You can use Apple CarPlay to control your iPhone and iPad while you drive using your Bolt’s infotainment system. And that’d be great if it worked perfectly — but what happens if it doesn’t? CarPlay will not reconnect if it doesn’t work, or some apps won’t open correctly if it isn’t working. If that happens, try these tips to fix it.
Causes of Chevy Bolt CarPlay Not Working
Even if Apple CarPlay has in the past worked, there are a number of reasons why it might not operate now or in the future. These consist of:
- Issues after an iOS update
- App integration difficulties
- Incompatibility problems
- iPhone not found
How to Fix Chevy Bolt CarPlay Not Working
There are several ways to fix a bad connection or app that does not work. Try these suggestions and see if they solve your problem and get CarPlay working properly. If that doesn’t work, try the other steps in this list.
Verify that CarPlay is turned on on your iPhone. CarPlay can be interrupted by a number of different settings. When you’ve disabled it previously, try connecting your car to the app again by going to Settings>General>Car Play. You can also enable it again by going to System Preferences>Screen Time>Contend Time and then choosing Allow All Apps from the list of all allowed apps.
Make sure Siri is turned on. For CarPlay to work, Siri must be switched on. In the event that it isn’t, make sure the following settings are on in Settings>Siri & Search To activate it, say “Hey Siri” out loud and push the side button. Allow Siri When Locked is the setting that creates the greatest issues for users because it isn’t always in use.
Ensure that CarPlay is on, even when the door is locked. CarPlay won’t operate if your phone’s screen is off if it isn’t enabled when locked. To fix this, navigate to Settings>General>CarPlay and choose your vehicle from the list of connected devices. After that, turn on Allow CarPlay While Locked.
If your computer is not wireless, try connecting it using a USB cable. Use the iPhone USB cable that came with your device to connect it to the car. Try a new cable if you’ve got an aftermarket one. Sometimes, just changing the cable will solve the problem.
If you’ve never used a wireless network, make sure you are plugged into the port correctly. There may be many USB ports in vehicles, but they won’t all work to allow you to send files to CarPlay. Check for a CarPlay or iOS button or a similar symbol on your dash or other device to let you know if there is one available. If your system doesn’t have one, try all the USB ports that are on your system and see if any of them are connected to your device.
Check your iPhone to make sure it is not in Airplane Mode if your car allows a wireless CarPlay connection. Your phone may not be able to communicate with your car since Airplane Mode stops it from establishing any wireless connections.
Max AnthonyMax is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.
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