How to Use an External Microphone with an iPhone or iPad

In order for an analog, external microphone to work with an iPhone or iPad, it must have 3 conductors (sometimes called a “3 conductor” or “3 pole plug”) or it must use an adapter to convert a 2-conductor plug to a 3-conductor plug.

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Native, External Microphones that Work with iPhone or iPad:

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