How to set up wireless Apple CarPlay

How to set up wireless Apple CarPlay

CarPlay seamlessly integrates the user's iOS device and iOS experience with the dashboard system. CarPlay allows drivers to make and receive phone calls without taking their hands off the wheel, and to listen to voicemails and other content.

In most cases, you'll need a cable to connect your phone to your car wired to take full advantage of CarPlay. However, for some phones and cars, you can more easily use CarPlay wireless connections. Let's see if you can try this feature, and if so, how to use CarPlay Wireless.

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How to set up wireless Apple Carplay wirelessly

  1. Make sure your car is in wireless or Bluetooth pairing mode, or press and hold the voice command button on the steering wheel to set up CarPlayvoice-activated-control
  2. Then on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > CarPlay > Available Cars and choose your car.  Available Cars and choose your car

Which iPhones support wireless CarPlay?

Wireless CarPlay can be handled as long as you're on the following models with iOS 9 or newer. If you can't find CarPlay in your General, please use Siri to enable CarPlay.

iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 mini

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12

iPhone 12 mini

iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11

iPhone XSiPhone ten s

iPhone XS MaxiPhone ten s Max

iPhone XRiPhone ten r

iPhone X

iPhone 8

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 7

iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 6s

iPhone 6s Plus

iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone SE (1st generation)

iPhone SE (2nd generation)

iPhone 5s

iPhone 5c

iPhone 5

Which cars support wireless CarPlay?

In general, wireless CarPlay is only available in models circa 2021 and later because it's the most recent feature. Of course, keep in mind that not all vehicles from automakers support CarPlay in wireless form, and support may vary depending on the specific configuration of the model you buy. Below is a list of most models equipped with wireless CarPlay in 2022, there may be omission, please call your local dealer for details.

  • Acura: MDX, RDX
  • Audi: A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, E-Tron, E-Tron GT, Q3, Q5, Q7, Q8
  • BMW: 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series, iX, i4, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, Z4, X1, X2
  • Buick: Enclave, Encore GX, Envision
  • Cadillac: CT4, CT5, Escalade/Escalade ESV, XT4, XT5, XT6
  • Chevrolet: Blazer, Bolt EV, Bolt EUV, Camaro, Corvette, Equinox, Malibu, Silverado 1500, Silverado 1500 LTD, Silverado 2500/3500, Suburban/Tahoe, Trailblazer, Traverse
  • Chrysler: Pacifica
  • Dodge: Durango
  • Ford: Bronco, Edge, E-Transit, Expedition/Expedition Max, F-150, F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E
  • GMC: Acadia, Hummer EV, Sierra 1500, Sierra 1500 LTD, Terrain, Yukon/Yukon XL
  • Honda: Accord, Civic
  • Hyundai: Accent, Elantra, Ioniq (excludes Ioniq 5), Kona, Kona EV, Palisade, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson, Venue
  • Infiniti: Q50, Q60, QX50, QX55, QX60, QX80
  • Jeep: Compass, Grand Cherokee/Grand Cherokee L, Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer
  • Kia: Carnival, Forte, K5, Niro, Rio, Sorento
  • Lincoln: Navigator, Nautilus
  • Maserati: Ghibli, Levante, MC20, Quattroporte
  • Nissan: Armada, Pathfinder, Rogue
  • Porsche: 911, Cayenne, Panamera, Taycan, Macan
  • Ram: 1500, 2500/3500, ProMaster
  • Toyota: Tundra, Supra
  • Volkswagen: Arteon, Atlas/Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI/Golf R, ID.4, Jetta, Taos, Tiguan
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How to use car's built-in controls to operate CarPlay

There are two ways to operate CarPlay

  • CarPlay can be operated with built-in controls. Such as touchscreen, knob, or touchpad.
  • Voice-operated CarPlay via Siri

How to arrange CarPlay apps

For the safety of drivers, only CarPlay-supported apps will appear on your display. Users can customize the display of available applications on the display, such as adding, deleting or sorting order.

  • Settings > General > CarPlay > Choose your car.> Customize
  • Tap the Add button Add-button or Delete button Delete button to add and remove apps. Tap and drag an app to change the order the apps appear in.
    carplay-car-customize

After completing the modification, you need to reconnect your iPhone to the car to display the new custom interface.

 

 

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