How to Connect Apple CarPlay in Your 2018 Volkswagen

March 17th, 2018 by

Figuring out how to connect to Apple CarPlay in your Volkswagen is a simple process, but if you’re having trouble, we’re here to help. Apple designed CarPlay to emulate the interface on your iPhone, so once you are connected, you’ll be able to use your phone, read messages, play music, and listen to podcasts by pressing specific Apple icons on the touchscreen. Take a look at our step-by-step guide below and you’ll be navigating Apple CarPlay before you know it!

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Use Apple CarPlay with Volkswagen App-Connect
Connecting your iPhone to Apple CarPlay in your Volkswagen should be a simple and seamless process. Once you’ve determined that your device is compatible, here is what you need to do:

Connect your iPhone to your Volkswagen through your vehicle’s USB port using a USB cable. You won’t be able to connect directly through the Bluetooth connection.
Apple CarPlay should open automatically once connected.
You may see a screen asking if you’d like to connect your phone. If so, hit “Connect.”
Once you are connected, the screen should resemble your phone’s platform. Now you can use the touchscreen to navigate instead of your phone.
If you are having trouble connecting, it could be because you have the wrong kind of cable or you need an update on your phone. Please note, Apple CarPlay only works with iPhone 5 models or newer. For more information on troubleshooting technology, be sure to visit the “Tips and Tricks” section of our blog here at New Century Volkswagen!

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