Carplay not working phones

My Audi has a connect options and phone box. I connected my iphone 6 to the carplay function, but it didn’t work. Everything else worked OK. I also tried to connect my Galaxy S6 Edge, but I didn’t get the menu to come up. I removed the passwords on the phone. How can I get this function to work with my phones?
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Hello. It is possible that there is a problem with the bluetooth phone hook up. It is also possible that there is a problem with the entire unit, or that the unit needs an update from the dealer. My suggestion would be to have the dealership inspect the problem as this may be something that is covered under warranty from the manufacturer.

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If your iPhone isn`t detected by CarPlay, make sure that CarPlay isn`t restricted. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions. If Content & Privacy Restrictions is on, tap Allowed Apps, and make sure that CarPlay is enabled. Go to Settings > General > CarPlay, tap your car, then tap Forget This Car.
If your iPhone isn`t detected by CarPlay, make sure CarPlay isn`t restricted. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions, tap Allowed Apps and make sure CarPlay is enabled. Go to Settings > General > CarPlay, tap your car and then tap Forget This Car. Then set up CarPlay again.
Set up CarPlay

If your car supports CarPlay with a USB cable, plug your iPhone into the USB port in your car. The USB port might be labeled with a CarPlay icon or a smartphone icon. Be sure to use an Apple Lightning to USB cable.

If you can`t connect, try unplugging the USB cable and reconnecting it again. If possible, try restarting your car`s infotainment system, then try to connect again. If Android Auto has previously worked with your device and car, it is likely that the problem is with your cable.
Restart your phone or device, and reconnect to Bluetooth in your vehicle. If that doesn`t work, you may need to delete and pair again. By deleting your smartphone from the vehicle, and vehicle from your smartphone, you begin with a clean slate when pairing.
sure the operating system is updated to the latest version (iOS 15). If the software is already at this version, go into your music settings and turn off EQ profiles assigned to music. If this does not fix the issue, reset network settings in the iPhone and delete the pairing in the MMI.
Only Answer. You can use Apple CarPlay® wirelessly on select model year 2022 and newer vehicles. You can review your vehicle`s features and capabilities from within the Toyota app or refer to your Owner`s Manual. To use Apple CarPlay® over a wired connection, it is recommended to use an Apple-certified USB cable.
The Apple CarPlay wireless, wireless wifi for Audi Q7 4M (2016-2019) MIB/MIB2 is a smartphone Interface Plug & Play with full integration in the multimedia system of the car. If we use it with an Iphone will be called the Apple Carplay and if we use it with a Android will be called Android auto.
Audi will begin offering the Apple CarPlay system in its all-new models that will go on sale in Europe next year and arrive in the U.S. in early 2016.
Try to connect your iPhone to your car with a different USB cable and insert it into a different USB port and make sure your USB cable is not damaged or sometimes, USB cable ports may be culprits and cause the iPhone not to play music in the car when connected using the USB cable or USB port.
Check your charging port for any debris or damage. Make sure your charging cable is inserted correctly into the port. Update your device. Make sure your stereo is using the latest firmware from the car manufacturer.
Using the needle or sharp-edged object, pull up the two pins you spot, but do so gently in an upward direction. That should tighten the USB port properly. Often though, an easy solution to fixing USB ports that aren`t functioning properly is to switch off your engine and simply turn it back on.
The immediate fix is to go into the Audi MMI settings and Factory Reset the Smartphone Connect feature. Then CarPlay will restart, asking you if you want to activate CarPlay and transfer data. It is annoying, but the fix works.
Also of note: The Q7 offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at the Premium Plus trim. The system works fairly well, but unlike other vehicles I`ve tested with this feature, it is not operated via touch screen. You have to use the MMI scroll wheel to page through the menus, which was a bit cumbersome.
German automaker Audi — a founding member of Google`s Android-based Open Automotive Alliance — on Thursday announced that it has undertaken “intensive dialog” with Apple to integrate the iPhone maker`s CarPlay system into new vehicles beginning in 2015.
Wired CarPlay pro – Charging while driving

Since plugging in a cable is required for wired CarPlay, the driver is less likely to forget to charge their device while driving. Wireless CarPlay users can also use wired or wireless charging while driving, but it requires them to remember to do so.

You can use Apple CarPlay over a wired connection with a USB-to-Lightning cable (as supplied with most iPhones) or wirelessly using Bluetooth. To connect using a USB cable, first connect the Lightning end to your phone, then plug the USB end into the appropriate port on your car.
If you`re unsure if your car supports CarPlay, check your owner`s manual or contact the vehicle manufacturer. Make sure that your iPhone has the latest version of iOS. If you have a wired connection, try connecting again with a different USB cable to a different USB port in your vehicle if you have one.
Make Sure Your Bluetooth Is Connected

If you`re using Apple CarPlay wirelessly, ensure your iPhone`s Bluetooth is enabled. This is the most likely culprit when your Apple CarPlay isn`t connecting to your iPhone. You can find your Bluetooth settings by heading to Settings > Bluetooth.

The Baseus Curly USB-C cable is one of those great cables that won`t get tangled up, while also offering the ability to retract it between 0.8 and 3.3-feet. Anker`s Powerline III USB-C cable is perfect for just about any situation, including getting on the road with Android Auto.
If your car only supports wireless CarPlay, press and hold the voice command button on your steering wheel. Make sure your stereo is in wireless or Bluetooth mode. Then on your iPhone, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, and make sure Wi-Fi is also turned on. Tap the CarPlay network, and check that Auto-Join is turned on.
Many new cars sold in the U.S. have Apple`s CarPlay and/or Android Auto built-in, but only some of them offer wireless CarPlay support; the rest only feature wired connectivity, meaning you must plug a Lightning cable into your iPhone to access the platform on the vehicle`s infotainment system.
Yes, Android Auto is standard on all new Audi cars and SUVs.
For the most part, the Audi Q7 has Apple CarPlay available on all models made from 2017 onward. Audi Q7 2017 and 2018 models are a bit trickier. If you want Apple CarPlay on a Q7 made in either of those years, you must purchase either the Premium Plus or Prestige trim. Apple CarPlay does not come on the Premium trim.

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