CarPlay does not work after iOS update, How-To Fix


The hard part of solving CarPlay problems is dealing with the different car systems beyond your iPhone. If none of the tips in this article work, chances are there is a problem with your cars infotainment system.

There must be someone you can contact with the vehicle manufacturer. The best advice I can give is to make sure your vehicle has the latest firmware installed. Also, your car manual may have useful information.

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Follow these quick tips to get CarPlay working again

  • Activate Allow CarPlay while locked in your iPhones CarPlay settings
  • Reset the infotainment system
  • Verify that Siri is on or activate Hey Siri off and turn it back on
  • Use a different USB port or cable (or both)
  • Disable any display time restrictions on your iPhone
  • Verify that both WiFi and Bluetooth are enabled in Configuration ; WiFi and Configuration ; Bluetooth
  • Turn Bluetooth on and off or turn Bluetooth off completely when in your vehicle
  • Delete old Bluetooth connections that are no longer used
  • Remove any vehicles from the CarPlay configuration that you no longer use or need
  • Make sure your iPhone has the latest version of iOS
  • Make sure your CarPlay stereo is using the latest firmware from the car manufacturer. Refer to your car manual for more information.

Check that you allow CarPlay when it is locked

  • Go to General Settings ; CarPlay
  • Activate Allow CarPlay while locked

Reset and update your vehicles infotainment system

The best place to start with any technological problem is to reboot your devices. The same is true here. If you have a problem with CarPlay, turn off and reboot your car.

And its a good idea to go ahead and reset your iPhone too. Every system is different, so turning the vehicle on and off may or may not completely reboot the system.

Many simply fall asleep when you turn off the car. See if you can find some information in your vehicles manual about fully resetting the infotainment system.

Configure CarPlay again

  1. Start your car. Check that Siri is turned on
  2. Connect your iPhone to your car
  3. For CarPlay with a USB cable, connect your iPhone to your cars USB port.
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