Uconnect System

What is Apple Apple CarPlay?

Available on select FCA US vehicles, Apple CarPlay® is a smarter way to use your iPhone® in the vehicle. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your vehicle's built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.


How do I use Apple CarPlay?

1. Make sure that CarPlay is supported on your vehicle or Uconnect® system.

2. Plug your iPhone into the CarPlay USB port using an Apple certified cord. If the CarPlay Home screen doesn't appear, select the CarPlay logo on your Uconnect touchscreen.

3. Make sure that your vehicle is running.

4. Ask Siri® for what you need. You can do this as follows:

  • Press and hold the Voice Recognition button on your steering wheel. Then ask for what you need.

What apps work with Apple CarPlay?

Apps included are Apple Maps, Phone, Messages and your Music. CarPlay also supports other apps on your iPhone - like your favorite audio and messaging apps such as Podcast, Audiobooks, iHeartRadio, At Bat, Spotify, Stitcher, CBS Radio, Overcast, Audiobooks.com, Audible, Pandora, Slacker Radio, VOX, NPR One, Clammer and Downcast.

What Smartphones work with Apple Carplay?

CarPlay will work with every iPhone from the iPhone 5 on.


Does Apple Carplay use my phones data plan? How much does it cost?

Yes, CarPlay uses your phone's data plan. Please visit your carrier's website for data usage and charges.

What is Google Android Auto?

Android Auto extends the Android platform into the vehicle in a way that's purpose-built for driving with your favorite useful apps in a seamless way.

What are the combability requirements?

A Vehicle (or aftermarket head unit) with Andriod Auto
A Compatible Android Smartphone with Android 5.0, Lollipop
How do you set up Android Auto for the first time?

Ensure you meet all the compatibility requirements
• Turn on the vehicle and remain parked
• Connect your smartphone to the vehicle with a USB cable
• Download all required apps
• On your smartphone, follow the onscreen setup instructions
• When you are finished with the smartphone instructions, check the vehicle's
touchscreen and select the Andriod Auto icon if it hasn't already loaded
• Read and accept the onscreen safety message
How much data does Android Auto use?
Controlling your apps through Android Auto does not increase the amount of data they use. For example, streaming music for one hour through Android Auto uses the same data as one hour of music streaming normally on your Android smartphone.

Will it drain my battery quickly?

When you connect your smartphone to run Android Auto, your battery receives power through your vehicle's USB port. If your smartphone requires more power than the USB connection can give it, you may notice some battery drain. If your smartphone is losing battery when connected, consider upgrading your USB cable or close apps that are using a lot of power.