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How to Set up Apple CarPlay

Volkswagen Apple CarPlay


Volkswagen of Oak Lawn is committed to helping you get the most out of your Volkswagen vehicle. Most Volkswagen models within the last few years are equipped with Apple CarPlay compatibility, allowing you to seamlessly integrate your iPhone into your Chicago rides. We’ve got everything you need to know about how to set up Apple CarPlay in your Volkswagen below, along with a list of currently compatible vehicles. Check it out, and feel free to contact our service team if you have any questions!

What is Apple CarPlay?

Apple CarPlay was introduced by Apple in 2014 as a way to connect your iPhone to your car’s infotainment system. Through Apple CarPlay, drivers can access their messages, make phone calls, listen to music, get turn-by-turn navigation, and even listen to the latest news stories. Most vehicles integrate Apple CarPlay with the steering wheel and voice command systems, so you never have to take your eyes off the road to use your favorite apps. You can usually control CarPlay using your voice, the steering wheel, or your vehicle’s infotainment screen. 

Volkswagen Cars with Apple CarPlay

Here are some of the most recent Volkswagen models equipped with Apple CarPlay capability in the Burbank area and beyond:

  • ID.3
  • ID.4
  • Taos
  • ID.6
  • Passat
  • Atlas
  • Jetta
  • Golf
  • GTI

How to Install Apple CarPlay

It’s easy to connect your phone and set up Apple CarPlay to your Volkswagen, whether you’re using the USB cable or connecting wirelessly. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. First, check that your vehicle supports Apple CarPlay and you live in a region where the technology is available
  2. Start up your vehicle and check to see if Siri is turned on. 
  3. Connect your iPhone to your Volkswagen using a standard USB cable. The port might be labeled with a CarPlay or smartphone icon, so keep an eye out. Then, just follow the instructions that pop up on your phone or the infotainment screen.
  4. If you drive a Volkswagen ID.4, you can wirelessly connect your iPhone to CarPlay without using a cable. Press and hold the voice-command button on the steering wheel and make sure your radio is set to Bluetooth or wireless mode. Then, on your iPhone, navigate to Settings → General → CarPlay, tap Available Cars, and select your vehicle. 
  5. You’re all set! Check out the guide below for how to update CarPlay to the latest operating system. 

How to Update Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay frequently receives updates to improve features and fix any bugs. Usually, these updates are over-the-air, so you don’t have to do anything! However, you can also rearrange the content on your system by following these steps:

  • Go to Settings > General, and tap CarPlay.
  • Choose your car, truck, or SUV.
  • If you want to add or delete anything, you can easily do that from this screen. All you have to do is delete the icons. You can also drag an app icon to change the other.

Visit Volkswagen of Oak Lawn Today!

If you have any trouble setting up Apple CarPlay in your Volkswagen, give us a call or stop by our Naperville-area dealership. You can also check out our online inventory of Volkswagen vehicles if you’re looking for a new CarPlay-enabled ride!

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