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I am hearing people are having issues with the apple carplay. Has anyone used it on the 2016 civic ? How do you find it ? Any problems?
 

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I've read in other forums and on this one that people are experiencing the audio disappearing and glitchiness with both android auto and apple carplay. Some of it appears to be software issues with the programming on the head unit. A temporary fix for the audio problem is to disconnect the battery for a bit and then reconnect to reset the unit for the audio to come back on.

I'd be interested to hear other peoples' experiences as well.
 

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On my 2013 Accord EX-L headunit, I experienced numerous bugs and flakiness. Eventually an update was made available by Honda and it resolved the majority of issues. Obviously that headunit predates Apple CarPlay, but I would encourage you to report the problems to Honda America... I will try to find the thread I was watching on the driveaccord forum from back in the day that listed where/who to contact.
 

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How are they updating the software on this? Connecting to home wifi to get it?
No it is a visit to the dealership.... USB stick... firmware update and my two updates in my Accord were about 30 minutes in length. You can also have it performed while there for other service / maintenance.

Any update will be many months down the road.

Anyone on this forum have direct access to the Honda Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) ??? This is how the driveaccord forum knew when such updates were available. I had the update installed for nearly 90 days before I got a letter from Honda about it in 2013.
 

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I had one issue with CarPlay shortly after I received my car.

At one point, all sounds (music/nav/etc.) for CarPlay stopped coming through the speakers and would not come through the phone either. The radio worked, though I could not restore sound to CarPlay even by unplugging/replugging my device and disabling/enabling bluetooth.

The issue was resolved by restarting my phone; I haven't seen the issue since, though I assume it's still there.
 

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No it is a visit to the dealership.... USB stick... firmware update and my two updates in my Accord were about 30 minutes in length. You can also have it performed while there for other service / maintenance.

Any update will be many months down the road.

Anyone on this forum have direct access to the Honda Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) ??? This is how the driveaccord forum knew when such updates were available. I had the update installed for nearly 90 days before I got a letter from Honda about it in 2013.
Hopefully the high commonality between 2016 Accord, Pilot, and Civic gets an apparently much needed set of updates out the door sooner.

With 2016 technology, there's really no excuse for this antiquated way of getting the updates in the car.

If they are going to put this much code, this buggy, in the car, they need to change that. Ford's SyncMyRide site makes MyFordTouch updates available for download and announces their availability. You have to put a blank USB stick in the car to get some keying/version data written to it, then you put that stick in the computer, they check for the data the car wrote, and DL the correct update. Stick goes back in the car and off it goes updating. (In the MFT case, this is engine running, an hour or more, every setting erased… That last part is the most painful of the whole MFT update process.)

This bit of having to know the magic phrases from the TSB and recite them to the dealer so they can get paid for doing the update is just silly and more painful and expensive for everybody. Of course, so is shipping this much code, this buggy.
 

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Hopefully the high commonality between 2016 Accord, Pilot, and Civic gets an apparently much needed set of updates out the door sooner.

With 2016 technology, there's really no excuse for this antiquated way of getting the updates in the car.

If they are going to put this much code, this buggy, in the car, they need to change that. Ford's SyncMyRide site makes MyFordTouch updates available for download and announces their availability. You have to put a blank USB stick in the car to get some keying/version data written to it, then you put that stick in the computer, they check for the data the car wrote, and DL the correct update. Stick goes back in the car and off it goes updating. (In the MFT case, this is engine running, an hour or more, every setting erased… That last part is the most painful of the whole MFT update process.)

This bit of having to know the magic phrases from the TSB and recite them to the dealer so they can get paid for doing the update is just silly and more painful and expensive for everybody. Of course, so is shipping this much code, this buggy.
Its different now that SYNC is underpinned by QNX. They just showed SYNC connect which offers OTA updates using a modem in the car...
 

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Except for the potential security exposures this implies, this is even better. Either way, Honda needs to get with the program on this. Badly.
 

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data usage

can anyone explain the apps on carplay that use data?

music streaming would be one I guess. best to download your playlists to the iphone?
 

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I am having similar issues with my Civic Touring model.It started on the drive home from the dealer. Has been mostly intermitten however today it would not come back on at all even when I shut my iphone down and restarted the car. I took it to the dealer. They did a "hard re-set". This resolved the problem (at least on the drive home from the dealership).
My issues were with and without ApplePlay involved.
 

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It was the headunit that was reset. They had the car for about an hour. Afterward the tech said that Honda was aware of the problem but had no service bullitin for it.
They suggest the re-set as a solution. I suspect that eventually there will be some type of service bullitin for an "official" fix. I hope it's sooner rather than later.
 

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can anyone explain the apps on carplay that use data?

music streaming would be one I guess. best to download your playlists to the iphone?
They work in the same way they do on your phone. You can always use the settings menu on your phone to edit the way your apps use data. For example, I allow Spotify to download songs over cellular network for playback offline. You may want to keep that disabled.
 

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Hopefully the high commonality between 2016 Accord, Pilot, and Civic gets an apparently much needed set of updates out the door sooner.

With 2016 technology, there's really no excuse for this antiquated way of getting the updates in the car.

If they are going to put this much code, this buggy, in the car, they need to change that. Ford's SyncMyRide site makes MyFordTouch updates available for download and announces their availability. You have to put a blank USB stick in the car to get some keying/version data written to it, then you put that stick in the computer, they check for the data the car wrote, and DL the correct update. Stick goes back in the car and off it goes updating. (In the MFT case, this is engine running, an hour or more, every setting erased… That last part is the most painful of the whole MFT update process.)

This bit of having to know the magic phrases from the TSB and recite them to the dealer so they can get paid for doing the update is just silly and more painful and expensive for everybody. Of course, so is shipping this much code, this buggy.
I happened to be listening to Talking Cars from Consumers Reports today. #80 talks a lot about Infotainment Issues in recent cars- starts at 1:45 in and comes back again at 3:50 in.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuO3_lqJIMM

3 year development cycle.. almost all do not have OTA updates. Ugh.
 
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