Audi MMI  Controls  Media drives/connections  Audi music interface
Applies to vehicles: with Audi music interface
The Audi music interface is located in the centre console beneath the centre armrest.
  • To connect an adapter cable: Connect the adapter cable* -3- Fig. 1 to the Audi music interface -1- before connecting the portable player -5- (e.g. iPod).
  • To disconnect the adapter cable from the Audi music interface: With the release tab -2- pressed, pull the connector off the Audi music interface.
  • To disconnect the iPod adapter cable/iPod adapter cable plus* from an iPod: With the release tabs -4- pressed, pull the iPod connector out of the iPod.
Depending on the device you are using, the Audi music interface is started and operated using the portable player itself or via the MMI system Link.
  • To avoid damaging the connection, please take care when detaching the connector from the Audi music interface.
  • Very high or very low temperatures (a common occurrence in a car's interior) can cause damage to portable players and/or impair their performance. Please do not leave your portable player in the vehicle in case of extreme temperatures.
  • Do not use USB extension cables or adapters as these cause performance issues.
  • It cannot be guaranteed that portable players which do not meet the specification USB 2.0 will function properly.
  • USB hubs are not supported.
  • The iPod/iPhone/iPad battery is charged via the iPod adapter cable/iPod adapter cable plus* when the device is connected to the Audi music interface and the ignition is switched on.
  • Use only the iPod adapter cable/iPod adapter cable plus* with red/blue markings to connect an iPod/iPhone/iPad.
  • Some iPod versions (e.g. iPod shuffle) cannot be connected with the iPod adapter cable/iPod adapter cable plus*. You can connect these devices using the optional adapter cable with 3.5 mm jack plug*.
  • Some of the iPod's control functions are not supported, such as rating tracks, Cover Flow or adding tracks to "on-the-go" playlists. The iPod can only display covers and play videos if it is connected via an iPod adapter cable plus* (red markings).
  • For safety reasons, the video picture is not available while the vehicle is moving. While you are driving, only the sound is played.
  • Video playback via an iPod/iPhone/iPad will not continue automatically when you switch the engine back on after turning it off.
  • If you would like to play videos, you can also connect your iPod to the Audi music interface with the AV adapter cable*. You will also require an Apple AV cable. Please refer to the iPod operating instructions for more information on Apple AV cables.
  • The Apple Lightning connector does not support video playback.
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad malfunctions also affect the operation of the infotainment system. In this case, please reset your iPod/iPhone/iPad.
  • Please refer to the iPod/iPhone/iPad operating instructions for important information on how to use your iPod/iPhone/iPad. We recommend that you update the iPod/iPhone/iPad software to the latest status.
  • For more information on the Audi music interface and on which devices are supported, please go online (e.g. or contact an Audi dealer.

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