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Old 05-21-2019, 12:26 PM   #1
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Wireless CarPlay

Has anyone figured out if there is any way at all to get wireless CarPlay?? I know it would require some type of hardware to be installed. Possibly have to remove one or both the USB ports but just curious.
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:58 AM   #2
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Try NavTool. Just installed unit without wireless or CarPlay/Android Auto in my 2015 Silverado before opening my Camaro dash. This gives screen mirror from phone.


Options give you wireless and CarPlay/Android Auto and extra cameras.


I'm going with the wireless adapter and front camera for the Camaro.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:28 AM   #3
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Subscribed.. can we do wireless carplay on s iphone 6s in a 2017 ss?
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:46 PM   #4
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Is there a "wireless" adapter you can leave plugged into the USB. I hate having to plug my phone in the glovebox. (I know, I know.....first world problem)
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:24 AM   #5
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For Android auto there are, a quick google will show you some.

However, most seem to require an android head unit to operate and specifically say that most OEM systems are not compatible (the usb device probably doesn't simulate the appropriate "phone" device that the car expects)

There's also this (https://androidcommunity.com/get-wir...-app-20180718/) solution and while it's Android auto specific, it uses a rootable slave device like an android tv stick to act as the mediary between the phone and the head unit. Doubt a similar solution exists for carplay though since apple doesn't want anyone to root apple stuff.


I use the car to charge the phone, so wireless carplay/aa isn't even something worth considering. I have tested it out though and if you dont charge your phone in the car now, you'll be charging everywhere else you happen to be if you start using carplay/aa wirelessly. It will eat battery.

I'd suggest solutioning a way to get that usb port out of the center console so it's more easily accessible vs looking for a wireless dongle. I fiberglassed up a nifty rear vertical stand holder that sits in the spot the rear wireless charger would be in. I drop the phone in after plugging a cable into it. Entire thing is off out of the way in the rear while driving and you dont have any cables etc in the way.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:18 AM   #6
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Try NavTool. Just installed unit without wireless or CarPlay/Android Auto in my 2015 Silverado before opening my Camaro dash. This gives screen mirror from phone.


Options give you wireless and CarPlay/Android Auto and extra cameras.


I'm going with the wireless adapter and front camera for the Camaro.

I have a 14 GMC Sierra, and was curious on this install, since the vehicles are practically the same. I watched their YouTube video.

1) Does the factory microphone work with their device or do you have to use the microphone they mentioned in the install video?


2) Do any of the factory USB ports work to activate this or do you have to use the USB port on the device that is located behind/in the glove box?
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