Willow Performance are very excited to be able to offer our customers LIFETIME Apple Carplay Activation for BMW's with Professional Navigation and iDrive 5/6!!
This is a USB method. Once CarPlay Activation has been purchased we require the VIN of your Vehicle to be emailed to us to double check everything will be compatible for your car. Once we have confirmed this, you will be sent a specific file which needs to be put onto a BLANK USB stick. The email will come with a set of step-by-step instructions on how to activate CarPlay. The whole process takes no longer then 3 minutes to complete!
If unsure on compatibility of Apple CarPlay on your BMW, please send us an email with your VIN where we can confirm this for you.
What is Apple CarPlay?
Apple CarPlay is a system that allows you to view content from your iPhone on your car’s infotainment screen. It also means you can make calls, listen to music, use sat-nav and dictate text messages on your iPhone without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
Users connect their iPhone to the car either by using a USB port or via a Bluetooth connection.
As well as Apple’s own phone, messaging, iTunes and maps apps, third-party apps including Spotify, Audible and Stitcher are currently supported, with that list expected to grow as the technology develops.
Drivers control Apple CarPlay in the same way as they would the car’s own infotainment system, by using buttons, rotary dials and a touchscreen if fitted. As well as this, Apple’s Siri service allows drivers to issue voice commands, including dictating messages to be sent via the iPhone. The system can also read incoming messages.
Will my phone support Apple CarPlay?
Apple CarPlay is available on any iPhone which comes with a ‘lightning’ charging cable. That means the following phones can use the service:
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus
Please be aware it can take 24-48 hours for the file of the product to be sent.
BMW iDrive 5/6 Apple CarPlay Activation
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