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Retrofitting Apple Car Play/Android auto to my MMI?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:28 am
by stepas
Anyone has retrofitted an aftermarket unit to his MMI?? I `m searching for a unit that would be easy to install in order to use this feature on my MMI.

Re: Retrofitting Apple Car Play/Android auto to my MMI?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:20 am
by testcard
Try Googling “ aftermarket apple carplay audi”
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?9287837-Aftermarket-Apple-CarPlay-Android-Auto-retrofit-solutions

Re: Retrofitting Apple Car Play/Android auto to my MMI?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:29 am
by pauluk
I've been quoted between 300 and 500 Euros for doing it. I didn't bother because you still have to use a cable, I was hoping I could use the existing Phone Box and bluetooth.

Re: Retrofitting Apple Car Play/Android auto to my MMI?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:33 am
by testcard
Wireless CarPlay is rolling out slowly - currently only available on the A6.
https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/tech/what-is-wireless-apple-carplay/

Re: Retrofitting Apple Car Play/Android auto to my MMI?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:53 am
by IanQ2
The official Audi Smartphone Interface/Apple Carplay needs MIB 2 (MIB High) to work. I've not seen any aftermarket kits, there is bound to be some available though.

Re: Retrofitting Apple Car Play/Android auto to my MMI?

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:39 pm
by Graham
Why do you need to retrofit Apple Car Play/Android Auto? I thought all versions of the Q2 were supplied with Audi Smartphone Interface as standard. All you need to do is connect your smartphone by a USB cable then enter the MMI Menu and select Apple Car Play or Android Auto depending on your phone.
The beauty of it is, the software that creates the smartphone interface on the MMI screen is regularly updated OTA through the phone. Which is more than you can say for the MMI software! Partly for this reason, I've long-abandoned using Audi Navigation, and now use Google Maps displayed via Android Auto.

Re: Retrofitting Apple Car Play/Android auto to my MMI?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:38 pm
by Argyll
I originally had some teething problems with AA but it seems to have vastly improved recently. Such a great, modern, feature that you could only dream about a few years ago.

Re: Retrofitting Apple Car Play/Android auto to my MMI?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:09 pm
by ormesome
Would love Apple,car play to be wireless in the Q2. Iv seen some options but they are around 100pounds. Anyone on here seen or used any cheaper?

Re: Retrofitting Apple Car Play/Android auto to my MMI?

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:40 am
by davideszabo
Hey Guys,

The Q2 comes with smartphone link interface preparation in the MMI I believe and CarPlay/Android Auto as standard on some trim levels. Having said that it needs enabling and programming to work which is available to most models on the Q2.
HazzyDays is a company who does this in the UK.

Re: Retrofitting Apple Car Play/Android auto to my MMI?

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:47 am
by testcard
Apple CarPlay was plug and play on my Q2 - it didn't require either enabling or programming.