Did you know that our cars have CarPlay or Android Auto? What is it for? And how to use it?
CarPlay or Android Auto are features that allow you to connect an iOS or Android mobile phone to the car radio and mirror the contents of your phone to the big screen of our car radio. Thanks to this, you can safely use selected applications of your mobile phone and enjoy your ride even more. Connecting a phone is very easy. To connect your Android phone, you'll need the Android Auto app and a standard USB charging cable. Apple owners only need a charging Lighting cable and an activated Siri voice assistant to connect. The advantage is that thanks to the connection of the phone via the charging cable, you do not have to worry about the phone discharging even during a long drive.
Functions offered by Android Auto and CarPlay
By connecting your smartphone, you get a number of functions that will make your journey easier and more pleasant. Undoubtedly, the best features include mirroring of Waze navigation or Google Maps. This will ensure that you do not get lost on your journey wherever you go, and you also have more up-to-date information on traffic restrictions and traffic than from regular car navigation. Another advantage is that you can find the nearest gas station or the place where you can find yourself. Music and podcast lovers will certainly appreciate the use of music applications such as Spotify, Amazon Music or Google Play Music. Of course, basic applications and functions such as calls and messages are supported. To ensure safety while you are driving, the car sound system is set not to display the messages on the display, but to read them directly. You can then reply with a voice command. You can also use this feature for chat applications such as WhatsApp, Messenger or Skype. Calling is even easier. Just find a name in your contact list or enter a phone number and call. You don't have to hold a mobile phone and risk a fine, but feel free to drive and handle your urgent call. Another interesting feature is the Calendar view. Thanks to this, you will not miss any appointment or visit to the doctor and you will know where you really need to go.
There are many applications that you can use while driving. Let us know on Facebook or Instagram whether you use CarPlay or Android Auto while driving and if so, what functions you consider the best :)