Apple CarPlay Keeps Disconnecting? [6 Easy Ways to Solve]

Apple CarPlay is a great way to make your driving experience more enjoyable. However, many users are reporting that CarPlay keeps disconnecting.

This can be extremely frustrating and can make it difficult to get where you need to go.

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In this article, we will show you what causes it and how to solve the problem. Keep reading.

Reasons Why Apple CarPlay Keep Disconnecting

There are a few different reasons why CarPlay might keep disconnecting. Here are some of the most common reasons:

Software Incompatibility

The most common cause is using incompatible software. Make sure that you are using the latest version of iOS and that your car is compatible with CarPlay.

If you are not using the latest version of iOS, you can update your iPhone by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update.

If you are not sure if your car is compatible with CarPlay, check the owner’s manual.

Almost all modern cars come with this feature. If you happen to have an old car, just cross-check whether the stereo system is compatible with the newer version of iOS.

An easy way to solve the software incompatibly is by updating the firmware in both your iPhone and the stereo system.

Faulty Cable or Port

Another common reason is a faulty cable or port. If you’re using a Lightning cable, make sure that it is properly plugged into both your iPhone and your car’s infotainment system.

Sometimes all you need is to disconnect and then connect the cable to the system for it to work properly again.

Wipe the port with alcohol as well if it looks dirty before connecting.

And sometimes the wire gets damaged or goes bad. You can check this by using a different lightning cable to connect the phone to the car.

Car Battery is Low

If the battery in your car is low, it can also cause CarPlay to disconnect. This is because when the battery is low, your car’s infotainment system will have difficulty communicating with your iPhone.

To solve this issue, you can try charging your car’s battery. You can also try connecting your iPhone to the infotainment system via a different method such as Bluetooth.

Wifi and Bluetooth Not Turned On

Wireless Carplay connection requires both your iPhone’s wifi and Bluetooth to be turned on. If you have turned off any of these, the connection may get unstable and get disconnected sometimes.

Go to your iPhone’s settings and make sure both the wifi and Bluetooth are turned on to avoid happening this again.

Reset Network Settings

If you have tried or ruled out all of the above solutions and none of them worked, you can try resetting your network settings. This will not delete any data on your iPhone, but it will reset all of your wireless connections.

Or you can simply go to the Settings of your iPhone and Select General. Now, you’ll see the CarPlay option. Tap on that to find out the paired cars under the My Car option. Select the car you’re facing a problem with and Use the ‘Forget This Car’ option to remove it from the list.

Do the same in your stereo system as well. Remove all the paired devices from the list and reconnect the phone. You should have it worked out by now.

Restart Your Devices

If none of the above methods works, you can try restarting both your iPhone and your car’s infotainment system. This will usually fix any communication issues between the two devices.

To restart your iPhone, simply hold down the power button until “Slide to Power Off” appears on the screen. Then slide to power off your device.

To restart your car’s infotainment system, consult the owner’s manual as the process differs from one car to another.

To Conclude

In some cases, the problem might occur due to a software bug without any patches coming out yet. In such cases, you’ll need to use bug reporter in your iPhone and the Stereo brand’s website and wait patiently until they come up with a fix.

I hope this article helped you troubleshoot and solve the CarPlay disconnection issue for good. Should you have still any confusion, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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