How To Set Up Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
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How To Set Up Apple CarPlay or Android Auto

Many of the new makes and models available at the Kelly Grimsley dealerships in Odessa are now compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. This new level of smartphone integration can be found in 2016 and 2017 Cadillac, Honda and Kia models. It offers drivers the ability to use smartphone apps through an in-dash display touch-screen or by voice command via Siri. With the ability to access texts, stream music, view maps, navigation and more, owners of these new models can stay connected, safely.

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Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both engineered to display the features drivers rely on most. Android Auto is built around a suite of Google apps including Google Maps, Google Now, talk to Google and Google Play Music as well as Skype, Spotify and more. Apple CarPlay allows for driver selected iPhone features and applications to be displayed on and utilized through display screen or voice command.

New Models With Apple CarPlay

  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Civic
  • Honda Ridgeline (2017)
  • Cadillac ATS
  • Cadillac CT6
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Cadillac ELR
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Cadillac XTS

New Models With Android Auto

  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Civic
  • Kia Optima
  • Cadillac ATS (Late Availability)
  • Cadillac CTS (Late Availability)
  • Cadillac CT6 (Late Availability)
  • Cadillac ELR (Late Availability)
  • Cadillac Escalade (Late Availability)
  • Cadillac XTS (Late Availability)

Setting Up Apple CarPlay:

To set up Apple CarPlay start by turning on Siri through Settings, General, Siri while your vehicle is running and parked. Connect your phone with a USB cable to the Apple CarPlay port and ask Siri for what is needed to complete the installation. This can be done by pressing and holding the Home button on your iPhone until Siri appears on the display screen or by pressing and holding the Voice Control button on the steering wheel. After installation you will be able to activate Apple CarPlay by simply touching the icon on the display screen.

Setting Up Android Auto:

Get started by either downloading the Android Auto app to your phone or simply connect the phone with a USB cable to the port and follow the prompts for downloading the app. The phone’s screen will need to be unlocked and a review and agreement with the Terms and Conditions will need to be completed before set up can be initiated. A prompt asking you to update apps like Google Maps may appear if so, update apps as directed. Next, turn on notifications and Bluetooth access. Touch Accept to turn on notifications to enable calendar events, incoming calls and messages to be seen on the display panel. Once Android Auto has been installed you will be able to activate it by simply touching the Android Auto icon on the display screen.

If you experience any difficulties setting up Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, convenient trouble shooting tips are available online. Visit Apple Support for Apple CarPlay assistance or Android Auto for Android Auto help. To learn more about Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible vehicles visit any of the Ed Voyles Cadillac, Kia or Honda Dealerships in Odessa, Texas.