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Setting Up Android Auto or Apple CarPlay in Your Cadillac

Many new Cadillac models are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay ready. Learn more about this innovative new feature at Kelly Grimsley Cadillac near Midland, TX.

New Cadillac models now offer an advanced level of smartphone interaction with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. These systems offer drivers the ability to use smartphone apps through the vehicle display screen or with voice command via Siri. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay have been engineered to display the features drivers rely on most. Android Auto is built around a suite of Google apps including Google Maps, Google Now, talk to Google and Google Play Music as well as Skype, Spotify and more. Apple CarPlay allows for driver selected iPhone features and applications to be displayed on and utilized through the vehicle touch screen display or via voice command. New Cadillac models that are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay ready include the Cadillac ATS, ATS Coupe, ATS-V. CT6. CTS. CTS-V. ELR. Escalade, Escalade ESV and XTS.

How to set up Android Auto:

Get started by either downloading the Android Auto app to your phone or simply connect the phone with a USB cable to the port and follow the prompts for downloading the app. The phone’s screen will need to be unlocked and a review and agreement with the Terms and Conditions will need to be completed before set up can be initiated. A prompt asking you to update apps like Google Maps may appear if so, update apps as directed. Next, turn on notifications and Bluetooth access. Touch Accept to turn on notifications to enable calendar events, incoming calls and messages to be seen on the display panel. Once Android Auto has been installed you will be able to activate it by simply touching the Android Auto icon on the display screen.

How to set up Apple CarPlay:

To set up Apple CarPlay start by turning on Siri through Settings, General, Siri while your vehicle is running and parked. Connect your phone with a USB cable to the Apple CarPlay port and ask Siri for what is needed to complete the installation. This can be done by pressing and holding the Home button on your iPhone until Siri appears on the display screen or by pressing and holding the Voice Control button on the steering wheel. After installation you will be able to activate Apple CarPlay by simply touching the icon on the display screen.

If any difficulties are experienced during Android Auto or Apple CarPlay set up, convenient trouble shooting tips are available online. Visit Android Auto for Android Auto help and Apple Support for Apple CarPlay assistance. Our Cadillac Service and Parts department is also available to answer your questions and explain these new features. Please feel free to contact us or stop by our Cadillac Dealership near Midland, Texas.