How To Connect USB Mic To Iphone

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Are you looking for a way to connect your USB microphone to your iPhone? If so, you've come to the right place! In this blog post, we'll discuss how to connect a USB mic to an iPhone and provide helpful tips on selecting the right adapter.

First and foremost, it is important to understand that most iOS devices provide only 3.3 volts of power. As such, connecting an -Technica USB microphone will require an adapter that accounts for this power difference. There are several Lightning to USB adapters available, but not all of them will work with USB microphones. To connect a USB mic to a modern Android phone, you'll need a USB C to USB OTG Adapter. Plug the adapter into the phone's USB-C port and then insert the USB-A plug of the microphone cable into the OTG adapter. If your mic requires extra power, include a powered USB hub between the OTG adapter and the mic cable.

If you have a standard 3.5mm mic, you'll need a 3.5mm TRRS Microphone Adapter that will allow you to connect it to the lightning port on your iPhone. Once you have the correct adapter, simply plug the microphone into it and then plug it into your iPhone.

Connecting other peripheral devices such as a USB drive or an SD card reader also requires an adapter or connector depending on what type of device you are attempting to use with your iPhone. For example, if using a standard USB drive or SD card reader with your iPhone, you may need either a Lightning To USB Camera Adapter or a Lightning To SD Card Camera Reader (both sold separately).

We hope this blog post has been useful in helping you understand how best to connect your microphone or other peripheral devices with your iPhone device!

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Can USB Microphones Be Used With iPhones?

Yes, a USB microphone can work on an iPhone, but you will need an adapter to ensure the microphone receives the correct amount of power. Most Lightning to USB adapters are not designed to work with USB microphones, so you will need to purchase an adapter specifically designed for use with USB microphones. Additionally, most iOS devices only provide 3.3 volts of power, so the adapter must also account for this difference in power. Once you have obtained an appropriate adapter, simply plug your USB microphone into it and then connect the Lightning end of the adapter to your iPhone and it should be ready to use!

Connecting a USB Microphone to a Phone

Yes, you can connect a USB microphone to a modern Android phone. You will need a USB C to USB OTG Adapter, which connects to the phone's USB-C port. Then plug the USB-A plug of the microphone cable into the OTG adapter. If your mic requires extra power, include a powered USB hub between the OTG adapter and the mic cable. Once everything is connected, you should be able to use your microphone with your Android phone.

Using a USB Microphone with an iPhone Video

In order to use a USB microphone on your iPhone video, you'll need an adapter that will allow you to connect the USB microphone to your iPhone's lightning port. The adapter should have a USB input for your microphone and a lightning output for connecting to your iPhone. Once you have the right adapter, simply plug the microphone into the adapter and then plug the adapter into your iPhone. You may also need to adjust the audio settings on your iPhone in order to ensure that the microphone is being used for recording.

What External Microphones are Compatible with iPhones?

The Rode VideoMic Me-L, Shure MV88, Zoom iQ7, Comica Audio CVM-VS09, Movo VRX10, and PALOVUE iMac Portable Microphone are all excellent external mics that work with the iPhone. The Rode VideoMic Me-L is a compact and lightweight directional microphone designed to improve the audio quality of your video recordings and provides great sound quality for its size. The Shure MV88 is a professional condenser microphone that will give you studio-quality audio on your iPhone. The Zoom iQ7 is a mid-range stereo microphone for recording and interviews. The Comica Audio CVM-VS09 is a cardioid lavalier microphone that provides superior sound quality in any environment. The Movo VRX10 is an incredibly versatile mic that can capture crystal-clear audio from multiple sources. Finally, the PALOVUE iMac Portable Microphone is incredibly small and lightweight, making it perfect for on-the-go recording. All of these mics are reliable and offer great performance for your iPhone recordings.

Getting a Microphone to Work on a Phone

If your phone's microphone isn't working, there are several steps you can take to try and resolve the issue. First, make sure that your case isn't blocking the microphone. If it is, remove the case and see if that solves the problem. If not, restart your phone and check for any available updates. After that, clean the microphone on your phone with a dry cloth or a cotton swab. You can also check your sound settings to make sure they are configured properly. Additionally, some third-party may interfere with your phone's mic, so be sure to disable any apps that you think might be causing the issue. Finally, if none of these steps solve the problem, take your phone to a technician for further evaluation.

Troubleshooting Issues with External Microphones on iPhone

If your external microphone is not working on your iPhone, it's likely due to the lack of a Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. This adapter is necessary for connecting an external mic to your iPhone, and you can purchase one from the Apple store or their website. Without this adapter, your external mic will not be able to connect to your phone.


In conclusion, connecting an Audio-Technica USB mic to an iOS device or Android phone requires the right adapter for the job. For iOS devices, you will need either a Lightning to USB adapter or a 3.5mm TRRS Microphone Adapter. For Android phones, you will need a USB C to USB OTG Adapter and potentially a powered USB hub depending on the mic's power requirements. Additionally, if you want to connect a USB drive or SD card reader to your iPhone, you may need an additional Lightning adapter such as the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, or Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.