Drivers have come to rely on in-car connectivity to help them stay connected. Both Apple and Google have developed systems that make it easier to connect phones to their vehicle’s infotainment systems. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow drivers to display many popular apps in their infotainment displays, allowing drivers to use the system without the need to take their eyes off the road or their hands off the steering wheel. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard in every Mazda model and trim level, so customers of the Mazda dealer near Riverside will get these systems in every new Mazda car and SUV.
If you own an iPhone or Android phone and you’d like to use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, the folks at the Riverside area Mazda dealer bring you this quick guide to explain how to connect your device to the Mazda Connect system.
How to Connect to Apple CarPlay
iPhone owners will connect to the Mazda Connect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay. There’s no need to download any apps. Apple CarPlay comes with the iPhones operating system.
Put your Mazda in park and set the parking brake.
How to Connect to Android Auto
If you own an Android phone, you’ll use Android Auto to connect to Mazda Connect.
If you have any issues connecting to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, check that you’re using a high-quality USB cable. Make sure you’ve plugged the USB cable to the port marked with the smartphone icon. Check that your Mazda is in park and the parking brake is on.
If you have trouble connecting to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, contact the CardinaleWay Mazda Corona Service Center. If you own an older Mazda, model year 2014 or newer, we can install Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in your vehicle. Ask us about this quick, affordable service. We’re happy to help.