Installing Carplay in Golf 6
Installing Carplay in Golf 6
Repeatedly grabbing your iPhone every time you are on the road is a risk that can be fatal. Carplay, the revolutionary mobile application, gives you the ability to drive while using the features of your smartphone. Learn more about the benefits of Carplay and how to install it in your Volkswagen Golf VI.
WHY INSTALL CARPLAY IN YOUR VOLKSWAGEN
It's important to install Carplay in a Golf 6 for two basic reasons. First, Carplay allows you to make calls and send messages quickly without losing sight of your journey. Not only can you send messages with this application, but you can also read all kinds of incoming messages.
Secondly, Carplay allows you to listen to your favorite music with one click. In fact, all the commands in the Carplay application are displayed directly on the car's dashboard. However, you can use Siri voice command to do what you want without looking away from your drive.
For example, you can tell Siri to change the music or turn the volume up or down. However, for book and news lovers, Siri can take over the reading of your favorite book or the news of the day.
HOW TO INSTALL CARPLAY IN YOUR GOLF 6
To enjoy Carplay's features, you don't have to install anything. Since the Golf is compatible with Carplay, all you have to do is activate it via cable, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Here's how to do it in detail.
Activate Carplay via cable
Before connecting your device to the vehicle's dashboard, make sure your phone's voice assistant is connected. Next, plug the cable into the USB port on the dashboard. Finally, you can access the Carplay app.
It's important to note that for Carplay to work, the cell phone must remain turned on. However, the Golf's USB port has a low current. So you can't charge your iPhone if you need to.
However, the plug can maintain the state of your battery as it was. To charge your battery, it is advisable to use an adapter on the cigarette lighter socket. Its power is strong enough to power your phone.
Activate Carplay via Bluetooth or WI-FI
To activate Carplay via Bluetooth, you must first turn on the vehicle's Bluetooth as well as the iPhone's. Then perform a search from the Golf 6. The Golf will try to find connected devices nearby.
As soon as it finds yours, you must click on it. You will see a confirmation number that you have to validate on both sides. Finally, hold down the car's voice control button and go to the settings. You will then have to select your car.
To activate Carplay with Wi-Fi, you just need to share your mobile device's connection to the Volkswagen. Then, you need to connect to the Wi-Fi network by entering the security code if it has one. Finally, you can connect in order to use Carplay.
As a reminder, the MIB car radio for Volkswagen Golf 6 only allows wired connection (via USB) for Carplay. To have this wireless option, you simply need to connect the Apple Carplay dongle wirelessly.