iPhone Integration w/ CarPlay
Audio & Tuner Section
Touchscreen, Remote, Camera Features
iPhone Integration w/ CarPlay
Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use
your USB-connected iPhone 5 or newer (running latest iOS version) with
Lightning-connector in the car, while you stay focused on the road. Apple
CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and
integrates them into the Jensen VX5228. Apple CarPlay offers an incredibly
intuitive way to make calls, view maps, listen to music, and access messages
from your compatible iPhone through the XV5228 in-dash receiver. With
Apple CarPlay, you can control these functions from the Jensen receiver's
touchscreen or activate Siri for minimized distraction. Your iPhone with
Lightning connector will plug into the VX5228 rear-panel USB using the included
18" USB extension cable and an Apple certified Lightning-to-USB cable (not
- Maps: Through Apple CarPlay, the power and simplicity
of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction,
traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new
destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's
touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you
most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages,
contacts, and calendars.
- Phone: With Apple CarPlay, you can use the XV5228's
interactive touchscreen or ask Siri to make calls, return calls, and check
voicemail. To dial a phone number, simply press the "Siri" button and Siri
will ask you who you want to call. Using the touchscreen you can manually
enter a phone number from the on-screen keypad, scroll through contacts, or
select from recent and miss calls. In addition, you get access to your
voicemails via the touchscreen or Siri. When a call comes in, simply tap the
"Phone" icon to answer. You'll carry on your side of the conversation
through the included external microphone, while the other party is heard
through your vehicle's speakers.
- Text Messages: Apple CarPlay also lets you enjoy a
better and safer way of text messaging with friends and family when you're
on the road, through the Jensen receiver and Siri. Through your voice
commands, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages so that you
never have to glance at your phone while behind the wheel. When a new
message comes in a banner will come across the screen and Siri will read
back the message for you. Text messages cannot be read or typed from the
head unit's touchscreen to prevent driver distraction.
- Music Library: CarPlay lets you access your music in
your iPhone's music library, plus iTunes radio from the Jensen XV5228. You
can browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Song, etc.. just like you would
on your iPhone from the XV5228's touchscreen. You can also use Siri to find
and play back your music. The XV5228's touchscreen will display song/artist
information, as well as album art in the background. Tap the Now Playing
icon on the Jensen receiver's capacitive touchscreen and see song, artist,
album information with Album Art displaying in the background. From the Now
Playing screen you also get basic playback function, like Play/Pause,
Previous Next/Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Repeat/Shuffle.
- Audio Apps & Podcasts: CarPlay also supports additional
audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying podcasts,
music, and radio - including
MLB.com At Bat,
CBS Radio News,
Audible. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen or Siri just like
you would from your iPhone. Your iPhone's touchscreen remains unlocked
during CarPlay connection, so you are able to access additional music apps
and listen to them through the Jensen receiver; however these apps offer no
control or display information from the head unit's touchscreen.
- Other Functions: Within the CarPlay's touchscreen menu
is a circular icon which acts like the back button on your iPhone. In
addition there is an "Main Menu" icon which exists CarPlay and takes you
back to the Jensen receiver's Home Menu.
- Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to
the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.
- Bluetooth hands-free phone cannot be used while Apple CarPlay is
being used with a connected iPhone.
- If you need a longer USB extension cable, replace the included 18"
USB extension cable with the PAC USB Dash-Mount Cable (541USBDMA6,
sold separately) or a longer Apple certified Lightning-to-USB cable
(sold separately - see Accessories Tab). Do not use the included 18" USB
extension cable in conjunction with another USB extension cable or extra
long Lightning-to-USB cable.
iPod/iPhone USB Direct: For iPods and iPhones without
Jensen VX5228 also supports direct connection of select Apple iPods and iPhones through its rear-panel USB port, the included 18"
USB extension cable, and the cable that came with your Apple device. The unit
will automatically switch to iPod/iPhone mode when an iPod or iPhone is plugged
into the rear-panel USB port. The unit offers audio playback, control,
song/artist/album display (with album art), and charging of your Apple device through its USB
- Music Browsing: You can use the VX5228's touchscreen to
browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You
can also access a music track directly by using the head unit's touchscreen
keypad. In addition, you can activate Random & Repeat playback modes. Newer
iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ will still allow you to navigate stored content
and apps from the Apple device's touchscreen; older iPod/iPhone devices will
be locked during connection.
- Song/Artist/Album Display: The Jensen VX5228 will
display your iPod/iPhone's music file information from stored music and
select music apps. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing
time, Artist name, Song/Album title, and Album Art.
- Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection
provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when
your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your
iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize
Note: Direct iPod/iPod mode cannot be accessed while the CarPlay feature
is enabled. The unit will automatically launch CarPlay, and iPod/Phone mode
cannot be accessed from the Main Menu.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Jensen VX5228 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || CarPlay || Album Art || Song/Artist || Track Info || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone |
|4S || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5/5C || 10.3.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5S || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| SE || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 7/7+ || 11.2.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 8/8+ || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| X || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| touch |
| 4th || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| nano |
1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic ||
1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
Notes: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results.
