Apple CarPlay™ is a smartphone integration system that lets you enjoy, control, and view certain iPhone-based apps through your car’s infotainment display. In order to take advantage of this feature, you’ll need at least an iPhone 5 and IOS 7.1.
If your Honda has Apple CarPlay™ it is a breeze to set up. Watch this quick video explaining the steps need to connect your device to the car’s infotainment system.
To use this control, simply press and hold the voice control button on the steering wheel.
Using the display, you can open and close apps on the home screen. This is by far the most straightforward method of using Apple CarPlay™.
Physical buttons, controls, and knobs found inside certain Hondas are integrated and work alongside the touchscreen and Siri options when using Apple CarPlay™.
CarPlay is automatically equipped with Phone, Messaging, and Maps. Apple’s Siri voice command feature will help you make and return calls, and send, read, and reply to text messages. In addition to Siri, Apple Maps can predict where you’re most likely going by using addresses from your text, emails, calendars, and contacts. Music apps such as Apple Beats Music, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher also come standard with CarPlay. However, all third-party apps, are chosen by Apple. Apple chooses apps primarily on those it deems appropriate and safe for in-car use.
Apple CarPlay™ is standard on several of the most popular Honda models and available as an option on many more. Listed below is a breakdown of the current availability of Apple CarPlay™ across the Honda lineup. To take advantage of a safer and more convenient phone system, check out these models in our inventory below.*