Route iPhone audio to Mac

macOS & Mac Apps
is there an app or a way to root audio coming from my IPhone to Mac? the thing is that in the office, I prefer to listen to VO through earphones as not to disturb my sited colleagues. and I don't wish to ware 2 sets of ear phones one for the Mac and the other for the Iphone.



Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

You can use Bluetooth to pair you're iOS device to you're computer.

Submitted by Mohammed Al-shara on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In reply to by Isaac Hebert (not verified)

so how would this exactly work? will my IPhone audio go to my mac so that I can hear both?

Submitted by Cliff on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In reply to by sockhopsinger

You can't use bluetooth! Isaac is way off as usual! ;p to get airplay to work from iOS to Mac or PC, you can use an app called Reflector. You can find more information about it on There's a podcast on it here on applevis too:

Submitted by Mohammed Al-shara on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In reply to by Cliff

Hi! this looks like what I was looking for, let me look and listen. thanks a million Cliff.

from the podcast, it looks like this would exclude VO, so won't be good for my purpose. but it's great to know about it.

Submitted by Cliff on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In reply to by Mohammed Al-shara

Damn it! Didn't know that... Maybe you could do it the other way around... Check if that app can send audio from the mac to the iphone. If that is possible, you have options on the mac that don't exist on ios, so you can choose what source voiceover is output to. So then you could plug your headset into the iphone and have voiceover sendt from the mac to the iphone instead. Might be a solution.... Just a thought. A last solution, since voiceover is kept on the iphone nomather what app you use to send audio from it, could be this: On older Macs, I think maybe before 2011, you could use the headset minijack input as a combo port. That means that you also could use it as line in by choosing it in the sound pane in preferences. But for some wierd reason, apple has decided to remove this feature in newer Mac's. But if your mac supports this feature, you could just get a standard stereo minijack to minijack cable and get the entire audio from the iphone's headset output to the mac's combo input jack that way... Hope this helps somewhat :)

Oh, i forgot, in the last solution, you wouldn't have a output left for your headset! Lol ;) Let's just hope you have a 15 inch macbook that has both inputs, both headset and line in. Or you could use a bluetooth headset! That would work! :)

Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Thursday, June 6, 2013

In reply to by Mohammed Al-shara

It should make the audio from you're iPhone come from you're Bluetooth after you pair it with you're mac.

Submitted by Siobhan on Thursday, June 6, 2013

In reply to by Isaac Hebert (not verified)

Isaac, I am sorry to disprove your theory, again, but i have too. If this person wants to pair their bluetooth phone, with their mac, there will be an issue with Voice over being read from the Mac, as well as the phone. How is that supposed to happen? You have only one set of speakers, only one channel to get sound to come from, so you will probably need something like a mixer, if you want to hear voice over, and your Mac's voice over at the same time. Note, I've tried this before I wrote this reply. The Mac side works fine, the iphone is and i quote directly, "Connection was unsuccessful because this is not supported."Now I am interested in mixers, to eventually consider podcasting, but this is neither the topic, nor the time for this. to the original commenter, I'm sorry there hasn't been an answer just yet. Maybe a mixer is what you meant to ask about? Just a thought.

That's right. You can't even pair the iPhone with the Mac without running an app first that supports this feature. I remember when before buying the type2phone app, I was trying to pair the Mac and the iPhone to see if I was able to do it before paying for the app. No luck at all. I even called apple support to hear why I couldn't manage to pair the two devices, and after a while the guy asked me if I really had an app that supported use of bluetooth, and he then told me that one must have an bluetooth ready app running before it even is possible to pair. A mixer would of course be the easiest solution, but I imagine this could be a clumsy setup on an office desk. It depends of course of the area available at his workplace. But I think I've seen something that could act as a extreme light version of a mixer: a splitter that's no larger than a normal coin, but a little higher. You'll also need two standard stereo mini jack to mini jack cables. One cable from the iPhone to input a, one cable from the Mac to input B and a headset connected to the audio output jack. Voala! There you have it, the perfect simple solution!