iPod and iPhone Compatibility List

This site can be used to check the compatibility between Kenwood's Receiver, and iPod interface adapter.
Select your iPod/iPhone and Kenwood receiver. Compatibility information and the adapter model which is needed for the connection are displayed.

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iPod
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iPhone 5s iPhone 5c iPhone 5 iPhone 4S iPhone 4 iPhone 3GS iPhone 3G iPhone iPod touch (5th generation) iPod touch (4th generation) iPod touch (3rd generation) iPod touch (2nd generation) iPod touch (1st generation) iPod nano (7th generation) iPod nano (6th generation) iPod nano (5th generation) iPod nano (4th generation) iPod nano (3rd generation) iPod nano (2nd generation) iPod nano (1st generation) iPod classic iPod classic iPod classic iPod photo iPod photo iPod (5th generation) iPod (5th generation) iPod (4th generation) iPod (4th generation) iPod (3rd generation) iPod (3rd generation) iPod mini

Check your iPod/iPhone. The connectable model depends on the generation. Check with your manufacturer for the generation of your iPod/iPhone.

iPod/iPhone may not be available in certain market.

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iPod/iPhone connection

You cannot connect iPod as a source.
Connect as follows:

To listen music and watch video

KNA-13HC + KCA-iP103

KNA-13HC
KCA-iP103

・High Speed HDMI cable
・USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod (Audio)

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with listed Kenwood accessory iPod cable, HDMI cable and the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter.
Do not keep the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter in the car to avoid damage by heat.

The Bluetooth settings are also necessary.

KNA-13HC

KNA-13HC

High Speed HDMI cable

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with listed Kenwood HDMI cable and the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter, Lightning to USB Cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone).
Do not keep the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to USB Cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone) in the car to avoid damage by heat.

The Bluetooth settings are also necessary.

KCA-HD100 + KCA-iP103

KCA-HD100
KCA-iP103

・High Speed HDMI cable
・USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod (Audio)

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with listed Kenwood accessory iPod cable, HDMI cable and the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter.
Do not keep the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter in the car to avoid damage by heat.

The Bluetooth settings are also necessary.

KCA-HD100

KCA-HD100

High Speed HDMI cable

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with listed Kenwood HDMI cable and the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter, Lightning to USB Cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone).
Do not keep the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to USB Cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone) in the car to avoid damage by heat.

The Bluetooth settings are also necessary.

KCA-iP302

KCA-iP302

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for kenwood visual model

KCA-iP212

KCA-iP212

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for kenwood visual model

KCA-iP202

KCA-iP202

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for kenwood visual model

KCA-iP22F

KCA-iP22F

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for kenwood visual model

KCA-iP301V

KCA-iP301V

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for kenwood visual model

KCA-iP240V

KCA-iP240V

iPhone & iPod video/audio direct cable for kenwood visual model

KCA-iP300V

KCA-iP300V

iPod video/audio direct cable for kenwood visual model

KNA-i909

KNA-i909

iPhone 3G/iPod video/audio interface cable for kenwood navigation model (japan)

To listen music

Include model

KCA-iP103

KCA-iP103

USB Direct Connection Cable for iPod (Audio)

Lightning to USB Cable

Lightning to USB Cable

Do not keep the Apple Lightning to USB Cable (accessory of the iPod/iPhone) in the car to avoid damage by heat.
Video files cannot be played back through this connection.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

To listen to music via Bluetooth.

The Bluetooth settings are necessary for connection.

KCA-iP102

KCA-iP102

iPhone & iPod audio direct cable for kenwood audio model

KCA-iP101

KCA-iP101

iPhone & iPod audio direct cable for kenwood audio model

KCA-iP100

KCA-iP100

iPod audio direct cable for kenwood audio model

KCA-iP200

KCA-iP200

iPod audio direct cable for kenwood audio model

KCA-iP500

KCA-iP500

iPod audio interface kit


Title display possibility SW position1 SW position2
The title named with iTunes can be displayed.no Down Up DownUp

Remark


Common notes

Before connecting KCA-iP500 to Kenwood control unit, please make sure your iPod's software is updated to the latest version which are possible to download from APPLE OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
If the software is not updated,connection problem with KCA-iP500 may happen, and the Control unit may not properly playback music files from your iPod.

Data information is dependant on the Head Unit display capability.

Depending on the connected control unit, source name may be displayed "EXT-MEDIA", "*-MEDIA" or CD Changer ("CD-CH"etc.).
Please see the manual of the control unit.

DNPS function of the control unit cannot be operated with KCA-iP500.
(Please see the manual of the control unit about the DNPS (Disc Name PreSet) function.)

After connecting your iPod to the KCA-iP500, the first track played will be the track you played last with your iPod,and "RESUMING"will be displayed while playback, since the title number and title name can not be displayed correctly.
When browsing item or title is changed, the first track selected will be automatically recongnized as track number 1,disc number1 in the Playlist,and correct title number and name will be displayed.

