Apple CarPlay is a safe and hands-free way to access the apps on your iPhone while you are driving. With Apple CarPlay, you can use your phone to make calls, send texts, and listen to music. But there are times when Apple CarPlay won't connect to the car's head unit, won't open properly, or you can't hear anything when CarPlay is connected. You might find it really annoying to sit in your car for ages, trying to figure out why your CarPlay is not working. But you don't have to worry overmuch. In this article, we'll look at what causes the issue of Apple CarPlay not working and how to resolve it.
Make sure your country(region), phone and car support Apple CarPlay
You must confirm that your country(region), phone and car support Apple CarPlay.
- The image below lists which countries and regions are supported by CarPlay
- Apple 5 with iOS 9 or newer and above
- Lise for 2022 Cars That Offer Wireless CarPlay
keep Wi-Fi and bluetooth turned on
Make sure you have turned on your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your iPhone. In addition, check whether you have turned on Airplane Mode, which prevents your phone from making any wireless connections.
Apple CarPlay is restricted
If CarPlay doesn't detect your iPhone, you need to make sure that CarPlay isn't restricted on your phone. On the iPhone, go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions and tap Allowed Apps to enable CarPlay.
CarPlay connection is locked
Another wireless CarPlay not working issue may be CarPlay connection was locked. If this is locked, CarPlay can't activate. You can resolve it by going to Settings > General > CarPlay, selecting your car from the list of connections > Turn on CarPlay.
Reboot and update
Reboot and update the device may fix connection issues
- Reboot Your iPhone and Head-Unit
- Update Your iPhone