Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Multimedia connections

USB adapter

Fig. 139 Audi Genuine Accessories: USB adapter

You can connect your mobile devices to the MMI using the USB ports with charging function and a 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.

USB ports with charging function

Applies to: vehicles with USB ports with charging function

Connect your mobile devices to the USB ports in order to operate the devices through the MMI and charge the batteries.

The 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), any of these devices can be used as the playback source.

Connecting or charging mobile devices using a USB adapter

  • Connect the matching USB adaptert o a USB port and to the mobile device, such as a smartphone.

The battery will charge automatically.

Mobile devices connected to the USB ports are started and operated using the MMI.

Disconnecting a mobile device from the USB port

  • Remove the USB adapter cable from the USB port.


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.


  • Disconnect the connector from the USB port carefully to reduce the risk of damaging them.
  • 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 USB port.
  • 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.


  • When you switch the ignition off, the USB ports will still be supplied with power until the energy management system switches them off.
  • Do not use additional adapter cables or USB extension cables to connect mobile devices to USB ports that already have a cable or that must be connected with a USB adapter cable (fig. 139). 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 USB ports 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.
  • USB adapters on the USB ports will support iPod touch or iPhone devices from the 5th generation or newer with a lightning connector.
  • A selection of supported devices can be found in the database for tested mobile devices at


     Playing media

    Media sources The following sources can be selected depending on the vehicle equipment: Alexa USB device Connect external device: you can connect external devices via Bluetooth and use the Blue

     Options and settings

    Options Context-dependent functions and settings may be available depending on vehicle equipment, the selected source, the connected mobile device, and the connection type. Requirement: the playback

     Smartphone interface

    Setup Applies to: vehicles with smartphone interface You can connect your smartphone to the MMI with a cable or wirelessly using the smartphone interface. Certain content on your smartphone is adapted


     Securing child safety seats to the lower LATCH anchors

    Fig. 65 Rear bench seat: lower LATCH anchors In the United States and Canada, child safety seats can be secured without safety belts using the LATCH system. LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. In Canada, similar systems are called UCRA, LUAS, or UAS. The lower LATCH anchors in

     Unlocking and locking the vehicle

    Fig. 26 Door handle: sensor for locking the vehicle Depending on the vehicle equipment, you may have various options for unlocking and locking your vehicle. The settings in the MMI specify which doors will unlock. Unlocking or locking using the vehicle key buttons To unlock the vehicle, press the

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