How to Set up Apple CarPlay or Android Auto

 

Oak Park and Cicero drivers want plenty of connectivity in their Honda sedan or SUV, that's why many can take advantage of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. But how do you set up these features so you can stay engaged and entertained whether you're around town or far from home? Let Honda City Chicago break down how you can connect to Apple CarPlay or how you can connect to Android Auto in just minutes!

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What Is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Just as there are sedan drivers and SUV drivers, Honda wants to ensure that you can stay connected no matter if you have an Apple or Android device. With Apple CarPlay, you can connect your iPhone to the vehicle and receive updated directions, make phone calls, listen to music, audiobooks, podcasts, and even get text messages without taking your eyes off the road or taking your hand off the steering wheel. You can even ask Siri to tackle tasks for you so you can stay alert on the road. Android Auto works very similar by enabling drivers to utilize Google Assistant to make voice commands for your favorite stations, to get the traffic updates you need, and so much more.

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How to Connect Apple CarPlay

If you're looking to connect your iPhone to your Honda vehicle, follow these simple steps to do so:

  1. Start your vehicle to see if Siri is on as she can walk you through the setup process or plug your iPhone into the USB port in your car that may be labeled with a CarPlay or smartphone icon.
  2. Turn on power and go to your display audio home screen.
  3. Agree to the Terms and Conditions by pressing either ENABLE ONCE or ALWAYS ENABLE.
  4. If you have a vehicle that supports wireless CarPlay, press and hold the voice-command button on our steering wheel.
  5. Be sure your radio is either in Bluetooth® or wireless mode. On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > CarPlay, then tap available cars, and select your vehicle. Refer to your owner's manual for additional information.

How to Connect Android Auto

Follow these quick steps to easily connect your Android device to your Honda vehicle:

  1. Download the Android Auto app to your phone or connect your phone to the vehicle port with a USB cable.
  2. Pair your device with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink.
  3. Review the Terms and Conditions agreement.
  4. Update suggested apps such as Google Maps as needed.
  5. Press "Accept" to turn on notifications to view calendar events, incoming calls, and messages on your display.
  6. After installing Android Auto, activate it by pressing the Android Auto icon on your display.

Find More Reliable Services at Honda City Chicago!

If you still need help on how to connect Apple CarPlay or how to connect Android Auto, you can always rely on the service team at Honda City Chicago to help you out. And, be sure to check out our service specials to see how you can save more on all of the essential services your vehicle needs to run at its best. You can even find more helpful features such as the difference between coupe and sedan models or how to clean leather car seatsContact us today to learn more such as how often to change a cabin air filter and to schedule your service appointment at our dealership near Chicago!