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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay has changed (and improved) a lot since it made its debut in 2014, and it’s more widely supported in vehicles than ever before. Part of CarPlay’s appeal is its simplicity and ease-of-use, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some lesser-known tricks and tips that can help you make more of the platform.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Siri, Software, Computing, Settings, Dashboard, Apple Maps, Carplay, Operating Systems, Apple Carplay, Web Mapping, Here WeGo, Route Planning Software


10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Android Auto

Google’s Android Auto is more than six years old now, and it’s changed a fair bit in that time. The latest version is baked into Android, if you’re running Android 10 or later, but you can download the stand-alone app if you don’t already have it. More and more automobiles and car stereos now support Android Auto (as…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Software, Computing, Dashboard, Carplay, Operating Systems, Android Auto, Google Assistant, Samsung Experience, Your Phone, Technology Internet, Android Version History


Review: Ford's SYNC 4 Brings Wireless CarPlay to the 2021 F-150

The massively popular F-150 pickup truck was one of the first Ford vehicles to gain the manufacturer's new SYNC 4 infotainment system for the 2021 model year, and I recently had a chance to test out the vehicle to get a sense of how the overall system functions, including a key new feature for iPhone owners: wireless CarPlay. If you've shopped pickup trucks before, you know that they come in a huge array of configurations with different trims, cab and bed sizes, engines, and more across a ran...
Tags: Ford, Carplay, Mustang Mach, wireless CarPlay, King Ranch Platinum, Android Auto Media, HomePod HomeKit CarPlay Home Auto Technology This


How to Stop Apple Music CarPlay From Crashing Until There's a Real Fix

Over the last few days, we’ve seen lots of reports across Reddit and social media that Apple Music on CarPlay has been crashing unexpectedly. While we don’t know the specific cause, and there’s no confirmed fix yet, there are a few workarounds you can try while you wait.Read more...
Tags: Reddit, Lifehacks, Carplay


User Adds Car to HomeKit for In-App Controls and Automations, Showing Future Potential

Blogger Siobhán Ellis has successfully integrated their electric car into their Apple HomeKit setup, adding in-app toggles for door locking, climate control, and more. The setup, which is outlined in detail on the blog Practical HomeKit, allows multiple elements of a Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle to be monitored, controlled, and automated using the Home app. Using a HomeBridge plugin for the Jaguar InControl API called homebridge-jlr-incontrol, Ellis was able to feed data about the vehicle,...
Tags: Apple, Home, Jaguar, Carplay, Homekit, Ellis, Homebridge, wireless CarPlay, Siobhán Ellis, Jaguar InControl API, HomeKit CarPlay Home Jaguar


Oh Good, Volkswagen Is Trying On-Demand Feature Subscriptions Too Now

There’s a trend unfolding in the auto industry toward subscription services and pay-as-you-go features. BMW made waves last year when it envisioned a future of “unlocking” heated seats, for example, with a one-time or recurring fee. Now Volkswagen is trying something similar with the new all-electric ID.3.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Software, Bmw, Volkswagen, Carplay, Volkswagen Group, Brand Management, Klaus Zellmer, Here WeGo, Subscription Business Model, Technology Internet


How to use Apple CarPlay and use your iPhone apps hands-free while driving

Apple CarPlay lets you go hands free by connecting your iPhone and apps to your car's touchscreen. Will Ireland/MacFormat Magazine/Future via Getty Images To use Apple CarPlay, your car must support the feature and your iPhone needs to be running iOS 7.1 or higher. CarPlay is a custom iOS interface that presents important apps and information from your iPhone on the car's touchscreen. Once connected, you can run apps that are optimized for CarPlay on your car's screen, navigat...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Bluetooth, Trends, Siri, iOS 7, Waze, Carplay, Apple Carplay, Dave Johnson, Fabrice Coffrini, Getty Images How, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


Review: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Shows Off Uconnect 5 With Wireless CarPlay

A couple of years ago, I took a look at the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and its Uconnect 4 infotainment system featuring CarPlay and Android Auto, which I found to be a well-designed and visually appealing system with great ‌CarPlay‌ integration. Fiat Chrysler, which merged with Groupe PSA earlier this year to become Stellantis, is now starting to roll out its next-generation infotainment system, Uconnect 5, and I recently had an opportunity to test it out on a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. Uconnect 5 w...
Tags: Fca, Carplay, Android Auto, TomTom, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Uconnect Theater, Pinnacle, Uconnect, Groupe PSA, wireless CarPlay, Chrysler Pacifica Shows Off Uconnect, Chrysler Pacifica Uconnect, interior FamCam, Uconnect Theater Family Group


