The updated Subaru Forester is a smart, well-executed small SUV that boasts a roomy interior, great fuel economy, and plenty of standard safety equipment. Subaru Starlink system supports Apple CarPlay. NHTSA ID Number: 10168573 Manufacturer Communication Number: 15-220-18R Summary This bulletin provides troubleshooting steps to use when diagnosing concerns of the Apple CarPlay and / or Android Auto feature not connecting or launching properly when a compatible device is connected to the head unit. Apple CarPlay is the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in your Subaru. That was one positive thing when comparing Forester to rivals. First available on the all-new 2019 Forester, Apple CarPlay™ is once again standard on all 2020 and 2021 models via the STARLINK® Multimedia system. If your car supports wireless CarPlay, press and hold the Voice Control button on your steering wheel to set up CarPlay. 2020 Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V The Forester’s main competitor- The Honda CR-V is a benchmark for this segment. Even though I now have the factory nav, I still use Google Maps on CarPlay. It is one of the most sold vehicles mainly for its spacious interiors and a seamless shifting transmission that adds to the comfort factor of the cabin, apart from its added fuel economy. 2020 Subaru Forester Limited (Professor Dr SWMBO) 2016 Subaru Outback Limited w/Eyesight (daughter) Retired from the telecom industry and now doing professional woodworking and CNC along with enjoying cooking, photography and reading. PSU - "We Are!" CarPlay allows you to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music while keeping your focus on the road. I upgraded from a 2019 Premium to a 2020 Touring, and I can say that the bigger screen is nice but is by far a deal breaker. I’ve had weird results in regards to getting Apple CarPlay showing the application screen as it should be on the head unit with the phone plugged in (iPhone 7, Apple cable, both with iOS 10.3.3 and 11 and 11.0.1). I’m not convinced they have a properly working implementation of CarPlay protocols. Specially usually not offered at all trim levels, as Subaru does.After a while using CarPlay I have found it to be a real feature – not … The smaller screen was more than adequate. If your Forester has Apple CarPlay equipped, you can easily connect your iPhone by using a cable to plug your phone into a USB port. Make sure that your car is in wireless or Bluetooth pairing mode. Not all cars have this. 22 Affected Products Vehicles MAKE MODEL YEAR SUBARU ASCENT 2019-2020 SUBARU BRZ […] Once connected, an Apple CarPlay icon will appear on the Subaru Starlink display. At 2020 SUV of the Year testing, we complained that the 11.6-inch vertical screen showed Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on a small portion of the screen. Just connect your iPhone, and go. Or. How to Connect Your Phone to Apple CarPlay. This will cause an Apple CarPlay button to pop up on your infotainment touchscreen. Press the Apple CarPlay icon to launch Apple CarPlay and access your iPhone. View Subaru Forester Inventory The new Subaru Forester for sale at our dealership can help you stay safe and free from distractions as you hit the streets around Minneapolis.