How to Connect Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto

Connect Your Mobile to Your Honda


Most new Honda vehicles now come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto to keep you entertained and informed on your Lincoln drives. Knowing how to properly connect them can be important, and that is where we come in. We at Honda of Lincoln tend to get a lot of questions about how to connect Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. In this handy guide, we explain step by step how to connect Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto to your Honda. If you find you still have any questions about this or other manufacturer information, then contact us today. 

How to Connect Apple CarPlay®

First, make sure your iOS is a version for the iPhone 5 or newer, and that you’re in an area that supports Apple CarPlay®. Then, on your phone, go to Settings > Siri & Search, and turn on Siri. Next, follow these simple steps to connect Apple CarPlay® to your Honda.

  1. Plug your iPhone into your CarPlay® USB port. (It should be labeled with the CarPlay® logo.)
  2. If your Honda supports Bluetooth®, go to Settings > General > CarPlay® > Available Cars, then select car.
  3. Start your car and keep it running.
  4. Talk to Siri by either pressing and holding the Voice Control button on your steering wheel or by touching and holding the CarPlay® Home button on the car touchscreen. 

What Can You Do With Honda Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto?

Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay® will keep you informed and entertained wherever you go around Omaha. Here are just a few examples of things you can do with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto:

  • Play Music and Podcasts
  • Call and Text With Siri
  • Navigation
  • Access Your Calendar
  • And much more!

How to Connect to Android Auto

You’ll need to be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and up, but Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) is recommended for the best performance.

Here’s how to connect:

  • Make sure Android Auto is turned on in your Honda’s settings.
  • Download the Android Auto app from Google Play.
  • Unlock your iPhone screen.
  • Review the Safety Information and give Android Auto permissions.
  • Turn on your notifications for Android Auto.
  • On your vehicle’s display, choose Android Auto.

Find a Honda with Apple CarPlay® at Honda of Lincoln Today! 

Are you ready to experience Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto in person? If so, head to Honda of Lincoln near Gretna and Bellevue. Our service center is here to handle all of your maintenance needs, all you need to do is schedule service and we’ll take care of it for you.