Volvo adds missing Apple CarPlay to newer models with over-the-air update

Volvo has released a new live update for new versions of its cars that use Android Automotive OS-based infotainment systems, with this latest update including a feature that has been missing since the brand ditched its own platform. -software form for the development of Google.

Native Apple smartphone integration has been absent from Android Automotive-powered Volvo infotainment systems since their introduction, and it’s something we highlighted when we first got to grips with the otherwise impressive setup during our first drive of the all-electric Volvo C40 last year. .

Now, however, iPhone users can bridge the gap to mirror their iOS devices to the Android system, but only via a wired connection using a USB cable – wireless CarPlay integration does not. has not been confirmed.

Volvo has been releasing updates over-the-air since early 2021, and the brand estimates that its previous update, released in April 2022, was successfully downloaded by almost 200,000 new Volvo vehicles worldwide.

The new update is already available for download in the UK, so Volvo car owners using Android Automotive OS can activate CarPlay connectivity at any time.

Want to know more about Apple CarPlay? Read our full guide here…

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