iPhone FM Transmitter App

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Written By Martin C

​Do you have an iPhone and often wonder if you could install an FM Transmitter app on it to use the iPhone as an FM transmitter? Unfortunately, the simple answer is you can’t.

iPhones are great communication devices but they do not have the necessary hardware to receive signals on their own. When there is no hardware, an app will do nothing.

If you wish to listen to the songs on your phone on your car audio, you can do so through an audio system that is bluetooth-enabled. Simply connect connect your phone with the car audio through bluetooth and enjoy the music.

If your car audio does not support bluetooth, don’t fret. You can easily buy an FM Transmitter. It is a device that that hooks on to your iPhone through its headphone jack and transmits audio from your phone in the form of FM frequencies. Simply tune in to a blank channel (one with a static play) and enjoy the music.

iPhone Apps

As discussed above, an FM Transmitter app alone will not turn your iPhone into an FM Transmitter due to hardware limitations. The only FM Transmitter apps you’ll find in the Apple’s App Store are the ones that either work with FM Transmitter devices or control them in one way or the other.

To illustrate, here are two apps for iPhone that work with FM Transmitters.

ClearFM for FM Transmitters

ClearFM for FM Transmitters is a hugely popular app that works with most FM Transmitters and helps you enjoy music without any interruption. The biggest challenge with enjoying music through FM Transmitters is finding the right channels to tune to so that there is minimum or no interference from the radio channels with the music you are playing.

This app specifically addresses this issue and helps you search for best frequencies to tune to. Again, you do need an actual FM Transmitter.


FM-Transmitter helps you control your FM Transmitter from your iPhone or iPad. Simply plug-in the transmitter and then use the app on your phone to tune, display, scan, or clear the frequencies on your FM Transmitter.

We hope this article clears your confusion regarding an FM Transmitter app for iPhone.

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