Although Wireless Apple CarPlay has been available in iOS 9, whether you have a factory fitted CarPlay stereo in your 2016 vehicle or the latest aftermarket CarPlay system, CarPlay owners are still waiting for manufacturers to unveil or switch on compatible systems.
Wireless CarPlay seems more likely to be a feature that manufacturers and aftermarket makers will announce in 2016, but that doesn’t stop us from knowing how to enable it and be ready.
First, let’s enable wireless CarPlay on your iOS device.
1. Enter the Settings App.
2. Select ‘General’ Settings.
3. Select ‘CarPlay’ Settings.
4. From the CarPlay settings screen, if you have Bluetooth switched off, you’ll be prompted to turn it on, to ‘enable wireless CarPlay’.
5. With your in-car stereo wireless CarPlay active/enabled, press and hold the voice button on your steering wheel or select the option in your stereo’s menu to begin the wireless pairing process between your device and the stereo system.
Where are the wireless CarPlay systems?
There are many wireless CarPlay systems available now. It has taken a few years for the technology to settle and become readily available, but you have a few options open to you when looking for getting Wireless CarPlay in your vehicle.
Option 1: Buy a new vehicle with wireless Apple CarPlay
Option 2: Upgrade you existing car system with an OEM receiver
Option 3: Upgrade your existing car system with an aftermarket receiver with wireless CarPlay support
Options 4: Buy a wireless CarPlay dongle for your existing wired Apple CarPlay system.
If you’re interest to find out more about the options I have listed above, read more about how to make your Apple CarPlay wireless here