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I have 2013 premium with standard radio. I paired my iPhone 4s as a phone. The car automatically paired it for audio streaming as well. I would prefer to use USB port for audio for better music quality, but it won't play. It automatically sends it to Bluetooth audio. The only way I can play it from the USB port is if I manually shut Bluetooth off on my phone, but then you can't use it for calls.

Is there any way around this? I've tried manually deleting bluetooth audio pairing and leaving the phone pairing on, but it still streams the music. I've tried several other things, but if you want Bluetooth phone, it seems you HAVE to use Bluetooth audio streaming. Help!
 

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Yes, you can. there is a little icon on the bottom right that looks like a rectangle with a triangle in it. If you touch that icon it will let you choose between bluetooth and the USB port. When you receive a call on your iPhone it will let you choose between the phone's speaker or bluetooth, but that means a distraction from driving, and you probably shouldn't be doing this, and defeats the whole 'hands free' idea of bluetooth.

Just out of curiosity, why would you rather use the USB and not the bluetooth for your iPhone? Since you have the standard stereo (as I do) the difference between USB and bluetooth is negligible at best, and just makes things so much easier. I don't even use the USB port on the center console. I picked up a low profile USB adapter for the cigarette lighter because I also use my iPhone as my GPS, and keep me from having a cable that stretches from the center seat console to the dash. Much cleaner looking.

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