How to install CarPlay in your car for cheap?

How to install CarPlay in your car for cheap?

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Fortunately, small budgets can benefit from all the features offered by Apple's in-car system in their car. In recent years, more and more vehicles, including affordable models, have been integrating this system. Let's see together how to install CarPlay in your car for a small price. Let's go!


Is your car compatible with CarPlay? In this case, you should know that there is nothing to pay to benefit from the functionalities offered by the said embedded system. A simple activation, and it's done.

Don't worry! There is no installation to do. The system is already present in the vehicle and the configuration with the iPhone is simply done via an USB cable or a wireless connection (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth). You won't need to install any additional applications.

To configure CarPlay, here are the steps to follow :

  • Make sure that the voice wizard is enabled on the iPhone ;
  • Plug the iPhone into the car's USB port (it is recommended that you use a genuine Apple Lightning cable) or via a wireless connection (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth) ;
  • Press and hold the voice control button on the steering wheel, while on the iPhone, select the vehicle under the "Available Cars" heading and follow the setup wizard;

Thus, CarPlay starts automatically on the car radio's screen. If the system does not start, do it manually by pressing "menu", then "Related Services" and select the option "CarPlay Apple".

As a reminder, there are more than 200 models of CarPlay compatible cars, including Abath, Acura, Martin, Bently, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chery, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Cowin Auto, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford Genesis, GMC, Haima, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Lifan, Mazda, Lamborghini, Mercedes, MG, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, RAM, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Renault, Roewe, Suzuki, Vauxhall, Volvo, Volkswagen, etc. The complete and updated list is available on the Apple website.

If your vehicle is not compatible with CarPlay, simply install a CarPlay module or a radio compatible with the onboard system.


Your vehicle is not compatible with CarPlay? Your budget is tight and you haven't saved enough to buy a vehicle that already has the Apple's onboard system? Fortunately, there is a solution that can save your life: the CarPlay module.

The CarPlay module is an accessory that can be connected to the car radio via a USB cable or wirelessly to benefit from all the functionalities offered by the in-car system.

To use the module, simply install the CarPlay module on the car radio. Once the installation is complete, launch the application on the station, connect the iPhone to it using an original USB cable or via Wifi, and that's it. Warning!

In general, the module allows the use of CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link. Basically, everyone is served! Many installation tutorials are available on our BLOG or on our Youtube channel, moreover technicians are there to help you in your choice by giving you the best advice.


To have the technology developed by Apple in your vehicle, if no module fits in your vehicle, if you do not have an original screen for example, the simplest way is to install a CarPlay compatible Android car radio. 

It is also possible to enjoy CarPlay in your vehicle by using a simple USB dongle. This is a device that connects your iPhone to the screen of your car radio. It charges the smartphone at the same time as it is plugged in. Note that this accessory is compatible with the steering wheel controls. Moreover, its installation takes only a few seconds (Plug & Play).

In short, anyone can install CarPlay in a car. Whichever solution is chosen, the driver will benefit from all the functionalities offered by the in-car system from the brand Apple, which can only improve his or her comfort and safety on board.