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Hi All,

Anyone finding Carplay a little unreliable? Three main issues I've had:

1) When Carplay loads my radio goes off. If I go back to radio it shows the radio screen for a split second, and plays music for a split second, then flicks back to carplay and silence. Keeps doing this. Has happened ~3 times.

2) When navigating, sometimes the voice nav doesn't mute. It says it is muted, but it isn't. If I hit the mute button, it repeats current instruction. This has happened MANY times.

3) My phone won't always connect. It says to check my settings, but everything is as normal. Reset phone, no difference. Recycle power on car, has helped once or twice, but not the other few times.

Any thoughts or ideas welcome. Just seems a wee bit buggy.

Sam
 

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Hi Sam i can confer on the following points as an Apple device owner amd had our Ateca since September I've seen a few things:
a) not seen this as such apart from when i was using a third party music app instead of the iPhone music it wouldn't quit the app properly.
b) quiet common, un plug the phone close the maps app the plug phone back in, voice no more, thinks its the Apple maps app.
c) only happened to me once very frustrating, then, turned car on and off, phone on and off, nothing, then double tapped the home buttun shut all the phone apps and hey presto it worked! Must be because i use a lot of different sources on my phone for music
 

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I do find it annoying that when connected via Android Auto you can't scroll through your library on Spotify for more than about 10 secs before it stops you and tells you that you can't continue until you park. I get the safety aspect of this but how the bloody hell am I meant to select my tunes!
 

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That was my grouse when I was trying to use Android Auto as Navigator once we had set off. Frustrating. I was locked out so I didn't bother. I don't change albums on the built in system judging that too dangerous when I'm driving, just jump tracks with the steering wheel buttons.
 

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That was my grouse when I was trying to use Android Auto as Navigator once we had set off. Frustrating. I was locked out so I didn't bother. I don't change albums on the built in system judging that too dangerous when I'm driving, just jump tracks with the steering wheel buttons.
I think the key is creating playlists for the car. It's easier to switch between playlists than it is whole albums or artists.
 

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Voice commands for directions work well on AndroidAuto IME, not tried that for music yet. I agree re not being able to browse Spotify, but also how awkward it is to play a specific album. Artist just goes to shuffle. Bit weird!
 

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David_S said:
Tell said:
That was my grouse when I was trying to use Android Auto as Navigator once we had set off. Frustrating. I was locked out so I didn't bother. I don't change albums on the built in system judging that too dangerous when I'm driving, just jump tracks with the steering wheel buttons.
I think the key is creating playlists for the car. It's easier to switch between playlists than it is whole albums or artists.
I'm old enough for Albums David :). It will move between albums when it's finished... so you have another album :).
 

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samanthaanne said:
Hi All,

1) When Carplay loads my radio goes off. If I go back to radio it shows the radio screen for a split second, and plays music for a split second, then flicks back to carplay and silence. Keeps doing this. Has happened ~3 times.
Got this annoying bug also. It happend around 2 times with me. Disconnecting and reconnecting the iPhone will solve the problem. But it was weird :?

After all I'm disappointed with Apple CarPlay. It's only good for using my Music Library with Apple Music. But I really don't like the user interface of it. You can't see the cover of the song which is playing. It is heavily blurred as a background. The huge buttons are really huge and ugly. I know Apple did create a user interface that won't distract you. But that doesn't mean that it has to ugly.

The other thing I use Apple CarPlay for are messages. Siri reads them out loud and you can reply with it.It works ok if Siri wants to :lol:

I haven't found any good other CarPlay app in the App Store. Most apps are radio apps :roll:
Maybe someone has some good tips?
 

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good tips .................

leave your phone in your bag/pocket until end of journey

listen to radio 4

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Or your favourite SD music file :). I do listen to old Dutch VPRO concerts for our Dutch readers and Radio Bremen for our German readers. Radio 4 I want the news or the Archers:).
 

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My phone just wouldn't connect at all earlier. I plugged it in USB 1 and it wouldn't recognise it was plugged in at all. Tried it in USB 2 and it worked straight away. Then tried it back in USB 1 and it worked straight away. Weird.
 

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David_S said:
My phone just wouldn't connect at all earlier. I plugged it in USB 1 and it wouldn't recognise it was plugged in at all. Tried it in USB 2 and it worked straight away. Then tried it back in USB 1 and it worked straight away. Weird.
That's what Thomas threw in, in one of his videos.
 

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David_S said:
My phone just wouldn't connect at all earlier. I plugged it in USB 1 and it wouldn't recognise it was plugged in at all. Tried it in USB 2 and it worked straight away. Then tried it back in USB 1 and it worked straight away. Weird.
Is it an iPhone you are using and is it an official cable? I've had similar issues in other cars using a non official cable bought on ebay. :?
 

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David_S said:
My phone just wouldn't connect at all earlier. I plugged it in USB 1 and it wouldn't recognise it was plugged in at all. Tried it in USB 2 and it worked straight away. Then tried it back in USB 1 and it worked straight away. Weird.
Is it an iPhone you are using and is it an official cable? I've had similar issues in other cars using a non official cable bought on ebay. :?
Please don't swear at me! :p

I'll never own or use an Apple product in my life. One big money making spin if you ask me. Buy one product and they've got you by the danglies.
 

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David_S said:
Kindness71 said:
David_S said:
My phone just wouldn't connect at all earlier. I plugged it in USB 1 and it wouldn't recognise it was plugged in at all. Tried it in USB 2 and it worked straight away. Then tried it back in USB 1 and it worked straight away. Weird.
Is it an iPhone you are using and is it an official cable? I've had similar issues in other cars using a non official cable bought on ebay. :?
Please don't swear at me! :p

I'll never own or use an Apple product in my life. One big money making spin if you ask me. Buy one product and they've got you by the danglies.
Ahh ok your with the dark side that explains why you have issues :lol:
Seriously though could be same issue, was it an official cable or eBay special from China ? :cool:
 

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Probably the port in the car not dropping it away but swapping to the other stirs it up a bit so you can plug back in. The cables aren't really a mystery for Android devices, no concept of oem cables being different from a manufacturer's supplied one. Oem preoccupation is an Apple one.
 

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Noworkin said:
Its a car - put music you like to listen to on an sd card - switch off your phone and just enjoy.
Not possible when you use Spotify as your only source of music I'm afraid.
 

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David's not an album person ;). I've been re digitising my MD and CD music collection since June getting it into FLAC. I've got half a draw to go yet and about 200 gb of music so far. My plan to get it onto 2 SD cards 128 gb each for left and right readers of the Navi Plus was shattered when the partner found a draw and a third of MDs I'd forgotten about. Thought I'd finished but I hadn't.
 
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