How to Set Up Apple CarPlay

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If you are looking for a vehicle that will allow you to stay connected on the roads of O'Fallon, you will find several great options at Auffenberg Dealer Group. Many of the vehicles we currently have in stock are offered with Apple CarPlay. If you choose a vehicle with this feature, you may be wondering how to connect Apple CarPlay. Fortunately, Auffenberg Dealer Group has provided all of the details. 

What is Apple CarPlay?

If you are not quite sure what Apple CarPlay is, it is an innovative system that allows Caseyville drivers to connect their iPhone to the vehicle so they can get turn-by-turn directions, make phone calls, listen to music, or send and receive text messages without having to take their eyes off the road or their hands off of the steering wheel. 

How to Install Apple CarPlay: CDJR Vehicles

If you have questions on how to connect Apple CarPlay for a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, or RAM, take a look at the handy guide below:

  1. Ensure that the car you own or lease has the Uconnect system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay. Even if you have yet to set up Apple CarPlay, the icon should be on your vehicle’s display. 
  2. Use the USB port in your vehicle to connect your phone. When you do this, the icon should change from gray to white. 
  3. On the touchscreen, find “Projection Manager.” Press it to confirm “Smartphone Device Mirroring” now has a blue checkmark. 

How to Install Apple CarPlay: Ford Vehicles

What if you drive a Ford? Follow these steps instead:

  1. Use an Apple-provided Lightning® connector USB cable to connect your phone to SYNC 3. 
  2. A message should then pop up on the SYNC 3 screen asking whether or not you would like to connect your phone. Press “Continue.” You will then need to accept the terms and conditions. 
  3. In some cases, if 911 Assist® is not activated, you will be asked if you want to turn this feature on. 

How to Install Apple CarPlay: Kia Vehicles 

Here are the steps for Kia owners:

  1. Access your in-vehicle display and select “Setup.” Next, you will need to choose “Connectivity” or “Phone Projection.”
  2. Select “Enable Apple CarPlay™” and accept it.
  3. Use the Apple Lightning® cable to connect your phone and the USB port. When you do, all that’s left is to accept any requests/agreements.

How to Install Apple CarPlay: Mazda Vehicles

If you drive any vehicle in the Mazda lineup, here are the steps for you:

  1. Use the Apple Lightning® cable to connect the phone.
  2. MAZDA CONNECT™ will detect your iPhone. If this is the first time you have attempted to use this feature, you will be prompted on the screen to enable Apple CarPlay.
  3. Select “Allow” on the pop-up notification displayed on your iPhone. When you do this, your vehicle can access Apple CarPlay content on your iPhone, and you don’t need to first unlock your phone each time.

How to Install Apple CarPlay: Nissan Vehicles

The steps below are for Nissan owners:

  1. With your iPhone, go to “Settings” > “General.” You need to confirm that Apple CarPlay and Siri are both on. You do not need to download an app. 
  2. Use the Apple Lightning® cable to connect your phone. 
  3. You will then be asked on the display screen if you’d like to connect to Apple CarPlay. Select “Don’t Show Again” before choosing “Yes.”

How to Install Apple CarPlay: Volkswagen Vehicles

Here are the necessary steps if you drive a Volkswagen: 

  1. Download the Apple CarPlay app from iTunes.
  2. You will need to use a Lightning® cable to connect the phone. 
  3. You will receive a message letting you know that a new device has been connected. When you see the message, select “Connect.” 
  4. Select “Allow” on the phone.

Contact Auffenberg Dealer Group for More Information

If you want to know more about this system, like how to update Apple CarPlay, do not hesitate to reach out to Auffenberg Dealer Group. We would be glad to assist you and show you all that Apple CarPlay can do.

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