How to Connect Your iPhone to Apple CarPlay in Your 2020 Acura | Smail Acura

September 3rd, 2020 by

Connecting your iphone to your Acura makes for a more familiar display and access to helpful and familiar apps that you use everyday like Music, Maps, and Messenger.

Apple CarPlay allows you to use and manage basic phone functions hands-free through the infotainment display in the vehicle.

To launch Apple CarPlay, simply connect your phone via a USB cable and allow the vehicle access to the phone. Be sure to unlock your phone when connecting and also, use a supported USB cord so that the vehicle can access the media in your phone. Once the phone is connected, allow the vehicle access so that your compatible apps can be integrated.

Apple CarPlay can perform many of the same functions as an iPhone, such as give turn-by-turn directions, make calls, send and receive text messages, and play music, podcasts or audiobooks.

Apple CarPlay can be controlled and accessed through the vehicle’s infotainment screen or via Siri voice commands. The infotainment screen will provide a keyboard when searching for destinations and the dial pad for making phone calls when the vehicle is in park.

Siri Voice Control with Apple CarPlay is designed specifically for driving scenarios for calling, texting, and accessing other apps without the need to use your phone or the infotainment screen.

Siri can read, reply to, and send text messages for you so that you never have to pick up your phone. You can tell Siri who you want to text and what the text will say and she will compose and send the message for you. You can also tell her where you want to go and a route will be calculated.

Apple CarPlay allows access to your music library and other supported apps like Spotify, Audible, MLB At Bat, and Waze.

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