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Apple’s CarPlay is an entirely new way to drive. When people use technology, they often wonder which apps work best. Using CarPlay is a big help when driving, especially if you drive a lot.
It stands out because of how simple it is to use and how fast and easy it is to connect to an Apple device. But some apps are better than others to use in an app, and that’s why we will talk about the best ones in this article. But first, let’s clear something up.
What is Carplay?
This nifty feature lets you connect your iPhone to the car’s screen and use it to play games and talk to others. What is the best? It’s simple to use. Since more and more manufacturers are adding CarPlay support, more and more app developers are adding the feature to their apps. This means you can use the screen in your car to access many ways to have fun and talk to others.
With CarPlay, you can listen to your favourite music, make calls, send messages, and do much more without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road. Look at some of the best iPhone apps that work with CarPlay. These apps make it easy to get around, answer messages, and find the right music for every situation. Get ready for a completely different way to drive.
As a tech-savvy driver who wants ease and convenience, the Google Maps navigation app is the best choice for finding your way around. CarPlay makes the app’s interface simple and easy to use. With just a few clicks, you can get an overview of your destination and suggestions for different zones based on where you are right now.
And to make things even easier, it has quick icons that let you quickly find gas stations, restaurants, and other places. What is the best? With the voice button or the microphone icon in the upper right corner of the destination screen, you can use Siri to start navigating without even touching the screen. Maps and Siri will take care of your maps and directions while driving, so you won’t have to worry about them.
Even though Apple Maps is the only navigation option in CarPlay, it’s great that you don’t need to look for other apps like Google Maps or Waze.
We’re always looking for ways to make trips easier and more relaxing. Here is where the Phone app comes in handy. It works with CarPlay, so you can have full control over your phone calls, even while driving. You no longer have to pick up the phone to call someone or look at your list of contacts.
With the Phone app built into CarPlay, you can look through your contacts, make or receive calls, see who has called you recently, or listen to your voicemail. And if you need to call someone quickly, just tell Siri, “Call So-and-So.” It’s a simple, safe, and easy way to stay in touch while driving.
We suggest you check out how the Messages app works with CarPlay. This app lets you stay in touch with your friends and family while driving, so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road. By using Siri, you can look at your recent conversations from the CarPlay screen, reply to messages, or send new ones with just a few taps.
Siri is also your travelling companion on this trip. You can ask Siri to read incoming messages out loud or send a message to a friend without stopping your car or risking typing while driving. So, if you’re a techie and want to stay in touch while driving, the Messages app is the best choice for CarPlay.
The CarPlay Music app is an excellent choice for people who like music. Imagine asking Siri to play certain songs or your playlists with just a few clicks or voice commands. With Apple Music, you can listen to the music you bought on iTunes. If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can listen to a vast music library in your CarPlay. Look through your playlists, favourite songs, and a lot more.
Ask Siri to play your music in CarPlay while you’re driving. Once the music is playing, the Play Now app makes it easy to change it. So turn up the volume and get ready for an amazing musical journey with CarPlay and the Music app.
If you like podcasts, the Podcasts app on CarPlay can be handy. Open the app and look through your iPhone list of favourite shows. Siri is always there to help, even when your hands are full. Just say, “Play such a podcast,” and you’re done. You’ll be immersed in podcasts without worrying about getting distracted while driving.
6. iBook Audiobooks
This app is excellent for people who like to read stories and want to get the most out of their travel time. With Apple’s iBook app, you can listen to audiobooks and get lost in a world of adventure and fantasy without ever leaving your car. You can look through the Apple iBook Store’s huge audiobook collection, including adventure, drama, romance, and more. And with Siri’s help, listening to your favourite audiobook is easy. Also, there are other options for audiobook providers if you still can’t find what you want in the iBook Store.
7. Facebook Messager
You can use CallKit and Facebook Messenger to receive VoIP calls on Apple CarPlay, but you can’t make VoIP calls on CarPlay with Messenger. This means that you can answer calls made through Messenger while driving but can’t make calls. It’s important to know that Apple CarPlay doesn’t use Messenger for messaging.
Are you in your car and want to use WhatsApp to stay in touch with your friends and family? No problem. CarPlay works perfectly with WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in the world. You can see what you’ve been talking about recently, send and receive messages, and do all this without leaving the road. You can tell Siri, “Read my WhatsApp messages,” and everything will be read out loud. With WhatsApp in CarPlay, you can stay in touch and stay safe.
Nothing is more fun than being able to listen to your favourite music without having to take your phone with you. And that’s precisely what CarPlay from Spotify gives you. Spotify is one of Apple Music’s main rivals, and it has a lot of music to choose from. Open the app to review your favourite playlists and all your saved songs. And if you don’t have time, you can ask Siri to play the song, album, or type of music you want to hear. But remember that you’ll need a Spotify Premium subscription to listen to music without ads and have complete control over your music experience while driving.
The iBooks Audiobooks app is great, but Audible is the best service for people who want a wide range of audiobooks. With a $14.95 monthly subscription, you can choose one free audiobook each month and access the largest audiobook library. Even if you don’t have a subscription, you can buy individual audiobooks at competitive prices. Also, Audible has a series of high-quality podcasts that it makes. With Apple CarPlay compatibility, you can listen to your favourite books and Audible Original podcasts while you drive. This will keep you entertained and informed.