Smartphone Connectivity

As cars get more and more advanced, it’s hard to keep up with the features. It can be confusing to remember all the amazing things your vehicle can do or how to access all of them; especially if it’s something your old car couldn’t do. We did a couple videos to highlight one feature that’s becoming more and more prevalent in cars: Smartphone Connectivity. The apps that let you connect your phone to your car are called Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The smartphone connectivity feature lets you hook up your phone, Android or Apple, and have access to the apps right on the car touchscreen. The touchscreen in the car lets you go from one app to another, just like you would on your phone. Check out a few of the things you can do with this tech feature in your car.

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is the Apple version of Smartphone Connectivity for your car. All you have to do is plug your phone into a USB port in the car using a lightning cable. Once it’s plugged in, enable Siri and you should have access to quite a few options. Using the touchscreen or the voice commands you can access music, make phone calls, send texts and get directions without ever touching your phone. Siri will even read out your texts for you!

It looks very similar to your phone, but slightly simplified. It pulls the apps you likely use most often, so you don’t get distracted while you’re driving.

Apple CarPlay is currently available in select models at these Baxter Dealerships:
Audi Omaha 
Baxter Ford West Dodge
Baxter Ford South
Legends Honda
Mercedes-Benz of Omaha 
Baxter Volkswagen La Vista 
Baxter Volkswagen Westroads

Android Auto

Android Auto

Android Auto is the Android equivalent of CarPlay. It works with your Android phone to simplify your apps and help you from getting distracted while driving. All you have to do is plug in your phone to the car’s USB port with a micro USB cable. Once you enable the app, you’re good to go. You’ll have access to music, texts, calling and navigation.

The app will read out your texts and let you respond without ever having to touch your phone. That lets you keep your eyes on the road and not worry about missing anything.

Android Auto is currently available in select models at these Baxter Dealerships:
Audi Omaha 
Baxter Ford West Dodge
Baxter Ford South
Legends Honda
Baxter Volkswagen La Vista 
Baxter Volkswagen Westroads

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