Apple CarPlay® can be used on model year 2020 and newer Slingshot models equipped with the 7" Display powered by RIDE COMMAND.
To use Apple CarPlay®, riders must download the newest RIDE COMMAND software update. More on that procedure can be found in Updating Maps and Software for 2020+ Slingshot RIDE COMMAND. If you need help with the download process, visit your Slingshot Dealer.
To be compatible with Apple CarPlay®, your Slingshot must be a model year 2020 or newer vehicle equipped with RIDE COMMAND, as well as navigation and connected services. Models without navigation will need to add the accessory navigation package (part number 2884848) to enable Apple CarPlay®. The requirements are an iPhone® 6 or later, iOS® version 12 or above and an approved headset. For more information, view the list of supported devices. Your phone must be plugged in with an iPhone®-compatible USB cable.
A Bluetooth®-paired headset is required to use Apple CarPlay®. Check the list of supported devices to see which have been tested and approved by RIDE COMMAND. Other Bluetooth® headsets and earbuds may work with RIDE COMMAND but have not been tested. Therefore support cannot be offered for them.
Note: Apple CarPlay® will not launch if the vehicle is (1) older than model year 2020, (2) not equipped with RIDE COMMAND+ with navigation and (3) not connected to a Bluetooth® headset.
To Activate Apple CarPlay®
1. Connect the headset to the display via Bluetooth®. For more information on pairing your headset, read Pairing Your SENA® headset.
2. Connect the iPhone® to the vehicle with a MFi cable.
3. Apple CarPlay® will launch automatically.
4. Turn on "Allow CarPlay While Locked." In your iPhone®, go to SETTINGS > GENERAL > CARPLAY > ALLOW.
The Apple CarPlay® home screen on the RIDE COMMAND display will look like the one shown below.
To view applications, scroll to the left or right.
To de-activate Apple CarPlay®, tap on the Slingshot icon on the Apple CarPlay® menu. This will take you to the RIDE COMMAND screen.
You can activate Siri® by long pressing the PLAY/PAUSE button on the hand controls of your steering wheel.
If you are new to using Siri®, please read Apple's Use Siri on all your Apple devices article.
On the left of the screen, there will be three Recent Apps. There are three categories: media, navigation and communication/other. The most recent app that was used in each category will be shown in the bar. The order is dictated by the most recent criteria.
To change the order of the apps on the app home page, go to SETTINGS APP > GENERAL SECTION > CARPLAY SECTION > DISPLAY ID > CUSTOMIZE.
You can download third-party Apple CarPlay®-supported apps like Pandora®, Spotify®, Amazon Music®, Waze®, Google® Maps and others on your iPhone®. These can be used while riding within Apple CarPlay®.
Using RIDE COMMAND Hard Buttons within Apple CarPlay®
Your display is equipped with five hard buttons: Rider Screen, Navigation, Bluetooth®, Controls, Audio, Volume Decrease and Volume Increase.
To get to the RIDE COMMAND rider screen (shown below), click on the RIDER SCREEN hard button or tap on the Slingshot app in Apple CarPlay®.
Press the AUDIO hard button to navigate to the RIDE COMMAND music screen if music was not initiated inside of Apple CarPlay®. If music is playing within Apple CarPlay®, pressing the AUDIO hard button will navigate you to the audio app playing music. You can change the music source from the SOURCE tab at the top left of the display screen. You also can change the volume levels while Apple CarPlay® is still initiated. To mute the audio, press and hold the MODE button or turn the volume all the way down using the volume decrease button.
Press the NAVIGATION hard button to navigate to Apple CarPlay® maps. The Apple CarPlay® map will look like the one below.
The Apple CarPlay® map search panel looks like the one shown below.
Other navigation apps can be set as the default navigation app for Apple CarPlay®. Note that you can still track a ride on RIDE COMMAND if you are using Apple® Maps or other navigation through Apple CarPlay®.
Pressing the DEVICE MANAGER hard button always takes you to the phone app on Apple CarPlay®.
When viewing messages, select a message to hear from Siri®. You may choose to reply to the message using Siri®.
Troubleshooting Connection Issues
If Apple CarPlay® will not engage, try the following solutions.
- Ensure that your vehicle's navigation package is active. Check for RIDE COMMAND and iPhone software updates.
- Check cord integrity. Counterfeit cords may be less effective and wear more quickly.
- Open settings on the display to the screen regarding Apple CarPlay® and try to connect again.
- If none of the above solutions work, redownload the latest RIDE COMMAND maps update and install it on the vehicle. Information about that procedure can be found in Updating Maps and Software for 2020+ Slingshot RIDE COMMAND.
- For additional assistance, see your Slingshot Dealer.
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