Common CarPlay Errors and Fixes After Updating iPhone to iOS 12/12.1.2


After recently updating your iPhone to iOS 12, you might be facing some issues related to CarPlay, right?  So what to do if the CarPlay is not working. This tutorial will teach you how to fix these common CarPlay issues on iPhone after updating to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1.2.

Common CarPlay Errors and Fixes

How to Fix Common CarPlay Issues After iOS 12/12.1.2 Update

The issue with CarPlay connectivity might not only be because of your iPhone, but it can also be the car Infotainment system. When you install the recent update on your iPhone, then I recommend you to make sure that your car have also recent firmware installed.


Method # 1: Resetting and Updating your Car Infotainment system

When there occurs some problem in our device, the first solution that come in our mind is restarting the device. Rebooting the device manage to solve many issues. Therefore, restart your car infotainment system and CarPlay.

Also, you should reset your iPhone. To completely reset the infotainment system of your car, I recommend you to follow your car manual which will guide you in a decent way.

Method # 2: Using Different USB cables and Ports

iPhone does not compromise on its quality, whether it is hardware or software. The quality is always first priority for apple products. Therefore, try to use the original cable that comes with your iPhone while plugging into your car.

But if you are using the original one and still facing problem, then for an experiment you can use a different one to check the issue. Also some car include multiple USB ports that support CarPlay. Therefore try different ports in order to check the issue.

Method # 3: Pre-requisite To Use Car Play on Different Vehicles

Although different vehicles have different requirements regarding to use car play. Some vehicles require to enable the car play before using it. If you plug-in your iPhone to a car, then it won’t allow the car play to be enabled. In that case, you need to follow your car manual in order to check the requirements for car play and further follow those requirements.

Method # 4: Make Sure To Check The Restrictions For Car Play

If you are using restrictions on your iPhone and the Car play feature is accidentally being disabled. Then follow the steps below to turn the restrictions off for car play:

  1. If you are using restrictions on your iPhone and the Car play feature is accidentally being disabled. Then follow the steps below to turn the restrictions off for car play:Navigate to settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on “Screen Time” and then “privacy & content restrictions”. For an older iOS, go to “General tab” and then “Restrictions” and enter your password.
  3. After that, locate the “Car Play” option and then turn it off.

Method # 5: How To Manage Bluetooth issue with CarPlay and Your iPhone

As said earlier, that every vehicles have different mechanism to manage CarPlay. Some vehicles are quite ok to manage both Bluetooth connection and CarPlay. But some vehicles are unable to manage both, in that case remove the Bluetooth connection between your iPhone and car. Restart your iPhone and then try to use CarPlay again.

Also, sometimes problem occurs due to old connections still hanging in your iPhone. Therefore, remove all the old connections and then set it up again with your car. Follow the below steps to remove the old connections:

  1. Navigate to “Settings” on your iPhone.
  2. Then tap on “General tab” and CarpPay.
  3. Check for older connection and if find any, then delete all the connection including the new one with your car.
  4. At last, make connection again with your car.

These were some of the common CarPlay issues that arises after updating iPhone XS Max, XR, iPhone X, 6S, 5S or SE to iOS 12. Let us know if you are facing any other problem with CarPlay and we will help you figure that out.

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