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    Question Using CarPlay on a WiFi Only Device
    I have an older 5C that I only use on wifi these days - Am I able to use the phone in my car that supports carplay or does the phone need to have an active cellular connection (an active SIM) to work in the car? I don't want to use it as a phone at all - Just want to project the maps onto the "big screen" to use as a navi. Thanks

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    Using CarPlay on a WiFi Only Device
    chscag's Avatar
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    Answer from Apple:

    CarPlay is compatible with these iPhone models.

    iPhone 7,
    iPhone 7 Plus

    iPhone 6s,
    iPhone 6s Plus

    iPhone 6,
    iPhone 6 Plus

    iPhone SE, iPhone 5s,
    iPhone 5c, iPhone 5

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    Using CarPlay on a WiFi Only Device
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    Am I able to use the phone in my car that supports carplay

    Have you read and checked some of the requirements?:
    Set up CarPlay with your iPhone

    I'm sorry I don't know much about how the whole setup works or other requirements.

    But I'd do some checking on some navigation apps with maps etc that can be saved and stored on the iPhone when at home for use when traveling in the car. Then no cell or wi-fi connection should be required I would think.

    Maybe do a google search on "iPhone carplay navigation' etc. i.e.:

    - Patrick

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