Honda Apple CarPlay Overview

Honda Apple CarPlay Overview - Germain Honda of College Hills
One of the most cutting-edge innovations found inside Honda vehicles is certainly Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration. Providing both safety and convenience, this forward-thinking feature allows you to access all of your favorite apps and media directly on the touchscreen display inside your Honda vehicle along with options that keep your eyes safely on the road in front of you. To give you a more complete understanding of precisely how Apple CarPlay™ works and which Honda models are compatible with this outstanding feature, our team at Germain Honda of Collge Hills has assembled this helpful guide that will answer all of your questions. Let’s get started!

Honda Apple CarPlay Overview

What is Apple CarPlay™ and How Does Apple CarPlay™ Work?

Thanks to the debut of Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration, drivers can now take advantage of a safer and more engaging infotainment experience. Offered in both wired and wireless versions (availability varies by model and trim level), this clever feature removes the need to interact with your phone in order to access your favorite apps and media. AppleCarPlay™ projects apps from your iPhone and displays them on the infotainment display. For access to this feature, at least an iPhone 5 and IOS 7.1 is required.

Using wired connections, simply plug your compatible iPhone into the USB port inside your vehicle using a compatible cable. Next, you’ll choose the Apple CarPlay™ icon on the home screen of your vehicle’s touchscreen. This process will start syncing apps from your phone and mirroring them on the infotainment display. Wireless versions work in a similar manner, using Bluetooth connectivity to pair your phone with your Honda vehicle’s infotainment system.

On most compatible Honda models, you’ll have three different ways to control Apple CarPlay™:

Honda Voice Control

Use Siri Voice Control

After the button on the steering wheel is pressed, you can use only the sound of your voice to control the system and keep your eyes safely on the road in front of you.

Honda Apple CarPlay Touchscreen

Use the Touchscreen Display

Use and monitor your favorite features from your smartphone right from the infotainment display inside your vehicle! It’s undoubtedly the easiest and most convenient way to access your favorite apps.

Honda Apple CarPlay Buttons Knobs

Buttons & Knobs

Positioned on the steering wheel, center console, or below the touchscreen (depending on model), physical buttons and knobs can also help you control your favorite features of AppleCarPlay™.

Note: Once your phone is connected to CarPlay™, the screen will lock preventing any temptation to use it while driving.

Honda Apple CarPlay Apps

What Apps Work with Apple CarPlay™?

Apple CarPlay™ comes loaded with Phone, Messaging, and Maps apps. Siri voice commands can also let you complete calls, send and read text messages, and coordinate addresses from your contacts, calendars, emails, and text messages. Other music apps available on Apple CarPlay™ include Apple Beats Music, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher. Apple is continuously adding new features and apps based on those that it determines to be appropriate and safe for in-vehicle use.

Which Current Honda Vehicles Have Apple CarPlay™?

Apple CarPlay™ is standard across the entire Honda model lineup with wireless compatibility available on many of the most popular models as well. Listed below is a breakdown of the current availability of Apple CarPlay™ across the Honda lineup.

  • 2024 Accord (standard on all models)
  • 2024 Accord Hybrid (standard on all models)
  • 2024 Civic Hatchback (standard on all models)
  • 2024 Civic Sedan (standard on all models)
  • 2024 Civic Si Sedan (standard on all models)
  • 2024 Civic Type R (standard on all models)
  • 2024 CR-V (standard on all models)
  • 2024 CR-V Hybrid (standard on all models)
  • 2025 HR-V (standard on all models)
  • 2024 Odyssey (standard on all models)
  • 2024 Passport (standard on all models)
  • 2025 Pilot (standard on all models)
  • 2024 Prologue (standard on all models)
  • 2024 Ridgeline (standard on all models)