How Do You Use Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ in Your Acura Vehicle?

By Product Expert | Posted in Acura on Monday, August 19th, 2019 at 1:34 pm
Interior view of Apple CarPlay™ on the touchscreen inside a 2020 Acura RDX

Using Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ in Your Acura Vehicle

Are you trying to find out how you can utilize Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ in your Acura vehicle? If so, then you have come to the right place! Our staff here at Acura of Maui is very knowledgeable on using both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ in Acura vehicles. Both of these technologies are very easy to use once you fully understand them! Let’s explore how to use these two smartphone integration systems together!

Interior view of Apple CarPlay™ on the touchscreen inside the 2020 Acura TLX

Using Apple CarPlay™ in Your Acura Vehicle

With Apple CarPlay™, drivers can access many of the key applications on their iPhone via their Acura vehicle’s touchscreen display. Apple CarPlay™ is compatible with any iPhone model later than iPhone 5 and operating system beyond iOS 8.4. To access Apple CarPlay™ in your Acura vehicle, you must be parked and plug your iPhone into the USB port via the corresponding USB charging cord. When connected, the touchscreen display will guide you through the setup process with on-screen prompts. Now that Apple CarPlay™ has been set up, you can control your iPhone applications through the touchscreen or with your voice by pressing the “Talk” button on your steering wheel or using Siri® voice recognition.

Interior view of Android Auto™ on the touchscreen inside a 2019 Acura ILX

Using Android Auto™ in Your Acura Vehicle

Android Auto™ also allows drivers to access the key applications on their smartphone, but only works with Android compatible devices. Android Auto™ is compatible with Android 5.0 devices or later and the Lollipop operating system or later. Accessing Android Auto™ works the same way as Apple CarPlay™ as far as connecting the smartphone via the USB port. The only difference is that Android users must download the Android Auto™ app from the Google Play™ store first. Like Apple CarPlay™ voice recognition commands are also available with Android Auto™ as well.

Visit us here at Acura of Maui today to explore which Acura models offer Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ for yourself today!


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