How to Setup Apple CarPlay®

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If you’ve recently purchased a new Lexus in Cerritos, learning how to setup Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ will help you to make the most of your vehicle’s advanced connectivity features. All new Lexus vehicles — and many pre-owned models — come with standard or available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smart device integration technology. In the guide below, the Lexus of Cerritos service center shows you how to get Lexus Apple CarPlay® set up — so you can access your apps and enjoy your music on your Long Beach drives ASAP.

Apple CarPlay® Functions and Features

Via your touchscreen infotainment system, you can access connectivity and navigation systems like Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. Hands-free voice control allows you to make and receive phone calls, and access the apps on your smartphone — including music, audio books, and more — without taking your eyes off the road. The system will even read your text messages aloud as they arrive. Next, we’ll go over how to setup Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in your Lexus step-by-step.

Lexus Android Auto™ Setup

Follow these steps for Lexus Android Auto™ set up:

  1. Download the Lexus + Android app on your phone.
  2. Via your infotainment touchscreen, pair your phone to your Lexus Bluetooth connection.
  3. Grant Android Auto™ permission to access your apps, audio connections, and location.
  4. Navigate to the main menu on your Lexus Enform infotainment display.
  5. Select the Lexus + Android app.

Lexus Apple CarPlay® Set Up

Follow these steps for Lexus Apple CarPlay® set up:

  1. Start your vehicle and turn on Siri Eyes.
  2. Set the radio to wireless or Bluetooth® mode.
  3. Press and hold the “voice command” button on your steering wheel.
  4. On your iPhone, navigate to Settings > General > CarPlay and select your vehicle.

Find Expert Lexus Tech Assistance in Cerritos

Now that you know how to set up Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, contact our knowledgeable technicians to learn more about other Lexus technology systems like Lexus Enform. We’re happy to walk you through Lexus Apple CarPlay® set up over the phone or in person at our certified Lexus service center near Torrance.

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