1. MrMars's Avatar
    Does anyone have experience with one of these aftermarket devices and/or recommend a particular one?
    01-22-2023 09:36 PM
  2. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Well I only have experience with one brand, but I have 2 devices, one in my car and one on the wife’s car:

    https://cplay2air.com/

    This was right at the beginning of the wireless CarPlay adapters so o jumped on board early. They were a little more then I was looking to spend but have worked great since purchase. The latest firmware update gives you a little more access to settings, specifically (for me) the ability to set a delay for device star up after starting the car.

    While I do recommend this device, it’s not cheap and it’s coming from China so it may take a while to get to you.
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    01-23-2023 05:28 AM
  3. MrMars's Avatar
    Well I only have experience with one brand, but I have 2 devices, one in my car and one on the wife’s car:

    https://cplay2air.com/

    This was right at the beginning of the wireless CarPlay adapters so o jumped on board early. They were a little more then I was looking to spend but have worked great since purchase. The latest firmware update gives you a little more access to settings, specifically (for me) the ability to set a delay for device star up after starting the car.

    While I do recommend this device, it’s not cheap and it’s coming from China so it may take a while to get to you.
    Thanks for the recommendation. I’ve seen different brands on Amazon, but was looking for some real world experiences from others. I’ll check this one out.
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    01-23-2023 09:47 AM
  4. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    Unfortunately my recommendation for a wireless car play adapter is either the car itself . Otherwise a MagSafe mount up high between the steering column and infotainment console.
    Obviously I’m in the same boat as you. I have a 2015 that isn’t CarPlay capable ugh. So I connect via BT. The. steering column infotainment does control Apple Music and I use built in calling features for phone calls. What else I do is the phone in that safe position to see as well as Siri for texting (dynamic island is super handy in this scenario when I want to safely switch apps).
    01-24-2023 02:12 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Yes, it must also be noted that the car must already be CarPlay compatible before a wireless adapter will work.

    It’s sad we have to even say things like that these days.
    01-24-2023 11:53 AM
  6. MrMars's Avatar
    Yes, it must also be noted that the car must already be CarPlay compatible before a wireless adapter will work.

    It’s sad we have to even say things like that these days.
    My vehicle (2021 Jeep Wrangler) does have wired Apple CarPlay. I’ve just been considering trying one of the wireless adapters.
    01-24-2023 01:51 PM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    My vehicle (2021 Jeep Wrangler) does have wired Apple CarPlay. I’ve just been considering trying one of the wireless adapters.
    I was actually commenting in a Honda forum in a very similar thread when the comment was made that the user purchased a wireless CP adapter but still couldn’t get it to work. Then the OP finally admitted to having a car that didn’t have CarPlay.

    <facepalm>
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    01-24-2023 04:47 PM
  8. MrMars's Avatar
    I was actually commenting in a Honda forum in a very similar thread when the comment was made that the user purchased a wireless CP adapter but still couldn’t get it to work. Then the OP finally admitted to having a car that didn’t have CarPlay.

    <facepalm>
    Oh….
    01-24-2023 06:53 PM
  9. Annie_M's Avatar
    I was actually commenting in a Honda forum in a very similar thread when the comment was made that the user purchased a wireless CP adapter but still couldn’t get it to work. Then the OP finally admitted to having a car that didn’t have CarPlay.

    <facepalm>
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    01-24-2023 09:05 PM
  10. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    I use one of these. https://carlinkitcarplay.com/

    It works well. No noticeable lag. Easy to set up. Connects automatically once initially set up. Small in size. Relatively inexpensive.

    Occasionally, it doesn't connect to my iPhone but this is solved by unplugging it and plugging it back it. Not a big deal to me since the built in CarPlay in my F150 occasionally would fail to connect too.
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    01-25-2023 07:51 AM

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