KNA-i990

KNA-i990

iPod video/audio interface cable for kenwood navigation model (japan)

KNA-i770

KNA-i770

iPod video/audio interface cable for kenwood navigation model (japan)

KNA-i77

KNA-i77

iPod video/audio interface cable for kenwood navigation model (japan)


iPod function list

iPod Interface Adaptor Include model
KNA-13HC
KCA-HD100
KCA-iP103
Lightning to USB Cable
Bluetooth
KCA-iP302
KCA-iP212
KCA-iP202
KCA-iP22F
KCA-iP102
KCA-iP301V
KCA-iP240V
KCA-iP101
KCA-iP300V
KCA-iP100
KCA-iP200
KNA-i909
KNA-i990
KNA-i770
KNA-i77
KCA-iP500
Basic operation
iTunes Tagging HD Radio™ *1
RBDS FM
SiriusXM *1
App & iPod Control Mode/
iPod Control By Hand Mode
iPod EQ
Alphabet Search
Skip Search
Related Search
Direct Search
My Playlist
My Rate
External Mode

yes = Feature is supported and confirmed.
no = Feature is not supported by the Kenwood receiver.


Remark

* Be sure to update the Kenwood unit to the latest firmware. (February 15, 2010)
See Update Guide
 

*1 HD Radio broadcast is available only in the USA and some countries.

*1 HD Radio and SiriusXM broadcast is available only in the USA and some countries.

* KTC-HR300 (optional) is necessary to receive HD Radio broadcast.

* It works when KCA-iP22F/ KCA-iP240V is used for connection.

* It works when KCA-iP301V is used for connection.

* SXV-100/200 (optional) is necessary to receive SiriusXM broadcast.

* SiriusXM broadcast is available only in the USA and some countries.

* If the iOS software is upgraded to iOS 4.1, the Songs list is not displayed.

* If the iOS software is upgraded to iOS 4.1, resume play may be disabled.

* If the iOS software is upgraded to iOS 5.0, resume play may be disabled.

Be sure to update the Kenwood unit to the latest firmware. (April 5, 2010)
*See Update Guide
 

Be sure to update the Kenwood unit to the latest firmware. (July 28, 2009)
*See Update Guide
 

Be sure to update the Kenwood unit to the latest firmware. (December 11, 2007)
*See Update Guide
 

Please use the cable in the iPod housing base.

Plays back music files only.

iPod cannot be charged during connection.

Note: If your "USB" connected devise does not function (e.g. iPhone4, etc. ), please re-connect your "USB" device using "iPod 1 USB port".
Need help, please contact us;
For USA customer's please dial (310) 761-8802 or toll free 1-800-KENWOOD (536-9663)
For Canadian customer's please send an e-mail to techsupport@kenwood.ca

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with listed Kenwood accessory iPod cable and the Apple Lightning - 30 pin adapter.
Do not keep the Apple Lightning - 30 pin adapter in the car to avoid damage by heat.
Video files cannot be played back through this connection.

Connect the unit and iPod /iPhone with the attached iPod cable and Apple Lightning - 30 pin adapter.
Do not keep the Apple Lightning - 30 pin adapter in the car to avoid damage by heat.
Video files cannot be played back through this connection.

Audio Signal Only.
No output for audio and video signal of video file when connecting the iPod 5th generation.

Audio/Video Signal compatible.

The cable equivalent to KCA-iP100 is included.

The cable equivalent to KCA-iP101 is included.

The cable equivalent to KCA-iP301V is included.

When the DNPS function of the center unit is operated, system will restrict title selection or other functions of the iPod for ten seconds. (Will resume in ten seconds.)

Connectivity between KCA-iP500 and "KVT" & "DDX" series video models.
When the disc is changed, "EJECT" will show up instantly.
Song file over #101 may not be displayed correctly on some of the 'KVT' & 'DDX' video models.
Link

The list of the playlist etc. cannot be correctly displayed and controlled.

The Fast Forwarding and Reviewing function does not operate.
(File search function is available.)
When KCA-iP500 is connected to KCA-S210A, no other slave unit is possible to connect.

The Browsing item selectable is only "PLAYLIST".

When switching playlist etc., disc number "7" may show up instantly.

Sound jumps during playback.

If the iOS software is upgraded to iOS 4.1, sound jumps during playback.

When the iOS 4.1 software is used, sound jumps during playback. Upgrade it to the latest version.

If the iOS software is upgraded to iOS 4.1, resume play may be disabled.

If the iOS software is upgraded to iOS 5.0, resume play may be disabled.

yes no *

Attention

"Made for iPod" and "Made for iPhone" mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, or iPhone, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.

iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


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