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How To Set Up Apple CarPlay on Mercedes-Benz Cars

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS interior dashboard with display console

Just pulled into your garage with a new Mercedes-Benz? Apple CarPlay® set up is probably one of the first things you’ll want to learn. In the guide below, the Mercedes-Benz of Los Angeles team shows you step-by-step how to use Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay — so that you can make the most of this drive-transforming feature from day one as you cruise down Los Angeles roads.


Connecting to Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay®

Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay® set up requires your device and a USB cable, and should only take a minute! Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone® to the USB port, which should be marked with a smartphone integration symbol.
  2. If this is your first time connecting to CarPlay, this message will pop up on your infotainment console: “A new Apple CarPlay® device has been connected. How should Apple CarPlay® be started?” Here, you can choose between “Automatically” and “Manually.”
  3. If you’re likely to be the only person integrating a smart device with this vehicle, then choosing “Automatically” will speed up the connection process every time you enter your vehicle. If you expect to connect the iPhone® of a passenger for the purpose of sharing music or directions to points of interest around Inglewood, select “Manually.”

You can now access your apps and smartphone functions via your Mercedes-Benz controller/touchpad controller, car keys, or Siri®! Next, well look at how to use Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay features and functions while you’re on-the-go.

What Can You Do With Apple CarPlay®?

Taking some time to learn how to use Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay is definitely worth it. You’ll want to be aware of just how much CarPlay technology can help when you need to navigate, find important contact info, or send an urgent message while driving in downtown Los Angeles. Stay connected and keep your eyes on the road with hands-free functionality like:

  • Hands-Free Phone Calls — Apple CarPlay allows you to place calls hands-free. Simply state the name of your contact, and the system will connect you.
  • Voice-Activated Text Messaging — Send a text safely while running errands in Kailua. Simply choose your contact, dictate your message, say, “Send,” and your message is sent!
  • Streaming Entertainment — Listen to your favorite music from your smartphone, or access even more entertainment via apps like iHeartRadio®, TuneIn® Radio,, and more.
  • Hands-Free Navigation — Instantly locate and navigate to businesses and attractions around Los Angeles.
  • Quick COMAND®® Access — Access the COMAND® system with the tough of a dash button, and adjust cabin and seat settings like seat height, in-cabin temperature, ambient lighting, and more.

Find More Mercedes-Benz Tips at Mercedes-Benz of Los Angeles 

Further questions about how to use Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay technology? The experienced Mercedes-Benz of Los Angeles service staff has your back when it comes to getting comfortable with your Mercedes Benz technology features. The very latest in-cabin innovations — from Apple CarPlay® to Android Auto™ to Bluetooth® — aren’t always easy to figure out on your own, but are easy to learn with a little help from our auto technology experts! Reach out today to get started so you can enjoy this feature during your Los Angeles commute.


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