How To Use Autel MaxiAP AP200 OBD2 Scanner On IOS /Android Phone?

Autel MaxiAP AP200 is an OBD2 diagnostic and service reset tool. It is a small adapter but covers a wide range of car models. It features in running with one IOS phone or Android phone via Bluetooth; Autel MaxiAP AP200 is more suitable for home user because it comes with one free car diagnostic software and allow user to add more whenever you need. If you want to have Autel MK808 or Autel MX808, but consider the price is beyond your budget, Autel MaxiAP AP200 is good choice.



8 steps to use Autel MaxiAP AP200

  1. MaxiAP200 APP download & setup

Search for MaxiAP200 in Google Play or App Store to download and install the app to your device.


Or scan the QR code to download the MaxiAP200 app.



  1. Register & log in MaxiAP200

Open the MaxiAP200 app and select Register near the top right of the screen.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration.

Log in with your registered email address and password.

NOTE: If you have a previously created Autel ID, please use it to log in.


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  1. Bind VCI of MaxiAP200

Select Me > VCI Management. Scan the QR code on the MaxiAP AP200 Bluetooth

dongle to enter the serial number. Check if the email information is correct. Select

Bind to bind VCI.


  1. Purchase & install software for Maxi AP200

Select Mall or the plus sign below the Diagnose list to purchase and install vehicle-specific software. (For iOS devices, the purchased vehicle-specific software will display in the Diagnose list, tap it to another application for diagnosing.) Full OBDII functions included at no charge. One vehicle software is free and permanently valid, you can get it through Mall after successfully binding VCI for the first time.

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  1. Hook the connector of the MaxiAP200 tool up the vehicle’s Data Link Connector



The vehicle’s DLC is generally located under the vehicle dash.



  1. Turn the vehicle ignition to Key On, Engine Off position.

The LED on the tool will light solid green when connected.


  1. Autel MaxiAP AP200 VCI Connection

For Android devices, select Me > VCI Connection or the VCI button near the top right

of the Home screen.


For iOS devices, tap Setting > Bluetooth of your iOS device to open the Bluetooth function.

Select the Bluetooth name of the MaxiAP AP200 tool to pair it with the device. The Bluetooth name starts with AP, followed by the serial number of the tool.


Ensure your Android device’s Bluetooth is turned on.


When the device is successfully paired with the tool, the LED on the tool will light

solid blue.


Check if the communication status turns to VCI connected. Select Done near the

top left to return to the Home screen.



  1. Your MaxiAP200 APP is now ready for use

 ① Dynamic Rotation Banner – display information about other popular Autel

products, tap the banner to visit the product page on Autel websites, or

 ② Application Buttons.

 ③ Purchased vehicle-specific software (EOBD and Demo are included for free).

 ④ Plus Icon – Tap to purchase and install vehicle-specific software.

 ⑤ Navigation Buttons.

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2: “Eobd” is free to use

A fast-access option for OBD II/EOBD vehicle diagnosis is available on the Home screen. This option presents a quick way to check for DTCs, isolate the cause of an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), check monitor status prior to emissions certification testing, verify repairs, and perform a number of other services that are emissions-related. The OBD direct access option is also used for testing OBD II/EOBD compliant vehicles that are not included in the Diagnostics database.


General Procedure for OBD II/EOBD diagnostics functions:

To access the OBD II/EOBD diagnostics functions

  1. Select the EOBD button. There are two options to establish communication with the vehicle.

Auto Scan – when this option is selected the diagnostic tool attempts to establish communication using each protocol in order to determine which one the vehicle is broadcasting on.

Protocol – when this option is selected the screen opens a submenu of various protocols. A communication protocol is a standardized way of data communication between an ECM and a diagnostic tool. Global OBD may use several different communication protocols.


  1. Select a specific protocol under the Protocol option. Wait for the OBD II Diagnostic Menu to display.


  1. Select a function option to continue.


I/M Readiness

Live Data

On-Board Monitor

Component Test

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Status

NOTE: Some functions are supported only on certain vehicle makes.


This section describes the various functions of each diagnostic option:



When this function is selected, the screen displays a list of Stored Codes and Pending

Codes. When the Freeze Frame data of certain DTCs are available for viewing, a snowflake button will display on the right side of the DTC item.

