The best iPhone car mounts to keep your smartphone in sight and stable

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Car mounts are perfect for when you’re on the road and need to see your phone’s GPS, control your music, or keep up with the messages and calls coming your way. There are a ton of car mounts and docks out there for the iPhone that may suit your needs, but not all of them are as effective or reliable as you’d expect. That’s why we’ve singled out the best iPhone car mounts currently on the market. Whether you’re looking to use your dashboard, windshield, air vent, cigarette lighter, or CD player, we’ve got you covered.

iOttie Easy One Touch 3

iOttie Easy One Touch 3
  • Car placement: Dashboard or Windshield
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty
  • Price: $25

The iOttie Easy One Touch 3 is, as the name suggests, the third version of the company’s Easy One Touch car mount. This particular mount is capable of sticking to either your car’s dashboard or windshield, and features an arm that can extend up to 5 inches, as well as an adjustable base that can be moved up, down, left, and right, in order to make it as simple as possible for people to see and interact with their iPhone while driving. You can have the phone close to you if you need it, or keep it out of sight when you’re using Apple CarPlay. The dock in which the phone sits supports devices of all sizes, so your iPhone 8 Plus will rest perfectly and, more importantly, remain stable throughout your drive.

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WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount

WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder
  • Car placement: Air Vent
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Warranty: Limited/30 days for Returns
  • Price: $7

WizGear’s car mount is the one to opt for if you want to save space. It will also save you some time when it comes to placing your iPhone on the mount, because there’s no fiddling with arms and you won’t have to remove your iPhone’s protective case. This mount doesn’t stick to the dash, or come with a holder for the phone, but instead clips onto your air vent. It holds your iPhone in place magnetically, without harming or interfering with any aspect of the phone. You can affix your iPhone to the mount by placing the included metal plate in your case — between the back of your phone and the case — or by placing the round magnet on the back of your phone. You can then hold it in front of the mount and feel the magnetism pull it securely in. Once attached, both the phone and mount can be rotated or tilted to whatever angle you prefer.

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IPOW Silicone Pad Dash Mat

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  • Car placement: Dashboard
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty
  • Price: $13

IPOW’s car mount offering may be the most simplistic one on our list. Like WizGear’s magnetic mount, it doesn’t stick to the dashboard or windshield, or even clip onto the air vent. It just sits on the dashboard, and relies on a silicone rubber mat to keep it in place. As far as adjustments go, it comes with two pairs of rubber holders that stick directly into the rubber base, allowing it to accommodate both 9 and 14-millimeter-thick phones. Both can be moved left or right for wider devices, too, so it should be able to accompany most iPhones equipped with cases in either horizontal or vertical positions — even the newest iPhone 8.

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Jamron Universal CD Player Mount

  • Car placement: CD Player
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Price: $12

If you’re no longer using your car’s CD player, why not use it to hold up your iPhone’s car mount? That’s exactly how Jamron’s universal mount attaches itself in your car. If you’re thinking that sounds like something that would damage the inside of the CD player, don’t worry, this mount is specifically made to use the CD player’s slot, and utilizes different rubber pads to get a better fit. The mount can hold smartphones of all sizes, including the iPhone 8 Plus, and when the time comes to remove the phone, you can do so with the touch of a button. Once it’s properly installed, you can take advantage of 360-degree rotation and, more importantly, you can still play CDs. If you’re done with CDs for good, check out our list of the best MP3 players on the market.

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WinnerGear Montar Car Mount

WinnerGear Montar Car Mount
  • Car placement: Dashboard or Windshield
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty
  • Price: $30

WinnerGear’s car mount is yet another that can attach to your dashboard or windshield, and it uses a pretty strong suction cup to stick to either surface and stay there until you decide to remove it; even bumpy or rough terrain won’t dislodge it. The latest version of the mount supports devices with screens up to 5.9 inches in size, meaning it can accommodate both the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as older iPhone models outfitted with cases. Once installed, you can rotate your phone 360 degrees, and position it either horizontally or vertically. You can also remove your iPhone quickly thanks to the one-handed, quick release button located on the base. The Montar is a bit bulkier than other models on our list, but that aids stability. If the size isn’t a big deal to you, you can buy this one with confidence.

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Mpow Car Phone Holder

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  • Car placement: CD player
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Warranty: 18-month warranty
  • Price: $10

Mpow’s Car Phone Holder is another option if you want to mount your phone to your car’s in-dash CD player. It’s a sturdy unit that grips your phone from three sides to ensure it doesn’t move around, and there’s a button that lets users quickly release their device when necessary. Users report it doesn’t damage the CD player — if it’s used correctly — and it’s compatible with every variant of the iPhone. Note: Your phone might cover part or all of your car’s stereo when it’s attached to the mount.

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Voguetech Cell Phone Holder

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  • Car placement: Dashboard
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Price: $13

Voguetech’s landscape-oriented holder opens and closes like a clam, and it can be positioned on any flat surface in your car. Depending on the make and model you drive, you can also install it in the middle of your dashboard or on either side of it, which is handy if your passenger wants to watch a movie on the go. It’s not an adjustable mount, but you can tilt it to ensure it’s right in the viewer’s field of vision. Users additionally note that they’re able to move it around without damaging their dashboard.

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Bestrix Universal CD Slot Car Mount

  • Car placement: CD player
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Warranty: N/A
  • Price: $20

Bestrix’s apt-titled offering is one of the best-rated and most popular iPhone mounts currently on the market. It can securely accommodate 6-inch smartphones, and passengers can continue to use the CD player when the mount is installed. It doesn’t block the driver’s view of the road, either, and features a sturdy build that can be easily removed. It’s not the cheapest CD mount on the market, but it’s the one you’ll keep the longest.

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Vansky Car Phone Mount

  • Car placement: Cigarette lighter
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Warranty: N/A
  • Price: $15

Vansky’s mount stands out from others on the market because it plugs directly into your car’s cigarette lighter. It positions your phone lower than most vent-mounted mounts, which can be either good or bad depending on the type of car you drive and how you use your phone while driving. The middle part of the mount is flexible, and a pair of USB ports built directly into the mount let users charge devices on the move.

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EXSHOW Car Mount

  • Car placement: Windshield
  • Adjustable: Yes
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty
  • Price: $15

An iPhone mount that attaches to your windshield is a good option if your dashboard is uneven, or if your car doesn’t have a CD player. EXSHOW’s mount is a simple, straightforward device with a 12-inch arm that places the phone within the driver’s line of sight without blocking their view of the road. A suction cup attaches the mount to your windshield, and a sticky cup anchors the mount to your dashboard for extra stability.

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Update: Added the WinnerGear Montar Car Mount, Mpow Car Phone Holder, and three other entries to the list.

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