We spend hours each day using our iPhones to make calls, listen to music, get directions, and text our friends and family. If you’re like most Americans, who drive an average of 101 minutes per day, a large portion of that iPhone usage happens in your car. Why not take the iPhone interface you already know and seamlessly integrate it into the car you already own? Well Apple asked the same question and their answer is the easiest, safest, and most fun way to use your iPhone in the car: Apple Car Play + a compatible receiver.
Connect and Go Using Apple CarPlay with a compatible receiver couldn't be any simpler. Just plug in your iPhone to the receiver and your familiar iPhone interface will appear on the large screen in your dash. For the rest of your drive, you can simply put your phone away and safely use Siri or, the large buttons on your in-dash screen.
Text & Drive Safely with Siri
We know how dangerous it is to text and drive but let's face it, driving also tends to be when we actually have some time to catch up on our messages. Apple CarPlay uses Siri to send messages handsfree and even reads your messages back to you, so you can keep your eyes on the road.
Maps in Your Dash
Whether you're commuting, running errands, or road tripping, you can easily find nearby restaurants, gas, and even parking with Apple Maps right in your dash. You'll find it's much easier to see where you're going when your map is on a large display in your dash.
Hands Free Calling and Voicemail with Siri
You can use Siri to make phone calls and check your voicemail without ever having to pick up your phone. It's a safer and easier way to stay in touch with colleagues, family, and friends while you're on the road.
From Phone to Dash Whether you're rocking out to your favorite track, tuning into a podcast, or listening to an audiobook, Apple CarPlay takes the audio you have on your phone and lets you control it through the display or via Siri. CarPlay also supports streaming music services like Pandora and Spotify!
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