CarPlay Overview Updated January 14, 2019


A smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car

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CarPlay is an iOS feature that makes using your iPhone simpler and easier while in the car.

Here’s how Apple describes CarPlay:

Available on select cars, CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.

Porsche CarPlay

Other CarPlay resources:

How to find cars with CarPlay:

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Best aftermarket CarPlay options:

CarPlay Stories January 14

After a handful of CarPlay announcements at CES 2019 last week, Toyota today announced that its 2020 GR Supra will support wireless CarPlay. Meanwhile, Kia and Fiat Chrysler announced new cars with wired CarPlay integration.

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CarPlay Stories January 8

CES 2019 is bringing us new wired and wireless aftermarket CarPlay head units from brands including Sony, Kenwood, and JVC. These are the latest CarPlay screens coming this year.

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CarPlay Stories November 21, 2018

Mazda CarPlay plans took a step forward today when the company announced a retrofit option for some older models.

Mazda was named as a CarPlay partner way back in 2015, but it wasn’t until this year that it finally launched the option on new cars, starting with the Mazda6. It promised a Mazda CarPlay option for older cars at the time, and says that this is now available …

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CarPlay Stories September 25, 2018

Navigating with Maps and Apple Watch can be very useful with distinctive taps for upcoming turns, but the feature can be distracting if you have a better solution with CarPlay. Starting with iOS 12 and watchOS 5, Apple now lets you choose when you want to receive navigation alerts on Apple Watch.

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CarPlay Stories September 24, 2018

How to replace Apple Maps with Waze on CarPlay

After Google Maps landed on CarPlay with iOS 12, Waze has now become officially available as a navigation option with Apple’s in-car platform as well. Follow along for how to replace Apple Maps with Waze on CarPlay.

Waze for iPhone finally works with Apple CarPlay on iOS 12. The latest update to Waze lets you use the smart navigation app on the built-in screen in your car with CarPlay support. Waze on CarPlay includes voice search, reporting issues for other drivers, and more.

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