Home » Apple Car Play Not Working: How to Fix It?
Tech News

Apple Car Play Not Working: How to Fix It?

Apple Car Play Not Working

Imagine this: you’re driving your car on a busy highway, listening to your favorite tunes on Apple Music through your car’s entertainment system. Suddenly, the music stops, and you see a message on your car’s display that reads “Apple CarPlay Not Working.” You try reconnecting your phone and restarting your car, but the problem persists. As frustration sets in, you realize you’re not alone. Many Apple CarPlay users on the Nexon have encountered this issue at some point, causing inconvenience and disrupting their driving experience. In this article, we’ll explore the common causes of Apple CarPlay not working and how to fix them, so you can get back to enjoying your ride without any interruptions.

Why is my Apple CarPlay not Working?

Even if you have just used your Apple CarPlay yesterday, there could be several reasons why the platform isn’t suddenly working. Following are some of the most common reasons why:

  • Issues regarding the latest iOS update
  • Issues with app integration on the iPhone
  • Issues with compatibility
  • Issues with lack of iPhone detection

Your first step toward fixing the issue is to identify the problem. Once you have that sorted, you shouldn’t have a hard time fixing the CarPlay not working.

Ways to Fix Apple CarPlay not Working

Once you identify what the issue is, fixing the CarPlay feature shouldn’t take long. However, if you aren’t able to recognize the issue, that’s where you can try out one of the following fixes.

Enable CarPlay

The first thing you need to ensure is that your CarPlay is enabled on the iPhone. Multiple settings are interfering with the connection. Sometimes, if you switch off the CarPlay, you need to manually re-enable it for it to connect and work. You can enable it in the iPhone Settings.

Siri is Enabled

Once you have your CarPlay feature enabled, the next thing to check is Siri. If your Siri isn’t enabled on your iPhone, CarPlay won’t work. You can find Siri’s settings on the iPhone. All you have to do is check whether or not it is enabled and change the settings as per preference. The “Allow Siri when Locked” is an option that should be enabled.

CarPlay is Enabled when Locked

Besides the standard enabled CarPlay feature, you also need to enable CarPlay when locked. If it isn’t enabled as such, the feature won’t be able to function when your iPhone is locked. So, enable that feature from your iPhone Settings by switching on the toggle for “Allow CarPlay while Locked”.

Check USB Cables

If your iPhone and CarPlay aren’t connected wirelessly and instead via cables, we’d recommend that you check the USB cables thoroughly. Frayed or broken wires will end up affecting the connectivity and inhibit the seamless connectivity process.

Disable Airplane Mode

If your CarPlay and iPhone are connected wirelessly, you need to ensure that your iPhone isn’t in Airplane mode. When you are trying to connect wirelessly, having the iPhone in Airplane mode will prevent the same from happening. So, cross-check that your iPhone isn’t in Airplane mode.

 Bluetooth Connectivity

Another factor that you have to look into when it comes to the CarPlay connectivity is the Bluetooth connection. If the Bluetooth is disabled, you might experience connectivity issues. So, keep that switched on for easy connectivity.

Restart the iPhone

Software glitches and bugs can contribute to connectivity issues between the CarPlay and iPhone. The easiest way to fix that is by restarting your iPhone and then connecting it again.

Latest Updates

The iOS version running on your iPhone also plays a crucial role in the connectivity. If the iPhone isn’t updated to the latest iOS version, your CarPlay might experience compatibility issues and prevent seamless connectivity. Sometimes, a simple update can fix all the issues you are experiencing. Once you are done updating, close everything and then try to connect the CarPlay to the iPhone from scratch and check if that works for you or not.


CarPlay’s compatibility with the iPhone plays a crucial role in its connectivity. The above-mentioned fixes should help you navigate through the hassle and experience hands-free access to the iOS apps for a comfortable and safe driving experience. Sometimes, the issue could be a mixture of multiple connectivities and compatibility problems, so we would recommend trying out the tips above to see which one works.

About the author


Devendra Chande

Devendra is a full-time writer at ConsideringaApple and he is fond of new things in the tech world. He loves to read novels and write poems. This adventure-seeking guy is a hodophile who has an aim to explore all the beautiful mountains, oceans, cultures, traditions, and foods this world has to offer. Since the release of the first iPhone, he believes in Jobs' vision and praises every Apple product.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

You cannot copy content of this page