OttawaSteve· Super Moderator
2021 718 Cayman GTS 4.0
They are coming...Just added this over the weekend and thus far working as advertised. Too soon to report any hiccups.
Shouldn't have said anything. Mine worked for the trip out to the store but no CarPlay on the way back. Uplugged and/or reset everything I could think of, but nope. I bet that it will work the next time I try.They are coming...
As predicted, it worked perfectly next time. Based on what I have observed, the issues are pretty much entirely with the Porsche end of things. The issues don't seem to be restricted to wireless, because when I lose it I lose the wired CarPlay too. Mine is the Ottocast, not the Carlin, but for all I know they are the same under the skin.How's your's working now? Thinking of ordering for my 2022 GTS. The website only lists Porsche 718 MY 2017-2021 as compatible, but I don't think there is any difference between 2021 and 2022?
Also, even my wired CarPlay seems to have hiccups at times. Drove yesterday and it started up fine, but after I disconnected the phone to activate GasBuddy and plugged back in, I couldn't get CarPlay to reconnect.
As mentioned previously when mine (Ottocast) fails, the wired connection also fails. It seems to be the PCM at faultI tried an "Ottocast" dongle and was unimpressed. I feel that this entire category is half baked. Porsche desperately needs to do a PCM update. There is no excuse for it to not connect when wired 100% of the time. A delay in connection is tolerable IF you know that it will for sure connect in 30-40 seconds. But every once in a while I connect and wait for it, and it might connect with an unplug replug.
Maybe my lightning port was dirty? Got a new iPhone and we'll see if that does anything.
LOL, that is one of many "quick and easy" fixes that works for some. I am not one of those, maybe because I don't have Nav. I have tried every conceivable solution short of live sacrifice and the only reliable fix iI have found is waiting until the PCM's finished having its fit, which may take minutes or days.As commented in this and in multiple other threads, the wireless carplay adapters work very well with minimum issues. Nevertheless, every so often, it glitches and does not quickly and reliably connect to the phone. This does not happen often but the quick and easy fix is to simply hold the volume knob in for at least ten seconds. The Nav system will then reboot and all will be well. I have had my adapter (Carplay2air) for two years or so and am very pleased with how well and mostly reliably it works.