Apple CarPlay & Android Auto are truly helpful inventions. They allow the users to send & receive messages through voice commands, to use many music apps, along with up-to-date maps & navigation systems. An even better feature is that it will always be the same from car to car, this means that there is no need to learn a new infotainment system from a different auto manufacturer every single time.
However, it does mean plugging in your smartphone which can turn out to be tedious or worse even, if you forget to bring your wire with you.
How to wirelessly connect Android Auto/Apple Car Play
Thankfully, however, the latest versions have started to support wireless CarPlay or Android Auto.
- First, you have to connect your smartphone to the infotainment system using Bluetooth.
- While you are in this pairing process, a message will appear on the infotainment system as well as on your smartphone asking you if you want to connect to Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
- After you accept, the system will connect to CarPlay or Android Auto automatically every time it detects the phone in the vehicle.
That’s it! It is as simple as connecting your smartphone using Bluetooth. However, there is a major drawback to using wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay. This will drain your phone’s battery way quicker. On top of that, because it’s not plugged in via a USB cable, your phone will not be charging. However, if your vehicle has a wireless charging pad, you could place it to let it recharge while Apple CarPlay/Android Auto is running.
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