Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Apple iPhone 11 Series

Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount will fit the iPhone 11 SeriesThe Apple iPhone 11 annual refresh brings three models to us.  They upgraded the cameras, changed the size a little bit and added an IP68 rating which tolerates 30 minutes of underwater use up to 1.5 meters.

We leave the technical specifications to others that specialize in this type of content.  We’re more concerned about how to mount the Apple iPhone 11 in a car, truck or on a motorcycle.  Before we jump into that topic, let’s first look at the important specification of size.

Apple iPhone 11 Sizes

As already mentioned, we’re looking at three different models as part of this series.  Naturally, they are different sizes.  The Apple iPhone 11 checks in at 5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches and weighs just under seven ounces.  Next is the Apple iPhone 11 Pro which has a different dimension of 5.67 x 2.81 x 0.32 inches.  Largest is the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max checking in at 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.32 inches.

These are expensive phones that can set you back over $1000.  Get a good case.  In addition to the protection, it adds to the usability of the phone, especially for gripping the phone.  We like Otterbox a lot and have an article to help select the right Otterbox Case.  The cases are a bit more expensive than some others but in our opinion well worth it.

Apple iPhone 11 Mounts

There are three different sizes so to make things simple, we will recommend universal mounts that will fit all iPhone 11 models.

The most popular location for mounting a phone is the windshield.  We continue to recommend the Arkon Windshield and Dash Mount for most smartphones and will recommend it for these models too.  The included cradle opens by pressing the side button and will open to 3.4 inches.  It’s large enough for all three models.  A vacuum base is included that attaches by pressing the lever.  Your phone can swivel 360 degrees and pivot towards the driver.  An included adhesive dash disk will facilitate mounting to your dashboard if necessary.

The car air vent is one of our favorite places to put a phone.  It’s near eye level and out of sight from bad guys.  Notice the mount in the photo that accompanies this article.  That is the Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount.  The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip includes an expandable cradle that grip the phone from the sides.  It has a ball and socket so the cradle swivels into any orientation.  This mount will work on flat vent slats that are 3/8 to 1 inch deep.  The included cradle opens to 3 5/8 inches so it will fit without a problem.  We reviewed the Square Jellyfish mount in detail awhile back.  We recommend attaching to the center air vent but it can also go on the driver side.

For cars that have a CD player, why not put it to some use? The Mpow CD Slot Mount for SmartPhones uses a knob on the bottom to secure the mount within the CD player.  This mount is preferred versus others in this category as it will permit a more custom and secure fitting.  You don’t want the mount to rattle around inside the player.  The mount features a universal cradle that will fit all iPhone 11 models with or without a case.  

For motorcycle use, we continue to recommend the RAM X-Grip series of cradles coupled with one of their metal mounts.  The RAM X-Grip cradles have been a favorite for a long time and you can read our overview of this series.  Consider the RAM X-Grip IV Motorcycle Mount.  These are heavy-duty mounts that are mostly constructed of metal.  The mount has gone through some rigorous shake tests and holds up well on a motorcycle.  The cradle opens to hold any Apple iPhone 11 model with or without a case or skin.