Factory Apple CarPlay Setup - For Audi A4 2017 models.
As Apple CarPlay is available for latest models from car manufacturers, most of 'near new' or recent models are left with same / similar looking Infotainment screen systems, yet missing out Apple CarPlay features and can't be updated.
Due to most of Factory infotainment systems those came out before Apple CarPlay equipped one, will not have video inputs to support connecting your phone
for Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto also.
For Audi, from 2017, most of Audi vehicles came out with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and some RS / S Line models came with both as an optional purchase.
Whilst is a great gesture that AUDI do offers one like Mercedes Benz and BMW ,
It is only available for new ones / higher trims, and even with those high end / flagship Audi vehicles, like RS5, RS6, A8 etc those had glory of having RS / S-Line badge on themselves with significant amount of price tag on them , are not compatible nor supported by Audi no matter what.
Furthermore, even if for brand new vehicles, not every vehicle come with Apple CarPlay system.
Having said that, early Audi models from 2009 , or even brand new bases models are either nowhere near having CarPlay nor have to purchase it as an optional package before car gets delivered.
So the questions are, Will Audi provide support for those cases, and will owners in that situation not be able to get one in their vehicle?
And now, we are officially providing an Apple CarPlay also, for those Audi vehicles from 2009 to current, with 3G Audi setup - covers
3G Symphony / 3G Concert and 3G MMi Setup.
Without change nor removal of anything from the vehicle, we provide complete retrofit type Apple CarPlay Platform into Audi's Factory Audio screen.
Which will result with Apple CarPlay system to be displayed on the existing Audio screen - regardless of the screen size nor audio difference, and you will be able to connect your iPhone to dedicated USB port, and control with existing MMi controller or touching the screen with touch screen overlay.
Which works like below
Just like above, up on press and hold of either iNAV or MODE button on Steering wheel controls, will switch screen display mode between Factory radio and Apple CarPlay mode.
And from there, you can use existing MMI controller to move around ,select app and command via button / voice with SiRi.
OR, Touch the screen to select and use apps.
Those of you are seeing this blog post right now, may have some knowledge or have basic idea of what Apple CarPlay is and how it actually works - yet for those of you who aren't , let us breakdown the benefit of having CarPlay in your Audi.
CONTROL of the iPhone on the iDrive Screen.
If you still need to use your phone while driving, at least use it through car audio screen with full control of essential features, supported by Apple.
Here's what you will find in the Apple CarPlay once meets with your Audi's Audio system - with Naviplus's Integration service.
Navigation with Apple Maps / Waze GPS app – Free turn-by-turn navigation with lane guidance, live traffic conditions, points of interest, and more
Hands-free phone and messaging – Make calls and send messages without taking your hands off the wheel, via Phone and iMessage
Info and assistance – Get weather, traffic, commute information and more organized into simple cards
Bring your music – Listen to your music and playlists in the car with your built-in stereo system
GPS NAVIGATION WITH APPLE MAP
Perhaps the main & solid reason why people are after the Apple CarPlay in their vehicle.
Well known accuracy and Live Traffic service provided by Apple Map's Navigation along with its great voice command and recognition - It will come in to your Audi's Audio screen.
Consider that quite lots of Audi base models didn't come with Navigation at all, this could be a best option for your Audi, with getting Sat Nav that uses real time traffic and cost free Map update.
With bare minimum consumption of mobile data from your iphone, It will provide latest GPS Map info, Live Traffic, fastest route for your destination and stress free of map update.
Not to mention It will search wherever you want to go with simple voice command.
MEDIA STREAMING -MUSIC
If you are in the car, Odds are that you want to listen to music while driving, even want more if you happened to have some flyest jams in your phone.
With Apple CarPlay, along with Music App and Spotify that everyone uses, It will provide live stream of music through car speakers, without touching your phone for just 1 second.
Communication - Handsfree iMessage and PHONE calL
Whilst Apple CarPlay is involved with an idea of 'using mobile phone while driving', at the same time it's set to offer a safer driving experience.
There will be a time that you will need to check your phone while driving, and it is indeed dangerous act for both you and others on the road.
Luckily, Apple CarPlay supports Messaging function, that reads out the message to you and reply to it without you actually touching the phone.
Also with Phone call, whether It will collaborate with Factory fitted bluetooth phone call feature, and also own phone call mic and more.
And compatible with vehicles of below:
Audi A1 2011 - Current
Audi A3 8P 2012 - Current
Audi A4 B8 2009 - 2016
Audi A5 8T 2009 - 2016
Audi A6 C6 / C7 2009 - 2016*
Audi A7 2011 - 2016*
Audi Q3 2011 - Current
Audi Q5 2009 - 2016
Audi Q7 2010 - 2015
All of them are supported, however be advised that There are components difference between
3G MMi Equipped vehicles and Non 3G MMi Vehicles, hence best to contact Naviplus Team for compatibility check.
* For Audi A6 and A7, some of them may have 4G MMi Audio unit installed despite the fact
that actual menu interface will be same as 3G MMi plus, best to contact us with vehicle spec.
Which, We confirm with confidence that this will work with above vehicle, without any change nor removal from the car in terms of appearance and feature wise.
Naviplus's Apple CarPlay Retrofit service for Audi is currently available, for local customers in Melbourne VIC Australia and soon to be expand to Aus-wide and World-wide.
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