Volvo XC40 Compatibilty
Hi there. I bought a Carplay2Droid-4G device and it doesn't work with my Volvo XC 40 (MY2020), despite the fact that my car is officially one of the 600 models compatible with carbotics. When I plug in the carbotics device to my USB port, it is discoverable as an apple device, but the initial menu never loads. I waited for more than 10 minutes without a result. I have tested it with my car's Bluetooth on/off, with or without a sim card, but nothing changes.
Note that when I tested the same Carplay2Droid-4G device with my friend's Peugeot 3008, it worked fine. No more than a minute was needed to load the start menu.
Any ideas, please? Does any member has the same car? Do I need to do something special to fix this problem?
@tolis, I'm quite sure there is a way to make your car system recognize your Carbotics automatically. I can not test my theory (have no Volvo), but I'm sure Volvo uses a non-standard way to react to new hardware. If you cannot find a button on your head units main screen to start Carbotics (Carplay) you might try to restart your head unit. Let me make an example: Inserting the ignition key is not enough, you should turn it to start the car. Good luck finding the trick.
Bye for now Fred
Thank you for your reply. I found the solution, my XC40 didn't have the carplay function. Actually, this function is standard from MY2021 and above. So after an update from my local dealer, my Carbotics device works smoothly.