GMC LIFE

GMC STREAMLINES SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY WITH APPLE CARPLAY

GMC STREAMLINES SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY WITH APPLE CARPLAY

Available on select GMC models, Apple CarPlay offers the convenience of accessing many smartphone features and apps through the vehicle’s display and controls.

red bar

Between real-time traffic updates, navigation directions, hands-free calling, and streaming audio services, today’s smartphones offer many features that can be beneficial while on the go.

GMC has a solution. Select Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Canyon, and Sierra models offer infotainment systems that support Apple CarPlay connectivity.

SIMPLIFIED INTERFACE
Apple CarPlay is designed for Apple iPhones running iOS 7.1 or later, and aims to provide the driver with a simple way to not only connect a phone to his or her vehicle, but remain connected with their music, calendar, and other personal data.

More importantly, drivers won’t need to pick up their phone in order to control certain apps.  Instead, they can utilize the touchscreen, steering wheel controls, or select voice commands to control their device while keeping their eyes on the road ahead.

HOW TO USE
First, connect a compatible phone with the vehicle via a USB docking cable. Depending on the vehicle and its equipment, a usable USB port may be located in the center console or glovebox. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for specific details.

Once the phone is connected by USB cable and recognized by the system, an icon on the radio screen labeled “Projection” will change to “Apple CarPlay.” Pushing this icon will then launch the full Apple CarPlay interface on the color touch radio screen.

A WORLD OF APPS
While not every application on a smartphone is compatible with Apple CarPlay, by and large it offers the convenience of accessing many smartphone features and apps through the vehicle’s display and controls. For more information on apps compatible with Apple CarPlay, please click here.

RELATED STORIES

HOW-TO

HOW TO USE YUKON'S REAR-SEAT MEDIA SYSTEM

alt

The GMC Yukon and Yukon XL have always represented first-class travel, but the style and comfort of these large SUVs have been elevated even higher for 2021. The Next Generation 2021 Yukon and Yukon XL now feature the available all-new Rear-Seat Media system with class-leading, dual 12.6-inch diagonal high-definition touch screens mounted to the back of the front seats. Learn how to use this system with your own media devices so passengers can enjoy on-the-go entertainment.

READ STORY

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

GMC OFFERS ANDROID AUTO COMPATIBILITY

alt

Whether it’s sending a message to family, searching for a new restaurant destination, or simply finding your way through traffic, your AndroidTM smartphone is an incredibly versatile and powerful tool. At GMC, we know the importance of staying connected on the go – which is why we’ve worked to implement Android AutoTM smartphone hands-free capability in many of our vehicles.

READ STORY

HOW-TO

HOW TO PAIR YOUR BLUETOOTH DEVICE WITH GMC INTELLILINK

alt

From placing calls to streaming music, smartphones and other mobile devices allow you to remain connected and entertained while on the go – and that includes within your GMC. The IntelliLink infotainment system to provides Bluetooth connectivity, giving you the ability to make hands-free calls or listen to your favorite playlist within your vehicle.

Here’s how you can connect your smartphone to your new GMC truck, SUV, or crossover.

READ STORY