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-II Adapter to connect the car as well as OBD-II compliant car model (follow links below for more details).

1) "How to choose an OBD II adapter: Wi-Fi or Bluetooth". 

2) "You Should Know About The Car Compatibility with OBD-II" or "What cars are supported "

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 adapter is 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. Don't miss to give requested permission (see p.5)

  5. iOS 14 and up! requires "Local network" perrmission and/or "Bluetooth" permission, depending on adapter type. Permission request will popup only once at the very first connection attempt, do not miss to give appropriate permission. 
    Check/change permission later is possible with iOS Settings - inCarDoc - Allow incardoc to access
TROUBLESOOTING!!! 
With questions or issues, please contact our support using in-app option (up right) (i) - Contact us

For Android you need:

Before to start: Stop the Engine; Turn off OBD apps on your device; Unplug adapter

  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 adapter is powered.
  3. Pre-settings: only for Bluetooth OBD adapters: (Optional) Pair your adapter in Android Bluetooth settings. Go Android Settings - Bluetooth, do search and pairing of your OBD-II adapter, usually PIN code is 1234 or 0000, or other stated in your adapter description.
  4. 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
  5. Start app inCarDoc, go though initial settings wizard and start connection settings: SettingsConnection guide. Read and Swipe through information pages, than find your adapter in a list of available connections.
    Note, that to see adapter's names you might need allow Location service for the app and turn on Location service with Android Settings.
  6. Click at OBD adapter and wait for the initial connection
  7. Use "Connect" at the Home app screen for consequent connections

TROUBLESOOTING!!!
With questions or issues, please contact our support in-app option (right side) Menu - Info - Contact u