Alpine's Latest CarPlay Receiver Has a 9-Inch Display Hovering Over the Dashboard

For customers in the market for an aftermarket CarPlay installation, Alpine Electronics this week announced that its new iLX-F409 receiver with a 9-inch capacitive touchscreen is now available at select retailers in the United States. Alpine says the iLX-F409 receiver has all of the same features as the larger 11-inch iLX-F411 introduced last year, but with a smaller 9-inch display that allows for a lower suggested price of $700 compared to $1,000 for the iLX-F411. Like the 11-inch receiver,...
Tags: Carplay, Android Auto, Alpine, Pioneer, Alpine Electronics, United States Alpine


Mitsubishi Begins Adopting Wireless CarPlay

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi this week introduced the redesigned 2022 Outlander, its first vehicle available with wireless CarPlay. Wireless CarPlay works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing for an iPhone to be connected to the infotainment system without a Lightning cable. In addition to being convenient, this wireless connectivity will soon become more important, as reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously claimed that Apple will introduce at least one high-end iPhone without a Lightni...
Tags: Apple, Lightning, Mitsubishi, Carplay, Bose, Pioneer, Mercedes Benz, Ming Chi Kuo, Android Auto Wireless, wireless CarPlay, Hyundai Honda Ford


iPadOS 14.5 Beta 2 Mutes Built-In Microphone on iPad When Smart Folio is Closed

According to Apple's release notes for the second betas of iOS and iPadOS 14.5 that were released this morning, the update introduces a new privacy feature that's aimed at limiting microphone access on the iPad with a Smart Folio. On the ‌iPad‌ (8th generation), iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), and ‌iPad Pro‌ 12.9-inch (4th generation), when the Smart Folio is closed, the built-in microphone will mute, but developers have an option to build their apps to opt out. ...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Carplay, Beta, ETAs, Ios 14


iOS 14.5 Adds Apple Maps Feature for Crowdsourcing Accidents, Speed Traps and Hazards

The iOS 14.5 beta, available to developers and public beta testers, adds a new Apple Maps feature that lets you report accidents, hazards, and speed checks along your route when getting directions. When you input an address, select a route, and then choose "Go," Siri lets you know that you can report accidents or hazards that you see along the way. If you swipe up on the ‌Apple Maps‌ interface where maps details are available, you can tap on a "Report" button that lets you flag an accident, ...
Tags: Featured, Siri, United States, Reddit, Apple Maps, Carplay, Ios 14, Siri zwnj


Apple Maps Adds Waze-Like Features in iOS 14.5 for Crowdsourcing Accidents, Speed Traps and Hazards

The iOS 14.5 beta, available to developers and public beta testers, adds a new Apple Maps feature that lets you report accidents, hazards, and speed checks along your route when getting directions. When you input an address, select a route, and then choose "Go," Siri lets you know that you can report accidents or hazards that you see along the way. If you swipe up on the ‌Apple Maps‌ interface where maps details are available, you can tap on a "Report" button that lets you flag an accident, ...
Tags: Featured, Siri, United States, Reddit, Waze, Apple Maps, Carplay, Ios 14, Siri zwnj


Apple Releasing iOS 14.4 and watchOS 7.3 Later Today

In its Black History Month announcement this morning, Apple has confirmed that iOS 14.4 and watchOS 7.3 will be released later today. watchOS 7.3 expands the ECG app on the Apple Watch Series 4 and newer to Japan, Mayotte, Thailand, and the Philippines, while iOS 14.4 introduces a notification on iPhone 12 models with non-genuine cameras. Both software updates also add support for a new "Unity" watch face based on the Pan-African flag and contain several bug fixes. iOS 14.4 Release Candidate...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Thailand, Philippines, Carplay, Hdr, Black History Month, Unity, Pacific Time, Release Candidate, Apple Fitness, Ios 14, Control Center and Notification Center, Japan Mayotte Philippines, Japan Mayotte Philippines Taiwan, Japan Mayotte Thailand


Apple Seeds iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 Release Candidate to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the RC version of upcoming iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new betas coming a week after Apple released the second betas. iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad. Paired with the HomePod 14.4 beta that is only available to a limited number of testers, iOS 14.4 adds new HomePod mini functionality that takes adva...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Carplay, Hdr, Release Candidate, Ios 14


