Apple CarPlay 2020 New Features and Compatibility


apple carplay 2020

Apple CarPlay, a new way to bring iOS to in-car infotainment systems as well as dashboard. Here it was designed to display information and here users have the ability to notice everything on the iPhone through your car’s built-in infotainment unit. This is the safest way to make phone calls, replying messages, exchange texts, send voice messages, listening to your favorite Apple music, Map facility and many more facilities make it easier using this Apple CarPlay. So are you ready?

apple carplay 2020

Now users can use Apple CarPlay through their iPhone, and you can connect the Apple CarPlay system in the dashboard system. For that here you have to connect it via the iPhone’s Lightning port or some vehicles support wireless connectivity.

More about Apple CarPlay 2020

This is the best way to get access to your iPhone while you are driving and CarPlay gives you in-car access to grab information that is stored inside your iPhone. So while you are driving now you can quickly get access to contacts, answering and taking calls, control music playlists, navigate on Maps, calendar events and many more.

For years, automobile manufacturers have given access ability for this CarPlay, and there is also a way to get Carplay for existing vehicles as well. In 2016, over 400 vehicles manufactured with this CarPlay facility and other additional manufacturers released with this CarPlay support with each release. CarPlay supports hands-free, and there is Siri for anything.

iOS 13 with Apple CarPlay 2020

The latest and official iOS 13 brings more delightful compatibility CarPlay.  From the iOS update, it introduces the new modern design, rounded corners, newly updated status bar, unique table views, and some other facilities. CarPlay dashboard allows users to easily access its features such as quick access to maps,  Siri with anytime help, audio controls, Calendar with new design, and totally make the user more comfortable.

apple carplay 2020 with ios 13

iOS 13 facility increases the CarPlay performances, and here you can use new iOS 13 updated to improve the functionality. With iOS 13, the map facility supports you to better route planning, search, navigation, clear image of intersections and the related lane. It allows you to get directions quickly and you can enable “Do not disturb mode” while driving in CarPlay. Here you can use setting the app to change display options and enable Do Not Disturb settings and  here 

The new CarPlay features are included in the latest iOS 13 updated iPhones.

Features of Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is designed with amazing features. All those facilities increase the performances of the Apple CarPlay, and with iOS 13 now you can enjoy those thousands of features. So let’s see some of those amazing features included in Apple CarPlay.

apple carplay 2020 features

  • Control with Word – Voice – Twist

Here it supports Siri controls, and it was specially designed for driving scenarios, works with car controls, buttons, knobs, touchscreen, and touchpad. The app reimagined the car itself and users can use them even if their eyes and hands stay away from where they belong. 

  • Siri 

It is easy to activate Siri voice control within just a press, and you have to hold the voice control button on the steering wheel. 

  • Touch

You can use your vehicle touchscreen to control CarPlay.

  • Knobs and Controls

CarPlay effectively works with the knobs, dials, or buttons, and it controls your screen then controls CarPlay.

  • Maps

Support users to navigate your way.  Now you have a great and straightforward Apple map inside your car.  Here it has the ability to predict the way that users need to go, using their text messages, email, contacts, calendars, etc. using the more detailed map it allows facilities with spoken directions for turn-by-turn, 3D experiences, easily carrying you to the destination.  In fact, by entering your favorite place, it shows your path.

  • Phone

CarPlay allows users to make calls, hear voice messages, return miss calls using Siri. Here users have to ask whatever you want, Siri will help you.

  • Messages

Here Siri allows you to read, reply, and even text messages for you. So while you are driving, no need to look at your phone.  Just say, “Siri and your message”. CarPlay allows users audio messages as well through the speaker.

  • Music

Your favorite music arranged herewith Apple Music subscriptions and with additional audio apps. Here it allows search options according to artist, album, or song. You can see what the song is now playing and what is the nest. In fact, it allows Siri to manage playlist by commandings, and it will enable play songs through Arcade Fire. So this is your personal DJ, and you have thousands of streaming opportunities. 

  • Calendar
  • Invite more apps along for the ride.
  • Plug-and-play setup
  • iOS-style interface
  • Access to your select Apple and third-party iOS apps and more.

Compatibility of Apple CarPlay

Although CarPlay is an Apple device, it is not compatible with all the available Apple devices.  iPhone 5 and later users can use this CarPlay facility, and it supports iOS 7.1 or later versions. CarPlay is now compatible with these iPhone models.

  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5

Most devices required a wired USB cable to make the connectivity. Most of the luxury companies such as Audi and BMW now support wireless compatibility for CarPlay.  This is an amazing opportunity, users love this feature, but you have to know this, for CarPlay sucks your battery speedily.

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