Originally Posted by MarkinVan
I don't seem to be able to get full functionality like I have with bluetooth pairing when I plug my iPhone 6 into the USB port. I prefer this method as the bluetooth really seems to kill the battery, especially listening to tunes and then a couple of calls.
I was thinking of using 12 volt with USB under centre armrest but like the easy access at the front USB port
Any tips on this approach?
You'll never be able to make calls through the Jeep controls without Bluetooth. You can't do it via USB because there is no protocol through it. The Jeep should be able to find your music through USB, though. It will simply act as a thumb drive.
Bluetooth and listening to music isn't what is killing your battery. Running on cellular connections instead of WiFi is. Mobile data requires constant location pings and absolutely eats your battery.
You can certainly get an adapter for the DC port to plug in your phone to charge it, but it's still going to need Bluetooth to connect to the Jeep for phone controls.