Honda CR-V: Audio System Basic Operation / Apple CarPlay™

Honda CR-V 2017-2023 Owner's Manual / Features / Audio System Basic Operation / Apple CarPlay™

If you connect an Apple CarPlay™ -compatible iPhone to the system via the 1.5A USB port, you can use the audio/information screen, instead of the iPhone display, to make a phone call, listen to music, view maps (navigation), and access messages.

Only iPhone 5 or newer versions with iOS 8.4 or later are compatible with Apple CarPlay™ .

Park in a safe place before connecting your iPhone to Apple CarPlay™ and when launching any compatible apps.

To use Apple CarPlay™ , connect the USB cable to the 1.5A USB port. The USB port located on the back of the center console compartment will not enable Apple CarPlay™ operation.

To directly access the Apple CarPlay™ phone function, select Phone on the home screen. While connected to Apple CarPlay™ , calls are only made through Apple CarPlay™ . If you want to make a call with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, turn Apple CarPlay™ OFF or detach the USB cable from your iPhone.

When your iPhone is connected to Apple CarPlay™ , it is not possible to use the Bluetooth® Audio or Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®. However, other previously paired phones can stream audio via Bluetooth® while Apple CarPlay™ is connected.

For details on countries and regions where Apple CarPlay™ is available, as well as information pertaining to function, refer to the Apple homepage.

Apple CarPlayApple CarPlay™ Menu Menu

Honda CR-V. Apple CarPlay™


Access the contact list, make phone calls, or listen to voice mail.


Check and reply to text messages, or have messages read to you.


Play music stored on your iPhone.


Display Apple Maps and use the navigation function just as you would on your iPhone.

Models with navigation system

Only one navigation system (pre-installed navigation or Apple CarPlay™) can give directions at a time. When you are using one system, directions to any prior destination set on the other system will be canceled, and the system you are currently using will direct you to your destination.

Apple CarPlay™ Operating Requirements & Limitations

Apple CarPlay™ requires a compatible iPhone with an active cellular connection and data plan. Your carrier’s rate plans will apply.

Changes in operating systems, hardware, software, and other technology integral to providing Apple CarPlay™ functionality, as well as new or revised governmental regulations, may result in a decrease or cessation of Apple CarPlay™ functionality and services. Honda cannot and does not provide any warranty or guarantee of future Apple CarPlay™ performance or functionality.

It is possible to use 3rd party apps if they are compatible with Apple CarPlay™. Refer to the Apple homepage for information on compatible apps.

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Setting Up Apple CarPlay™

After you have connected your iPhone to the system via the 1.5A USB port, use the following procedure to set up Apple CarPlay™ . Use of Apple CarPlay™ will result in the transmission of certain user and vehicle information (such as vehicle location, speed, and status) to your iPhone to enhance the Apple CarPlay™ experience...

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