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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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iPhone cradle placement

My Niro is a 2018 sport touring model. I have a iPhone X max and, with a lightning cable plugged in, it did not fit well in the small space provided on the center console. I bought a cell phone holder with a flexible neck, but I didn’t like the idea of sticking it on the windshield or using the adhesive disk to mount it on the dash. So the best placement was to stick the adhesive disk to the vertical side of the center console on the passenger side, and then bend the flexible neck in such a way to hold the phone just off the right side the center console. This allows me to access the phone screen if necessary (I find it easier to access map destinations on the phone screen rather than the CarPlay app on the Kia’s screen). The adhesive disk that came with the cradle came unstuck after a few weeks, so I bought a 90mm extra strong adhesive disk from Amazon and followed the installation instructions closely (clean installation surface and let adhesive set 24 hours before attaching suction cup cradle). This setup works great and doesn’t interfere with my wife’s knees. See photos.
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It is baffling why Kia would provide a wireless charging mat but not build in wireless CarPlay. I never get to use my wireless charging mat because I always use CarPlay and it requires USB. *facepalm*


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Wireless CarPlay requires different auto hardware. No car manufacturers provide it yet, but there are some aftermarket head units. Can't imagine anyone with a modern car with integrated wired CarPlay purchasing them.

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I can't figure out why Kia would make a wireless charge mat this is designed only to fix small phones? I had an LG G3 with wireless charge but the phone is larger than the mat so it didn't charge. So I upgraded to a larger phone and turned the wireless joke off.

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I can't figure out why Kia would make a wireless charge mat this is designed only to fix small phones? I had an LG G3 with wireless charge but the phone is larger than the mat so it didn't charge. So I upgraded to a larger phone and turned the wireless joke off.
I use an S10+ and it fits and charges just fine. I sometimes miss Android Auto, but I like charging wirelessly more.

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Wireless CarPlay requires different auto hardware. No car manufacturers provide it yet, but there are some aftermarket head units. Can't imagine anyone with a modern car with integrated wired CarPlay purchasing them.
BMW has wireless CarPlay in their 2019 U.S. models. VW has already implemented it in Europe and is supposed to offer it in the U.S. in their 2020 models. Mercedes is adding it to their 2019 U.S. A-class models. Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep wireless support coming soon.

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Oh my, the very page I used as a resource for my answer. Missed it. Of course, you have to pay BMW an annual fee for CarPlay.

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Hi,

I'm new here so sorry for jumping in.
I like the idea and I'm also looking for something else a bit nicer.. any idea where I can find something like this (pic) but for the Niro?

Hope any one will be able to help..

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