I have a 2018 Leaf and was looking forward to Apple CarPlay as a solution to the fact that almost no car company has ever made an acceptably good UI for their touch-screen infotainment page. I must say that the experience with CarPlay on the Leaf has been kind of mediocre:
1. It only works over a wired connection and not over BlueTooth, which is just pathetic given that it's 2018. Can't tell you the number of times I've arrived a little late and raced out of my car only to realize later I left the phone in the car .
2. For the life of me I simply can't get the Contacts icon to show on the CarPlay home page. Am I doing something wrong? I have confirmed that Sync Contacts with the car is enabled on my phone.
Any help would be much appreciated.