How to set up CarPlay- Compatibility and Guide

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How to set up CarPlay- Compatibility and Guide

“Set up the Set up for CarPlay”

STOP…. CarPlay demands a compatible environment. Have you made it so…?

If not, quickly take action. Here are what you need to make sure before you begin to set up CarPlay :

If CarPlay doesn’t support your car, you are not alone you may get the assistance of CarPlay alternatives or a head unit.

OK. Now you have fulfilled all the requirements. Here’s how to set up CarPlay for the infotainment system.

  1. Firstly Keep the car’s engine running
  2. Then lug your iPhone into the USB port of your car. If you are going to use wireless CarPlay you can connect with Bluetooth or wifi.
  • Also If CarPlay home screen doesn’t appear on the display, tap on the CarPlay icon
  • On the other hand if your car supports CarPlay via wireless or Bluetooth method, press and hold your car’s voice control button.
  • Then, go to Settings > General > CarPlay > Available Cars and select your car

3. You must be there now. After that Ask Siri what you need.

If you come up with any issues in CarPlay, you can do the process again by disconnection the connection and many users says it works most of the time. Understanding how does the CarPlay works will definitely help you to overcome these issues.

Available Countries

CarPlay is available for 36 countries by 2020.

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Belgium
  4. Brazil
  5. Canada
  6. Chile
  7. China mainland
  8. Denmark
  9. Finland
  10. France
  11. Germany
  12. Hong Kong
  13. India
  14. Ireland
  15. Israel
  16. Italy
  17. Japan
  18. Malaysia
  19. Mexico
  20. Netherlands
  21. New Zealand
  22. Norway
  23. Republic of Korea
  24. Russia
  25. Saudi Arabia
  26. Singapore
  27. South Africa
  28. Spain
  29. Sweden
  30. Switzerland
  31. Taiwan
  32. Thailand
  33. Turkey
  34. UK
  35. United Arab Emirates
  36. USA

Available iPhones

CarPlay is available for a limited number of phones and it supports iPhone5 and higher iPhone models.

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 13
  • 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max / 12
  • 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 / SE
  • 5s / 5c / 5

Also, it is automatically updated with the iOS version.

If you need to watch any apps on CarPlay, You can select your CarPlay solution devices wise and iOS versions wise. Because most video apps are not allowed with CarPlay. So you can enable your favourite apps via software and hardware upgrades. So Visit our Hacks Finder.

How to set up CarPlay apps outside the default

Even though there is a list of CarPlay supported apps, there are some mostly used visual-based apps like YouTube, Facebook, and Videos, which are not available for CarPlay by default.

However, there is a solution for getting those apps with the WheelPal app. However, you need to jailbreak your phone for this.

Step guide for WheelPal App installation.

Many ask whether CarPlay is something worth and with the help of the hacks we have provided in the blog we should say it is definitely "yes".

CarPlay Alternatives

Since CarPlay is available for a limited number of iOS devices in a limited number of countries, there are thousands of people who miss the CarPlay experience. So target them,InCar app has been developed and anyone can experience CarPlay display on the landscape mode of their iDevice. You can not connect it to your car’s infotainment system since it is just a simulation of real CarPlay. Still, you can use the apps on the menu on your phone which eases phone operations while driving.


You can set up CarPlay with the given steps and enhance the experience with apps like WheelPal.

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