CES 2021: Pioneer Introduces Wireless CarPlay Receiver With Modular Design for Flexible Installation

As part of CES 2021, Pioneer today introduced its latest in-dash receiver with support for both wired and wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. The new DMH-WC5700NEX receiver features a modular design, combining a 6.8-inch touchscreen with a hideaway control unit for installation flexibility in a wide variety of vehicles with limited or restricted dash space, according to Pioneer. By physically separating the touchscreen from the sub-chassis that contains the CPU and other components, the sub-...
Tags: Chevrolet, Carplay, Camaro, Pioneer, Silverado, Ted Cardenas, CES 2021, DMH WC5700NEX Pioneer, Pioneer Electronics USA


How to use Google Assistant driving mode in Google Maps to control your phone with your voice while on the road

You can use Google Assistant in Google Maps to enable voice controls. skaman306/Getty Images Google Assistant driving mode in Google Maps lets you make calls, send texts, and play music using your voice while driving. To use Google Assistant driving mode in Google Maps, enable it in your phone's Google app, and then start using Google Maps' usual driving navigation feature. Google Assistant driving mode is only available on Android phones in the US, and you have to be speaking English to u...
Tags: Google, Android, US, Trends, Google Maps, Carplay, Android Auto, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Assistant, Navigation Apps, Getty Images Google, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


Spotify Starts Testing New CarPlay Interface With Queue System

Spotify has introduced a new CarPlay interface in the latest beta version of the app that is now available via TestFlight. Image credit: Shaun Ruigrok Notably, the redesigned UI adds a new queue system that brings the Spotify ‌CarPlay‌ experience a lot closer to the way Apple Music works. Users can now see which tracks are queued up without having to look at their iPhone, thanks to a "Go to queue" button on the Now Playing screen. Users can now also navigate to an artist's Spotify page by ...
Tags: Spotify, Carplay, Shaun Ruigrok


Review: Boss Audio's New Head Units Deliver Wireless CarPlay for Just $400

Boss Audio and sister brands Planet Audio and Sound Storm Laboratories today are introducing new car stereo head units that include support for wireless CarPlay and Android Auto at a price of just $400. With a capacitive 6.75-inch screen and support vehicle features like a rear camera and steering wheel controls, the new systems offer a solid value for those with older vehicles looking to update to a more modern head unit. I've had a chance to spend the past couple of weeks checking out the P...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Carplay, Android Auto, Amazon When, Boss Audio, wireless CarPlay, RBDS


Waze Integration With CarPlay Dashboard Goes Live

After a period of beta testing, Waze is now able to directly integrate with Apple CarPlay's multiscreen dashboard, as noted by users of the navigation app on the . In addition to support for the dashboard mode, the update appears to introduce in-app lane guidance for the first time. @9to5mac @MacRumors @waze Waze dashboard is here!!!!! pic.twitter.com/gvuaaTSJRG— Camilo Díaz (@camadiazrob) December 6, 2020 Before the introduction of Apple's CarPlay Dashboard, users were required to s...
Tags: Apple, Waze, Carplay, Camilo Díaz


Wireless CarPlay Expands to More New Vehicles Amid Rumors of Portless iPhone Next Year

Hyundai continues to expand wireless CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its vehicle models, including the 2021 Elantra, which began arriving to dealerships in the United States and Canada earlier this month. The new Elantra is available with up to two 10.25-inch displays — one for the digital cluster and one for infotainment options like wireless CarPlay. 2021 Elantra is available with up to two 10.25-inch displays Hyundai is also offering wireless CarPlay in 2021 models of the Tucson, Sant...
Tags: Apple, Canada, United States, Lightning, Hyundai, Carplay, Cadillac, Ming Chi Kuo, Palisade, wireless CarPlay, Tucson Santa Fe Venue, Cadillac Society Wireless CarPlay


Apple CarPlay Gains More EV Charging Info Thanks to Integration With ChargePoint

Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint today announced integration with CarPlay, which adds new EV charging data to CarPlay-compatible cars. Drivers can look up nearby chargers, check station status, start a session, get directions to the nearest station, and more. For convenience, there are filters that will sort stations based on the speed of the charger, cost, availability, and plug type. The ‌CarPlay‌ app also provides access to a list of favorite charging spots and a join waitlist...
Tags: Apple, Carplay


Honda and Hyundai Rolling Out Wireless CarPlay to Select 2021 Vehicles, Including Accord and Santa Fe

