Apple iPhone CarPlay for Mercedes-Benz
We have introduced the Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay function activation service into our offer.
What is that?
Along with the technological rush, we get more and more advanced solutions at our disposal. Until recently, the functions resulting from connecting our phone to the car were mainly limited to calls and music playback. Despite the fact that they are very useful, they are only the tip of the technological iceberg.
The Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay solution is an extension of this idea. Solution created by the manufacturer of popular telephones, dedicated to drivers. Thanks to it, we can use selected Apple applications directly from the multimedia system in our car.
Who can use CarPlay?
Everyone with an Apple iPhone 5 or newer. Yes! Even on a 10-year-old phone, you will be able to take advantage of this solution. A simplification would be to say: Do you have an Apple iPhone? This solution is for you!
On the car side, the situation is a bit more complicated. The car model does not matter much. Multimedia systems that support this function could be selected in each model from the Mercedes-Benz offer produced since 2016. However, not everyone decides to choose the right equipment or activate this additional function when purchasing a vehicle.
In this situation, our ally will be a multimedia system produced by Panasonic. It supports this function, while Melco Mitsubishi does not.
Not sure which system you have in your Mercedes? All you need to do is send us the VIN of the vehicle using the contact form in the contact tab. We will check if this function can be activated in your car.
What are the benefits of CarPlay?
One of the most popular functions is the ability to launch other maps directly on the screen of our multimedia system in the car. Because of this, we have very good alternative to Mercedes factory navigation. We no longer need to install an additional phone holder to see the map on its screen. Everything will be displayed on our built-in factory navigation.
Beloved by as many as hated, it cannot be denied that this Polish product has been helping us in travelling for nearly twenty years. From the very beginning, the creators of Automapa placed great emphasis on the updating of our native and european roads.
One of the most recognizable brands in the world of navigation also has its own proposition. The Tomtom Go application transfers to our phone many functions that we know from dedicated solutions from this company. Offline maps, information about traffic jams, speed cameras, and lane assistant are available in the application.
Theoretically, it is also navigation, but its users usually choose this software for a different reason. Yanosik is primarily a road information exchange system between drivers. It informs, among others about dangers, accidents, speed cameras and police checks.
Navigations is not all there is.
Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay allows you to run music applications on the in-car screen. Thanks to this, we will be able to view our entire library from popular music streaming services on the screen in the car.
You can choose from, among others Youtube Music, Apple music, Amazon music, Spotify, Tidal, Audible.
Of course, the basic conversation function is still at our disposal, but it has been slightly expanded. On our screen in the car, the Telephone function is available along with access to our telephone book. A novelty is the handling of messages both from the sms application and additional messengers such as WhatsApp, Telegram or Zoom.