Can I Connect my Phone to the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, VW Atlas on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at 7:43 pm
2021 Atlas SEL Premium 4Motion large parked in front of orange sand and sage

As we move forward into the new decade, it becomes clear that smartphone connectivity with cars is not just some gimmick, it’s an essential part of the automotive world now. There are almost no automakers that do not have some kind of smartphone compatibility on all of their current models at some trim level. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas has all the basic smartphone connectivity you expect, and then some. Read more of this entry to learn how else the Atlas can communicate with your smartphone.

Does the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Have Android Auto™?

Android users have nothing to worry about. The fast, clean, and intuitive User Interface (UI) of the infotainment system in the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is ready to connect to your phone. You won’t need much more than a USB cable and a little familiarity with the technology to get your phone connected.


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Does the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Have Apple CarPlay®?

Lucky for iPhone users, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is built with Apple CarPlay®. Just plug your compatible iPhone into the vehicle, go through a few setup steps, and you can start using some of your favorite apps through the infotainment system in the dashboard of the Atlas. This gives you access to navigation through your iPhone, Siri, and your favorite music streaming apps.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas interior showing steering wheel and cabin in sunlight
2021 Volkswagen Atlas interior showing family and panoramic sunroof

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Trim Levels


What is VW Car-Net Safe & Secure and VW Car-Net Hotspot?

With a subscription, you can have access to some of your car’s systems and information through your phone, even when you’re not in it. VW Car-Net is a comprehensive system that lets your car send your phone notifications about its status. VW Car-Net Safe & Secure gives you access to Anti-Theft Alerts, Roadside Call Assist, Automatic Crash Notifications, a Stolen Vehicle Locator, and more. The VW Car-Net Hotspot lets you activate a Wi-Fi access point in your car, provided you have an active data plan. For more information on these and other systems, contact Carter Volkswagen online or over the phone at (206) 782-7474.