The Audi MMI (multimedia interface) is designed as a single, intuitive, streamlined interface that combines navigation, vehicle settings, and audio in one convenient place. Along with streamlining the dashboard’s visual design by minimizing the number of buttons, Audi makes it simple to connect your iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth. In this guide, we’re going to focus on the iPhone, but the process with Android is quite similar.
Audi is incredibly compatible with Apple products, and the process of connecting your iPhone is practically seamless. As long as your Audi is equipped with bluetooth, you’ll be good to go in as little as 5 minutes.
Here’s a simple step by step guide to setting up your iPhone with your new Audi.
1) Make sure your phone isn’t already paired.
On your phone, press the telephone button. If your phone hasn’t already been paired with your vehicle via bluetooth, you’ll receive the following message on your Audi’s monitor: “Your telephone might not be connected or inserted properly.” This means you need to go into your phone settings to pair your device.
2) Go into your settings
Go to your starting page on your iPhone. You need to go into your phone’s settings. You should see an icon with gears, labeled “settings.” Tap on it.
You’ll see several menu options under Settings, but you want the one labeled “General.” Tap on it. You’ll be taken to a screen that features a Bluetooth toolbar. Make sure your Bluetooth is set to “On.”
Now, you should see your Audi pairing with your device. This can take a few seconds.
3) Enter your PIN.
You’ll be prompted for a four-digit PIN number. If you’re not sure, try the default, 1234. On the screen, you should see your Audi, followed by “Paired.”
4) Now you’re all set up.
On your Audi monitor, you’ll see a new screen come up. This is the dialing system for your newly paired Apple device. Beneath it, is a small Bluetooth icon. You can input a phone number to try the new system out.
5) Don’t forget to charge your iPhone.
In your Audi’s glovebox, there should be an iPod adapter. As long as your phone is docked, it will conveniently charge itself.
It’s worth noting that pairing some Android devices device isn’t as intuitive or simple as pairing an iPhone. If you want to pair your Android device with your car, you may need an app from the Google Play Store, called “Audi MMI Connect.” This is a third party app, so it’s not directly affiliated with Audi, and your mileage may vary. You can also use aftermarket Bluetooth integration devices, although whether they work or not may vary.
Audi and Apple: A Match Made in Heaven
Pairing your iPhone or iPad with your Audi’s MMI is a breeze. In just a few minutes, you’ll be set up with Bluetooth integration, making it easy to make calls, stream music, get directions, and more. All it takes is a few taps and setting adjustments.