Article ID : 00024426 / Last Modified : 02/28/2018

How to use a dock adapter with an Apple iPod player or iPhone mobile device.

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IMPORTANT: Sony currently has two models that are designed to operate your iPod® player or iPhone® device without the use of a dock adapter. The ICF-CS15iP Personal Audio Docking System and the RDP-X500iP Docking Speaker System do not require, nor are they designed to accept installation of a dock adapter.

NOTE: Not all Sony® products come supplied with the iPod dock adapters. You may wish to check the specifications for your specific model online or view the compatibility chart  regarding Apple® products being used with Sony portable products with iPod docks. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

  1. Remove the cover or case from the iPod player or iPhone device.
  2. Attach the Dock adapter that matches your iPod player or iPhone device.

    WARNING: There is a risk of hardware damage. If you attach a dock adapter that does not match your iPod player or iPhone device, or if you connect your iPod player or iPhone device without the dock adapter, you may damage the connector on the dock adapter and on your unit. This may result in your unit not being recognized or you will not be able to obtain any sound.

  3. Place the iPod player or iPhone device down at the same angle as the dock connector on the unit without any twisting.

    WARNING: There is a risk of hardware damage. Do not pull or push the iPod player or the iPhone device forward or backwards on the dock adapter as this may cause damage to the dock adapter and possibly your unit.

IMPORTANT: If your unit did not come supplied with the iPod player or iPhone device dock adapter and you either have questions about a dock adapter that you purchased separately or would like to find out about purchasing one for use with your product, visit the Apple Universal Dock website for detailed information or contact Apple for further assistance.

Refer to this answer  to obtain steps on how to remove the dock adapter from your Sony docking station.