CarPlay not working – How to fix it

CarPlay allows you to use your iPhone in your car more safely and smartly and stay utterly focused while on the road. When you connect your iPhone to CarPlay, you enjoy various features, including the option to get needed directions, send and receive messages, make calls, and more.

Some users complained that CarPlay is not working, and if you are facing the same issue, try the suggestions on how to fix it listed below. Before we move to potential solutions, remember that your car needs to support CarPlay in the first place. Another important thing is that the country or region you live in also needs to support CarPlay.

CarPlay is not working – Ways to fix it.

Here are several things you can try if CarPlay isn’t working:

  • Update the software on your iPhone – go to Settings > General > Software Update. If there is a new version, tap Download and Install.
  • Make sure that Siri is on.
  • Restart your iPhone
  • Restart your car
  • If your connection is wired, use another USB port and another USB cable
  • You must ensure that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled if your connection is wireless. You can check that by going to Settings.
  • Enable CarPlay in Content & Privacy Restrictions – Navigate to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions. Next, tap Allowed Apps, and then make sure CarPlay is enabled.
  • Forget the car and set up the connection again – Go to Settings > General > CarPlay. Next, tap your car, tap Forget this car. Now set up CarPlay from scratch.

Contact Apple if you have tried all of these, but CarPlay still isn’t working.

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