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iOS 16.4.1, how to fix problems with CarPlay

iOS 16.4.1 fixes several critical security vulnerabilities that may have already been exploited, as well as several bugs that were present in the previous version.

However, all that glitters is not gold. In fact, in the new version, there is a CarPlay bug, with some users having trouble connecting since they updated their device.

The CarPlay problem with 16.4.1 seems to affect a very large number of users, as evidenced by the various reports on the Cupertino company’s forum.

How to fix problems with CarPlay in iOS 16.4.1:

  • Let’s make sure we’re using an original “Made for iPhone” lightning cable. Non-genuine cables may cause some problems with CarPlay even if they worked before;
  • Let’s make sure CarPlay isn’t restricted by going to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions. If the Content & Privacy Restrictions option is on, tap on Allowed Apps and make sure CarPlay is enabled;
  • We check our car’s infotainment system menus for CarPlay and verify that our iPhone is listed and enabled. At least one user reported that the “always enabled” setting was switched to “never enabled”;
  • We reconfigure CarPlay on our car and on our iPhone by going to General > Settings > CarPlay > My Cars. Let’s remove them. Then, on our car’s infotainment screen, we enter the settings menu, find the list of CarPlay-enabled smartphones, and remove our iPhone (each car’s interface is different). Then we restart both our car’s system and our iPhone and repeat the CarPlay setup procedure.

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