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I know there are probably 20 threads on this already...I just need a quick answer!
My question is...does the connect plus do everything the connect does without subscribing to a cell provider?
The reason I ask is our sa is saying we need navigation and connect plus and I don't see the need when you can use maps from you I Phone...but will have it put in if just for resale value!
Also...one more quick question...anyone have any regrets about an option they opted out of and wished they'd had installed?

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Unfortunately I haven't found a quick answer to your first or second question......welcome to new age electronics. The many threads give you the complexities as well as they are understood. Oh, and then there's that QH1 voice option not on the configurator.


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Unfortunately I haven't found a quick answer to your first or second question......welcome to new age electronics. The many threads give you the complexities as well as they are understood. Oh, and then there's that QH1 voice option not on the configurator.

It does get quite confusing after a while trying to sift through all of the info available. Thinking maybe "heads or tails" will have to be the deciding vote!
I'm conditioned to buying vehicles that come loaded up and your only option would be color. All of these choices can really get a mans head spinning🤔
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I know there are probably 20 threads on this already...I just need a quick answer!
My question is...does the connect plus do everything the connect does without subscribing to a cell provider?
The reason I ask is our sa is saying we need navigation and connect plus and I don't see the need when you can use maps from you I Phone...but will have it put in if just for resale value!
Also...one more quick question...anyone have any regrets about an option they opted out of and wished they'd had installed?

Thx
If you don't care about nav on the car screen and plan to use your iphone screen for nav, get nothing.
If you want nav without having to use an iphone, get nav.
If you want to use your iphone for nav and see it on your car screen, get connect.
If you want nav and traffic without having to use an iphone, get nav and connect plus (and pay a monthly fee).

Connect plus requires nav.
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If you don't care about nav on the car screen and plan to use your iphone screen for nav, get nothing.
If you want nav without having to use an iphone, get nav.
If you want to use your iphone for nav and see it on your car screen, get connect.
If you want nav and traffic without having to use an iphone, get nav and connect plus (and pay a monthly fee).

Connect plus requires nav.

Option 3 or C is what I chose on my order. My iphone works just fine for navigation and putting it on the screen is the cherry on top.
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If you don't care about nav on the car screen and plan to use your iphone screen for nav, get nothing.
If you want nav without having to use an iphone, get nav.
If you want to use your iphone for nav and see it on your car screen, get connect.
If you want nav and traffic without having to use an iphone, get nav and connect plus (and pay a monthly fee).

Connect plus requires nav.
While navigating using Carplay/Apple Maps on the PCM display, can you listen to the radio or music stored on an SD card (or on the hard drive)? Or are you limited to "one thing" at a time?
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While navigating using Carplay/Apple Maps on the PCM display, can you listen to the radio or music stored on an SD card (or on the hard drive)? Or are you limited to "one thing" at a time?
You can use CarPlay selectively for audio so you can listen to any media source while still using maps or messages through CarPlay. The only oddity is that if you have music playing through a PCM source, say the SD card, and an iMessage comes in, the notification will pop up but the screen doesn't revert back to the SD screen after. Same thing happens after a phone call (even without CarPlay). My BMW always reverted to the last screen, the PCM does not.
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You can use CarPlay selectively for audio so you can listen to any media source while still using maps or messages through CarPlay. The only oddity is that if you have music playing through a PCM source, say the SD card, and an iMessage comes in, the notification will pop up but the screen doesn't revert back to the SD screen after. Same thing happens after a phone call (even without CarPlay). My BMW always reverted to the last screen, the PCM does not.
does anyone know what will happen if you go with option 3, connect only...
1...will the map image still display on the small cluster dial as well as on the pcm screen?
2....on the pcm screen are you still able to use the touch screen capability and does the
map display properly without any other issues?
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You guys must have some kind of data plan on your iPhones to use it for Nav... I'd love to do it, but man I'd need an unlimited plan for data cause my usage would be wayyyyy over.
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does anyone know what will happen if you go with option 3, connect only...
1...will the map image still display on the small cluster dial as well as on the pcm screen?
2....on the pcm screen are you still able to use the touch screen capability and does the
map display properly without any other issues?
1) No. at least not yet. Apple says that iOS 10 will allow CarPlay to display in instrument cluster screens but so far not on the Macan (with October update).

Not sure I understand this question re touch screen. All touch screen functions work with CarPlay and you can switch between native functions and CarPlay without interrupting CarPlay operating in the background (like nav voice directions). No map display issues with CarPlay.


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