Lexus UX dashboard with Apple CarPlay interface

How to Set Up Apple CarPlay

There are so many new cars with Apple CarPlay on the market today, and this smartphone system continues to be one of the most popular connectivity features around. So how do you set up Apple CarPlay properly? The good news is that it’s simple and easy, even for the least tech-savvy driver around! In this guide, we’ll detail how to set up Apple CarPlay and what you can expect from the many Apple CarPlay apps.

What is Apple CarPlay?

Apple CarPlay is a smart system that allows you to sync your iPhone with your Lexus. That means you have access to your phone and contacts, your favorite music, and more. Plus, Apple CarPlay apps connect you with the information that you need on the roads of Ooltewah. You can easily look up restaurant recommendations in Lookout Mountain, pull up turn-by-turn directions, and find the nearest gas station in Manchester, all without taking your hands off the wheel!

Which Lexus Models Have Apple CarPlay?

Fortunately, as of the 2020 model year, Apple CarPlay can be found on most of the models across the Lexus lineup, including:

  • Lexus LC
  • Lexus LS
  • Lexus UX
  • Lexus RC
  • Lexus RC F
  • Lexus ES
  • Lexus NX
  • Lexus RX
Lexus RC Apple CarPlay interface

Steps to Set Up Lexus Apple CarPlay

Cars with Apple CarPlay are already set up to make the process easy for you. So whether you have a Lexus ES or a Lexus RX, you already have everything you need. Simply grab your iPhone, climb into the driver’s seat to start, and complete the following steps:

  1. Go to your iPhone settings and click on “Siri & Search”. Be sure that all features are enabled.
  2. Connect your iPhone using a USB cable and click “Allow” to give Apple CarPlay permission to set up.
  3. Click “Always Enable” or “Enable Once” to sync your Apple CarPlay system with your Lexus multimedia system.
  4. Press “Menu” on your car’s touchscreen, and choose “Apple CarPlay”.
  5. Your Apple CarPlay apps should now be active! You can access them through Siri voice control or touchscreen controls.

Get More Apple CarPlay Setup Help From Lexus of Chattanooga

Whether you’re looking for cars with Apple CarPlay or you need someone to take care of the setup process for you, Lexus of Chattanooga is always here for you. And while you can find our exceptional staff in Chattanooga, we’re happy to offer a number of services to reduce your travel from greater Lookout Mountain and Manchester, including home delivery services and remote shopping. Contact us with any questions!

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