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S4 USB modes/car USB interface

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I have the samsung galaxy S4, and I have a brand new 2013 Mazda CX-5 with the touchscreen radio/nav system. yet I am having trouble getting my phone to connect to the radio system via USB.. I've tried loading as a media connection, & as a data connection, and it will not link with the radio. I am stuck using bluetooth which kills my battery faster than the USB charger can charge the phone. any solutions? I have an AUX 1/8" stereo jack, but would like the simplicity of a USB hookin/charge... any help would be great... the USB works excellent with the iPhone 4 we had before. just want this to work smoothly.. also anyone know about the lag when using Bluetooth for media connection?

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WOW, surprised to hear Bluetooth killing your battery! My daily usage includes listening to several podcasts over bluetooth and my S4 runs an easy 16-18 hrs between charges! I am sorry I have nothing to add to you USB question as I nomally use Bluetooth to contect to my headunit and very seldom charge in the car! 

 

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I use BT all the time and battery doesn't seem to "drain" too quickly...

Maybe 3-4 hours a day and I lose maybe 10% doing it, but that's combined data usage with BT.

Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

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I should probably mention that I leave my screen on. as I like to know what song is playing.. for some reason my headunit only says "artisit- No Name" track - no name, and title - No Name... so I need the screen up to see who it is... I guess there an issue between samsung & the cars id3 tag recognition, or whether samsung transmits them in a way that the headunit knows how to read...

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