Everything You Need to Know About Windshield Phone Mounts (Including Our Top Picks)

November 08, 2021

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Are Windshield Phone Mounts Even Legal?

There’s a lot of debate as to whether windshield mounts are safe and legal to have in your vehicle. Depending on the laws in your state, you might only be able to place them in a specific area, or you may not be able to use them at all. In California, for example, you can’t obstruct the view of your windshield, so phones mounted in the center of the glass are no longer allowed. However, you are allowed to mount a device in a 5” square in the lower corner of the driver’s side windshield, as well as a 7” square in the lower corner of the passenger side windshield.

If you live in a state like California, where you can still use windshield phone mounts, you might be wondering whether they’re even worth the hassle. Well, OC Mounts is here to tell you that they are. Check out the top benefits of these types of mounts, and explore our top picks for your vehicle today!


The suction cup-style phone mount is the most secure and stable among the wide variety of car phone mounts available. When attached to the glass, the vacuum between the mount and the windshield creates a nearly inseparable bond. No jiggle, jostle, or unmaintained road will bump your device onto the floor if it’s secured with a windshield mount.


You can easily transfer a windshield phone mount from location to location without hassle. From different areas in your vehicle to a completely different car, the suction cup offers the most versatility! You can also get a mount with a flexible neck for even more adaptability while on the road.


If you’re choosing a RAM® windshield mount, you’re getting a product that’s meant to last a lifetime. Adhesives may wear out over time, but suction cups are forever. As long as the cup isn’t torn or punctured, you don’t have to worry about replacing it!

Our Picks

After discovering whether windshield phone mounts are legal in your state, it’s time to explore some of our favorite selections:


First on the list is the RAM® Twist-Lock™ Composite Suction Mount with Long Double Socket Arm and Diamond Adapter. We love this mount because of the extra-long, adjustable ball and socket arm. It can also suction onto any non-porous surface for even more mounting locations. Just pair it with one of our phone cradles, like the RAM-HOL-PD4U, to create the perfect mount for your device.


The RAM Twist-Lock™ Suction Cup Mount with Short Double Socket Arm and Diamond Base Adaptor is similar to the previous selection, with a shorter arm that’s perfect for more compact vehicles. Get the same strong hold on glass and non-porous surfaces, while not having to worry about the extra bulk. Pair with one of our Finger-Grip™ cradles, like the RAM-HOL-UN4U, for a completely secure fit.


Our final option for the windshield phone mount offers the complete package, with no need to buy a separate cradle. Plus, it’s designed for slightly larger devices! If you have an extra-large phone or tablet you’d like to mount to your windshield, this is the mount for you with a cradle that ranges from 1.75” x 5.5” to 4.5” x 3.25”.

Ready to shop phone mounts for your windshield? Browse our selections today to find the perfect fit!