How To Connect Samsung Galaxy S10 to Car via MirrorLink

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a line of Android smartphones manufactured and developed by Samsung Electronics. It was Unveiled during a press event on February 20, 2019, they are scheduled to be begin shipping on March 8, 2019. The Samsung Galaxy S10 release date will be on Friday, March 8, which is one week earlier than last year’s samsung galaxy phone. It was officially announced on February 20. 

The Galaxy S10 prices are $899 / £799 / AU$1,349 / AED 3,199, meaning you’re going to be spending an additional $180 / £60 / AED 100 on this smartphone over the S9 launch price. If you like the look of this smartphone but think that price is a tad high, you have two options: you can go for the cheaper Samsung Galaxy S10e, which starts at $749 / £669 / AU$1,199 / AED 2,699.

Differentiated primarily by screen size and an additional front camera on the S10+. In addition, Samsung also unveiled a smaller model known as the Galaxy S10e, as well as a larger, 5G-compatible version, the Galaxy S10 5G. The Samsung Galaxy S10 comprises of four models with various hardware specifications; the main Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ respectively has a 6.1 and 6.4-inch 1440p “Dynamic AMOLED” displays with HDR10+ support and “dynamic tone mapping” technology.

The Smartphone displays have curved sides that slope over the horizontal edges of the smartphone device. Unlike its predecessors, their front cameras occupy a rounded cut-out near the top-right of the display, and both models utilize an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader. International models of the S10 utilize the Exynos 9820 system-on-chip, while American models utilize the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The two devices are sold with either 128 or 512 GB of internal flash memory storage.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 features a multi-lens rear-facing camera setup; it still has the dual-aperture 12-megapixel and 12-megapixel telephoto lenses of the previous Samsung Galaxy S9+, but also adds a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. The front camera on the Galaxy S10+ is accompanied by a second RGB depth sensor. The cameras also support 4K video recording and HDR10+.

How To Connect Samsung Galaxy S10 to Car via MirrorLink:

Instead of fighting temptation to use your phone while driving, let MirrorLink take the wheel. Simply connect your compatible phone to a compatible car, and you’ll be able to access your phone’s navigation, music, and other apps while driving. Keep reading to learn how to connect your phone to MirrorLink so you can be safe on the road.
To use this feature, your vehicle’s stereo system must support MirrorLink. Visit the MirrorLink website to check if your system is compatible.

When you connect your phone to a car using the following methods, you can control sound from your phone using the volume on the car stereo or your phone. If you want to make a call, use GPS, or control your music, you may have to use your phone instead of the stereo.
USB: Connect a compatible USB cable to your phone, and then connect the other end to the USB port on your stereo.

Note: Depending on the stereo system, it may not be able to access media files stored on your phone. Refer to the car manufacturer’s user manual for more instructions.

Auxiliary: Connect the aux cable directly to the headphone jack on your phone. If your phone does not have a headphone jack, connect a USB-C headphone adapter to it. Then, connect the other end of the cable to the AUX in port on your car stereo.

Bluetooth: When your car is turned on, navigate to the Bluetooth audio connection menu, and then tap Add. Next, open Settings on your phone, and then tap Bluetooth > Connections. Make sure the Bluetooth switch is turned on. Once the phone detects your car, select the car from the AVAILABLE DEVICES list on your phone. If prompted, confirm the pairing code displayed on the phone for your car to complete the pairing process.

Cassette player: If your car system has a cassette player, you can use a cassette adapter. Insert the cassette end into the slot on the stereo, and then connect the other end that looks like an auxiliary cable to your phone. If your phone does not have a headphone jack, connect a USB-C headphone adapter to it.

After you connect the phone to your car, be sure to change the stereo to the correct source based on your preferred method. Otherwise, you will not hear sound from your phone through your car speakers. Additionally, you can use the voice assistant function on your phone like Bixby to interact with the phone through voice, or even with Bixby routines.

Hands free driving:
You can take advantage of hands free driving using the built-in MirrorLink app on your Galaxy phone. Depending on your stereo system, you will be able to manage calls, messages, navigation, and more using your car’s display. If your car doesn’t support MirrorLink, you can use an alternative app that’s compatible with your stereo system.

Note: Depending on your stereo some apps and feature may be unavailable. Some navigation apps are not supported in MirrorLink, including Waze.

Turn On MirrorLink:

Start by connecting your phone to your vehicle’s USB port using a USB cable. On the phone, navigate to Settings, and then search for and select MirrorLink. Touch the slider next to Connect to car/vehicle via USB. Next, navigate through your car’s apps and features to access MirrorLink and your phone’s apps.

MirrorLink mirrors your phone on your car’s display. Your car’s system must support MirrorLink to use this feature.

Use the OEM provided USB cable and connect the device to the vehicle.
From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
Tap Settings > Connections > More connection settings > MirrorLink.
Once the vehicle and device are connected, follow the on-screen prompts to set up the applications that will be available to use while connected.

Note: You car’s receiver or head unit may require an additional MirrorLink app. Check the car manufacturer’s user manual for additional information.

Car Mode

Note: Car Mode is only compatible with MirrorLink enabled cars.

If you’re unable to connect the phone to your car through a USB port for MirrorLink, you can download the Car Mode app from Google Play onto your phone. You will need to connect the phone to your car through Bluetooth or with an auxiliary cable. Once connected, you can use voice controls to use apps and features on your phone while in Car Mode.

Alternative hands free apps

If your car is not equipped with MirrorLink, you may be prompted to download a specific app, such as Android Auto, that’s compatible with the stereo system when the phone is connected. If the app is not supported on your phone or you’re unable to use hands free features in your car, refer to the car manufacturer’s manual for details on hands free driving.

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