessories are so convenient, it's probably ideal to have a few, even all of them!
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.