How to connect InCarDoc iOS and Android to OBD adapter?

Administrator posted this 29 May 2018

InCarDoc is a top application for car diagnostics with millions of fans worldwide. Today let us remind information about connecting process and starting the application for iOS and Android operating systems.

Please also note, that app requires OBD Adapter to connect the car. Read more about adapters in article "How to choose an OBD II adapter: Wi-Fi or Bluetooth". 

To run a car diagnostic with the iOS device, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Start car's engine.
  2. Plug your OBD Device to your car's OBD2 diagnostic port. The OBD-II port is usually located within 2 feet (0.61 m) of the steering wheel.
    Check that it's powered.

  3. Following steps depends on your adapter type:

    WiFi OBD adapters:
    At your iPhone go to WiFi Settings and select connection with OBD adapter's Wi-Fi point.
    At some cases it might required to switch phone to the "flight" mode.
    In app settings check/set WiFi as connection type

    Bluetooth 4.0/BLE adapters
    In app settings one need to select exactly your adapter, note that only following BLE adapters are supported:

    InCarDoc - "InCarDoc"
    Kiwi - "Kiwi 3"
    Vgate - "Vgate iCar 3 Bluetooth 4.0"
    Lonauto - "Lonauto", "Carista"

    Bluetooth 2.0:
    Does not supported in iOS (those devices compatible only with Android phones)

  4. Click "Connect" at the Home app screen and wait connection

  5. With questions or issues, please contact our support using in-app option (up right) (i) - Contact us

For Android you need:

  1. Start car's engine.
  2. Plug your OBD Device to your car's OBD2 diagnostic port. The OBD-II port is usually located within 2 feet (0.61 m) of the steering wheel.
    Check that it's powered.

  3. Pre-settings: only for WiFi OBD adapters:
    At your Android go to Settings, choose Wi-Fi Devices and select connection with OBD adapter's Wi-Fi point.
    At some cases it might required to switch phone to the "flight" mode.
    In app settings check/set WiFi as connection type
  4. Run settings wizard
    Start wizard with Settings-Connection Guide
    swipe to the second page and wait appearance of your OBD adapter in a list of connections
    click at OBD adapter and wait for the initial connection

  5. Use "Connect" at the Home app screen for consequent connections

  6. With questions or issues, please contact our support in-app option (right side) Menu - Info - Contact us