The erase codes function can be applied by tapping the Clear DTC button at the bottom

of the screen.


Stored Codes

Stored codes are the current emission related DTCs from the ECM of the vehicle. OBD II/EOBD Codes have a priority according to their emission severity, with higher priority codes overwriting lower priority codes. The priority of the code determines the illumination of the MIL and the codes erase procedure. Manufacturers rank codes differently, so expect to see differences between makes.


Pending Codes

These are codes whose setting conditions were met during the last drive cycle, but need to be met on two or more consecutive drive cycles before the DTC actually sets. The intended use of this service is to assist the service technician after a vehicle repair and after clearing diagnostic information, by reporting test results after a driving cycle.


  1. a) If a test failed during the driving cycle, the DTC associated with that test is reported. If the pending fault does not occur again within 40 to 80 warm-up cycles, the fault is automatically cleared from memory.


  1. b) Test results reported by this service do not necessarily indicate a faulty component or system. If test results indicate another failure after additional driving, then a DTC is set to indicate a faulty component or system, and the MIL is illuminated.


Freeze Frame

In most cases the stored frame is the last DTC that occurred. Certain DTCs, which

have a greater impact on vehicle emission, have a higher priority. In these cases,

the top prioritized DTC is the one for which the freeze frame records are retained.

Freeze frame data includes a “snapshot” of critical parameter values at the time the

DTC is set.


Clear DTC

This option is used to clear all emission related diagnostic data such as, DTCs, freeze frame data and manufacturer specific enhanced data from the vehicle’s


A confirmation screen displays when the clear codes option is selected to prevent accidental loss of data. Select Yes on the confirmation screen to continue or No to exit.


I/M Readiness

This function is used to check the readiness of the monitoring system. It is an excellent

function to use prior to having a vehicle inspected for compliance to a state emissions

program. Selecting I/M Readiness opens a submenu with two choices:


Since DTCs Cleared – displays the status of monitors since the last time the DTCs

are erased.


This Driving Cycle – displays the status of monitors since the beginning of the current

drive cycle.


Live Data

This function displays the real time PID data from ECU. Displayed data includes analog

inputs and outputs, digital inputs and outputs, and system status information broadcast

on the vehicle data stream.

Live data can be displayed in various modes.


On-Board Monitor

This option allows you to view the results of On-Board Monitor tests. The tests are

useful after servicing or after erasing a vehicle’s control module memory.


Component Test

This service enables bi-directional control of the ECM so that the diagnostic tool is able

to transmit control commands to operate the vehicle systems. This function is useful in

determining whether the ECM responds to a command well.


Vehicle Information

The option displays the vehicle identification number (VIN), the calibration identification,

and the calibration verification number (CVN), and other information of the test vehicle.


Vehicle Status

This item is used to check the current condition of the vehicle, including communication

protocols of OBD II modules, retrieved codes amount, status of the Malfunction Indicator

Light (MIL), and other additional information.


Exiting Diagnostics

The Diagnostics application remains open as long as there is an active communication

with the vehicle. You must exit the diagnostics operation to stop all communications with

the vehicle before closing the Diagnostics application.



Damage to the vehicle electronic control module (ECM) may occur if communication is

disrupted. Make sure the wireless connection is properly connected at all times during

testing. Exit all tests before disconnecting the test connection or powering down the tool.


3: Autel MaxiAP AP200 service reset functions details

The Service section is specially designed to provide you with quick access to the vehicle

systems for various scheduled service and maintenance performances. The typical

service operation screen is a series of menu driven executive commands. By following

the on-screen instructions to select appropriate execution options, enter correct values

or data, and perform necessary actions, the system will guide you through the complete

performance for various service operations.

The most commonly performed service functions include:

Oil Reset Service

 EPB Service

 BMS Service

 SAS Service

 DPF Service

 TPMS Service

 IMMO Service

After entering each special function, the displayed screen consists of two applications:

Diagnosis and Hot Functions. The Diagnosis is for you to read/clear data since this is

necessary after some special functions. Hot Functions consists of sub functions of the

selected special function.


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