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Old 07-15-2014, 04:04 AM   #1
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usb port u connect system

Does anyone know why the usb ports on the u connect system of the jk2014 don't recognize usb drives larger than 2gb?

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It recognized mine, which is 16 GB if I recall correctly.

Format the USB flash drive as FAT32, not NTFS.

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Format the USB flash drive as FAT32, not NTFS.
This.
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My 16 GB is nearly full and it is fine. Next problem is the UI is terrible for picking songs.
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My 16 GB is nearly full and it is fine. Next problem is the UI is terrible for picking songs.
Yes, about crappy as it gets.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:29 AM   #7
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I'll format it to fat32 and see...this could be it...thanks...
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I'm using a 500gb USB hard drive with no issues. Had to buy several until I found one that the USB would power up, but it works. Toshiba if anyone is interested.
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No problem with a 32Gb Sandisk Cruzer Fit in my 2013.
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I'm using a 500gb USB hard drive with no issues. Had to buy several until I found one that the USB would power up, but it works. Toshiba if anyone is interested.
Just curious. Isn't the Toshiba drive formatted NTFS ?
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Just curious. Isn't the Toshiba drive formatted NTFS ?
Right-Click -> Format -> Select FAT32 -> Click START

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Just curious. Isn't the Toshiba drive formatted NTFS ?

Im not him but the premis of FAT32 is that it has 32 gig max, it will limit a 50 gig fashdrive to 32gigs. And FAT32 has the limitations that the files cant be larger then 4 gigs. Hope this helps.


for the specific nerds out there, you can have multiple partitions of fat32 (32 gigs max). For example, if you have a 64 gig flash drive you can have two seperate paritions of fat32 on it. I just got my jeep and it does not have connect so i have no idea if it would pick them both up... But if NTFS does not work on Uconnect




1) If you want to upload any pictures to the HD, then you need to have at least 1 MP3 on the flash drive.
2) Pictures can only be uploaded by using the radio USB connector and not the Uconnect USB.
3) Podcast can not be played if that the flash drive doesn't have at least 1 MP3 file on it.
4) The USB connector can play MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, AAC files from either USB connector.
5) The Uconnect USB will not read JPG files at all. Only the radio USB will.
6) The flash drives do need to be formatted to FAT32. This is the only file that can be read by the radio or Uconnect.
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Fat32 having a drive limitation of 32GB depends on the format utility used. It is easily possible to get much bigger then a 32gb drive with fat32. However, any given file on that system is limited to 4GB in size.

exFAT is another option, in the even you need bigger file sizes. Which some might need for video, if using an aftermarket head unit. Not all HUs recognize exfat, but mine does.


Reference for those who care: Maximum Volume Sizes
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In all honesty I didn't format my drive. I plugged it in and it worked. *shrug*
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In all honesty I didn't format my drive. I plugged it in and it worked. *shrug*
Same here.
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Yes I just formatted to FAT32 and it works fine with a 32gb usb drive. Thanks for the tip. I wish it could play video as well...and not just the sound part of the MP4...any more tips for upgrading the system?
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Yes I just formatted to FAT32 and it works fine with a 32gb usb drive. Thanks for the tip. I wish it could play video as well...and not just the sound part of the MP4...any more tips for upgrading the
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I'm curious, I have a 64g iPhone, and when I connect to the USB port, it does not recognize it. Could this be the same reason (NTFS/FAT32)?
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Which port are you plugging it into? If it's the USB on the radio itself, it won't play the media files but will charge the phone. You have to use the USB in the center console. Limitations of the radio.




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I'm curious, I have a 64g iPhone, and when I connect to the USB port, it does not recognize it. Could this be the same reason (NTFS/FAT32)?
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Which port are you plugging it into? If it's the USB on the radio itself, it won't play the media files but will charge the phone. You have to use the USB in the center console. Limitations of the radio.
Thanks! Yes, I was using the one on the head unit. I don't have BT, so I assumed the USB on the head would do it...weird!
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Which port are you plugging it into? If it's the USB on the radio itself, it won't play the media files but will charge the phone. You have to use the USB in the center console. Limitations of the radio.
Wait...I don't have a USB in the center console. WTF, this is the dumbest, most arcane media system I've experience, especially for a 2013 MY. Arrgh!
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Im not him but the premis of FAT32 is that it has 32 gig max, it will limit a 50 gig fashdrive to 32gigs. And FAT32 has the limitations that the files cant be larger then 4 gigs. Hope this helps.


for the specific nerds out there, you can have multiple partitions of fat32 (32 gigs max). For example, if you have a 64 gig flash drive you can have two seperate paritions of fat32 on it. I just got my jeep and it does not have connect so i have no idea if it would pick them both up... But if NTFS does not work on Uconnect




1) If you want to upload any pictures to the HD, then you need to have at least 1 MP3 on the flash drive.
2) Pictures can only be uploaded by using the radio USB connector and not the Uconnect USB.
3) Podcast can not be played if that the flash drive doesn't have at least 1 MP3 file on it.
4) The USB connector can play MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, AAC files from either USB connector.
5) The Uconnect USB will not read JPG files at all. Only the radio USB will.
6) The flash drives do need to be formatted to FAT32. This is the only file that can be read by the radio or Uconnect.
I Have a 32g thumbdrive formatted to FAT32 that the radio will not recognize when plugged in.

Have any ideas?
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Which USB port are you plugging it into? On the radio itself, or in the center console?
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My 16 GB is nearly full and it is fine. Next problem is the UI is terrible for picking songs.
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Wait...I don't have a USB in the center console. WTF, this is the dumbest, most arcane media system I've experience, especially for a 2013 MY. Arrgh!
Do you have the Connectivity Pkg? I believe you have to buy that, to get the USB in the center console.
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No, the radio does not have the chip that it takes to read Apples format. Only thru Uconnect. The only other option is to have a 3.5 mm headphone cable attached to the AUX port on the radio.

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Which port are you plugging it into? If it's the USB on the radio itself, it won't play the media files but will charge the phone. You have to use the USB in the center console. Limitations of the radio.
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Arcane? Nope, just a bad sales person that helped you buy your rig. The USB connector in the center console is only there if you have the Connectivity group (Uconnect). The Uconnect system can be installed still though if you want Bluetooth hands free calling and BT streaming audio.

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Wait...I don't have a USB in the center console. WTF, this is the dumbest, most arcane media system I've experience, especially for a 2013 MY. Arrgh!
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Actually that works pretty well also. Perhaps your using the wrong commands oor wording.





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what brand TD is it? What radio do you have? The one on the radio may need to have at least 1 jpeg picture on it.




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I Have a 32g thumbdrive formatted to FAT32 that the radio will not recognize when plugged in.

Have any ideas?
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someone mentioned that the one int he headunit can't stream music off of the USB stick. you have to transfer the music to the harddrive in the headunit before being able to play....

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