Carista is a mobile app which empowers you to seamlessly diagnose, customize, and service your car. Just plug in your OBD2 adapter, launch the app and save time and money on dealers and mechanics.
Is my car supported? Check here: https://caristaapp.com/vehicles
BASIC OBD2 DIAGNOSTICS [free]
Find out why your "Check Engine" light is on: Carista shows you a list of the fault codes stored in your vehicle, as well as their meanings. You can also reset the "Check Engine" light.
ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS [paid]
Dealer-level electronic diagnostics (fault code checking and resetting) of all modules in the vehicle, incl. ABS, airbag, and other manufacturer-specific systems.
CUSTOMIZATIONS / CODING [paid]
Personalization of comfort & convenience features of the car. Customize your car to your liking and get rid of all those annoyances you have to deal with every time you get into your car. You can even enable hidden features that you didn't even know your car had!
BASIC SERVICE [free]
Carista shows you if your car is ready for Emission tests -- that way you can avoid the trip to the testing station before the vehicle's systems have gathered enough driving data to be ready for testing.
ADVANCED SERVICE [paid]
For some Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda models:
• Electronic parking brake (EPB) retraction tool, Service reset, Launch control counter, Detailed ECU information
For some Toyota, Lexus, Scion models:
• Tire pressure sensors (TPMS), ABS/VSC/TRAC inspection, Detailed ECU information
1. Supported vehicles
Advanced features are only supported on certain models by Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda (VAG), BMW, Mini, Toyota, Lexus and Scion. See: https://caristaapp.com/vehicles
All paid features (see above) are available with an in-app purchase of our Pro functionality: a 1-week pass for $9.99 USD or an auto-renewable subscription at $39.99 USD/year. If you use the official Carista OBD2 adapter, you will receive a free one-month trial of all paid features by picking the yearly subscription. Here are Apple's rules on auto-renewable subscriptions:
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
3. Hardware Requirement:
To use Carista, you need an OBD2 adapter. You can use the Carista OBD2 adapter, a Kiwi3 or OBDLink MX+ adapter, or a generic ELM327 v1.4 WiFi adapter (just make sure it’s not fake/defective; note that generic Bluetooth adapters are not allowed by Apple). See: https://caristaapp.com/adapter
Info and help at https://caristaapp.com
Bug fixes & minor updates
Ratings and Reviews
Does what it says, but only minimal usefulness
First, it works perfectly. For customization, though, while there are probably a hundred different options I can customize, most are options I could already customize right from the car’s menus. They also include a lot of useless options that nobody would ever care or want to change. That said, I bought it to fix two issues and it was able to solve one beautifully. I used it to shut off the engine auto-off when stopped at a stoplight. For that alone, it was worth the price of the module (and I accomplished that with the free trial, so no cost for the app). The other issue I was hoping it would fix was the unreasonably loud and long warning dings when I open the car door with the car running. Sadly, turning that off (or even adjusting the volume) isn’t an option. Either way, it was worth the cost for the one problem it solved, so I can’t complain. It may be great for the diagnostic tools, but I have no need for that, so I can’t comment.
Not worth it
I spent $20 on the Carista adapter hoping to make some coding tweaks on my GTI. I used the month long free trial of the “pro” features to mess around with my windows and lights and other trivial little things. The features are pretty limited and there’s no long coding support. After that I let the trial end then canceled my subscription, expecting that I’d still be able to use the more basic features like resetting service notices and checking fault codes. NOPE! Every feature on the app is now behind a paywall making the adapter completely useless. Of course I have the option to pay $40 for a years’ worth of app usage or $10 for a week, but come on! I have to pay half of or double what the adapter cost just to reset my oil change reminder? That doesn’t add up. OBD tools are plenty cheap now and trying to make people pay extra fees to use the basic features of this one is foolish. Sure, they could keep the customizing features behind their paywall but don’t make the tool completely worthless if someone doesn’t want to pay more for something they just bought. Devs, if you insist on getting people to cough up more for your product, why not allow people to buy pro access for a specific vehicle for life? An extra $5 means I get to tweak my car as long as I have it? I guess that’s reasonable. Food for thought.
It’s ok, but doesn’t worth its price!
40 bucks for this is unreal, the app it self is okay. But for the price we should have more options instead windows/lights and door to be reprogrammed.
My Audi A3 could be reprogrammed on how I want to lock and unlock, windows, lights (which was cool) but it doesn’t justifies the price!
It does reads hidden codes (which is cool) but again 40 bucks nahhh
I’d say for 9,99 it’s okay, and they do have this price but for a week lol (see they think that this thing worth like gold). Nice try, I took advantage of the free week that they gave me and could do everything I wanted during this time. Even after finished I said ... okay I’ll buy it cause it was cool, then 40 bucks lol (nope) 9,99 per year and I’ll be here buying and also giving the 5 stars.
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- 52.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014-2018 Prizmos OOD
- In-App Purchases
- Pro $39.99
- Pro 1-week Pass $9.99
- Pro $39.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.