In this guide we share a list of the best universal phone car mounts and explain why you’d want one. While driving, having a dash or vent mount makes using your phone easier and safe. These accessories will help you keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
With so many options all over Amazon and at retail stores, it’s hard to find a durable, capable, sturdy car mount for your phone. Especially one that can safely hold a big Galaxy Note 9 or iPhone Xs Max.
Luckily, we’ve tested several different options and found some of the best universal car mounts that will fit almost any vehicle. Some cost under $9 and work with nearly any phone, while others use really strong magnets and feature wireless charging for around $20.
Our slideshow below has everything from car dash or vent mounts, wireless charging mounts, and more. We even have one that makes use of that obsolete CD player instead of covering up an air vent. Yes, a phone mount that sits in the perfect location securely in your old CD slot.
Notice: Before you buy a windshield mount make sure it’s actually allowed in your state. Most states banned windshield mounts for phones and GPS a few years ago. Mainly due to visibility concerns and overall driver safety. Personally, just get a dash or Popsocket mount and call it a day.
Out of all the dash mounts I've seen and used over the years, the iOttie Easy OneTouch 4 is the best one for your money. And while a big suction cup that mounts to the dash (or windshield) isn't ideal for most people, this has so many options or angles and is so easy to use that's it's hard not to recommend first.
This is the only windshield mount we'll recommend, mainly because they're illegal in most states.
That said, the Easy OneTouch 4 is the companies latest mount system, and it's amazing. You can suction it right to your dash in the absolute perfect spot, without any adhesives or residue. However, they do offer a semi-permanent disk you can place down for an even more secure grip, especially if you have a weird texture on your dash.
The OneTouch 4 holds phones of any size, and the newly re-designed Telescopic Arm extends from 4-inches to almost 9-inches. Basically, you can easily access your phone no matter where you mount the thing. Plus, you can set a variety of angles for the optimal viewing and interacting experience.
And, of course, "one touch" instantly locks your phone in place, or releases it when you're ready to leave.