If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head
unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work,
you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Bluetooth Technology: The Jensen
VX5228 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you
to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as
stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
Simple Secure Pairing:
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile),
PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you
can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone or source device to the Jensen VX5228
without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can
pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Jensen head unit, but only one
can be used at a time. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close
proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects
the device and receiver.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be
incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used
with the VX5228.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ external mic): The VX5228
supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's touchscreen and
carry on a phone conversation hands-free. The included external microphone
carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to
hear the other person. You can increase or decrease the volume level of a call,
using the head unit's rotary knob on the front panel. You can also transfer
calls between the receiver and your Bluetooth enabled phone.
- Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's
phone number or assigned contact name will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard
through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming
call from the head unit's touchscreen. You can also set the unit to
automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
Any audio playback will be muted during a call. You can even reject an
incoming call using the VX5228, so the call will revert to your phone's
- Making A Call: You can make a call using the Jensen
in-dash head unit's touchscreen controls. Outgoing calls can be made be
entering telephone numbers directly via the head unit's touchscreen keypad.
You can also make a call from your phone's transferred phonebook (up to 2000
contacts) using the Jensen's VX5228 touchscreen. In addition, you can use
the receiver's call log (which consists of dialed numbers, received call,
and missed calls) to make a call from the VX5228's touchscreen.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Jensen VX5228 allows you to
play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled
smartphone, tablet, or audio player. You can control basic music playback
functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from the VX5228. Advanced music
navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device. This
unit will also display song/artist information from a connected Bluetooth audio
device. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take
your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.
Rear-Panel USB Port: The Jensen VX5228 features a rear-panel
USB (type-A) port and comes with an 18" USB extension cable for connection and
control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device, such as a USB
thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The USB port enables playback of
MP3 music files, MPEG video files, and JPEG photo files downloaded on a USB MSC device that is formatted in FAT32.
- Control: The VX5228 provides various playback & search
functions to find and enjoy your MP3 music files on your USB thumbdrive.
Playback functions include Play/Pause and Random/Repeat. Search functions
include Folder/File List & Previous/Next Track.
- Display: The VX5228 will display artist name, song title, album
title, along with album art. It also provides track number and elapsed
- Charging: USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be
charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (1A), and
the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: This head unit's USB port does not support Android
devices, USB Hubs, or USB card-readers.
Aux Input: The Jensen VX5228 is equipped with a rear-panel stereo RCA
auxiliary input for connecting an external source device with an analog output.
Audio & Tuner Section
CTA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the VX5228
are compliant with the CTA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement
standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were
developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and
between manufacturers. The power output specs for the VX5228 are as follows:
- CTA2006 Specs: 16 watts RMS x 4 channels
(at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 60 watts x 4 channels
(240 watts total)
4V/6Ch Pre-Outs: The Jensen VX5228 is equipped with six 4.0-volt pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub). The front and rear channels
are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading.
Subwoofer Control: The VX5228 offers Subwoofer Control with an adjustable low-pass crossover
filter (Flat/80/120/160Hz) and separate level control (+/-6 for the unit's
10-Band EQ: You can choose between 7 EQ Presets (Classic,
Rock, Pop, Jazz, Beat, Flat, or User). The User setting allows you to manually
adjust the Jensen head unit's 10-band EQ (31.5,
62, 125, 250, 500, 1k 2k, 4k, 8k Hz). Each frequency is adjustable from -12dB to
Surround Modes: You can select between 4 different Surround modes
(Stadium, Cinema, Opera House, Karst Cave) to create a unique sound effect
inside your vehicle.
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies
in the low and high sound ranges at lower volume. This feature can be turned On
Programmable Turn-on Volume: You can program the VX5228 to
turn on with the volume at a preset level, instead of the same level as when the
head unit was turned off last. This prevents possible speaker damage or a
startling surprise when the receiver first turns on at a high volume level.
Beep Tones: An audible beep tone confirms each function
selection. This feature can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The head unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner
with manual, seek, scan, preset, and direct tuning. The unit features 3 FM bands
and 2 AM bands with the capability of storing 6 presets for each band giving you
a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (30 total). You can also
automatically store the six strongest stations in your area inside the current
selected band. The unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode that when used
with the Local function, only allows radio stations with a strong local radio
signals to be played.
Touchscreen, Remote & Camera Features
6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Jensen VX5228 features a fixed
6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800
x 480 with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with
interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.
Note: For safety reasons, you cannot view
a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In
order to display video, the head unit's pink wire must be hardwired into the
vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be
Remote Control: The Jensen head unit comes with an IR remote and
supports many vehicle's steering wheel controls (adapter required).
- IR Remote The head unit comes supplied with a 17-button
IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the Jensen digital
- Optional SWC Interface: The unit
features a SWC (steering wheel control) input which lets you keep your vehicle's
factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional
steering wheel control adapter from PAC or Metra (sold separately - see Accessories tab).
Rear View Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a
Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional
rear view camera (sold separately - see Accessories tab) in order to display the area behind your
vehicle on the head unit's touchscreen. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this
unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed
in reverse gear (orange wire of harness must be connected to reverse light
wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.1 seconds.