1. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I’m new to CarPlay and today I bought a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. In order for me to get started I have connect my 11 Pro via USB. I want to use CarPlay but I don’t want my iPhone charging constantly. Is the USB connection only for initial setup and then afterwards it’ll connect via Bluetooth? I haven’t had a chance to mess with it yet and couldn’t find a straight answer on Google. Thanks
    10-12-2019 09:13 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Unless your car supports wireless CarPlay, you will have to leave your iPhone connected via USB in order to use “CarPlay”.
    10-12-2019 10:09 PM
  3. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Unless your car supports wireless CarPlay, you will have to leave your iPhone connected via USB in order to use “CarPlay”.
    Dam. Guess I’ll have to mess around with it and see if it does. If it doesn’t then I guess I won’t be using it smh. Thanks bud, I can always count on you for the info
    10-12-2019 10:11 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Dam. Guess I’ll have to mess around with it and see if it does. If it doesn’t then I guess I won’t be using it smh. Thanks bud, I can always count on you for the info
    You’re welcome, sir. I have a 2019 BMW 430i Gran Coupè xDrive and it has wireless CarPlay. With that being said, I can disable CarPlay and use the Bluetooth feature of BMW’s iDrive system and still be able to view and play my Music playlists. Because of that, I already know I won’t be renewing BMW’s Wireless CarPlay subscription after the initial year is up.
    10-12-2019 10:16 PM
  5. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    You’re welcome, sir. I have a 2019 BMW 430i Gran Coupè xDrive and it has wireless CarPlay. With that being said, I can disable CarPlay and use the Bluetooth feature of BMW’s iDrive system and still be able to view and play my Music playlists. Because of that, I already know I won’t be renewing BMW’s Wireless CarPlay subscription after the initial year is up.
    I reas about that subscription, what a rip. Double dipping really is the worst
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    10-12-2019 10:18 PM
  6. Dwood1970's Avatar
    Dam. Guess I’ll have to mess around with it and see if it does. If it doesn’t then I guess I won’t be using it smh. Thanks bud, I can always count on you for the info
    Interested in knowing why you don’t want to have your phone plugged in all the time in the car?
    10-13-2019 12:30 AM
  7. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Interested in knowing why you don’t want to have your phone plugged in all the time in the car?
    I can guess why but I’m all ears
    10-13-2019 01:26 AM
  8. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Interested in knowing why you don’t want to have your phone plugged in all the time in the car?
    Yes please. We’re all listening.
    10-13-2019 09:22 AM
  9. Dwood1970's Avatar
    I can guess why but I’m all ears
    I meant I’m interested in your reason why you don’t want to have your phone plugged in all the time.
    10-13-2019 09:38 AM
  10. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I meant I’m interested in your reason why you don’t want to have your phone plugged in all the time.
    Oh. Well when I sold my XS my battery health was at 89%. I bought the iPhone at launch and only charged it overnight so that iCloud could do its thing. Then I bought a Smart Battery Case that had a charging issue, it would only charge to 79%. I took it to Genius Bar and they were able to replicate the issue. When I called in the issue to Apple Support to get the claim going they (senior tech or so she said) advises me that I shouldn’t have the battery case plugged in all the time because it could affect my internal battery and battery in battery case. Guys at Genius Bar laughed at that statement and told me I was good to go. So I went weeks without removing my battery case because of work and constantly needed the juice. Then as iPhone Pro 11 pre order day neared and I was getting to sell my XS I realized my battery health was at 89% so i went back to Genius Bar where they assured me the wear was normal and my battery was in range of “good” status. Then I read this and was like WTH


    https://www.imore.com/people-are-qui...over-past-year

    So I don’t know who to believe and have taken steps to minimize overnight charging even thought iOS 13 has an optimized battery charging feature, I still have concerns and am not fully convinced the issue has been addressed. Just a personal preference. I don’t want to plug my iPhone 11 in when I’m just going for a 15min drive, seems ridiculous that I have to. I’m hoping my CarPlay supports wireless but I’ll see that when I get a chance to mess with it, most likely after football games today
    10-13-2019 09:54 AM
  11. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Unless your car supports wireless CarPlay, you will have to leave your iPhone connected via USB in order to use “CarPlay”.
    Do you know if wireless CarPlay is a hardware or software feature?
    10-13-2019 11:18 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Do you know if wireless CarPlay is a hardware or software feature?
    Apple supports wireless CarPlay, but the automakers have to integrate it into their infotainment systems. A listing of the automakers that have wireless CarPlay as of August this year can be found via the following link


    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.car...ey-now-407297/
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    10-13-2019 11:56 AM
  13. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Apple supports wireless CarPlay, but the automakers have to integrate it into their infotainment systems. A listing of the automakers that have wireless CarPlay as of August this year can be found via the following link


    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.car...ey-now-407297/
    Thanks again bro
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    10-13-2019 12:28 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks again bro
    You’re very welcome, sir...
    10-13-2019 12:29 PM
  15. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    You’re very welcome, sir...
    You would think since Audi falls under the VW umbrella they would have Wireless CarPlay rolled out to VW as well but since it requires a WiFi connection then that means they would need to have WiFi plans available in those models.

