What CarPlay cars 2021 is all about?
CarPlay Cars ? Yeah it is commonly referred to as ‘cars which are compatible with ‘Apple CarPlay’. By the mid of 2020, following major automobile manufacturers have become able to make CarPlay cars. Also many manufacturers are working on making CarPlay cars since it has become really demanding with CarPlay features.
List of CarPlay Cars by 2021
In fact these car manufacturers possess a list of 500+ CarPlay car models of different manufacturing years.
Importance of a CarPlay Car ?
If you have a CarPlay car, you will be able to handle all your navigation , communication, entertainment , Planning apps with voice commands or simple touches while you are on the driving seat. This assists you to drive safely, keeping your eyes on the road and on the other hand you will not miss any of the important calls or messages. Moreover, the screen will display you and direct you with the navigation apps and at the same time you can listen to your favorite songs. Because of this, apple CarPlay is referred to as ‘your ultimate co-pilot’ .
There is a list of apps which supports Apple CarPlay including maps, phone, messages, music, calendar etc.
How to check whether your car is compatible with Apple CarPlay
Since there is a huge list of carPlay compatible cars, going through a long list will not be easy for you. So the most accurate and the easiest way for this is Apple CarPlay Compatibility Checker.
So what you simply have to do is, entering the Make, Model and the Manufacture Year of your car and submitting it. Then the app will tell you whether it is a CarPlay Car or not, within seconds.
How to set up and use CarPlay on your CarPlay compatible car
If yours is a CarPlay car, using CarPlay is really easy. What you need is
- A high quality USB cable
- A car mount
- Your iPhone -this should be An Apple CarPlay compatible device and here is the list of CarPlay Phones :
- iPhone 13/ 12 / 12 Pro/ 12 Pro Max/ 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max / 11 / XS / ten s / XS Max / ten s Max / XR / ten r / X / 8 / 8 Plus / 7 /7 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / SE / 5s / 5c / 5
As Apple CarPlay comes as an inbuilt service you do not have to install Apple CarPlay APK. So after collecting the prerequisites follow these steps.
- Firstly start your car
- Then plug your iPhone in with the infotainment system of your car
- After that go to Settings → General → CarPlay → Available cars and select your car from your iPhone.
- And then the CarPlay setup will automatically connect with your phone and now you can use CarPlay on your CarPlay car.
Find how to set up your CarPlay in detail.
Also if you are planning to install Wireless CarPlay , you have to connect the phone via Bluetooth or wifi.
Sometimes you may come up with issues in CarPlay setting up and that depends on the car make. But in common, disconnecting the connection with phone and reconnecting it will solve the issues.
Apple CarKey is a feature introduced in iOS 14 CarPlay and with this feature you can unlock your car just by tapping on your phone. For now this feature is available only with CarPlay on BMW cars. With the iOS 15 CarPlay, CarKey feature has been enhanced with more security and it will be available in other car makes in near future.
That is to say only a limited set of apps are available in CarPlay by default . However there is a fantastic hack of adding any desired app to your CarPlay using an app called WheelPal. In short, this app helps you to get any desired app on your CarPlay as many of the visual based apps are not allowed in default CarPlay. In addition it provides you step guides whenever necessary.
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