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Where do you put your phone to be used as a satnav

victorofhavoc

Autocross Newbie
Location
Kansas City
I use a USB c cable (had to get a much better one as the flimsy one I used before was too slow) and plug the phone into the console. From there I just use the android auto app from the Google play store. There's an initial setup once you plug it in where you can't be moving, but after that it's plug and play. Carries over waze, Google maps, Pandora, YouTube music, Spotify, calls/texts, and Google assistant. I use Google assistant all the time from the car to set thermostat at home, turn off lights I've missed, notify my wife I'm almost home, set navigation, etc.

I'm a much bigger fan of the android interface than the car play one, but car play has come a loooong way. It was once unusably bad, and today it's pretty not bad! :)
 

starfield

New member
Location
Surrey
Car(s)
VW Golf 1.6L tdi
I assume you have a different head unit to mine. I don't have a USB in the cubby, I have an MDI instead and you cannot do much with it.
 

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
I assume you have a different head unit to mine. I don't have a USB in the cubby, I have an MDI instead and you cannot do much with it.
Yeah, unfortunately you don’t have CarPlay or android auto.
 

CKIVSEPA

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
SE Pennsylvania
If there is interest, I have an extra phone mount identical to the one I linked. Still happy with mine. Extra is for sale if anyone wants to give it a try. $15 plus shipping. Local pickup in Chester county PA.
 

starfield

New member
Location
Surrey
Car(s)
VW Golf 1.6L tdi
I eventually settled for this one; it's somewhat bulky but doesn't hinder any lights or vents
 

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