How to launch Carplay in a Pioneer set?

How to launch Carplay in a Pioneer set?

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Nowadays, thanks to the Carplay technology, the user can already import his Apple environment on board his vehicle without difficulty. All they need to do is to have the Carplay function and perform a few basic actions to do so. However, access to Apple Carplay varies from one vehicle model to another. So what about the Pioneer set? Stay tuned to this page for the answer to this question!


The Carplay device is a tool that revolutionizes the way you use your phone while driving. Given the importance of iPhones, it's almost impossible to get rid of them even when you're driving your car. Unfortunately, this does us no favors, since chasing two hares at once is never profitable. Carplay solves this problem by duplicating the display of the cell phone directly on your vehicle. As a result, you'll find it easier to use your mobile phone while benefiting from better assistance in controlling your four-wheeled beast.


The concept is to offer you an exemplary infotainment with the key to concentration to avoid road accidents. Carplay in addition to acting as your co-pilot allows you to :

  • Have the interface of your iPhone on the display of your car radio;
  • Make phone calls without touching the cell phone;
  • Interact with other people without taking your eyes off the road;
  • Play your favorite multimedia content;
  • Enjoy the services of the Navigation as well as other applications like Waze, WhatsApp Business, and many others.
  • Have access to Siri voice command;
  • Perform strategic tasks in the vehicle with greater ease.


To achieve this, you need to have the right hardware. That is, at least a 5th generation iPhone. After that, you should make sure that your Pioneer set-top box has Apple Carplay installed, otherwise it would be impossible to launch the application. If your Pioneer's decoder has Apple Carplay on board, all you have to do is connect the iPhone to the vehicle's interface. This process can be done in two stages. On the one hand, it is the wired connection and the wireless one on the other hand.

The wired connection

This is the most common method used on Pioneer units. It consists of using the smartphone's cable to plug it into the car radio's USB port. Once connected, the classic Pioneer display will automatically switch to the Apple interface. From that point on, Carplay is now functional and you can execute the commands of your choice. 

The wireless connection

This connection method requires the Bluetooth to be turned on on the various devices to be paired. Some Pioneer models do not have this feature (don't panic, the first method is therefore recommended). As long as you have Bluetooth mode on your car radio, you will need to establish the connection between the two devices in order to benefit from Carplay

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