How to Connect & Use Apple CarPlay™

November 9th, 2018 by

2019 Honda Insight interior features

Saco drivers on the go can now rely on advice from Dover Honda to install Apple CarPlay™ onto their new Honda model. Whether you drive a Honda Civic or a Honda Pilot, the experts at Dover Honda are here to help. Follow a few simple steps so you can be on your way!

Connecting and Using Apple CarPlay™

Connecting an Apple CarPlay™ compatible iPhone to the display audio lets you enjoy many of the smartphone’s functions through the display audio touchscreen without having to touch the phone. Using the cable that came with the iPhone, plug the USB connector into the USB smartphone audio interface in the pocket beneath the climate controls. On select models, you can also use the USB smartphone audio interface in the center console compartment.

After connecting the iPhone, turn the ignition on and go to the display audio home screen. When you first use Apple CarPlay™, a consent screen will appear before enabling CarPlay. After agreeing to the terms and conditions, touch “enable” on the display audio. An Apple CarPlay™ icon will now appear. Touch the icon to display the menu of apps that can be used with the system. To return to the display audio home screen, touch the Honda icon.

The easiest way to use the apps on the iPhone is through Siri, Apple’s voice recognition feature. To engage Siri, press and hold the top button on the steering wheel until the system responds. Siri will now remain engaged until you hit the talk button again. You can now ask Siri to read text messages and respond to them by voice. You can use the Apple Maps function to get directions. Note that models with the Honda Satellite linked navigation system can only use one system at a time. You can also ask Siri to place phone calls, play songs stored on the iPhone, describe the weather forecast, and even what movies are playing nearby.

If you’d like to delete phones from the Apple CarPlay™ history, here’s the process. From the display audio home screen, touch settings, then connections. Touch smartphone connection, select Apple CarPlay™. From the list that appears, select the phone you want to remove, then touch delete. Touch “yes” to complete the process.

Learn More at Dover Honda

For more information on Apple CarPlay™ and other Honda technology, take the trip from Saco to Dover Honda! While you are here, feel free to explore our many new Honda vehicles that have Apple CarPlay™. Contact us with any questions!

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