iPhone NOT COMPATIBLE with iHome Stereos

ipvfletch

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It may be more than just the stereos from iHome, but it seems like the iPhone is NOT COMPATIBLE with these home stereo solutions for iPods.

*EDIT* Other Replies below here indicate this may be a user-issue, i.e. I am a tool and couldn't figure it out. The bottom line is SAY 'NO' WHEN IT COMES TO THE AIRPLANE MODE QUESTION! :)

http://www.ihomeaudio.com/prodShelf.asp?dept_id=1006




Today I hooked up my iPhone to my friend's iHome system. We were using his iPod until I showed up with all the music. I plugged my iPhone in. My iPhone immediately displayed something about it not being supported and asked if I wanted to enable Airplane Mode in order to avoid interference. I said yes, but it didn't matter. It just plain didn't work. My iPhone was playing but nothing was coming out.

:(

I'm really bummed now.. Why couldn't it be just like the iPod, complete with compatibility and also a moutable disk!
 

iPhony25

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Not correct.

I have that same model, and it works fine. Yes you get that message but when it goes away the music plays just fine through the iHome. And of course it charges the iPhone as well. Even the Apple iPhone dock adapters work in it.
 

hunt577

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Wonder why It would work for one and not the other. I am having a similar problem with my FM tuner in my car that worked for my iPod but not for my iPhone. it also came up asking me if I wanted to go into airplane mode, after choosing yes it did nothing but play out of my iPhone speakers. Perhaps we are doing something wrong?
 

iPhony25

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Try not going into Airplane mode? I think thats what I selected. I still want to receive calls and when in Airplane mode, you can't because the phone is turned off.
 

420greg

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I have the under the counter kitchen model and my iPhone also works fine in it. The only thing that does not work is it does not transfer the song info to the iHome screen. But the audio works just fine.
 

ipvfletch

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*bump for all to see replies above. I also updated my original post to say I am an idiot* :mad:
 

Fafafoooey

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Could it be a firmware thing in the IHome?
 

jordan

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i just hooked my iPhone up to my ihome and it asked my to enter airplane mode and i click no. and i could play music and receive calls. just when a call came there was a lot of static coming through the ihome.
 

ColsTiger

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I'm sure there'll be a new version before Christmas. I wouldn't mind having one myself. My daughter got the silver one for her nano on her last birthday.
 
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getting rid of static?

I have the same model of Ihome and even when not in "airplane' mode I get static. At the end of the month it will be my alarm clock (hopefully) but the static was keeping me awake last night. Anyone know how to get rid of it?
 

Marianne

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I have the same model of Ihome and even when not in "airplane' mode I get static. At the end of the month it will be my alarm clock (hopefully) but the static was keeping me awake last night. Anyone know how to get rid of it?
There is no way to get rid of it - the speakers of the model you have are not sufficiently shielded and so it is probably not marked as compatible with the iPhone. iHome has more recent models (this is a 2-year-old thread) that are iphone-compatible and properly shielded to prevent this noise (I have one - the iP9 model).

There's an interesting article here on how to shield speakers yourself, but since the iHome's speakers are internal, you probably won't be able to do this yourself.
 
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thanks for the info might be easier to get a new ihome.