Questions tagged [car-integration]

refers to the integration of Apple devices with a car, usually the sound system

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How is audio transmitted with wireless Carplay?

I have a 2019 BMW X2 with Carplay. The audio quality is noticeably worse with Carplay than through USB or even Bluetooth. Carplay apparently transmits the audio via a wi-fi connection the phone ...
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Why does Car Play disconnect when I go in/out of WiFi range?

On my 2018 Honda CR-V, when using Car Play from my iPhone 7, it frequently disconnects when entering or leaving WiFi signal range. The head unit then says "No Device Connected". Usually, I have to ...
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Why does Bluetooth disconnect when I plug XR into car charger?

I use Amazon Alexa Auto, which needs Bluetooth to connect to my car. It works beautifully, except that as soon as I plug in the iPhone charging cable, the Bluetooth disconnects (and therefore the ...
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CarPlay with different audio source?

I just got my first ever car with CarPlay (along with Bluetooth and an aux port), and I’m about to break it in on a road trip with my friend next week. The one issue is, I’m not much of an audiophile, ...
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iPhone drains the battery after disconnected from CarPlay

Occasionally, when I disconnect my phone from CarPlay, the iPhone will drain the battery very quickly, but not always. In Battery Status I see no application running on the background, but the iPhone ...
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I can't get messages from my iPhone to my car's audio system - does iPhone support MAP?

I recently purchased a new car (a Toyota if that matters), and on the weekend I discovered that I should be able to receive SMS and MMS messages via the car’s audio/navigation unit. I spent about ...
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My car no longer recognizes media on my iPhone 7

I recently switched to Spotify after using the Apple Music app. My car was able to recognize the song name and time, etc. After I switched to Spotify and deleted Music, my car doesn't recognize ...
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How can I get CarPlay to work with my 50 000 songs iCloud library

I just bought Sony XAV-AX200 to use with my iPhone 7 plus in a 2007 Volkswagen Golf (Rabbit). Now it seams that CarPlay can’t deal with my 50 000 song iCloud music library. It takes 5 minutes to ...
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How to make CarPlay and Google maps coexist peacefully

The 2018 Subaru I bought has a "Starlink" media center that supports CarPlay. I have an iPhone 7, tethered to the player by USB. For various reasons I strongly prefer Google Maps to Apple Maps. ...
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Volume level intermittently drops

I've noticed issues where the audio level intermittently drops. When playing audio the volume will intermittently drop off (doesn't stop just gets quieter) then after some period of time it will ...
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iPhone functionality while using CarPlay

Is it possible to open and use a different app on iPhone while using CarPlay or is the CarPlay only mirroring the iPhone? More specifically would it be possible to have Waze running on iPhone and use ...
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Can you upload contacts from a car [Kia] *to* an iPhone?

Last night I accidentally deleted all my contacts from my phone. However, my contacts were synced via Bluetooth with my 2016 Kia Sportage. Is there a way to upload them back from the car and onto my ...
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Why does my iPhone not play music or audio through my car's stereo?

My friend's iPhone plays music, YouTube, etc just fine through my car's stereo using the USB cable. But my iPhone won't. I have reset and restored my phone. Even after I got a new iPhone it still ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from muting itself when plugged into a Toyota RAV4?

My parents own a 2013 Toyota RAV4 with a single USB port under the front dashboard. Any time I charge my iPhone or iPad using the car's USB port, my phone's audio immediately stops working. ...
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iOS 10.3 and Audi, Bluetooth audio no longer works. Anyone else?

Since updating to iOS 10.3 the Bluetooth audio on my iPhone 6s no longer works with my Audi (2014 RS4). The phone calls still work, but no audio apps work - they appear to play and the meta-data ...
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Why does my iPhone stop playing Apple Music through my headphones in car?

My iPhone plays music through any headphones perfectly. However, when I'm in a car and the car accelerates to a certain speed, at first I hear clicks every two to three seconds and then if the car ...
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Car audio doesn't work in iOS 10 (“No song”)

Ever since I upgraded to iOS 10, my phone no longer works in my car (connected over Lightning to USB port). It isn't a connectivity issue (I've received "device unsupported" before with bad ...
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iPhone in iPod Mode in Car Switches to Different audio App Intermittently

After plugging the phone into the car, and playing a podcast or music from an app, a few minutes later, the music stops playing. Sometimes it just stops playing. Other times, it switches to a song in ...
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Can your devices auto connect to your iOS hotspot without opening the settings/hotspot screen?

