How to install Waze on Apple Carplay?

How to install Waze on Apple Carplay? (you just have to install the Waze application on your iPhone, and it will appear on the Carplay)

When it was launched in 2014, Carplay did not offer its users apps for satellite navigation. Users were then forced to rely on Apple Maps, a more or less incomplete service. It wasn't until 2018 that Waze made its appearance on Apple Carplay. Today, it is one of the best satellite navigation apps available on smartphones. Waze transmits practical information in real time about traffic conditions, roads, accident areas, traffic jams, police checks, etc. Find out how to install Waze on Carplay by reading the following lines.


The Waze application supports the Apple Maps on the Carplay system. Its particularity is that it is based on the support of the community of Internet users called Wazers. This way of working is called Crowdsourcing.

Waze has a voice command system to improve concentration. It represents the best alternative to Google Maps and Apple Maps. With a very neat design, it offers many features based on its very active community. In other words, the quality of your route depends on the information collected on the traffic.

Waze helps you save time and fuel by instantly calculating your route. With this application, you can enjoy your audio player by listening to podcasts or music through Carplay.

Requirements to meet before installing Waze on Carplay

It is important to specify before anything else that Carplay is not supported by all car models. Also, it is necessary to have an iPhone with at least the updated iOS 12.

Then, your car will need to be one of the following brands: Volkswagen, Opel, Suzuki, Ford, Chevrolet, Land Rover, Honda, Subaru, Peugeot, Nissan, Citroen, Mercedes, Audi, Jaguar, Seat, Fiat, Ferrari, Skoda, Mitsubishi, Volvo, Hyundai or KIA. In addition, there are some cars that only have Carplay as an option. In case you don't have a car of these brands, you will have to buy a new compatible car radio.


Once the above requirements are met, you will need to follow the following steps:

  • Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone to your Apple Carplay car radio. If your vehicle has Carplay wireless, you will need to use wifi or Bluetooth to connect;
  • On the steering wheel of your vehicle, find the voice control button. Hold it down to make the wireless connection;
  • Activate the wifi or Bluetooth on your iPhone. Then follow the path: settings - general - Carplay - select your car;
  • To launch Waze after the connection has been established, touch the application icon on the Carplay menu;
  • Waze will then be displayed on the Carplay system. Additional configurations will then have to be made via the dashboard. 


After connecting the iPhone and the vehicle, you can start using Waze with Carplay. There are two ways to do this. Using the voice command, you will have to specify the destination using the following expressions: work, home or route to (specify location). Waze also offers many routes, so you can choose. By using the dashboard while the vehicle is not yet in motion, you can use the keyboard to choose the route. Here too, Waze will offer you a choice of routes.

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