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The 6 Best iPhone Apps to Use on Apple CarPlay

We all love our iPhones. The incredible functionality Apple has built into the iPhone has transformed what was once just a cell phone into a portable supercomputer, allowing us to have an entire lifetime of information contained within a small square in our pocket.  The Apple CarPlay allows you to take all of that amazing technology with you when you hit the road, giving you access to your favorite app while you are behind the wheel.

Stereo Depot in San Diego and El Cajon specializes in Apple CarPlay installation, and below we list the six best iPhone apps to use with Apple CarPlay. To learn more or to get a quote on Apple CarPlay installation, contact Stereo Depot today by calling our San Diego location at (619) 286-1234 or our El Cajon location at (619) 873-2210.

1. Apple Maps

Take driving directions and navigation to the next level with Apple Maps. The incredible dashboard display will allow you to easily see where you need to turn next, and the step-by-step verbal instructions will clearly play over your car stereo system. Not only that, but the app will suggest destinations based on your location, allowing you to easily and efficiently find food, gas stations, and more while driving.

2. Messages

One of the biggest issues on the road is distracted driving. Too often drivers hear a bing or feel a buzz from their iPhone that lets them know a text message comes in and they take their eyes off the road to read and respond to the text message. The Message app on Apple CarPlay allows you to send and receive texts while driving, with Siri reading the text aloud to you and then you can verbally dictate a response.

3. Phone

Believe it or not, there was a time where the primary function of a cell phone was to make phone calls. The phone app on Apple CarPlay allows you to make and receive calls from your iPhone while driving, allowing you to legally make phone calls in your car.

4. Podcasts

One of the best things about iPhones are podcasts. The ability to listen in on conversations and reports from some of the brightest minds in news, politics, sports, entertainment, and pop culture is a real treat. Podcasts are especially helpful during long commutes and road trips, helping the long hours on the road seem to melt away. Apple CarPlay allows you to listen to your favorite iPhone Podcasts through your car speaker system.

5. Music From Apple Music, Spotify, or Tidal

Access your entire music library while driving with music from Apple Music, Spotify, or Tidal. Either access downloaded music or stream new music through your favorite iPhone app.

6. Internet Radio With Pandora or iHeartRadio

If you are not sure what to listen to, browse through different radio stations with Pandora or iHeartRadio. These apps curate stations that meet your greatest music interests and needs, or access radio stations across the country.

Apple CarPlay Installation in San Diego and El Cajon

Access these amazing iPhone apps and more while driving with Apple CarPlay. Stereo Depot specializes in custom Apple CarPlay installation, providing flawless installation regardless of the make or model of your car. For more information or to request a quote for Apple CarPlay installation, contact Stereo Depot today. Call our San Diego location at (619) 286-1234 or our El Cajon location at (619) 873-2210.