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Since I'm getting more and more used to using Car Play on every trip in this thing, I'm thinking it might be interesting to just create an actual dock so that when you put the phone down it just plugs in automatically. It seems like this could be done by modifying the bottom of the cup holder with the space available. Did anyone think of this?
 

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Since I'm getting more and more used to using Car Play on every trip in this thing, I'm thinking it might be interesting to just create an actual dock so that when you put the phone down it just plugs in automatically. It seems like this could be done by modifying the bottom of the cup holder with the space available. Did anyone think of this?
JLR makes a phone dock that fits in the smaller of the two cup holders, but I’m not sure if it is simply a holder otr if it is powered...
 

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I've seen that one. I'm thinking something that wouldn't sacrifice a cup holder.
 

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I actually placed one of my wireless chargers (small flat square type) in between the space below the lower Touch Pro Duo screen...it's at slant down but because the wireless charger has rubber edging, my iPhone stays right in place. :)
 

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I actually placed one of my wireless chargers (small flat square type) in between the space below the lower Touch Pro Duo screen...it's at slant down but because the wireless charger has rubber edging, my iPhone stays right in place. [img= class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]
Unfortunately, that doesn’t work if one wants to use CarPlay
 

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Unfortunately, that doesn’t work if one wants to use CarPlay
Nope unless you have your phone plugged into the USB port directly inside the armrest pocket. I hardly ever use the Apple CarPlay...waiting until they can do it wirelessly. But, at least my iPhone is always charged up with the wireless charger. :grin2:
 

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My car came with the iPhone charger for the small cup holder. It slides into the cup holder and Jaguar made a hole underneath and a charging cable runs through it into a usb charger. It’s all held together with a sticky pad at the bottom.

My phone was too big so I removed the Iphone set up and put a a standard cable through the hole from the usb charger and I connect it directly into the phone which now sits between the two cup holders.
 

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GPS Signal?

My car came with the iPhone charger for the small cup holder. It slides into the cup holder and Jaguar made a hole underneath and a charging cable runs through it into a usb charger. It’s all held together with a sticky pad at the bottom.

My phone was too big so I removed the Iphone set up and put a a standard cable through the hole from the usb charger and I connect it directly into the phone which now sits between the two cup holders.
With the phone sitting between the cup holders in that slot, the phone is low inside the car. Do you get any lag in GPS signal when using Apple, Google, or Waze maps? I seem to get some lag with the phone plugged into the console USB and the phone physically sitting at about cup level. Haven't really determined if the problem is GPS or with the Cell signal. Perhaps I hit a dead cell zone from time to time that causes a lag. What is your experience?
 

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I definitely have diminished cell reception inside my car.
 

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With the phone sitting between the cup holders in that slot, the phone is low inside the car. Do you get any lag in GPS signal when using Apple, Google, or Waze maps? I seem to get some lag with the phone plugged into the console USB and the phone physically sitting at about cup level. Haven't really determined if the problem is GPS or with the Cell signal. Perhaps I hit a dead cell zone from time to time that causes a lag. What is your experience?
I find that using carplay is hit and miss generally but yes the signal can be poor which is frustrating. I don’t know if this is unique to the iPace though.
 

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I've never had another car that diminished cell reception like this....
 

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I think I'm going to get a cheap cell phone holder, perhaps a vent mount and test the reception and CarPlay guidance with that for a few weeks. Hopefully having the phone near the front windshield will improve reception/performance. I don't mind the built in Navigation as it is normally pretty good, including traffic rerouting along the routes. My biggest complaint is when I get low on charge, the Navigation tries to reroute me toward a charger - any charger and I spend time overriding. That doesn't happen often. I'll post after a few weeks of using a phone mount.
 

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All cars with newer high tech glass, especially luxury cars, will have problems with internal reception range. Low-e glass inhibits UHF such as cell signals. That is why you marry the phone to the car's BT or plug it into the USB communications port.

This is what puzzles me. I actually get better cell service in our cars than in our home or business, which do not have Low-e glass. As luck would have it, both my house and work are in ATT weak areas. 1 bar is a good signal even with 4 cell towers in a 2 mile radius and being near two major freeways. The signal is so weak that we cannot use a cell line as a fire alarm backup line. Echos, corrupted transmissions, and disconnects are the norm. Hop in a car, turn it on, the reception is crystal clear. This could be why I'm not much of a cellphone user. The hardest thing to get to used to with my I-Pace was it's lack of a built in phone. Now I must carry a phone with me everywhere I go. With two SIM cards, it doesn't have a phone? Really? ARRGHH!!
 
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