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Where Does Everyone Hold Their Phones?

94cruiser

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I have used a combination of Pro Clip and RAM mount in the past.

In my previous two cars I used a RAM mount attached to the instrument cluster bezel as the base to bolt up to a bracket where a Pro Clip would attach.

Right now in the TourX I’m using a RAM mount cup holder, extension, bracket (which is also heavy duty velcroed to the center console to limit vibrations). This is attached to a Pro Clip which allows me to dock my phone to.
 

94cruiser

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This is my first car ever with CarPlay.

Notes:
- CarPlay does not work 100% of the time; sometimes I need to disconnect and reconnect or wait.
- My phone is old by today's standards and thus I need an easy way to keep it plugged in.
- For years I've used phones without a protective case; rely on a easy way to grip and hold in my hand (this is why I held on to the "original" SE square lines as I can hold it firm and not feel like the phone will slip out of my hand.
- I'm on iOS 13.5.1; will update soon but I'm not confident it will solve the disconnect issues.
- In the past I had the phone paired via CarPlay AND Bluetooth and I think that was problematic.

I'd like to learn more about the Pro Clip mount (which attaches higher than my setup). I don't want to introduce any squeaks or vibrations. On my old car the phone did not vibrate. On the TourX after using velcro on the extension that eliminated any shakes. I feel not using a phone case helps with this too.
 

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shs92645

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2013 Regal GS, Smokey Grey, auto, 19”, Nav
I put mine in the large single cup holder to get it out of my pocket as it is big (iPhone 10). But when I use it, which is seldom when driving, I do everything through the car. The system on my present car works much better than the previous ones.
 

Wag0n

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I leave it in the wireless charging pocket while driving. Notifications and texts can wait until my drive is over.
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94cruiser

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With my dock, I'm able to connect/disconnect the phone with one hand (partially also due to the size and shape of the phone).
Not often, but sometimes the phone will disconnect while already connected.

When I do dock it, it takes few seconds to initialize AirPlay or not connect at all, thus I may need to undock and dock again.

The battery on the phone is shot, when on my desk it's constantly plugged in.

... Waiting for iPhone 12.
 

Loodle

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Got tired of using the cupholder, so found this on Amazon, actually pretty closely matches the seat material/stitching. Stuck it right on the passenger side of center console.
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