Updated Oct 2021
What is Apple CarPlay?
It is an onboard version of Apple’s iOS operating system specifically design to enable better connectivity with your iPhone and the car multimedia systems.
Does Audi have Apple CarPlay?
The answer is yes! The Audi MMI technology allows you to manage the main applications of your iPhone or iPad via the control knob, your multi-function steering wheel or by voice control. Siri becomes your new co-driver, allowing you to execute tasks while keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel!
You can connect Audi’s MMI system to Apple CarPlay by following these steps:
- After ensuring that your iPhone’s Bluetooth is enabled, choose the “Phone” option from your MMI’s main menu.
- Touch the “Connect mobile device” option.
- Choose your device once it appeared on the screen and allow it to pair with your Audi.
- Choose the Apple CarPlay option and agree to data syncing.
- Confirm your use of Apple CarPlay and enjoy this technology’s ease.
Some of Apple CarPlay main features
– GPS: Audi Navigation Plus and/or Apple Maps
– Music with iTunes, iTunes Radio or Spotify
– Phone system
– Text messaging iMessage
– Web search
Apple Carplay is exclusively compatible with devices models fit with a Lightning connector (iPhone 5 and up) and using no less than iOS 7.1. This great technological development should help reduce the number of dangerous situations and accidents, caused by the use of mobile devices. Not only will you be able to use your phone, but your Audi will make it safe through the use of Apple Carplay.
Which Audi have Apple CarPlay?
Lucky for us, all new Audi vehicles can be configured to include the MMI technology! Apple CarPlay is available in all 2021 and 2022 models in the greater Montreal, at Audi Lauzon in Laval.
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Updating Audi MMI
To optimize your infotainment experience, you always have the possibility to update the MMI system. You will need your vehicle identification number (VIN), a 17-digit number usually located in the driver’s door jamb, and a SD card. With your VIN, you can register on my.audi.com. From there you’ll have access to all of Audi’s digital services, including updates, which you can download on your SD card. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to transfer those updates to your Audi by inserting the card into a SD port, located behind the MMI knob on the center console. On your car’s screen, select Menu> Setup MMI> System Update and choose SD location.
Contact our Audi specialists today to learn more about these models and the possibilities offered by Apple CarPlay.