How to Set Up Apple CarPlay

Curious how to pair your Apple iPhone to your new Subaru STARLINK system using Apple CarPlay? Below you will find a simple step-by-step guide plus an informative video on the process.

Step-by-step Apple CarPlay Setup Guide

Available on all new Subaru models, Apple CarPlay is the best way to connect your Apple iPhone to your Subaru STARLINK system. Follow this easy step-by-step guide, or watch the video above to pair your Apple iPhone to your new Subaru with Apple CarPlay.

  1. Make sure CarPlay and Siri are activated on your Apple iPhone.
  2. Connect your Apple iPhone to your Subaru USB port using an Apple-approved Lightning-to-USB cable. The USB port is usually located in the center console.
  3. When prompted about authorizing Apple CarPlay on your Subaru STARLINK screen, accept the request.
  4. Your Apple iPhone and Subaru STARLINK system are now connected via Apple CarPlay. Your STARLINK display will now switch to Apple CarPlay when connected to your Apple iPhone through USB.

For more information on your Subaru multimedia system, or how to pair your other devices with Bluetooth or Android Auto, please feel free to contact us to speak with a knowledgeable team member.


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