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mich800

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Posted: 04/21/19 12:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

turbojimmy wrote:

Ron3rd wrote:

I'll be using an Apple 6S


As long as you have iOS 12 you should be good. Like I said, the Apple CarPlay limitations in my '17 were frustrating. I had full functionality with my Android phone - full integration of Google Maps, Waze, GooglePlay Music, etc. Until iOS 12, what the iPhone would put up on the UConnect screen was limited by Apple - they only wanted you to use their apps and didn't allow 3rd party integration. I'm a new Apple convert and I like CarPlay's integration with UConnect much better than the Droid. The Droid was slow to react and would freeze up. My only complaint with CarPlay right now is that if I leave the phone plugged in, shut the car off, and then restart CarPlay does not reload. I have to unplug the phone and plug it back in for UConnect to "see" it.


I believe it should recognize it after a key cycle. But the uconnect can be buggy. Wouldn’t hurt to check with the dealer to see if they have an update.

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I bought my 2015 Ram new and have used it since I bought the truck. I like it.


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turbojimmy wrote:

Ron3rd wrote:

I'll be using an Apple 6S


As long as you have iOS 12 you should be good. Like I said, the Apple CarPlay limitations in my '17 were frustrating. I had full functionality with my Android phone - full integration of Google Maps, Waze, GooglePlay Music, etc. Until iOS 12, what the iPhone would put up on the UConnect screen was limited by Apple - they only wanted you to use their apps and didn't allow 3rd party integration. I'm a new Apple convert and I like CarPlay's integration with UConnect much better than the Droid. The Droid was slow to react and would freeze up. My only complaint with CarPlay right now is that if I leave the phone plugged in, shut the car off, and then restart CarPlay does not reload. I have to unplug the phone and plug it back in for UConnect to "see" it.


Thanks for the good info Jimmie


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Posted: 04/22/19 06:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

whjco wrote:

I bought my 2015 Ram new and have used it since I bought the truck. I like it.
I also use and like it. Not mentioned here is the fact that it can be used to locate your vehicle in case it is stolen - which in turn is a deduction on your insurance for a vehicle locator system.


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2012Coleman wrote:

whjco wrote:

I bought my 2015 Ram new and have used it since I bought the truck. I like it.
I also use and like it. Not mentioned here is the fact that it can be used to locate your vehicle in case it is stolen - which in turn is a deduction on your insurance for a vehicle locator system.


I would venture to guess that "they" will find your vehicle if "they" want to. OnStar will whether you're a subscriber or not.


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