How to Use C-Class Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™

January 15th, 2018 by

C-Class Interior

When you buy or lease a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Apple CarPlay® can be added on with the Smartphone Integration Package. Here’s a quick guide to using this handy system:

  • Setup: Download the app onto your iPhone®, plug it in, and Apple CarPlay® will appear on the central display.
  • Voice Control: Apple CarPlay® is driven by Siri, which you can activate by saying “Hey, Siri,” or pressing the voice prompt button on the steering wheel or display screen.
  • Calls & Texts: Use Siri or press the Phone or Messages button on the dash. Voice control activates the moment you press Phone or Messages, so you can use voice-to-text while on the go.
  • Navigation: During use, Apple CarPlay® restricts your navigation system options to Apple Maps. You can use voice commands to tell Siri where you want to go in Eastvale, and make changes to your destination if Siri doesn’t understand.

Using Android Auto

Android Auto is also included in the Smartphone Integration Package for drivers who prefer Android® over Apple®. It operates similarly to Apple CarPlay®, although there are a few differences:

  • Setup: Same as Apple CarPlay®.
  • Voice Control: Press the microphone button on the steering wheel, or use the central controller to activate voice control on the screen, and Google will respond to your command.
  • Calls & Texts: You can place calls and send texts manually or via voice command. Google accesses calls and composes messages, and you can double-check messages via manual controls.
  • Navigation: Android Auto® uses the same navigation system as Google Maps. If you’re choosing between multiple locations, such as good restaurants in Chino or Rancho Cucamonga, it’s easiest to simply select one via manual controls, instead of voice.

Learn More at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario!

For more information on how to use C-Class Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, or to test drive a new C-Class, contact Mercedes-Benz of Ontario. If you’d like to speak with us in person, visit us at 3787 East Guasti Road in Ontario, CA—not far from Fontana and San Bernardino! We’re standing by to assist you every day of the week with an assortment of Mercedes-Benz “hacks,” including how to change your Mercedes-Benz key fob battery!

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