Stay Connected on the Go: How to Send Messages with Apple CarPlay

Staying connected while on the road has never been easier thanks to Apple CarPlay. With its convenient messaging feature, you can send and receive messages without ever having to pick up your phone. In this post, we’ll show you how to use Apple CarPlay to send messages on the go.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your car’s display. Make sure your iPhone is updated and your car is compatible with Apple CarPlay. Once connected, your car’s display will show the Apple CarPlay interface. If your car supports wireless CarPlay, you can also connect wirelessly by pairing your iPhone to the Bluetooth profile of your car infotainment system. Your iPhone will pair to it and prompt on your iPhone to use with Apple CarPlay, wirelessly.

Use an Apple USB to Lightning cable to connect wired, or connect wirelessly

Step 2: Launch the Messages app from the CarPlay homescreen. Click on the Messages app icon on the display to launch it or ask Siri to “Launch the Messages app”. From there, you can see your recent messages and also be able to start a new conversation.

Messages app is the green icon with the white chat bubble (2nd icon on 2nd row here)

Step 3: To compose a new message, click on the “New Message” button and dictate your message using Siri. Apple CarPlay will transcribe your message, allowing you to review and edit it if necessary.

Siri will overlay on top of your currently running CarPlay app whilst it listens to you

Step 4: Send your message. Once you are satisfied with your message after Siri has dictated the message back to you, click on the “Send” button on screen to send it or simply wait a few seconds and have your message sent automatically, hands-free. On this screen you can also “Change” it to replace the message, “Review” to listen back to your message again, or select “Cancel” on the top row to quit from sending a message.

After dictating your message you can review, change or send it

Audio Messages: You can also choose to send an audio message. Just make sure you ask Siri to “Send an audio message to <person’s name>”, Siri will record your audio message and you can also listen to it back before sending as well as change and send it.

With these simple steps, you can stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues while on the road. No more fumbling with your phone or risking distracted driving. Let Apple CarPlay take care of the messaging for you and stay connected on the go.

Apple CarPlay’s messaging feature is a great way to stay connected with your loved ones while on the road. Whether you’re in a hurry or just want to keep your hands on the wheel, Apple CarPlay has got you covered. Try it out today and see how it can make your driving experience more enjoyable and convenient.

For more helpful hints and tips for Apple CarPlay, head over here for a full list of how-to and guide content.

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