iPhone CarPlay Not Working After Update? Here Are Fixes

iPhone CarPlay not working after the new iOS update? This guide will tell you how to fix the iPhon6e CarPlay bugs quickly.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 17, 2020

Apple CarPlay is a smart, safer way to use your iPhone while you are driving. You can easily access apps, make phone calls, send and receive messages or listen to music. However, after updating the new iOS, you may find that CarPlay just not working. You are not the only one meet this annoying CarPlay bugs. Don’t worry, here we collect some solutions to help you fix the CarPlay not working issue.

iOS 11 CarPlay Not Working from Twitter

iOS 11 CarPlay Not Working Complaints

How to Fix iOS 13/iOS 12/11 CarPlay Not Working

Tip 1. Restart or force restart your iPhone

First restart your iPhone to have a try, press and hold down the Power button > Drag slide to power off. If it doesn’t work, you can hard reset your iPhone to fix the CarPlay not working in iOS 11 issue.

  • For iPhone 6s and earlier iPhone: press and hold down the Home button and the Power button together until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
  • For iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold down the Home button and the Volume Down button together.
  • For iPhone 8/X: First press and quickly release the Volume Up button, then press and quickly release the Volume Down button, finally press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears.
Fix iPhone X Incoming Call Display Delay by Force Restart

Fix iPhone CarPlay Not Working by Force Restart

For how to restart iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, you can go to this page: Full Guide on How to Restart an iPhone >

Also Read: How to Hard Restart an iPhone >

Tip 2. Make sure the cable is compatible

You’d better use the lightning cable that comes with your iPhone or one cable that’s from Apple. Other cables may not work well for your iOS device. And this may make your CarPlay stop working or connecting.

Always Use the Official Apple USB Cable

Always Use the Official Apple USB Cable

Tip 3. Check your Restrictions

If you’ve turned on Restriction for your CarPlay, then you can’t use it. Just check whether you’ve turned on Restriction for it. Open Settings app > Tap General > Restrictions > Enter your passcode > Find CarPlay and turn it off.

How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone - Step 3

How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone – Step 3

Tip 4. Check if you have turned on Siri

If Apple CarPlay Siri not working, you cannot make voice commands without Siri. So if you never turn on Siri, you may not use Siri to control your iPhone Carplay. Go to Settings > Tap Siri & Search > Turn the “ Listen for Hey Siri” on.

How to Fix CarPlay Not Working in iOS 12: Turn on the Siri

Fix CarPlay Not Working: Turn on the Siri

Tip 5. Update to the latest iOS

The iPhone requires the latest iOS update in order to sync properly, so make sure that you have the newest iOS version installed. Now iOS 13 is released with bug fixes, so you can update your iPhone to have a try.

  1. Connect your iPhone to Cellular data or Wi-Fi.
  2. Go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Tip 6.  Reset all settings on your iPhone

You should back up your iPhone before because it will cause data loss during resetting.

  1. Go to Settings > General > Reset.
  2. Tap “ Reset All Settings”.
  3. Enter the passcode and then tap “ Reset All Settings” in the pop-up box.

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The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to fix iOS 13/12/11 CarPlay not working problem. If you have any new solution, just share it with us.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.