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What is Carplay?

What is Carplay?

What is Carplay?

CarPlay is an Apple standard that enables a car radio or head unit to be a display and a controller for an iOS device. It is available on all iPhone models beginning with iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1 or later.

According to Apple's website, all major vehicle manufacturers are using CarPlay. Vehicles without CarPlay can have vehicle audio products from automotive aftermarket suppliers fitted.

 head unit with carplay

What Can Apple Carplay Do?

Apply Carplay allows you to use iPhone’s essential functions on the car’s head unit screen. The iPhone’s apps will be adapted for use while driving. With the Carplay, the car screen becomes the screen of your iPhone. You can listen to music, make a phone call, navigate, etc, through the car's head unit screen.

 carplay display

How to Use Carplay?

If your cars have factory Carplay, then the setting will be pretty simple. Most cars offer Carplay as a cabled connection. Once the cable is plugged in, the car’s head screen will ask you to initiate the app and present an icon to select. Sometimes the Carplay will be launched automatically without asking.

Then, you need to confirm that your iPhone doesn’t restrict the Carplay. You can go to the iPhone’s Settings - Screen Time - Content & Privacy Restrictions - Allowed Apps, then find Carplay and enable Carplay’s permission.

Now, you can interact with your iPhone from your car’s head screen. 

How to make Carplay Wireless?

Actually, you can also make your Apple Carplay wireless, which means you don’t need to bring a USB cable when you want to use Carplay.

What you need to do is simply plug the Carlinkit Wireless CarPlay adapter into your vehicle's USB port for iPhone and instantly upgrade your system into a wireless CarPlay.

 load image of carlinkit wireless carplay

Compared to wired Carplay, wireless Carplay is more convenient. Sometimes the cable will make your seat messy especially if you have more than one cable in your car. And you need to remember to unplug the cable when you get off the car. The wireless carplay adapter can help you simplify these unnecessary procedures.


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