Apple CarPlay for Honda Cars: A Simple Guide
It’s no secret that we rely on our smartphones every day for a multitude of reasons. In 2018, we now use them for so much more than the sole purpose of communication. We use our iPhones as an alarm to wake us up, as a place to store photos and documents, a way to listen to music, and more. Our phones can also function as a calculator and a flashlight too. The list of possible functions goes on. We’ve become very accustomed to having everything we need at our fingertips. That’s why Honda wants to provide a way for you to use technology on the go in a safe, distraction-free way through Apple CarPlay. Voice-activated technology reduces the need for hands-on engagement with your iPhone while you’re driving. This means you can keep your eyes on the road.
Turn your car on. Apple CarPlay is only accessible when the power is on. Also note that you require an iPhone 5 or newer in order to use the CarPlay feature.
Plug your iPhone or iPod into your charging cord, and then plug the cord into the car’s USB port. Once plugged in, the Apple CarPlay icon will appear on your phone, as well as on your display panel. If you would rather use wireless CarPlay via Bluetooth connection, simply make sure Bluetooth mode is activated in your car. Then go to go your phone’s settings, then tap general, and there you’ll find the CarPlay feature.
Tap on the Apple CarPlay icon on the display panel. Doing this will bring you to a screen very similar to your iPhone or iPod. It will show applications such as text messages, phone calls, music, maps, etc. Having all of these functions right on the dash is both efficient and convenient!
Try out Siri. You can press the voice control button on your steering wheel to access voice search. Siri can give you directions, information, play music for you, and much more. Siri will even read your text messages out loud so that you don’t even have to look at the screen. This is a great feature because it means you can be safe and focus on driving.
Innovation and technology has come a long way in recent years, and we love when it’s designed to reduce the risk of distracted driving accidents. Keep in mind that when learning how to use the Apple CarPlay features for the first time, your car should be in park mode. Only begin using it while driving once you’ve got the hang of it, as it’s meant to reduce distraction, not increase it!
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