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Has anybody tried any Wireless CarPlay adapters in their 2019/2020 Blazers? I just got the iPhone 12 Pro and decided that I am sick of havin to plug my phone into the car just to use CarPlay so I decided to take a chance on adapter. After reading some information and reviews I decided on purchasing the CPLAY2AIR device (CPLAY2air wireless adapter for factory CarPlay on CARPLAY2air.com).

When I got the device it did not connect or work out of the box and I was really PO'd about it. I figured it was firmware related but the instructions to get the firmware updated were not working. I spent a couple hours looking on the internet and finally found a solution to get the firmware updated. Apparently the device broadcasts it's own WiFi network so I plugged it into a USB Power Adapter (Not into the car or a computer) and saw a new WiFi network pop up in range. I connected to that SSID with the passcode of 12345678 which I found searching on the internet. Once connected to my phone I could go to the device's default IP of 192.168.50.2 and the firmware began to update. Thankfully the firmware appeared to be the solution as once I brought it back to my Blazer I was able to connect it to my CarPlay using the instructions on the box.

I have been using it for about 4 days and while there is a bit of a delay (about 15 seconds) to get connected to the CarPlay it sure beats having to plug into a cord. Now I can leave my phone in my pocket and take advantage of CarPlay and if I need to charge I can just set it on the wireless charging pad built into the Blazer.
 

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I haven’t gotten one. I’ve read about them and the reviews were very mixed. I decided I would wait. I’m hoping Apple will come out with a better solution when they decide to get rid of the lightning port and go completely wireless or even better, before they go completely wireless.
 

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I haven’t gotten one. I’ve read about them and the reviews were very mixed. I decided I would wait. I’m hoping Apple will come out with a better solution when they decide to get rid of the lightning port and go completely wireless or even better, before they go completely wireless.
I was thinking the same thing that Apple would eventually make their own but I did not want to wait that long. There seemed to be quite the variety out there and found that there are basically two flavors out there. One that works with both Android and iOS that seem to be very iffy on working. Then there are the ones that are Apple specific and seem to work better and besides the initial set up pain I have to say it has worked very well so far.

What I find more upsetting is that I believe all the necessary hardware is in place for the native infotainment system to support Wireless CarPlay without an adapter but Chevy and other car makers refuse to update the software to allow it.
 
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