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      12-02-2020, 02:17 PM   #18
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[QUOTE=Msparta;26969564]I absolutely love the CarPlay experience using ios 14! As a huge apple fan it was missing from my eco system per say till now. I can say that so far the only learning curve I have experienced was with the Bluetooth configuration, let me explain.

So basically without this retrofit I would have my phone paired and so phone calls and music from my iPhone would just play and accept calls all using Bluetooth instantly without any cables or fussing... Also navigating sirius xm radio was instant as well no need to worry about much...

Now with the CarPlay retrofit you will have a new connection both WiFi and Bluetooth specific to CarPlay. Now keep in mind you can switch on your phone from the previous Bluetooth to the CarPlay Bluetooth and toggle between native Sirius xm and radio and then if you prefer to CarPlay Bluetooth to keep all flowing from this source.

To keep things from defaulting to native car Bluetooth I removed "forgot" the prior Bluetooth pairing and kept the new "CarPlay" pairing. The main reason to my preference was to keep my default experience 100% CarPlay.

The experience is a huge upgrade going to CarPlay, from accepting and making calls to speaking to Siri, to navigating the map and now sometime even newer for me which I have not yet tried is migrating to sirius xm CarPlay app vs the default native setup...

Switching back and fourth from nav and radio is just as simple as pressing the menu button on the idrive. It all works incredibly better then I would have expected.

Has the newness effect worn off? No! I am still learning on all the features and ui/ux and also exploring new apps that offer CarPlay experience - you install them on your phone and if they offer CarPlay capabilities they are instantly available... think waze app for example! Also Sirius app![/QUOT

Sweet! Thanks for the info and the follow up on the experience.
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