Has anyone tried or has successfully gotten to make CarPlay work wirelessly? If so please share the details. Thanks
Only a small handful of cars support wireless carplay.
- BMW 2017 5 Series
- BMW 2018 3 Series
- Audi 2019 A7
- Audi 2019 A8
- Audi 2020 e-tron SUV
- Lamborghini Urus
- Mercedes 2018 A-Class (Q3 2018)
- Mercedes 2019 GLE (MBUX system)
- Mini 2018 LCI Hatch & Convertible range
- Toyota 2020 Supra
Honda might be saving it for the mid-gen refresh.Far all the nice Honda tech in my Touring, I really, really wish they had incorporated wireless cell phone charging and Bluetooth connectivity for Android Auto.
My favorite thing this for is just the looks of it. It's a beautiful car by any standard, but especially so given the relatively modest price tag. Parked beside a white late model BMW last night, and my wife commented that our Insight looked more elegant.
Wireless CarPlay and wireless Android Auto are included in the 2020 Fit, so hopefully will be headed to Honda's higher end models in the near future... but would have been nice to have now. I try to use bluetooth connection as much as possible instead.Far all the nice Honda tech in my Touring, I really, really wish they had incorporated wireless cell phone charging and Bluetooth connectivity for Android Auto.
Waze (via CarPlay) would drain the battery quickly unless plugged in for my 1+ hour drive. I'm good with the 1-foot lightning cable. I rarely need to charge at home as it's 100% when I arrive at/from work.This new dongle being discussed on reddit is suppose to make factory head units enable wireless carplay.
I'm okay with plugging in my phone to keep the battery charged so I will pass on the expensive dongle.
Web reviews are generally positive for CarPlay2Air (with the caveat that while it works great now, there's minor risk that Apple could issue a software update that kills it, since it's non-official).I purchased the CarPlay2Air unit. Not sure if it works in the Insight, website said it does. I’ve used it my 2020 CR-V Hybrid Touring and my 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Limited. Easy initial setup and quick to connect at vehicle start. No lag in using Siri to get directions. Have not used it for phone calls, text messages, or listen to music as of yet. But I’m pretty impressed after messing around with it briefly. Definitely something to look into!
Wireless CarPlay is heavy on the battery. Using GPS location constantly has tended to drain the battery to my iPhone 11 Pro Max faster than normal. CR-V Hybrid touring has a wireless charger so That solves that issue. I bought a second one to use in my 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Limited and also purchased a USB powered wireless charging pad as that vehicle doesn’t have the wireless charger from the factory. 15 bucks, problem solved! Sending text messages is easy with no issues. Phone calls tend to have a delay in the audio.... so learning to talk slower helps (I tend to talk really fast!) but it can be kind of annoying. Music stored in your phone plays with clarity and no issues. Streaming music can be a hit or a miss depending on your data connection. Overall, I’m really happy with it. Have had the device not connect to the phone once.... unplugged and re-connected then had no issue.Web reviews are generally positive for CarPlay2Air (with the caveat that while it works great now, there's minor risk that Apple could issue a software update that kills it, since it's non-official).
Wondering if you noticed any significant difference in battery use/drain when plugged in via USB versus via wireless CarPlay2Air connection? And any new observations to share on other call/message/music functions?