Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Multimedia connections

USB adapter

Fig. 157 Audi Genuine Accessories: USB adapter

You can connect your mobile devices through the Audi music interface to the MMI using the USB adapter and charge the battery at the same time.

You can purchase the USB adapter cable from an authorized Audi dealer or at specialty stores:

  1. USB adapter for devices with a micro USB connection
  2. USB adapter for Apple devices with a Lightning connection
  3. USB adapter for devices with USB type C connection


Handle the USB adapter carefully. Do not allow it to be pinched.


Apple devices with a dock connector can only be charged using a USB adapter designed for devices with a dock connector. Data cannot be transmitted.

Audi music interface

Connect your mobile devices to the Audi music interface in order to operate them through the MMI and charge the batteries.

The Audi music interface USB ports are located in the front center console and are labeled with the symbol. If multiple USB devices are connected to the USB ports (for example, a smartphone and a USB flash drive), all of these devices can be used as the playback source.

Connecting or charging mobile devices using a USB adapter

  • Connect the matching USB adapter to the Audi music interface USB port and connect it to the mobile device, such as a smartphone.

The battery will charge automatically.

Mobile devices connected to the Audi music interface can be started and operated using the MMI.

Disconnecting a mobile device from the Audi music interface

  • Remove the USB adapter cable from the Audi music interface.


Driving requires your complete and undivided attention. As the driver, you have complete responsibility for safety in traffic. Never operate mobile devices while driving, because this increases the risk of an accident.


  • Pull the cable out of the Audi music interface carefully so that the USB ports are not damaged.
  • Use a USB extension cable to connect devices that have an integrated USB connector (such as a USB stick) to reduce the risk of damage to your USB device and the Audi music interface.
  • Extremely high or low temperatures that can occur inside vehicles can damage mobile devices and/or impair their performance.

    Never leave mobile devices in the vehicle in extremely high or low temperatures.


  • Always follow the information found.
  • When you switch the ignition off, the USB ports are still supplied with power until the energy management intervenes.
  • Do not use an additional adapter cable or USB extension cable to connect mobile devices to the Audi music interface that already have a cable or that must be connected with a USB adapter cable.

    Using an additional adapter or US extension cable may impair functionality.

  • Functionality is not guaranteed for mobile devices that do not conform to the USB 2.0 specification.
  • USB hubs are not supported.
  • Video playback through the Audi music interface is not supported on Apple devices and MTP devices (such as smartphones).
  • iPod touch or iPhone malfunctions also affect the operation of the MMI. Reset your mobile device in these situations.
  • Audi recommends updating the iPod touch or iPhone software to the latest version.

    Refer to your mobile device owner's manual for more information.

  • The USB adapter on the Audi music interface will support iPod touch or iPhone devices from the 5th generation or newer with the lightning connector.
  • A selection of supported devices can be found in the database for tested mobile devices at


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