Does the UConnect 12-inch add any functions that the UConnect 8.4 doesn't have?

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Heck, i don't get why anyone would want their whole cab lit up with all that nonsense

That huge screen does not make the maps any larger, it is still on a 8.4" screen & on this i may be mistaken, but i think that i read the maps is displayed on the bottom half of the screen, so your eyes are off the road for a longer period of time.
I drive from Coast to Coast every year at least once & there are several places where you don't have time to look down while changing lanes & avoiding accidents, that is when the EVIC interchange display comes in handy.

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On the 2022 the map is full screen.. I do like mine.. after Having both the 12 in my 2022 and the 8 in my 2019. I would go with the 12 no question. The dash does have themes that go along with the screen, so yes.
 
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On the 2022 the map is full screen.. I do like mine.. after Having both the 12 in my 2022 and the 8 in my 2019. I would go with the 12 no question. The dash does have themes that go along with the screen, so yes.

I am looking at a used 2019 for sale with a 12-inch UConnect. Is the 2019 version different than the 2022 version? (So annoying that the Ram website doesn't provide much detail on these things, or at least I can't find it.)
 

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I am looking at a used 2019 for sale with a 12-inch UConnect. Is the 2019 version different than the 2022 version? (So annoying that the Ram website doesn't provide much detail on these things, or at least I can't find it.)
2022 is Uconnect 5. Has wireless carplay and android auto. That is probably main difference.
 

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Heck, i don't get why anyone would want their whole cab lit up with all that nonsense

That huge screen does not make the maps any larger, it is still on a 8.4" screen & on this i may be mistaken, but i think that i read the maps is displayed on the bottom half of the screen, so your eyes are off the road for a longer period of time.
I drive from Coast to Coast every year at least once & there are several places where you don't have time to look down while changing lanes & avoiding accidents, that is when the EVIC interchange display comes in handy.

I don't want soft keys, give me manually operated knobs, switches & levers
I'm not sure what non-sense you are referring to.

The navigation map can be full screen. The map can be half screen and placed at the top or the bottom of the screen. I like the 12" because I can have navigation and my media controls in the lower left and phone controls in the lower right. The 12-inch screen is very configurable.

In my 2015 that has the 8" display with factory navigation, I run a Garmin RV unit so the display shows the media controls. I'm not a fan of the factory navigation, especially the routing abilities in dense cities.

OP, I do not believe there are any setting differences, the setting offerings are option based. If the vehicle has an option, like deployable running boards for example, then the Uconnect (8 or 12) will have a settings page for the option.
 

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Thank you BossHogg

I have asked how the 12" screen can be displayed for over a year

Everyone must assume that everyone else has a 12" screen & i never could get an answer

Even the YouTube videos are poorly done

I wonder if all those lights can be dimmed enough for driving in unfamiliar territories, like i often do, when i am able to work

We often travel between 8PM to 6 AM
This is what i use my pickup to do, night or day
I was not on this Connecticut job, but if you have ever seen those wind powered Generators.
This is the nose cone that the blades fit behind, way up on the tower

 
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I wonder if all those lights can be dimmed enough for driving in unfamiliar territories, like i often do, when i am able to work
The display, at least the 12" display in my 2022 has three lighting modes, night, day, and auto. I have mine set to auto. When the exterior lighting goes on the display switches to dark mode. I don't have an issue with the way it works, some may but I'm happy with it.

You can download the Uconnect manual and it discusses in detail the configurability of the display and each of the display screens pages (like a tablet) plus the personalization of the screens based on the driver or what they refer to as profiles.
 

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The native Navigation is full screen for the 2019.. but the maps are very outdated.

Android Auto & Apple Carplay are just the top half and you have to plug in to use them.

You can 'window' the 12" screen, NAv up top and MEdia below or any combination you want. To my knowledge, you cannot do that on the 8.4.

I believe there are acouple features on the 8.4 & app that you do not get with the 12" display.. but I cannot recall what they are as I let the POS app expire along time ago.
 
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