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Old 12-11-2019, 12:54 PM   #1
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Axxera radio and iPhone “mirroring”

I read that you can “mirror” your iDevice to the screen of the Axxera radio. not via Bluetooth but via USB. I tried connecting my iPhone to what I believe is the USB port on the dash but the radio screen kept saying that no device was found.

Do I need a special USB cable?

I’d love to mirror my phone’s gps to the radio. It would make it much easier to see and one less thing to clutter the dash.

Has anyone done this?
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:24 PM   #2
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If you search the forum there was some considerable traffic about iPhone mirroring a few years ago. The mirroring may have to go through the HDMI and not the USB.

Here is the link to one of the threads

http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f17...dash-2776.html
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:26 PM   #3
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When I first got our coach and saw the HDMI on the dash and USB port I researched and found out about the mirroring capability through the HDMI port. I setup my Android phone to do that for the same reason; GPS.

Unfortunately, when they say mirror, they mean mirror: all it did was mirror my phone screen on the display in the exact same size and format - so it was just like looking at your phone except now the phone was way over in the middle of the dash.

Worthless in my opinion.
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:46 PM   #4
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When I first got our coach and saw the HDMI on the dash and USB port I researched and found out about the mirroring capability through the HDMI port. I setup my Android phone to do that for the same reason; GPS.

Unfortunately, when they say mirror, they mean mirror: all it did was mirror my phone screen on the display in the exact same size and format - so it was just like looking at your phone except now the phone was way over in the middle of the dash.

Worthless in my opinion.
That was basically the same conclusion I came to. Lousy quality display image and too small to be of use. I bought an RV configurable GPS to mount on the dash rather than use the phone.
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Old 12-16-2019, 03:33 AM   #5
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I used to do it, there a usb / HDMI with lightning connector for the iPhone. The idea is the usb charges the iPhone while it mirrors to the device thru the HDMI. Apple took that ability away when they promoted their Apple TV. The idea of you want to mirror you have to buy Apple TV.
Recently tho newer smart TVs have Apple home kit built in for mirroring. That won’t help you with your dash unit tho.
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Old 12-18-2019, 03:04 AM   #6
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I’ve got a small phone cradle that charges the phone. I guess I’ll just mount it in front of the Axxera and continue to use the phone as my GPS. I can also Bluetooth music while driving.

Much less complex and nothing new to buy!
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:38 PM   #7
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I bought the following cable on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


1) HDMI plugs in the dash HDMI port (connected to the Axerra)
2) Plug in the USB end to a power source
3) Plug the lightning connector into the iPhone.
Tap the Axerra screen at various prompts.

It works great, I just keep the iPhone in landscape mode, so the image fills the screen. I like it for following directions in the city without having to look at the phone. Axerra is more at eye level.

When you shut off the ignition, you have to disconnect everything and start over.
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Old 08-26-2020, 03:20 AM   #8
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I have a brand new 2020 Thor A.C.E. But it appears the the Axxera radio is missing some ports I.e. USB, A/V, and HDMI. There is nowhere to activate my IPhone X for mirroring. What do I need to do?
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Old 08-31-2020, 06:18 PM   #9
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After one trip I ordered a new head unit. I don’t want to figure anything out with that acera
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