Auto Wireless Carplay will use Bluetooth instead of Wi-Fi ?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by comics addict, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I am currently not running the public beta of iOS 9 (don't have any backup iOS devices besides my personal use iPhone 6) but am one of the "lucky" few that actually can take of CarPlay using a Pioneer aftermarket head unit. Is it true that apple's implementation of wireless CarPlay on iOS 9 is scheduled to use Bluetooth if nothing changes come public release? Could you please some screenshots if at all possible? Thanks
     
  2. The Tos macrumors 6502a

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    Which aftermarket unit do you have? I had ios 9 beta on my phone and didnt see a connection possibly for CarPlay to my Pioneer AppRadio. There probably needs to have a software update for the headunits before it will play nice together. Though i dont know for sure if CarPlay is or will be via bluetooth.
     
  3. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same one you have, the app radio 4 unit, I'm sure that even if it ends up using Bluetooth it will need a firmware update for the head unit but I would be hopeful since pioneer updated the firmware just two weeks ago. I read from the sticky thread about the new features and it mentioned wireless CarPlay used Bluetooth. Check the #9 feature here
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ios-9-feature-compatibility-on-devices.1899203/

    Since I use CarPlay that option shows up when I go to Settings>General>CarPlay and the name of the head unit shows up. Have you verified there?
     
  4. The Tos macrumors 6502a

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    I havent. I didnt even know there was a firmware update. What major changes were there?
     
  5. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    only bug fixes for bugs... that I haven't experienced :p

    Have you found the wireless CarPlay settings?
     

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