Instead, Siri will read them out loud for you with a tap on the display or you can choose to save them for reading later if you do not want others in the car to listen to your message. Siri can also be taken advantage to dictate replies like iMessage.
It is undeniable that CarPlay can gain access to the own iMessage system from Apple, but WhatsApp is now also available. Notifications will turn up to the CarPlay home screen when they do with iMessages, turning up on the top of the screen to show you which contact or group chat they come from.
Nevertheless, similar to all the CarPlay versions of messaging platforms, incoming messages could not be viewed directly from the screen. Instead, Siri will read them out loud for you with a tap on the display or you can choose to save them for reading later if you do not want others in the car to listen to your message. Siri can also be taken advantage to dictate replies like iMessage.
Apple Maps is now available on CarPlay by default, yet if your navigation interests are different, Google Maps is here.
Google Maps for CarPlay is still the navigation system you may highly appreciate, complete with live traffic, automated rerouting in order not to go into heavy traffic as well as the dulcet tones of the Google Assistant guiding you where to go.
Google Maps for CarPlay has also be made to turn up in the new Dashboard view of Car Play, showing your navigation along with music controls on the spot.
If you are interested in your routing crowd-sourced, you must be happy to install Waze. This navigation platform has been owned by Google for 7 years, depending heavily on crowd-sourced information in order to warn you of incidents and traffic jams, as well as provide useful alternate routes.
In spite of the fact that this app is made simpler for the CarPlay experience, Waze still keeps its distinctive interface, along with icons to show where fellow users have reported traffic as well as other problems on your route.
Unluckily, although Google Maps now turns up on the Dashboard screen, Waze does not so now it can only be seen with full screen in CarPlay and not alongside your music playback controls.