Uconnect 8.4: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

July 28th, 2018 by

Touchscreen brightly lit up in Jeep Grand Cherokee interior

The latest updates to our model lineup include the newest rendition of Uconnect, complete with 8.4-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Whether asking Siri for help is second nature or you’re just getting used to using a smartphone, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are designed to bring this ultimate convenience  convenience of your phone to the dash of your vehicle – letting you stay connected while keeping your eyes on the road.

Uconnect 8.4 Android Auto

Stay focused, connected, and entertained from Belleville to East St. Louis with the perfect Android companion in your new Pacifica interior or Ram 1500. It takes just a quick “Ok Google” for the Google Assistant to serve you. It can:

  • Text anyone in your contacts with voice-to-speech technology.
  • Automatically play audio: your favorite album, playlist, podcast, or audiobook.
  • Remind you of your upcoming meetings, synced with Google Calendar.
  • Navigate you to home, work, or other destinations tied to your Google account.
  • Load useful driving apps.

Not only can you find Android Auto now on many of our new models, you can get a feel for it on your Android device. Download the Android Auto app to familiarize yourself and then discover firsthand how easy it is to use with a test drive at Auffenberg CDJR.

How to Use Android Auto on Uconnect 8.4

All it takes is an Android phone and a few simple steps to get started using Android Auto on your Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system:

  1. Download the Android Auto app to your phone from the Google Play Store
  2. Connect your phone to the USB media port on your infotainment system
  3. Accept the terms of use and enable Bluetooth

You’ll know you’ve successfully connected to Uconnect 8.4 via Android Auto when the phone icon on the touchscreen is replaced with an Android Auto icon.

Uconnect 8.4 Apple CarPlay

Android is only half the equation when talking smartphones, and we all know the other half: Apple. If you’re one of Belleville’s many loyal iPhone users, you can come along for the high-tech ride in a new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, or Ram. Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car, bringing common phone needs to the dashboard of your vehicle, like:

  • Sending and receiving messages
  • Listening to music
  • Getting directions
  • Making calls
  • Using Siri to answer all of your questions

If you’re like us, it’s tough to go too long without checking your iPhone, and now you won’t have to. New Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicles are equipped with Apple CarPlay to bring the iPhone, the App Store, and the Apple experience to the dash of your vehicle. Apple CarPlay is now found on over 200 different models, and you’ll find many of them here at Auffenberg CDJR.

How to Connect Apple CarPlay to Uconnect 8.4

  1. Plug your compatible iPhone into your vehicle’s USB port with an Apple-certified cable
  2. Uconnect should automatically display the CarPlay home screen
  3. You can now use your iPhone through Siri Eyes Free or the Uconnect touchscreen

Learn More About Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Uconnect

Still have questions or want to see how easy it is to use these new features? Contact our team today and we’ll set up a test drive or a demo for you.

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