Unfortunately the car (at least until the 2020 model) didn't have wireless CarPlay. It is possible to get a receiver to keep it plugged in the car, and gives you wireless CarPlay, but this receiver has to be plugged to the car. The one I bought is called CPLAY2air and it works really well.Is it possible to connect Iphone with Apple CarPlay without USB cable?
Thanks for sharing this info. I use CarPlay all the time because in Chicago I need a nav app with routing that adjusts with real time traffic. So this could be great. Wonder if the lag you described is worse when using nav app like Waze?I just got the CPLAY2Air adapter and it seems to work great. Takes maybe ~10 seconds to boot up, but so doe s the entire Infotainment. Very slight lag with it, but barely noticeable. A little 15lb double stick tape and it is not even noticeable in the car as the cord is the prefect length.
Yeah the new touchscreen interface doesn't even look polished imo. Hopefully it will upgrade. Still seems to be a big improvement over Sensus - the voice commands on mine are almost entirely useless.Honestly the lag is not really noticeable, had someone else not mentioned it I would not have noticed. Wife loves it as the car remembers what she was last doing and fires it up as the phone connects. Very impressed with her XC40 and wishing Volvo had stuck with Sense on the XC40 P8 as the Android OS (and I am an Android person) is not ready for prime time and is a mess compared to Sense.
I used CarPlay2Air for about 6 months with fair success then it quit connecting consistently. After a month of suffering through much unsuccessful troubleshooting I gave up on it. I installed a RAM phone mount and a short heavy duty USB cable for my iPhone and that’s my chosen solution. It connects super quick and the sound is great.I see this thread is a bit old, we just picked upa 21 XC 40 T5 R-Design and am looking at the CarPlay2Air, is everyone that is using oen still happy with it?
I think they have finally realized that consumer electronics is not their forte; hence the move to the Google platform. A very wise move in my opinion although I’m personally not a Google fan. Other manufacturers will follow suit. Other than Tesla, most are just already dated and awkward from day one, no matter how much the car costs.I must say that I wish Volvo cared as much about and gave as high a priority to the electronics/infotainment as they do all of their safety features.