How to Connect to Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay®

September 5th, 2019 by

Apple CarPlay interface on Mercedes-Benz touchscreen

When picking a new vehicle for your life in North Las Vegas, you’ll want access to technology that’ll make every trip more convenient. With Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay®, drivers can enjoy hands-free access to messaging, music, navigation and more! Whether you purchase a new Mercedes-Benz equipped with Apple CarPlay®, you’ll need to pair your phone to it for full functionality. Find out how to pair your phone and learn more about Apple CarPlay® features below!

How to Connect Your iPhone® to Apple CarPlay®

Mercedes-Benz drivers will need to follow these steps to pair their vehicle and smartphone:

  1. Connect your iPhone® to the USB port with the smartphone integration symbol using a USB cord.
  2. This message will appear if you’re connecting to Apple CarPlay® for the first time: “A new Apple CarPlay® device has been connected. How should Apple CarPlay® be started?” You’ll be given a choice between “Automatically” and “Manually.”
    • For quick and easy connection when you’re hopping in and out of your vehicle, you’ll want to select “Automatically.”
    • However, if you’re connecting an iPhone® of a passenger for the purpose of sharing music or directions to points of interest around Pahrump, select “Manually.”
  3. At this point, you’re ready to go and can use Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay® via the controller/touchpad controller, hard keys, or Siri®.

What Are the Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay® Features?

Once setup is complete for Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay®, you’ll enjoy a host of features while out and about in Summerlin, including:

  • Place Phone Calls: State the name of your contact to place safe, hands-free calls.
  • Send Text Messages: Text while keeping your eyes on the road by naming your contact, dictating your message, and saying, “Send!”
  • Fast COMAND® Access: Select the “Mercedes-Benz” icon on the Apple CarPlay® screen or press the appropriate hard-key on the dash to adjust your in-cabin temperature, ambient lighting, seat position, and more.
  • Stream Entertainment: Stream your favorites in entertainment via apps like iHeartRadio®, TuneIn® Radio,, and more.
  • Apple Maps Navigation: Plan routes to your favorite Las Vegas attractions with Apple Maps.

Vehicles with Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay®

While Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay® is not available as an aftermarket add-on, it can be found standard on many new Mercedes-Benz models, including the:

To learn more about models equipped with Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay® and other tech features, visit us at Fletcher Jones Imports.

Enhance Your Drive With Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay®

Did you run into issues connecting to Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay®? Schedule a service visit at Fletcher Jones Imports. We’ll figure out the problem and get your system connected and running in no time!

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