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Volkswagen ID.3: Apple CarPlay


The following requirements must be met in order to use Apple CarPlay:

  • The iPhone must support Apple CarPlay.
  •  Voice control (Siri) must be activated on the iPhone.
  • Apple CarPlay must be activated in the iPhone settings without restrictions.
  • For Apple CarPlay Wireless, Bluetooth must be activated on the iPhone and the Infotainment system must be activated as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • If Apple CarPlay Wireless cannot be used, the iPhone must be connected to the infotainment system via aU SB connection with data transfer. Only USB ports with data transfer are suitable for use withA pple CarPlay.
  • The USB cable being used must be an original cable from Apple.

These technologies may not be available in all countries.

Information on technical requirements, compatible iPhones, certified apps and availability can be found at the Volkswagen and Apple CarPlay website or at an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

Starting Apple CarPlay

  1. Tap HOME to open the App-Connect main menu.
  2. Tap .


  1. Tap in Apple CarPlay mode to open the App-Connect main menu.
  2. Tap to end the active connection.

The presentation of the function keys in the display may vary.

Special conditions

During an active connection with Apple CarPlay, the following conditions apply:

  • For an iPhone connected with the Infotainment system via Apple CarPlay, phone functions can only be accessed via Apple CarPlay.
  • The connected iPhone cannot be used as a media device in theM edia main menu.
  • It is not possible to use the internal navigation andA pple CarPlay navigation at the same time. The route guidance which was started last ends the previous active one.

Voice control

  1. Tap briefly to start the Infotainment system voice control.

    Or: to start voice control (Siri) on the connected iPhone, tap and hold .

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