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Carplay2air

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by PWMDMD, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Feb 19, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    PWMDMD

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    I just wanted to post a quick review of carplay2air - https://carplay2air.com

    Plugs right into the USB and then you connect to it via your iPhone. Setup was easy and flawless. My iPhone connects right to it on startup and CarPlay comes right up and is fully functional. I think this is a "no brainer" for anyone who uses CarPlay (I use it mostly for Waze) and has the wireless charger. I secured my unit with some velcro but will use different velcro with a black backing so it's not as noticeable. So far very happy.

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  2. Feb 19, 2020 at 12:51 PM
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    Thanks for sharing! I plan on ordering next week. Their website says they are currently out of stock with limited number to ship 2/24 first come.
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    Can you make and receive phone calls clearly/cleanly/without issues?
     
  4. Feb 19, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    Not sure to be honest. I’ve had no issues making calls before adding this and I know some people have had issues with just the stock system. I’m in the middle of a flu B illness at the moment and it took everything I had to just go out to the truck, connect it and test it. It maybe a day or two but I’ll report back to you.
     
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  5. Feb 19, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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    Hope you get better soon, look forward to your experience with the unit. It looks like something I must have.
     
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  6. Feb 23, 2020 at 3:56 AM
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    So no issues with calls. The only issues have been:
    1. It connects from the phone to the module via WIFI and sometimes I get in my truck and the entire pairing process is automatic - it will switch from my home WIFI to the Carplay2air WiFI with no intervention. Sometimes I get in and have to select the Carplay2air WIFI from my phone to get it to switch away from my home WIFI.

    2. I can not get the module to update. When I follow the directions and go to the website I get an error that says, "Network Exception" even though I clearly have network access. I have not really done any trouble shooting here and the model worked well out of the box so I do not know how important updates will truly be in the future - they may have zero importance or for all I know mission critical every time iOS is updated?? I'll spend a little time today seeing if I can get that working.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2020 at 4:41 AM
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    Does this do screen mirroring also??
     
  8. Feb 23, 2020 at 4:46 AM
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    The standard CarPlay screen is all that comes up. From my POV is behaves exactly the same as the wired CarPlay once it's connected.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2020 at 6:00 AM
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    Gotcha thanks
     
  10. Feb 23, 2020 at 6:30 AM
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    Android Auto?
     
  11. Feb 23, 2020 at 6:37 AM
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    Other forums give this poor reviews? Buy with caution?
     
  12. Feb 23, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    Works as expected so far but it's only been a few days. It's a hack and so my guess is Apple can shut this down with a software patch any time they want. If I can't get the update feature to work this thing my soon be a worthless little black brick. I'd say definitely buy with caution.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2020 at 9:45 AM
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    Updated fine at the gym. I get spotty service at home so maybe that's why it wouldn't update in the driveway.
     
  14. Feb 26, 2020 at 3:56 PM
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    Still working well. No issues at all with connectivity. I've made several phone calls with no issues. At this point it's plugged in and I just throw the phone on the wireless charger and everything has been working great.
     
  15. Feb 26, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    Thanks for the update
     
  16. Feb 27, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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    Ordered mine and it just shipped. I'll give review as well once installed.
     
  17. Feb 27, 2020 at 8:48 AM
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    I was excited about this and was pumped to go order it. Then i saw the price and clicked that little red X in the top right corner of my screen. Expensive and even worse if Apple has a way to shut it down. The cord isn't the most convenient in this wireless world but it's not worth that cost IMO
     
  18. Mar 5, 2020 at 1:55 PM
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    Received mine yesterday. Installation took about a minute. Only used it today, but so far no issues. Works as described and connects relatively quickly. I'll update again once I have more time with it.
     

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