It only takes a few simple steps after plugging in your iPhone, and navigating to the correct screens, to fully make use of all that your Honda’s Apple CarPlay and HondaLink system has to offer. We all know that sometimes there are things you’d rather be doing than driving, such as texting, getting the latest news, or enjoying a book. Luckily for you, Apple CarPlay brings all these to you in your Honda, safely, so you can still focus on driving. Read below for steps on how to connect to Apple CarPlay, and what you can get out of it, from us at Alberta Honda!
How to Connect to Apple CarPlay in Your Honda
It’s simple to set-up your phone to connect with your Honda through Apple CarPlay. After only a few short steps, you’ll be interacting with your vehicle and phone like never before! To use your Honda’s display touchscreen for connectivity, entertainment, maps, and more, just follow these simple steps:
- Plug your iPhone, with its respective USB cord, into the smartphone/audio interface port beneath the shifter controls on the centre console.
- Turn on your Honda display touchscreen, then navigate to the Display Audio screen.
- On your first time connecting your phone, a consent screen will pop up, asking you to select “Enable Once,” or “Enable Always,” for how you’d best like to enable the frequency of your experience with the system.
- An Apple CarPlay selection button will now appear on your screen. Once you click it, you can explore all the provided apps offered by Apple CarPlay.
- Press the Siri button on your steering wheel to engage voice control, so you can manage the system through voice commands, rather than just touchscreen management.
Apple CarPlay Features in Your Honda
Great! Your phone is now connected to your Honda through Apple CarPlay, but what does this advanced technology entail? Don’t know where to go? Use the Apple Maps system to be expertly routed to your destination, all without having to keep your eyes on the screen— with Apple Maps guiding you safely. Need a little entertainment? Whether you want to jam out to the latest tunes, catch up on a few episodes of your favourite podcast, or make some progress on that audiobook you keep putting off, the Apple CarPlay system can accommodate each need. Have to connect with a friend or family member? You can respond to both texts and calls with the system, so you don’t have to go dark from communication when driving. Whatever you want to do in your Honda, the Apple CarPlay system can surely make it easier for you!
Explore our lineup of vehicles, where you can add-on such technology as Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto, if need be! Contact our dealership with any questions, or fill out a test drive form to come experience the Honda advantage for yourself.