How to connect my Samsung Galaxy S5 to my car using MirrorLink

Here's a quick guide for you to mirror your Galaxy S5's screen on your car's display using the MirrorLink system.

MirrorLink is a tool that provices integration between a car's infotainment system and a smartphone like the Galaxy S5 . It works in such a way that transforms smartphones into automative app platforms where applications are hosted and run on the phone while drivers and passengers interact with them through the dashboard buttons, steering wheel controls, and touch screens of the In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system of the car.

If your vehicle has MirrorLink support, you will be able to view and interact with your mobile phone on your car's display. All you have to do is to connect your phone using a USB cable. Once connected, you can start controlling apps using your car's steering wheel and dashboard buttons.

Here's how to use MirrorLink to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 to your car:

Important Note:

Make sure your car's stereo system supports MirrorLink so you can use this feature. If you are not sure if your car's infotainment system is compatible with MirrorLink, you can check out the MirrorLink website ahead.

Once you've verified your car's system has MirrorLink support, follow these steps to enable MirrorLink on your Galaxy S5 smartphone.

1. Connect your phone to your car's USB port using a USB cable.
2. Touch Apps from your S5 Home screen.
3. Touch Settings.
4. Touch MirrorLink.

Note: On some devices, MirrorLink settings can be found under More networks.

5. When prompted with the MirrorLink screen, mark the checkbox next to Connect to vehicle via USB.

Doing so enables the function to connect your phone to your car and begin to mirror your phone's screen on your car's display. Read and follow the given instructions to use your S5 while keeping your hands on the wheel.

Please note that screens and settings available may vary depending on the software version and your wireless service provider.

And that should do it.

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