Apple CarPlay lets you control your iPhone using the car’s information system. CarPlay enables you to send and receive messages, make calls, as well as access all your favorite apps without having your hands taken off the wheel. You can follow this guide to learn how to install CarPlay. Click here.
Step 1: Check the compatibility
Apple CarPlay installation begins by determining if your vehicle is compatible. CarPlay can be installed on most modern cars. However, some older models might not work. CarPlay may be compatible with some older models. Consult your auto manufacturer for more information.
Step 2 – Purchase CarPlay Compatible Head Unit
It is important to make sure that your car’s head unit is CarPlay compliant. It is the head unit that connects with your iPhone and displays CarPlay. CarPlay-compatible heads can be bought from electronics stores or online.
Step 3: Disconnect battery
Remove the car’s battery prior to installing the new radio head unit. This will prevent electrical problems.
Step 4: Remove your old headunit
Remove the head unit that is currently in your dashboard. It will depend on the car’s model. Most head units are easy to remove with some basic tools.
Connect the new Head Unit
Connect the new CarPlay capable unit to your wiring harness. Please follow all instructions provided by the manufacturer. Double-check to ensure that your connections are safe.
How to install the new headunit
This is how you mount the new head unit on your car dashboard. Again, the process will differ depending on what model and make of car you have, but for most headunits, brackets or screws can be used to mount them.
Step 7 – Reconnecting the Battery
Replace the battery in the car and switch on the unit. If you have installed everything correctly, your new head-unit should now display CarPlay.
Connecting your Phone
Connect your iPhone with the new head unit via Lightning cable. CarPlay will automatically display on the screen of your new head unit once the iPhone is connected.