These days, drivers in and around Grapevine love to stay connected. Our smartphones are always with us, allowing us to update the latest news of our lives the instant it happens, all while giving us an instant connection to just about anything you can imagine. Hence, it comes as no surprise that a world-class auto manufacturer such as Mercedes-Benz would find a way to integrate your smart devices into its diverse lineup of luxury sedans and SUVs.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are two platforms that allow iPhone and Android users to seamlessly connect their phones to the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system. As such, we've compiled the most frequently asked questions from our customers to help them get more out of their daily drive.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto FAQ

What are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are third-party applications that come pre-installed on your MBUX infotainment system. They allow you to safely use your phone while you drive by connecting you to many of your favorite apps.

Is my device compatible with the Mercedes-Benz infotainment system?

One of the great things about the MBUX infotainment system's integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is that it is compatible with a wide range of devices. On Apple CarPlay, drivers with an iPhone 5S or newer with update 12.3.1 installed are good to go.

Meanwhile, Android Auto is compatible with Google Pixel XL, and Samsung Galaxy S8 phones or newer with Android 9.0 installed.

What apps are available through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

On both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, drivers will have a diverse array of apps to choose from. For example, Apple CarPlay users can make phone calls, use Messages to send and receive text, and navigate Apple Music to find their favorite tunes. Meanwhile, Android Auto leverages the Google Assistant to get directions or play music using Spotify or YouTube Music.

Questions? Contact Us Today

If you have any other questions about how to make the most of your MBUX infotainment system, don't hesitate to contact us today.

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