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I found a handy video showing how to add an extra screen to the choices:


This allows me to have a 2 pane panel in the first slot, showing media on the left (specifically which concert is playing on the Sirius/XM Grateful Dead channel) and the complete current trip computer information on the right. This lets me toggle between the Home Screen and this new 2 panel screen just by tapping the home button, no need to swipe.

What is everyone else using for their favorite layouts? I still wish I could see % SoC on anywhere other than the charging screen and battery temp is unavailable anywhere (other than a scan tool) but overall this is pretty useful:

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I ordinarily prefer to not use a split screen view in infotainment systems that offer it, but I’m kinda getting into the idea with the ID.4. Maybe it’s because of how it presents the two tiles, like separate tiles and not an interconnected display that seems to jumble the info together. Can you have this view with the map in one tile (the larger one on the left) and the current selected media (e.g., Bluetooth, satellite, USB) in the other tile?
 

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There’s a weird interrelated matrix of possibilities for each customization pane and tile. I have found that having a map in any of the tiles, causes lag when swiping since the map takes the longest time to render.
 

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I don’t think I’d find myself swiping screens that often. I’m a creature of habit and in the three vehicles I own now, two are “permanently” on the full screen map display and the other on the full screen media display (because it doesn’t have nav). Kind of like automatic climate control. I’m a set-it-and-forget-it kinda person. Most I do is turn the A/C on or off depending on ambient temps and whether it’s raining or not.
 

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Ok, here’s the possibilities for this tile and an example of navigation in the left tile. If you try to do anything (pinch to zoom, slide to move, change map orientation) it opens up the full navigation screen.
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And I see on that video that you can do exactly what I was thinking, the two-tile screen with nav in the larger left tile and radio/media in the smaller right tile. Nice!
 

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Ok, here’s the possibilities for this tile and an example of navigation in the left tile. If you try to do anything (pinch to zoom, slide to move, change map orientation) it opens up the full navigation screen. View attachment 2696
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Thanks! I’m OK with the map going fullscreen when you touch it. I just like the map up all the time for info purposes, and for that the smaller map seems fine. If I’m actively using the navigation I’d want it fullscreen anyway. I need to setup a test drive with my dealer and check these kinds of things out. My AWD Pro S is obviously a ways out.
 

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Are you the type of person who wants to see the whole map or are you ok with turn by turn directions? The turn by turn will show up in the binnacle (screen in front of your steering wheel) while you have two other things in that screen configuration. My wife needs the whole map so she'd need it the way you want to do it here, but if you don't I wanted to point out you don't need a map on the infotainment screen to get operable nav.
 

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Are you the type of person who wants to see the whole map or are you ok with turn by turn directions? The turn by turn will show up in the binnacle (screen in front of your steering wheel) while you have two other things in that screen configuration. My wife needs the whole map so she'd need it the way you want to do it here, but if you don't I wanted to point out you don't need a map on the infotainment screen to get operable nav.
I wish the turn by turn in the binnacle would show street names. I can sometimes go without a full map screen but sometimes in cities intersections get really weird and too close together, and knowing the street name helps a lot.
 

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I wish the turn by turn in the binnacle would show street names. I can sometimes go without a full map screen but sometimes in cities intersections get really weird and too close together, and knowing the street name helps a lot.
I'm asking my wife right now and she said street names were showing up in the binnacle.

She was using Apple Maps.
 

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I'm asking my wife right now and she said street names were showing up in the binnacle.

She was using Apple Maps.
Oh hmm, maybe that is one advantage carplay has over android auto then. I'm fairly sure on my test drive when I tried navigation from AA that street names didn't show up. I could be misremembering though
 
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