Mitsubishi Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

January 20th, 2022 by

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have become some of the most sought-after features in modern vehicles. They have grown so popular; it’s challenging to find a new car in Fort Myers, Florida, that doesn’t offer them. If you’re wondering what Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are all about, keep reading to learn more.

What Are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are smartphone integration programs. They allow you to connect your smartphone to your vehicle’s center stack screen. This link between your phone and your central touch screen will enable you to use popular and useful phone apps and features directly through your Mitsubishi. You can navigate through this interface manually using the touch screen, or you can use your vehicle’s voice command button to communicate with your device.

Though these integration programs are helpful and keep you entertained during your daily drives, their primary purpose is arguable to provide you with hands-free access to your phone. Drivers distracted by their phones (or anything else) have a significantly higher risk of making a dangerous mistake on the road. With Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, you can easily access your phone features while keeping your attention on the road ahead.

The smartphone apps and features accessible through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay fall into three categories: entertainment, navigation, and communication. Before we get into the many fun things your touch screen can do with this connection, let’s explain how you can access these programs.

How Do They Work?

The connection between your phone and your Mitsubishi’s smart screen occurs through a USB cord or wireless Bluetooth pairing. Your central touch screen will switch operating programs when you connect your smartphone via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Instead of your standard Mitsubishi controls (which you can return to with the push of a button), you’ll see the interface for the smartphone integration program of your choice. Your screen will display a series of app icons through which you can navigate.


You can use these programs to access your favorite music, audiobook, and podcast streaming services. Spotify, Pandora, and specific podcast streaming apps are compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. They generally have simplified interfaces on your touch screen to avoid causing distractions, but you can still access many of the same features you would on your phone.

For example, Spotify through Android Auto or Apple CarPlay gives you access to your playlists and allows you to search for an artist or a song to play. Other compatible entertainment apps include iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, CBS Radio, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and much more.


Two of the standard apps you’ll be able to access through Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay are Google Maps and Apple Maps. These apps work similarly to how they would on your phone. You can use the touch screen or voice commands to search for or enter your destination. Once you find where you want to go, the program will give you turn-by-turn directions to get you there.

These integration programs can even guess where you want to go through your text messages, emails, calendars, and more. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay turn your Mitsubishi into its navigator as well as your personal assistant. These programs also work with third-party mapping apps such as Waze.


If your schedule calls for you to always stay in contact with people, whether it’s the kids or the clients, you’ll enjoy Android Auto and Apple CarPlay’s communication features. You can use voice commands or select the phone icon on the touch screen to pull up your phone’s contacts and place a call. You can also access your phone’s messaging app to have it read your messages aloud and even reply to them without you having to pick up your device.

If you need to be in the loop with friends, family, and colleagues, these features are must-haves so you can stay connected while staying safe on the road.

Smart Assistants

You can use your Google Assistant or Siri while your phone is connected to your Mitsubishi. These smart assistants make the smartphone integration experience even better. All you have to do is speak to your smart assistant to have it change what it’s doing on your Mitsubishi’s touch screen.  

Use your voice commands to look up new directions, check the weather, continue your current audiobook, and much more. You can access your smart assistant in one of two ways. The first is by pressing the microphone button on your central touch screen. You can also use the voice command button on your steering wheel if you don’t want to take your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.

These smart assistants are beneficial when you’re navigating. Suppose you want to make a stop at the nearest EV charging station or find the best local sushi restaurant. In that case, you can hit the voice command button to ask your assistant to take you there before continuing on the original route to your destination. 

Get Your New Smartphone-Friendly Car at Fort Myers Mitsubishi

When you’re ready to experience the Mitsubishi lineup and thoroughly explore the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems, you can schedule a test drive at Fort Myers Mitsubishi in Fort Myers, Florida. You can explore the entire Mitsubishi lineup at our certified dealership, including sedans, SUVs, and trucks that feature the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems.

Most of your newer Mitsubishi models offer compatibility with these smartphone integration programs. The Eclipse Cross, Mirage, Mirage G4, Outlander Sport, and the Outlander. Whether you’re searching for a spacious SUV or an elegant sedan, the options in the new Mitsubishi lineup keep you connected in new and exciting ways. Explore our financing and lease options to make owning your dream car a reality. Schedule an appointment with our team at Fort Myers Mitsubishi today to get started on the search for your new ride.

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