Being able to plug your smartphone to your car and enjoy Android navigation apps instantly is a practical solution that many users look forward to. While it is possible to use the navigation apps on your Android smartphone on its own, using MirrorLink is an option that is worth keeping in mind if you own a Samsung Galaxy S6. MirrorLink is a solution created by Car Connectivity Consortium, a non profit organization that is focused on helping smartphone users to enjoy a safer driving experience through an interface that is more intuitive and easier to use than what car companies support at the moment. MirrorLink doesn’t work on all cars, but in the models supported, it allows you to access your Galaxy S6 smartphone on your car’s display and interact with it. You will need to use a USB cable to connect the device to be able to manage the apps using the steering wheel and dashboard buttons. But before getting started, you need to update the software on your device to ensure that you have the most recent version.
How to use MirrorLink to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 to your car
- The first step is to connect your mobile device to your car’s USB port using the USB cable.
- From the device’s Home Screen, tap Apps
- Go to Settings and select ” More Connection Settings”. Then tap on MirrorLink
- Select the Connect to vehicle via USB option to enable this feature. It is important to note that screens and settings available depend on the wireless service provider and software version. You can explore the options supported to find out what functions are available to you.
MirrorLink is a great option to other in-car solutions that provide information as well as entertainment. It is worth trying, but the problem is that they can use up a lot of battery. The good news is that you can reduce the battery consumption by choosing the power save mode, which lowers the brightness of the display. In addition, you can disable location services when not needed, or select a black wallpaper to control the battery resources.