Connect External Mic to Your Mobile Device (Overview)

Please note: Some external USB-C mics are not compatible with iOS 17 on the iPad.

When you record with the Riverside app on a mobile device, we recommend one of the following ways to connect a microphone, depending on your device:

External Mic Connection iPhone and iPad  iPhone and iPad Android
Device's port Lightning USB-C USB-C
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External 3.5 mm wired mic and wired headphones 
(requires a TRRS splitter)

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USB microphone with wired headphones
(requires a device with a USB-C port)
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A Bluetooth headset with a built-in microphone (like AirPods)
Please note: Recording with a wired microphone is more reliable than with a wireless one.

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Lighting-only microphone
(incompatible for calls)

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