CarPlay Cannot make Whatsapp audio call in Carplay using SIRI

ajayarjun

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Dec 13, 2018
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Hi Guys, I am new to carpaly. I have been using this for one week. I have iphone X and I am not able to place whatsapp calls from carpaly. Whenever i choose a recent whatsapp call from phone app in car play the call is not happening. It returns me to the home screen on carplay. The same happens if i try using siri to make whatsapp audio call. It goes all the way till i choose the number after that it returns to homescreen.

After this step if i open whatsapp in my phone; the call is being made. I am not understanding this. Is this a bug or a normal behavior of carplay?
 

chabig

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WhatsApp calls work fine for me. You said something that confuses me though. You said, “Whenever i choose a recent whatsapp call from phone app in car play...” You don’t really mean the Phone app, do you? The Phone app is for regular phone calls. For WhatsApp calls you touch the WhatsApp icon (it might be on your second page of apps—swipe left like you would on iPhone). Alternatively, use Siri by saying, “Call Mom with WhatsApp.”
 

ajayarjun

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Dec 13, 2018
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” You don’t really mean the Phone app, do you?
I meant the phone app. My whatsapp call logs is listed under recents tab of my phone app. So when i press a whatsapp call entry from recents tab of my phone app. It initiates a whatsapp call instead of normal audio call
 

chabig

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Since you want to place a WhatsApp call, try the WhatsApp app instead, or use Siri.
 

rockitdog

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Carplay is garbage. I just bought a new car last week and have been testing it out.
 

PeteLP

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Carplay is garbage. I just bought a new car last week and have been testing it out.
I'm a tech software developer and have had several popular products on the market over the years. I am personally loving carplay and use it all the time.

Could you be more specific in your areas of dissatisfaction?
 

rockitdog

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I'm a tech software developer and have had several popular products on the market over the years. I am personally loving carplay and use it all the time.

Could you be more specific in your areas of dissatisfaction?
This is actually the 2nd vehicle that I've had it in. Its too limited in App selection first off. As a PT Lyft/ Uber driver I'd like to see it integrated with those apps specifically. I also like the look and feel of AndroidAuto's UI better.
 

ajayarjun

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Dec 13, 2018
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This is actually the 2nd vehicle that I've had it in. Its too limited in App selection first off. As a PT Lyft/ Uber driver I'd like to see it integrated with those apps specifically. I also like the look and feel of AndroidAuto's UI better.
I actually moved to Carplay because Android Auto's ui was too slow to respond most of the times and it wont even respond to some touches.
 

cynics

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OP : What happens when you say "Hey siri call (WhatsApp contact) using WhatsApp"?
 

ajayarjun

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Dec 13, 2018
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OP : What happens when you say "Hey siri call (WhatsApp contact) using WhatsApp"?
Interacting wiith SIRI through Carplay
ME: call john with whatsapp
SIRI: which one [Lists out a bunch of similar contacts and asks me to pick one]
ME: I choose a contact
SISR: callling +140940xxxx4 with whatsapp

Thats it. it is stuck and returns to carplay home screen

Now if i unlock my phone and open whatsapp the call is being made.


The same behavior happens when i invoke siri from lockscreen and ask to do the same when not connected to carplay
 

BeforeTheMeds

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This is actually the 2nd vehicle that I've had it in. Its too limited in App selection first off. As a PT Lyft/ Uber driver I'd like to see it integrated with those apps specifically. I also like the look and feel of AndroidAuto's UI better.

I agree. If apple maps was any good I could at least live with carplay, but there is so much missing (including the whole subdivision where I live) and you can’t use siri with waze or google maps. I am planning on getting a cheap android for the truck.
 
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