Way to use iPhone interface like CarPlay?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kevin L., Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Kevin L. macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Anyone know of a way to run the CarPlay interface on your iPhone, instead of relying on a car stereo? I would love to mount my iPhone in the car and have the simpler interface, but to my knowledge, you can only use CarPlay if you have a compatible car stereo... correct? Any third-party apps or solutions to replicate the same functionality you get with CarPlay?
  2. tehreflex macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009
    I believe if you're jailbroken you can. I'm not aware of any way outside of that.
  3. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    If you have a plus model iPhone you get the landscape which IMO is actually better than CarPlay especially if you stream your music/gps to your car.
  4. Kevin L. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    I wondered if a Plus in landscape was really the same thing. Since I've never actually used CarPlay, I assumed there were some useful options it included, but if it's really just a landscape touchscreen interface for the iPhone, but yeah... a Plus would do what I want.
  5. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2015
    No landscape dialer.
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    U can always replace the car's stock HU with an after market carplay capable. Dunno the damage$$.
  7. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    This in most newer cars pretty much breaks the car.

    No on star/BMW assist/whatever they are
    No changing certain settings- on most newer cars changing settings like daytime running lights etc are done on the radio

  8. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    IMO you could set up the apps on your phones homescreen to get similar results uh aside from the landscape phone dialer.

    If you trust or use Siri enough the "hey Siri" user experience is nearly identical with caryplay or landscape iPhone plus.

    The extremely premium priced CarPlay decks isn't worth it imo compared to a landscape iPhone plus. $600-$1000 iPhone + $400-$600 CarPlay deck to gimp your phones functionally while driving? Pass

    Maybe if you have a non plus iPhone and find a super deal on a CarPlay deck.
  9. Kevin L. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Yeah, CarPlay head units are at between $500 and $2000 right now. Thus the reason I thought I would see if there's a way to do the same thing with apps, but it sounds like a Plus is the way to go.
  10. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2015
    Washington, DC
    You would have to jailbreak your iPhone to get it like this:


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