Today’s drivers want access to their smartphone apps. Looking at and fiddling around with phones while driving is not only dangerous, but it’s also illegal. Recognizing this, Apple and Google created technologies that give drivers access to certain apps via their car’s infotainment system touchscreen. Known as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, these systems promote safer driving by allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road and their hands off their phones. According to the Mazda dealer near Glendale, all new Mazda cars and SUVs come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Whether you already own a Mazda with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto or you’re contemplating buying a new Mazda at a dealership like the Glendale area Mazda dealer, use our handy guide, and you’ll be ready to connect your iPhone or Android phone to the Mazda Connect system.
Connecting Your iPhone to Mazda Connect
iPhone users will connect to the Mazda Connect infotainment system using Apple CarPlay. The process is simple. Apple CarPlay is already included as part of iOS, so there’s nothing to download.
Connecting Your Android Phone to Mazda Connect
Android phone users will connect to Mazda Connect using Android Auto. Android Auto isn’t part of the phone’s operating system and must be downloaded.
Here are a few things to check if your phone has problems connecting: