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Apple CarPlay® Features & Set-Up Guide

Though Apple may never design or manufacture an automobile themselves, they are still one of the leading technological innovators in the automotive industry, Apple CarPlay® being a prime example. In this guide, you’ll learn how to set up Apple CarPlay® in your Toyota vehicle, so you can take advantage of all the benefits it has to offer Richmond drivers.

What is Apple CarPlay®?

The Apple CarPlay® system seamlessly integrates with the infotainment system installed by the vehicle’s manufacturer.  To put it simply, the Apple CarPlay® provides iPhone-using drivers with fast access to their favorite apps and stored data with the highest level of convenience possible. Not only does Apple CarPlay® technology make speaking to friends or playing music in the car more convenient, but it dramatically raises the level of safety as well. No longer will motorists near Frankfort have to pick up their phones while driving.

In addition to reducing distractions, Apple CarPlay® is considered more user friendly than factory-installed infotainment systems. This is because more drivers are familiar with the iPhone interface and can efficiently navigate its system.

How to Set Up Apple CarPlay® Step by Step

Berea drivers who are wondering how to set up Apple CarPlay® can do so easily by following these steps:

  1. Make sure Siri is enabled on your phone. If it’s not, go to Settings, then Siri & Search. From there, press the side button for Siri on the iPhone X and later models; for other models, press the Home button for Siri.
  2. Connect your car, truck or SUV, and your iPhone by using the vehicle’s wireless capability or USB port. The iPhone is connected to the USB port via an Apple-approved cable.
  3. Your vehicle may provide you with the option of connecting wirelessly. If your vehicle already supports the wireless capability of CarPlay®, hold the button for voice command on your car’s steering wheel. Alternatively, ensure your car, truck, or SUV is in Bluetooth pairing or wireless mode.  The process you use will depend on the make and model of your vehicle.
  4. From your iPhone, go to Settings > General > CarPlay® > Available Cars.
  5. Select your vehicle, then refer to your owner’s manual for additional information.

Get Apple CarPlay® Pairing Help From Toyota South

If you have any other questions, contact us so that we may assist with your Toyota car’s Apple CarPlay® set-up. Our team can also answer any other questions you may have about the Toyota brand and its features.

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