How to Connect to Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™

Honda Civic dashboard showing apple car play
If you’re driving a new Honda model, you have the option to connect your Android or Apple smartphone to your vehicle. When you connect your smartphone to your Honda, you’ll have access to certain apps, streaming services, and navigation for your Freehold commute. Learn how to connect Apple CarPlay® or how to connect Android Auto™ to your Honda vehicle below. You can also contact our team if you need any assistance.

How to Connect to Apple CarPlay®

In order to connect your iPhone to your Honda vehicle, you’ll need to have an iPhone 5 or a later version. You’ll also need to make sure you’re in an area that supports Apple CarPlay®. Once you’ve confirmed the above requirements, you’ll take your iPhone and go to Settings > Siri & Search, and turn Siri on. Then follow the steps below to set up Apple CarPlay® on your Honda:

  1. Plug your phone into the CarPlay USB port, which should be labeled with the CarPlay logo.
  2. If your car supports a wireless Bluetooth® connection, go to Settings > General > CarPlay > Available Cars and select your car.
  3. Start your car and leave it running.
  4. Ask Siri for what you need by either pressing and holding the Voice Control button on your steering wheel or touching and holding the CarPlay Home button on your touchscreen until Siri appears.

If Apple CarPlay® is not connecting, reach out to the experts at our Lakewood location for help.

How to Connect to Android Auto™

If you have an Android smartphone then you’ll have to have the right software installed to connect with your Honda vehicle. Your smartphone will need Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or a more recent version before you can set up Android Auto™. We’ve found that Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) works best. Once you have the right software on your Android, follow the steps below:

  1. Turn on Android Auto in your car’s settings.
  2. Download the Android Auto™ app from Google Play. When you plug your smartphone into your car with the compatible USB cable, you’ll receive a prompt to download the app.
  3. Unlock your phone’s screen.
  4. Review the Safety Information and Android Auto™ permissions.
  5. Turn on notifications for Android Auto™.
  6. On your vehicle’s display, select Android Auto™.

Set up Your Honda with Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™

Adding your smartphone to your vehicle can keep you entertained, connected, and informed when cruising in and around Toms River and Jackson. If you need help connecting your Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ to your Honda, the experts at Honda Universe are here to help! We can also fill you in on all the details of other Honda technologies, such as the HondaLink® connectivity suite, and the Honda Sensing® package of safety and driver assist systems. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!


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