Apple’s latest phones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come without a headphone jack, and require you to use the lightning port to listen to music. One downside to this set up is that you cannot listen to music while your iPhone is charging.
However, there is an easy workaround to this problem and you will find below different methods to listen to music while your iPhone is charging.
Charge iPhone 7 While Listening to Music
Listed below are 5 methods that you can make use of to charge your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus while listening to music.
1. Use iPhone Lightning Dock
One of the best solutions to charging your iPhone and listen to music at the same time is to buy the iPhone Lightning Dock.
As you can see in the image below, the iPhone Lightning Dock features a lightning tip at the top and a headphone jack at the back which allows you to charge your iPhone 7 while listening to music.
The iPhone Lightning Dock starts at just $39 for the white colour and $49 for Black, Silver, Gold, Space Gray or Rose Gold colours.
2. Use Lightning Splitter
Belkin has come up with a very simple accessory that you can make use of to charge your iPhone 7 while listening to Music.
Belkin’s Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar functions as a lightning splitter, doubling your lightning ports from 1 to 2.
This simple device, allows you to charge your iPhone using one of the lightning ports while listening to music using the other lightning port.
The lightning splitter will be retailing at 39.99, but unfortunately you will have to wait until October 10, 2016 to purchase one.
3. Use Bluetooth Adapter
Another simple and cost effective solution to charging iPhone 7 while listening to music is to buy a Bluetooth adapter.
A Bluetooth adapter transforms your current wired headphones into Bluetooth headphones which can then be connected wirelessly to iPhone 7.
Most Bluetooth adapters usually cost around $30 to $40 such as the Anker 2 in 1 Bluetooth adapter and some even cost only $20 such as the Jumbl8482.
If you are unwilling to buy new wireless headphones or carry around a lightning adapter than Bluetooth adapters are definitely the solution for you as they are really tiny and portable.
4. Use Apple AirPods
If you do not want to carry around a bunch of adapters just to charge your phone and listen to music at the same time then the perfect solution is to get Apple AirPods.
Apple AirPods are new Bluetooth headphones from Apple that connect wirelessly to your iPhone 7 allowing you to listen to music while keeping the lightning port empty.
The biggest concern users have about Bluetooth headphones is that there is sometimes a sound delay. However, Apple claims to have solved this problem by introducing a new Bluetooth chip in the iPhone 7 which reduces sound delay on the Bluetooth headphones to virtually nothing.
Apple AirPods retail at $159 and pre-orders are set to start late into October, 2016.
5. Use Other Bluetooth Headphones
If you do not like the design of Apple’s new AirPods, you can also buy other Bluetooth headphones and use them with your iPhone 7.
An advantage of buying other Bluetooth headphones is that these Bluetooth headphones may be significantly cheaper than Apple’s AirPods.