Article ID : 00030162 / Last Modified : 05/31/2019

Can a USB device be disconnected to the car stereo while playing music?

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IMPORTANT: Not all car stereo receivers have USB capabilities. To see if your car stereo has the USB function described in this solution, check the specifications. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. Disconnecting a USB device from the car stereo receiver during playback can damage the data on the portable device.

Make sure to stop the music playback or switch to another source before disconnecting the USB device. In addition, remove the USB device after turning off the main unit of the car stereo.


  • To avoid any error messages, turn off the power on the car stereo before disconnecting the USB device.
  • The message Please do not cancel the connection may appear during USB connection.