    Just thinking out loud: allow owner to connect vehicle to my hotspot to create a WiFi connection. I would bring my iPad with me and call it a day but I’m sure there are challenges surrounding that idea as well (a man can dream, right). Bottom line: I guess in a way wireless CarPlay support is a hardware feature (for now) since it requires WiFi. I guess I’ll continue BT Audio connection like a mutt lol
    10-13-2019 01:01 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You would think since Audi falls under the VW umbrella they would have Wireless CarPlay rolled out to VW as well but since it requires a WiFi connection then that means they would need to have WiFi plans available in those models.

    Just thinking out loud: allow owner to connect vehicle to my hotspot to create a WiFi connection. I would bring my iPad with me and call it a day but I’m sure there are challenges surrounding that idea as well (a man can dream, right). Bottom line: I guess in a way wireless CarPlay support is a hardware feature (for now) since it requires WiFi. I guess I’ll continue BT Audio connection like a mutt lol
    That is exactly what BMW did - create a hotspot for use with CarPlay and they made it where you can only access CarPlay via that hotspot.
    10-13-2019 01:04 PM
  17. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    That is exactly what BMW did - create a hotspot for use with CarPlay and they made it where you can only access CarPlay via that hotspot.
    Interesting
    10-13-2019 01:34 PM
  18. wenrob's Avatar
    For what it’s worth I only every charged my XS overnight and when I was out and about using CarPlay. My battery health was still at 100% when I traded it in on the Pro Max. My husband on the other hand is a “chronic charger.” If there’s a lightning cable around he’ll plug it in. He also runs his phone WAY harder than I do, streaming music at work 12-14 hours a day among other things. I checked his battery health (also an XS) the other day and it’s at 99%. My kids are at something like 85% on 3 year old iPhone 7s and their charging habits are all over the place. I personally think it’s all a crapshoot when it comes to battery life. I don’t think the minimal power you’d be drawing using CarPlay would be the thing that’s going to hammer your battery.
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    10-13-2019 01:45 PM
  19. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    For what it’s worth I only every charged my XS overnight and when I was out and about using CarPlay. My battery health was still at 100% when I traded it in on the Pro Max. My husband on the other hand is a “chronic charger.” If there’s a lightning cable around he’ll plug it in. He also runs his phone WAY harder than I do, streaming music at work 12-14 hours a day among other things. I checked his battery health (also an XS) the other day and it’s at 99%. My kids are at something like 85% on 3 year old iPhone 7s and their charging habits are all over the place. I personally think it’s all a crapshoot when it comes to battery life. I don’t think the minimal power you’d be drawing using CarPlay would be the thing that’s going to hammer your battery.
    While I agree with everything you’ve said here. Resale values go down when you disclose a battery health of 89%
    10-13-2019 02:17 PM
  20. Danieljonh's Avatar
    You can only set up CarPlay with your car via Bluetooth
    10-29-2019 11:04 PM
  21. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    You can only set up CarPlay with your car via Bluetooth
    CarPlay and Bluetooth are two different features/services. Generally speaking, to use CarPlay you have to use a cable.
    10-29-2019 11:20 PM
  22. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    So the only way I know to get around avoiding my iPhone being constantly plugged in is to have a separate device just for CarPlay. I got an SE that I bought just for CarPlay. I know my text messages won’t come in but I’ll be hotspotting my SE to my 11 for maps and pandora. I currently pay $4 for traffic through siriusXM on my infotainment system but I am not a fan of the UI. I don’t like how it handles Navigation so I’m going to give this other setup a shot. I have an iPhone 5 that I tested this setup with but I have 2 issues with my 5, it only updates to iOS 10.3.4 and there’s an issue with charging port so it doesn’t always stay connected. I should be getting my SE on Tuesday so I’ll report back on my little side project. My plan is to just keep the SE tucked away under the console or something
    11-07-2019 08:14 AM
  23. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I rode with a friend to a meeting on Tuesday, and she has a 2018 Chevy Cruz. It has CarPlay, and she kept her phone plugged in the entire time. I wondered about that and now I understand why!
    11-07-2019 11:14 AM
  24. Al Paca's Avatar
    CarPlay and Bluetooth are two different features/services. Generally speaking, to use CarPlay you have to use a cable.
    That is correct that Bluetooth and CarPlay are different features. However, for most vehicles, Step One to setting up CarPlay is to connect your device to Bluetooth. Then Step 2 is to connect your cord to your iPhone and setup CarPlay. I’m not sure why step 1 is setting up Bluetooth and I can’t confirm that it’s any a requirement? That said I do like that when I disconnect CarPlay my phone immediately switches to Bluetooth.

    Maybe the step of setting up Bluetooth is unnecessary but it’s in the directions so I did it. With respect to using a cable, as the 2020 models continue rolling out there are more and more wireless CarPlay vehicles floating around.
    11-07-2019 11:23 AM
  25. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I wonder if they’ll release a device that will convert wired CarPlay to wireless. I’d buy it
    Last edited by ZOFOURTWENTY; 11-07-2019 at 04:54 PM.
    11-07-2019 11:32 AM
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