CarPlay Audi: Compatibility & how to use

Audi, a member of the Volkswagen group now supports Apple CarPlay to bring you the most enhancement experience with the latest technology. Further all new models that are distributed from Audi including the latest 2020 models now available with the Apple CarPlay feature.

CarPlay supported Audi models (Official Apple website)

  • 2017 – 2020 Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi Q2, Audi Q7, Audi R8, and Audi TT
  • 2018 – 2020 Q5
  • 2019 – 2020 e-tron
  • 2019 – 2020 Q8
  • 2020 Q3

In addition, the upcoming 2021 Audi line-up models will also be integrated with the Apple CarPaly infotainment system.

  • 2021 Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi Q3, Audi Q7, Audi Q8, and Audi TT

However, you need to be an owner of a compatible iPhone with a supported iOS version.

Compatible iOS versions and iOS devices

Most importantly, you need to have an iPhone 5 or later iPhone model which is running on iOS 7.1 or above iOS versions to use Apple CarPlay on Audi. Certainly with the iOS 13 update Apple released more advanced features on CarPlay. Moreover, the iOS 14 release brings many more additional features for CarPlay.

This is the step by step guide for how to connect and use Apple CarPlay in your Audi wirelessly or standard.

How to add Apple CarPlay to Audi step by step guide

Wireless CarPlay

1: Firstly you need to enable your iPhone Bluetooth, Wifi, and Siri

2: Make sure your Audi is on.

3: Then from your Audi’ s touch screen select Bluetooth → Phone → Connect mobile device

4: After that match and confirm the Pins in both devices.

5: From your iPhone choose Pair → Allow → Use CarPlay

6: Then select Apple CarPlay →  Yes, agree →  Apple CarPlay.

7: Congratulations! Now it’s been successfully installed. 

And now you can have the best driving experience with the Audi Apple CarPlay!

Audi wired USB connected CarPlay

1: Enable your iPhone Bluetooth, Wifi, and Siri

2: Then connect your iPhone with an original USB lightning cable into the USB slot.

3:  After that select Apple CarPlay → Yes, agree from your Audi’ s touch screen.

4: Finally allow permission on your iPhone if it asks.

5: CarPlay to your car is successfully enabled. Now your Audi will automatically activate Apple CarPlay when your iPhone is plugged-in.

Apple CarPlay apps on Audi

With Audi Apple CarPlay you will have a finger step away to activate your favorite app that you used in your iPhone. This Apple infotainment system will give access to Maps, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Pandora, Radio Disney, iHeartRadio, VOX, and you can use Siri to make calls and send messages. Check for more best CarPlay apps.

At a glance, the default Apple CarPlay allows you to access only certain Apple store apps and you do not allow to access any kind of streaming apps on CarPlay. Your favorite videos, films, or Youtube, Facebook, Netflix, Games, or tweaks are not allowed to be used with the default CarPlay infotainment system. CarPlay Hacks have successfully addressed this issue for you. The app WheelPal comes to your support here. And you can get any dreaming app to your CarPlay with this app within seconds.

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