apple car play

apple car play

Apple Car Play

You need an iPhone 5 or later to use CarPlay. Also, make sure that you’re in an area that supports CarPlay and that Siri is on. To turn on Siri, go to Settings > General > Siri. Set up CarPlay Make sure that your car or stereo supports Carplay. Plug your iPhone into the CarPlay USB port. The USB port might be labeled with a CarPlay icon or a smartphone icon. If the CarPlay Home screen doesn’t appear, select the CarPlay logo on your car’s display. If your car supports CarPlay over a wired solution, plug your iPhone into the USB port of your car. The USB port might be labeled with a CarPlay icon or a smartphone icon. If your car supports wireless CarPlay, press and hold the Voice Control button on your steering wheel to set up CarPlay. Or make sure that your car is in wireless or Bluetooth pairing mode. Then on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > CarPlay > Available Cars and select your car. See your car’s manual for more information. Make sure that your car is running. Ask Siri for what you need. You can do this in a few ways: Touch and hold the Home button on your iPhone until Siri appears on your stereo display. Then ask what you need. If your car has one, press and hold the Voice Control button on your steering wheel. Then ask what you need. Get helpIf CarPlay doesn’t work like you expect, here’s what you can check. After each step, try using CarPlay again. Make sure that Siri is turned on. Restart your iPhone and your car. Depending on your car, you might see the CarPlay Home screen when you turn it on. If you don’t, look for the CarPlay logo on your car’s display. If possible, connect your iPhone to a different USB port in your car. Try a different Lightning to USB cable. Make sure that the cable is certified. Update to the latest version of iOS. Check your car’s manual for help. You might need to install firmware updates for your stereo. Learn more about CarPlay and driving and navigating safely.
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Apple Car Play

*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles’ destination freight charges. Not compatible with all devices. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc. Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher and data plan rates apply. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.
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Apple Car Play

Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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Apple Car Play

On the other hand, in some vehicles, when you engage CarPlay, the entire in-dash screen is subsumed by the Apple interface. That means the display won’t show you the radio station you may have tuned in or the car’s other options. Getting out of CarPlay to these other features can also be a bit confusing. In Hyundai vehicles, for example, a Hyundai icon appears next to Apple apps; tapping it takes you back to the car’s main screen.
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Apple Car Play

Access all your content from iTunes, your Apple Music membership, and additional audio apps using your car’s built-in controls. Search by artist, album, or song. See what’s playing and what’s up next. Or just tell Siri to “Play my favorite Kanye track.” You can even access For You and Browse from Apple Music — with music handpicked by experts — right on your display.
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Apple Car Play

Music All your music. Beautifully arranged. Access all your content from iTunes, your Apple Music membership, and additional audio apps using your car’s built-in controls. Search by artist, album, or song. See what’s playing and what’s up next. Or just tell Siri to “Play my favorite Kanye track.” You can even access For You and Browse from Apple Music — with music handpicked by experts — right on your display.
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Apple Car Play

Get helpIf CarPlay doesn’t work like you expect, here’s what you can check. After each step, try using CarPlay again. Make sure that Siri is turned on. Restart your iPhone and your car. Depending on your car, you might see the CarPlay Home screen when you turn it on. If you don’t, look for the CarPlay logo on your car’s display. If possible, connect your iPhone to a different USB port in your car. Try a different Lightning to USB cable. Make sure that the cable is certified. Update to the latest version of iOS. Check your car’s manual for help. You might need to install firmware updates for your stereo. Learn more about CarPlay and driving and navigating safely.
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Apple Car Play

Maps and Search I prefer to use Google Maps over Apple Maps on my iPhone 6, as I find that Google’s app just works better overall (and is our current Editors’ Choice). This being CarPlay, however, you’re obviously going to be using Apple Maps. That said, the Apple Maps functionality here is still better than most built-in navigation systems for several reasons.
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All CarPlay apps must support Siri for hands-free operation. Apple says it will follow the model of Apple TV, adding support for only a few select apps, primarily those it deems appropriate and safe for in-car use. So far, additional apps have been slow to appear.
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Apple has a complete list of compatible cars, broken down by make and model. You can look at the list in its entirety here. There are 24 different car makers on the list, with a total of 114 car models offering CarPlay support.
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Apple CarPlay The ultimate copilot. Available on select cars, CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.
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The Civic, like many OEM systems, has a Siri Eyes Free feature that allows you to access Apple’s voice assistant by pressing and holding the VR button on the steering wheel. And while the Honda Civic we tested has a built-in hands-free text messaging feature, with Apple CarPlay and Siri the process is more straightforward. You can either press and hold the VR button and tell Siri you want to send a message, or just touch the Messages icon on the screen. Then speak the message and Siri will ask if you’d like to hear it played back before sending, and give you the option to change or cancel it. If you receive a reply or a new message, Siri alerts you and can read it after you select so on the touch screen.
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It sounds like it’s basically iOS for your car, but it’s not. CarPlay doesn’t replace the standard entertainment system — it’s just an app. So when you need to do car-specific tasks like adjust the temperature, view a backup camera, listen to SiriusXM or adjust your car’s general settings, you’ll exit CarPlay and go back to the standard interface.
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Control with a word. Or a touch. Or a twist. CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. CarPlay also works with your car’s controls — knobs, buttons, touchpad, or touchscreen. And the apps themselves have been reimagined for the car, so you can use them while your eyes and hands stay where they belong. Siri To activate Siri voice control, just press and hold the voice control button on the steering wheel. Touch If your CarPlay-equipped vehicle has a touchscreen, you can use it to control CarPlay. Knobs and Controls CarPlay also works with the knobs, dials, or buttons in the car. If it controls your screen, it controls CarPlay.
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Carmakers aren’t necessarily changing their ways, but they are giving drivers another, more familiar infotainment option: CarPlay. It’s Apple’s way of applying its iPhone software expertise to the car, with Siri voice commands at the core.
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It’s no secret that automakers have struggled with infotainment interfaces. Because of this, tech-savvy vehicle owners and industry pundits have called on car companies to provide a “dumb” screen in the dash that can connect to a mobile device that already has all of a driver’s apps, contacts, and music—and usually provides better (not to mention less expensive) navigation. That hasn’t stopped companies from further developing infotainment interfaces of their own, but the truth is that Apple’s CarPlay outdoes most of the proprietary systems out there. CarPlay essentially uses your iPhone as your infotainment command center, letting you make calls, listen to music, and get turn-by-turn GPS directions, most of which can be activated by your voice. If you own an iPhone and an CarPlay-compatible vehicle, you won’t be disappointed.

Published on May 14, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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