Honda this week introduced the 2021 Accord with upgraded styling and tech features, including wireless CarPlay and Android Auto integration on the higher-end EX-L and Touring trims, accessible through an 8-inch touchscreen display. Wireless CarPlay works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for the iPhone to be connected to the infotainment system with a Lightning cable. Together with wireless charging, these features free up the USB ports in the vehicle, which have been moved to th...
Tags: Apple, United States, Lightning, Waze, Honda, Google Maps, Hyundai, Carplay, Santa Fe, Android Auto, Pioneer, Honda Hyundai, wireless CarPlay, Ford GM Chrysler BMW, Mercedes Benz Alpine


Best Apple CarPlay head units

Looking to bring Siri into the car? Here are the best Apple CarPlay head units on the market for your vehicle.
Tags: Apple, Cars, Trends, Siri, Carplay, Apple Carplay, Alpine, Buying Guides, Pioneer, Head Unit, Boss Audio


Apple Music to be Fully Integrated in the Porsche Taycan

Porsche has collaborated with Apple to bring Apple Music to the upcoming "Taycan". This is the first-ever full integration of ‌Apple Music‌ in any vehicle. Via the Taycan's "Advanced Cockpit" touchscreen display, ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers can stream over 60 million songs, thousands of playlists, and any ‌Apple Music‌ radio stations. Porsche is offering a complimentary six-month ‌Apple Music‌ subscription with the Taycan, and three years of in-car data streaming. "Porsche and ‌Apple Music‌ fi...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Porsche, Carplay, Apple Music, Apple Carplay, Burmester, Porsche AG, Detlev, Taycan, Executive Board for Sales and Marketing, Taycan Apple, CarPlay Porsche


Apple Music to be Fully Integrated in the Porsche Taycan [Updated]

Porsche has collaborated with Apple to bring Apple Music to the upcoming "Taycan". This is the first-ever full integration of ‌Apple Music‌ in any vehicle. Via the Taycan's "Advanced Cockpit" touchscreen display, ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers can stream over 60 million songs, thousands of playlists, and any ‌Apple Music‌ radio stations. Porsche is offering a complimentary six-month ‌Apple Music‌ subscription with the Taycan, and three years of in-car data streaming. "Porsche and ‌Apple Music‌ fi...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Porsche, Carplay, Apple Music, Apple Carplay, Burmester, Porsche AG, Detlev, Taycan, Executive Board for Sales and Marketing, Taycan Apple


Google Maps comes to Apple’s watchOS and CarPlay dashboard

Google Maps is now also available on the Apple Watch so you can get your walking, biking and driving directions right on your wrist. Don’t expect to get a full-blown Maps app on your wrist, though. The new app is mostly focused on giving you directions to know places (think home, work, etc.). To start navigating to other destinations, you still have to start on your phone and then “pick up where you left off on your watch,” Google explains. A few years ago, Google already offered a version of Ma...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Tech, Software, Computing, Dashboard, Google-Maps, Apple Maps, Carplay, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Don, Apple Maps Apple


The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, reviewed (ars technica)

Normally, I try to photograph each of our test cars, but this time the car got stolen before I had a chance, so please enjoy these photos from Hyundai. [credit: Hyundai ] It was an email I hoped I'd never have to write. "Hi [Hyundai PR person], I hope you've had a pleasant July 4th. I hate to have to write this email but someone has just stolen the Ioniq that you've lent us." Up until t...
Tags: News, Hyundai, Carplay, Jonathan M Gitlin


How to Add a CarPlay Wallpaper in iOS 14

One of the new features coming in iOS 14 is the ability to customize your car’s CarPlay interface with one of several new wallpapers. If you don’t know, CarPlay lets you control your car’s stereo and other connected smart car accessories with Siri voice commands, and this version of iOS marks the first time users will…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Wallpaper, Siri, Lifehacks, Carplay, Ios 14


Ford Brings Wireless CarPlay to the 2021 F-150 Pickup

Ford's F-series pickup is the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., and last night the carmaker unveiled the redesigned 2021 F-150, which includes Ford's new SYNC 4 infotainment system with wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. Ford announced SYNC 4 last October, with the first announced vehicle to include it being the upcoming electric Mustang Mach-E. With the F-150, Ford will be kicking off inclusion of the new system in its more mainstream vehicle lineup. The 2021 F-150 comes with SYNC 4 and wir...
Tags: Canada, Ford, Audi, Carplay, Fiat Chrysler, Ford Sync, Android Auto Ford, Ford GM, Ford Ford, BMW Porsche