My car (VW Passat 2016) relies on a hotspot from a smartphone to have internet for all it's internet services (like traffic info). After enabling hotspot on my iPhone (iOS 9.3) my car can connect and ...
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List of cars which support Siri Eyes Free mode?

Apple has a list of models that support CarPlay. Does there exist a similar list for models with Siri Eyes Free mode?
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Car bluetooth Problem

my year 2009 Mercedes C class can pair with my iphone 5 no problem at all the car speaker can receive phone calls and I can talk hands free, also when I am using my iphone in the google map nav mode, ...
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Navigate albums while playing music from iPod

I use an old 1st Generation iPod nano to play music in my car. I hook it up via the dock connector. I noticed that when it's hooked up to my car stereo via the dock connector, I'm locked out of the ...
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Honda Fit's iPod car plug: what cable is this?

My car, a Japanese Honda Fit, has a radio with a plug marked iPod on the cover but I have no idea what type of cable/plug I must use to connect it with my iPod. Can anyone tell based on the picture? ...
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Connecting my iPod to my Car's 30-pin Dock but Being Able to Control It from Within the iPod?

I have a 5th Generation iPod nano. I own a 2008 VW Eos which has a 30-pin dock. It functions but, my car's UI for iPod is despicable. I wanted to know if there was a way to control the music within ...
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Unreliable iPad car connection cable

I own a 2008 Scion (made by Toyota) which has a built-in port for connecting iPod/iPhone/iPad to the car's stereo for audio and remote control. I purchased the recommended adapter cable which connects ...
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How do i help for Ford Sync hear my demands better?

My Ford Sync does not seem to hear me when i request to make a call, or when I tell it who to call.. is there something i need to do or change in my settings. I have it paired with a iphone 4. ...
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How does an Apple device gets recognized as external storage on PC?

When I connect any apple device to my PC - it gets recognized as an external storage and I can access all the files (Update:Not all the files - but just pictures) on the device. How is this possible?...
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Looking for car (cigarette lighter receptacle to lightning) charger for iPhone 5

Is there any way to charge an iPhone 5 in a 2005 Cadillac (in the cigarette lighter hole)? Or am I just out of luck with an old car? I did some searches on google but nothing came up. I also saw ...
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Do iOS Contacts work with Prius car navigation systems?

According to the manual for my Prius, the contacts from a paired BT device, including an iPhone or iPad, should appear under the "Phonebook" tab in the car's navigation system, with entries containing ...
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Ford Sync and Reminders problem iPhone 4s

My 2010 Ford Edge has Sync but not the nav system. The phone is paired. With radio off, a phone call works fine through the car's system, but reminders only vibrate the phone and there is no sound. If ...
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How do I answer a phone call and use car speakers with Ford SYNC under iOS 5?

I want to talk/listen through the SYNC/car speaker system to stay hands free while driving like I did with iOS 4. In iOS 5, when I make a call I get a pop up to connect thru SYNC. But, when a call ...
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How can I fix the “pops, cracks and hissing” sounds from iPhone audio played on Ford Sync over USB?

When I stream audio from my iPhone 4 into my Ford Sync audio system over bluetooth, the audio quality is excellent. However, if I plug in a USB cable to get access to the hands-free features, then the ...
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Are there any car chargers that will turn my iPod off when the car is turned off?

My car has an auxiliary input, which I connect my iPod to with a stereo patch cable. The problem is when I get out of my car I forget that the iPod is still playing and when I come back I'm not at ...
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Auto Pairing of iPhone with Toyota Prius

Every time I want to connect an iPhone to the Toyota Prius, I have to do the following: On the Prius, go to the audio screen, then select the bluetooth tab. Press the connect button. On the iPhone, ...
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Can I have my iPhone navigate through my car's stereo?

Is there an iPhone navigation/GPS app that will announce the turn-by-turn directions through a car's stereo via bluetooth? I already have my iPhone synced with my car via bluetooth for calls, so I'm ...