Sync Your Smartphone to Your Car
Tips for busy drivers to get the most from their phone
Taking the time to truly integrate your smartphone with your car can make it faster, easier, and less distracting to access the information you need on the go. Just think: Instead of having to find your dentist’s address and then type it into your car’s navigation system, your car could already know your phone’s calendar, putting the directions to your appointment right at your fingertips.
Using smartphone apps in your car is particularly easy if your car came with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, systems that seamlessly replicate some of your phone apps on your car’s infotainment screen.
Editor's Note: This article also appeared in the February 2021 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.