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Originally Posted by ToyotasForever
I have a 2014 DC 5.7, and an old (but working) iPad that was given to me, that I'd like to use with an OBDII data-reader for now, and later, have that same OBDII adapter work with an iPhone.
I try to limit the amount of WiFi my wife is exposed to, as she is a breast cancer survivor with a genetic sensitivity to radiation, and medical science has not yet ruled out the (potentially-negative) effects of even low amounts of EMR, especially given her particular genetic mutation's known sensitivity to (some forms of) radiation.
Since (I understand that) BlueTooth puts out less wattage than WiFi, I'd like to find a Bluetooth-compatible OBDII scanning device like you all are using, that would work with the iPad, and an iPhone.
Can you (or anyone else?) recommend an ODBII-reader that would use Bluetooth and work with BOTH my current iPad and an iPhone?
Also, ideally, I would like to scroll through menu choices, rather than enter whatever these "clunky PID codes" are that folks are referring to, as being required to operate some of these adapters.
Thanks in advance,
Not sure the question can be answered as to will it work with both your current iPad and iPhone without knowing which models you have. The problem you may have with older models is that they don't support Bluetooth 4.0 which is required by the better OBDII readers. I believe Apple began using Bluetooth 4.0 in the iPhone 4S and iPad 3rd Gen (iPad 3) and all newer models.
I have used the Kiwi3 with iPad Mini 4 and iPad Air 2, both of which are fairly new models. The mapping function in OBD Fusion doesn't work as these wifi-only iPads don't have built in GPS, but that's not a show stopper for me.
Here's a picture of my present set-up in action...
2012 Silver Sky Metallic Sequoia SR5 4WD 4.6L
TRD Pro eng skid, Or-Fab trans skid, custom transfer case skid, RCI gas tank skid, 1.75" lift with 6112 on lowest notch, Wheeler's Superbumps (front), Revtek 441R & 5100 (rear), Michelin Defender LT275/70R18 on MB Chaos +25, 3rd Row Removed
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