Apple Car Play Cord vs. Taycan Armrest

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I didn’t have to do an initial wired setup on a ‘21. 100% sure since I don’t even have the cable.
I did a home delivery and the tech insisted on doing a wired initial setup.





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I didn’t have to do an initial wired setup on a ‘21. 100% sure since I don’t even have the cable.
Nice! It's certainly possible that my wired connection had nothing to do with it getting set up. I connected bluetooth, which worked (as a regular bluetooth phone). At some point, I was able to see a CarPlay icon listed next to my iPhone in the "Devices" menu, and I touched it, but nothing happened. Frustrated, I connected via wire, and took my trip using Waze via CarPlay. When I came back, I didn't connect my iPhone via wire, but it connected anyway. So perhaps the wiring had nothing to do with it and it eventually would have worked. It's weird, however, that it never actually told me it was going to happen.
 

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Nice! It's certainly possible that my wired connection had nothing to do with it getting set up. I connected bluetooth, which worked (as a regular bluetooth phone). At some point, I was able to see a CarPlay icon listed next to my iPhone in the "Devices" menu, and I touched it, but nothing happened. Frustrated, I connected via wire, and took my trip using Waze via CarPlay. When I came back, I didn't connect my iPhone via wire, but it connected anyway. So perhaps the wiring had nothing to do with it and it eventually would have worked. It's weird, however, that it never actually told me it was going to happen.
If you have an iPhone 12, it’s finicky whether it connects. I have to toggle WiFi on the phone sometimes. iPhone X worked every time.
 

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If you have an iPhone 12, it’s finicky whether it connects. I have to toggle WiFi on the phone sometimes. iPhone X worked every time.
yes, the initial connection upon starting the car can be an adventure. I wish is was more seamless.
the germans build fantastic cars but their expertise implementing the latest tech is not up to par.
 

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yes, the initial connection upon starting the car can be an adventure. I wish is was more seamless.
the germans build fantastic cars but their expertise implementing the latest tech is not up to par.
Actually I blame Apple. iPhone 12 is just buggy. For example it also has problem wirelessly charging, and that’s 100% their fault.
 

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Anybody have a problem with the arm rest crushing the USB-C to Lightning Cord to connect your iPhone for Carplay? Unlike the Cayenne which I also have, there is a little slot for the cord to come out so it doesn't get crushed / can move around....but in the Taycan it seems like the arm rest just crushes it. Any thoughts / tips on how to alleviate this?
Not an issue.
 

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Actually I blame Apple. iPhone 12 is just buggy. For example it also has problem wirelessly charging, and that’s 100% their fault.
that could be but I have never had a wireless charging issue in this or other cars.
one thing I do notice is that on long road trips the wireless charging only seems to stem the drainage from the heavy use of the phone, running spotify and waze for hours seems to consume a lot of the phone's charge and the wireless in the car only seems to keep up, plugging it gets a better charge
 

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that could be but I have never had a wireless charging issue in this or other cars.
one thing I do notice is that on long road trips the wireless charging only seems to stem the drainage from the heavy use of the phone, running spotify and waze for hours seems to consume a lot of the phone's charge and the wireless in the car only seems to keep up, plugging it gets a better charge
That is simply a limitation of wireless charging generally. Wireless charging rates are typically much lower than wired charging rates, especially Qi charging on iPhone (7.5w vs. >20w). I would definitely plug in for a long trip.
 

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That is simply a limitation of wireless charging generally. Wireless charging rates are typically much lower than wired charging rates, especially Qi charging on iPhone (7.5w vs. >20w). I would definitely plug in for a long trip.
that could be so, but when comparing the charge rates I was receiving in my model 3 wireless charger to the one in the taycan the taycan wireless charger is far weaker.
 

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that could be so, but when comparing the charge rates I was receiving in my model 3 wireless charger to the one in the taycan the taycan wireless charger is far weaker.
THAT’S interesting. The Taycan is 10W, and the Model 3 is 5W (or at least used to be). Taycan should charge more quickly, if anything.
 

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that could be but I have never had a wireless charging issue in this or other cars.
one thing I do notice is that on long road trips the wireless charging only seems to stem the drainage from the heavy use of the phone, running spotify and waze for hours seems to consume a lot of the phone's charge and the wireless in the car only seems to keep up, plugging it gets a better charge
Interesting! But are you running Waze and Spotify via wireless Apple CarPlay in the Taycan, and Spotify via Bluetooth in the Tesla, plus Waze just on the phone. Since WiFi connection for ACP is required, perhaps that draws more power then a low power Bluetooth?? Tesla will not display any Waze in its screen.
 

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Interesting! But are you running Waze and Spotify via wireless Apple CarPlay in the Taycan, and Spotify via Bluetooth in the Tesla, plus Waze just on the phone. Since WiFi connection for ACP is required, perhaps that draws more power then a low power Bluetooth?? Tesla will not display any Waze in its screen.
no, you got me there, I ran spotify via the tesla app, not via bluetooth.
I did indeed have waze displayed on the tesla screen but it will not deliver the various warnings so I would run it via bluetooth, the waze screen on the phone and the audio would come through the car's system
 

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