How to Use Siri with Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is a feature that many vehicles now possess. When used, it can allow the use of Siri to guide you via Apple Maps, read text messages, and make calls. This Gizmo Guide will detail the general usage of the feature.

Prerequisites: Must have a vehicle with Apple CarPlay functionality and an iOS device (iPhones work best)

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus 

Estimated Time: Less than a minute

Expected Outcome: You will be able to use Siri while driving to make your experience easier and safer since it is hands-free

Tools Required: iOS Device, vehicle with Apple CarPlay functionality

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Make sure your iOS device is plugged in and Apple CarPlay on
  2. Find the Voice Recognition  in your vehicle
    1. The icon will generally be on your steering wheel and look like the silhouette of a face with lines looking like speech
  3. Hold the button/paddle until you hear the double chime of Siri (The same sound as on your phone when you activate Siri)
    1. The icon for Siri will also pop up on-screen

  4. Once this occurs, you can ask Siri for directions to a specific place, the nearest gas station, to read your texts, etc.