Apple recently released iOS 15.4 for iPhone users. The update brought many new features to Apple devices. The list includes the ability to unlock iPhones while wearing a face mask and a new gender neutral Siri voice, among other things. Apart from this, Apple has also released the much awaited EV Routing feature on Apple Maps.
For those unaware, Apple had announced at its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 that it would be providing more powerful routing features for electric vehicles with Apple Maps. Now, with iOS 15.4, Apple has finally rolled out support for its EV routing feature on Apple Maps. This feature essentially creates a route to the preferred destination of the users which includes an EV charging station along the way.
There is only one catch. As of now, Apple’s EV routing feature is only available for Ford’s Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles. Ford’s support page reveals that the feature can be activated via Apple CarPlay and is only available for EVs with SYNC software versions 21281_PRODUCT.244, 22028_PRODUCT.358 and 22034_PRODUCT.364 for 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2021 Available for the variant.
Ford said the 2021 Mustang Mach-S with different software versions will receive this feature later in 2022 through a Ford power-up update. The company also said it is “working diligently to advance new features and software for its F-150 Lightning or e-Transit customers.”
To use this feature, eligible device owners will need to download iOS 15.4 on their iPhone and Ford’s Power-Up update version 2.3.0 on their EV.
How to Use Apple Maps’ EV Routing Feature on the Ford Mach Mustang Mach-E
Phase 1: Connect your Apple device to your Mustang Mach-E and enable Apple CarPlay using Ford’s SYNC 4 software.
step 2: Set up a destination in Apple Maps on your SYNC screen with Apple CarPlay.
step 3: Press OK on the pop-up message.
step 4: Now, add the vehicle to the Apple Maps app on your Apple device and select Connect.
Step 5: Review your data-sharing preferences with Apple and make a decision.
Once you have selected the data sharing policy, the EV routing feature will be enabled in Apple Maps. Now, when you create a new route in Apple Maps, it will display the estimated battery charge of the vehicle at the end of the trip.
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