Apple CarPlay Resizing

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Hey guys, after 8 long months of being jeepless, I purchased a 2018 JL Unlimited Sport last night (feels good to be back!). I was excited that it comes with Apple CarPlay, but have noticed that when CarPlay is on it only uses about 2/3 of the screen.

I found that this is an issue with some BMWs, but when I’ve looked up countless videos of Apple CarPlay being used in other 2018 wranglers, they all seem to be full screen size. Is there a way to resize the screen that I’m missing? Anyone else have this issue?

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I'm also wondering this. I have the same radio and noticed that at CarPlay is cropped but Android Auto is full screen ;( . I should note: I tried on iOS 12, and iOS 13 beta 1 & 2
 
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I'm also wondering this. I have the same radio and noticed that at CarPlay is cropped but Android Auto is full screen ;( . I should note: I tried on iOS 12, and iOS 13 beta 1 & 2
Glad to know I’m not the only one having this issue. Seems odd, especially since this is the factory radio that markets itself as CarPlay compatible.

On some of the BMW sites, I read that they had to pay someone to reprogram the radio to accept full screen CarPlay... hoping this is just some sort of weird settings issue and not something that requires more money.
 

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Have the same issue here. CarPlay looks tiny on the 7” display. I wish they would allow it to stretch completely to the sides. Here is hoping for Jeep to enable that. Cough... Jeep please rectify that.
 

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I installed the iOS 13 public beta to see how the new home screen looks in Uconnect 7” screen and it looks super cramped. I wish Jeep would do what other car manufacturers do. Place a Jeep app within CarPlay icons so we can access car control when we need them. This would allow use of full screen for CarPlay instead of that cropped look we currently have. @JeepCares Any possibility this is something that could be fixed?
 

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I installed the iOS 13 public beta to see how the new home screen looks in Uconnect 7” screen and it looks super cramped. I wish Jeep would do what other car manufacturers do. Place a Jeep app within CarPlay icons so we can access car control when we need them. This would allow use of full screen for CarPlay instead of that cropped look we currently have. @JeepCares Any possibility this is something that could be fixed?
I agree. With Android Auto you have most of the screen save the top 1/2” for outside temp. Jeep needs to mimic this for Apple CarPlay. This is the reason why I am looking at the alpine unit if it ever gets released and on a good sale. @JeepCares please provide some feed back on the uconnect 7 screen sizing with Apple car play vs Android auto.
 

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I installed the iOS 13 public beta to see how the new home screen looks in Uconnect 7” screen and it looks super cramped. I wish Jeep would do what other car manufacturers do. Place a Jeep app within CarPlay icons so we can access car control when we need them. This would allow use of full screen for CarPlay instead of that cropped look we currently have. @JeepCares Any possibility this is something that could be fixed?

Hi Kuzco83,
As you are currently in a testing environment, programs' software may not be compatible. We appreciate this feedback and will be documenting it. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns.
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Hi Kuzco83,
As you are currently in a testing environment, programs' software may not be compatible. We appreciate this feedback and will be documenting it. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Jenn
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Hi Jenn, thanks for replying. I just installed beta of iOS 13 on a test device I have to see how it looked. The issue still remains under the current official iOS version. There should be an app icon for Jeep than can be pressed when the user wants to access the normal Uconnect options. Having the CarPlay screen cropped like it currently is does not provide a good experience. I’m hopeful Jeep software team will fix this. @JeepCares
 

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Hi Jenn, thanks for replying. I just installed beta of iOS 13 on a test device I have to see how it looked. The issue still remains under the current official iOS version. There should be an app icon for Jeep than can be pressed when the user wants to access the normal Uconnect options. Having the CarPlay screen cropped like it currently is does not provide a good experience. I’m hopeful Jeep software team will fix this. @JeepCares
Can you post a screen shot to show @JeepCares? I understand but this may help them.
 

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I agree. With Android Auto you have most of the screen save the top 1/2” for outside temp. Jeep needs to mimic this for Apple CarPlay. This is the reason why I am looking at the alpine unit if it ever gets released and on a good sale. @JeepCares please provide some feed back on the uconnect 7 screen sizing with Apple car play vs Android auto.
Not quite it has the bottom bar too.. It is quite annoying there is a button in android auto to back to cars ui. why does jeep need to keep their overlay and take up an inch of the screen.
 

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Hi Jenn, thanks for replying. I just installed beta of iOS 13 on a test device I have to see how it looked. The issue still remains under the current official iOS version. There should be an app icon for Jeep than can be pressed when the user wants to access the normal Uconnect options. Having the CarPlay screen cropped like it currently is does not provide a good experience. I’m hopeful Jeep software team will fix this. @JeepCares
Thank you for clarifying, Kuzco83. We appreciate this feedback and I will be sure to document this for additional internal review.
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Can you post a screen shot to show @JeepCares? I understand but this may help them.

This is what I see on mine. As you can see there is wasted space on both sides and the nav bar on bottom with uconnect options that should be hidden when not needed. I truly hope Jeep will address this as it makes no sense.

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I’m sure there hasn’t been much of an update to this since the last time someone posted, but I was curious as to if an update was made, how would Jeep go about pushing the update? Would it be an over the air type thing where it just updates automatically or would you have to go to the dealership and have them do a software install? @JeepCares, has there been any update as to whether we will see a full length Apple Carplay any time soon? This looks even worse now that iOS 13 has launched officially and everything is crammed into the small “box”.
 

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I installed the iOS 13 public beta to see how the new home screen looks in Uconnect 7” screen and it looks super cramped. I wish Jeep would do what other car manufacturers do. Place a Jeep app within CarPlay icons so we can access car control when we need them. This would allow use of full screen for CarPlay instead of that cropped look we currently have. @JeepCares Any possibility this is something that could be fixed?
Agree... @JeepCares please...
 

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If it's not broke, why fix it?????

I don't see anything that has been added into 13 that makes CarPlay any better.
 
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