Updated: Mar 13
Apple CarPlay is changing the game when it comes to the car stereo infotainment system, providing you with everything you could possibly need while driving. Once the system is set up, Apple CarPlay makes it incredibly easy to use your favorite iPhone apps, such as Maps, Messages, and Music. However, before you can use the incredible functionality you need to first connect your iPhone to the Apple CarPlay touchscreen interface. So how do you use Apple CarPlay with your iPhone? Stereo Depot in San Diego and El Cajon breaks down each step to connect and use your Apple CarPlay. To learn more, give us a call at (619) 286-1234.
HOW TO CONNECT YOUR IPHONE TO APPLE CARPLAY
To get started, you first need to determine if the Apple CarPlay model you purchased allows for wireless connection with your car. Depending on the model, you will either pair your iPhone to your Apple CarPlay through Bluetooth or a USB cable.
Wireless Connection Through Bluetooth
If your car and stereo support wireless connection, put your car into Bluetooth mode and press and hold the voice-command button on your steering wheel. Then, go to the “AirPlay” settings in your iPhone’s General Settings, and select your car. If you have further questions, consult your car manual.
Connection With a USB Cable
If your car does not support Bluetooth connection, you will need to grab a Lightning-to-USB cable, which is the cable you use to charge your iPhone. Plug the USB end into your stereo system and the Lightning port into your iPhone, and simple as that the connection is made!
WHAT HAPPENS THE FIRST TIME I CONNECT MY IPHONE TO CARPLAY?
The first time you connect your iPhone to Apple CarPlay, you will have to go through a brief approval process, signing off on your car having access to your phone. When doing so, make sure you are not driving and are safely parked. Once you have done so, your iPhone will automatically go into CarPlay mode. The CarPlay app will automatically open on your car’s touchscreen display, giving you a selection from the vast amount of apps that are compatible with Apple CarPlay.
HOW CAN I USE SIRI WITH APPLE CARPLAY?
In order to use Siri with Apple CarPlay, hold down the voice-command button that is found on your steering wheel and issue a command. If you are unsure if your car has a voice-command button or if it supports Siri, consult your manual or ask an expert.
APPLE CARPLAY INSTALLATION IN SAN DIEGO AND EL CAJON
If you are interested in taking your driving experience to the next level, get Apple CarPlay installed in your car or truck. CarPlay allows you to access all of your favorite apps with ease, making the driving experience a breeze. If you are interested in getting Apple CarPlay installed into your vehicle, contact Stereo Depot. With locations in San Diego and El Cajon, Stereo Depot has built a reputation around town as the experts when it comes to Apple CarPlay. To learn more or to get a free quote, contact us today by calling (619) 286-1234.