Connecting your smartphone to a Mercedes car is a pretty straightforward process. If you’re familiar with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, you will find no difficulty in connecting the phone to the car’s infotainment system. The only thing that may vary is the process of entering the pairing mode on the car’s infotainment display. In this article, we bring you the best ways to connect an iPhone or an Android phone to a Mercedes vehicle.
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Connect an iPhone to a Mercedes vehicle using Apple CarPlay
Step 1: Press the phone button on the steering wheel of the vehicle. This will trigger the pairing menu on the infotainment system. You can also tap the phone option on the infotainment display to enter pairing mode.
Step 2: Select Connect Device on the touchscreen infotainment display.
Step 3: Tap on Connect New Device followed by Start Search on System.
Step 4: Turn on the Bluetooth on your iPhone and make sure the device is discoverable.
Step 5: Select your iPhone on the touchscreen infotainment display.
Step 6: Accept the pairing code on your iPhone.
Step 7: On your iPhone, accept the request to sync contacts to the infotainment system.
Step 8: On the touchscreen infotainment display, tap on Accept and Start Apple CarPlay.
Once your iPhone is connected to the Mercedes vehicle, you can access apps like Spotify and Apple Maps on the infotainment display.
Connect an Android phone to a Mercedes vehicle using Android Auto
Step 1: Connect your Android phone to the infotainment system using a USB cable. You’ll find the USB port in the car’s centre console.
Step 2: On the touchscreen infotainment display, accept the terms and conditions.
Step 3: Tap on Start Automatically.
Your Android phone will connect to the infotainment system of the Mercedes vehicle using Android Auto.
Step 1: Enter the pairing mode on the infotainment system by tapping the phone option on the display or pressing the phone button on the steering.
Step 2: Tap on My Devices.
Step 3: Select Connect New Device.
Step 4: Turn on the Bluetooth on your Android phone and make sure it is discoverable.
Step 5: Select your Android phone on the touchscreen display.
Step 6: Accept the pairing code on your phone.
Your Android phone will connect to the Mercedes car’s infotainment system using Android Auto.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I connect an iPhone to a Mercedes car?
Enter the pairing mode by tapping the phone option on the infotainment display and turn on the Bluetooth on your iPhone. Select your device in the car’s display and accept the pairing code. Your iPhone will connect to the Mercedes’ infotainment system using Apple CarPlay.
How do I connect my Android phone to a Mercedes car?
Pair your Android phone to the infotainment display of the Mercedes car using a Bluetooth connection. You can enter pairing mode by tapping the phone icon on the infotainment display or the phone button on the steering.
How do I exit Android Auto on my Mercedes car?
To exit Android Auto on your Mercedes car, simply tap the home icon on the touchscreen infotainment display.
This is how you can connect your iPhone or Android phone to a Mercedes vehicle. Once your primary device has been connected to the vehicle, it will automatically pair with the infotainment display the next time you get inside the vehicle. If you’re unable to connect your phone to the car, make sure it is stationary and then try again. Some touchscreen interfaces require the vehicle to be at a halt for the pairing process to begin.
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