Does the Volkswagen Jetta Have Apple CarPlay™?
The Volkswagen Jetta does have Apple CarPlay™. It’s included as part of the Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect system that comes standard on all 2019 VW Jetta cars. In previous model years, it was only standard on the SE trim and above.
To give drivers in the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach areas a better idea of what Apple CarPlay™ is and how to have it in their VW Jetta, the team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine put together this guide.
What is Apple CarPlay™?
Apple CarPlay™ is a feature created by Apple that optimizes your phone’s data for use through your car’s infotainment system. When it’s activated, you can access compatible apps through the display screen in your center stack or even through voice recognition software and Siri®.
Through Apple CarPlay™, you can access your phone’s contacts and make and answer calls while on-the-road. You can also receive text messages and reply using voice-to-text in many cases. Your phone’s navigation app is optimized for use, as well, allowing you to input destinations using voice commands and view turn-by-turn directions on your car’s display screen.
If you like to listen to music while out and about, you can also use several internet radio apps that have been optimized specifically for use with Apple CarPlay™. Available streaming apps include Pandora® and Spotify®.
When in use, your phone’s home screen is locked. All of this is meant to help you stay informed and entertained, while also decreasing the potential for distracted driving.
The VW Jetta Infotainment System
When you get behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Jetta, you’ll find a 6.5-inch Composition Color touchscreen in the center stack on which you can view Apple CarPlay™ media. Bluetooth® connectivity comes standard, as well, which means you don’t have to plug your phone into your infotainment system via a cable. You can connect everything wirelessly, though aux-in ports are also standard if you prefer.
The infotainment system includes voice commands, too. This means you can control your phone’s media via your voice, instead of having to take your hands from the wheel to interact with apps on the touchscreen. This also allows you to keep your eyes safely on the road.
Of course, the Volkswagen Car-Net® App Connect system is also standard and is what enables you to use Apple CarPlay™ with your VW Jetta.
Where Can You Find Apple CarPlay™?
Many of the cars in the current VW lineup, in addition to the VW Jetta, also have Apple CarPlay™. In fact, it comes standard on the following models:
- VW Jetta
- VW Tiguan
- VW Atlas
- VW Golf
It’s also available with the VW Passat, VW Beetle, VW Beetle Convertible, and the VW Tiguan Limited. If you want to know if a particular model has Apple CarPlay™, feel free to ask our knowledgeable sales team when you stop by for a test drive.
Get the Volkswagen Jetta with Apple CarPlay™
We’re happy to say that the Volkswagen Jetta has Apple CarPlay™. If you have any other questions about how to use this feature during your drives through Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, or Newport Beach, ask the team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine.
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