Hyundai Ioniq CarPlay Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 04/16/22 •  3 min read

Most people around the globe have likely heard of Hyundai, as it is one of the leading car manufacturers in the world. One of their most popular and competitive electric vehicles is the Hyundai Ioniq. However, there are some common problems that are related to the electric car, for example a malfunctioning CarPlay

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What is a CarPlay? Well, CarPlay is a platform developed by Apple Inc. It is an in-car entertainment system that allows you to use your iPhone as a touchscreen and allows you to play music, podcasts, audiobooks, and more. CarPlay also comes with an Apple Maps app for directions and mapping. Some possible things to take into consideration if CarPlay doesn’t work in your Hyundai Ioniq include the following:

Make sure CarPlay is enabled

This is the first thing you should do. This is the first thing you should do. It’s possible that CarPlay may simply not yet be enabled to operate in your Hyundai Ioniq

You must enable Carplay in the infotainment system of your Ioniq before you can use it. Go to setup, then choose Device Connections, then Apple Carplay. Make sure that the checkbox next to “Enable Apple Carplay” is ticked. This will make sure the infotainment software is allowed.

Make sure your iOS device is connected

Your iOS device must be connected to your Hyundai Ioniq. This is a very important step, as it will allow you to use CarPlay on your vehicle. If your iOS device is not connected, CarPlay will not work.

Verify that the phone is listed under Device Connections on your head unit. If that is so, delete the phone projection tab from that menu. Then reconnect it by using the projection tab on the phone. That should be done to correct a configuration that was corrupted in your Hyundai Ioniq.

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Check the USB cables

A very common problem is that your USB cable is not properly connected to your Hyundai Ioniq. The cable may be in a damaged state, so you should check that the cable is connected properly and that the wires aren’t damaged. It may lose its effectiveness due to wear and tear, especially if you’ve had the car for a while. In this case, it is best to replace the cable.

Update the software

This is one of the most common reasons why CarPlay stops working on your Hyundai Ioniq. It is very likely that there is an update that needs to be downloaded and installed on your vehicle’s infotainment system in order for it to work properly with CarPlay.

This can be done through Hyundai’s online service center or through a dealer. This may take a few days, so don’t panic if you cannot use CarPlay right away after this process has been completed by Hyundai. You may also be able to install it manually from Apple’s website.

Make sure your car is compatible

Before you can use CarPlay, you must make sure that your Hyundai Ioniq is compatible with it. It is best to consult the official website of Hyundai before purchasing a new car, as it will have all the information you need to know about its compatibility with CarPlay.

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Max Anthony

Max 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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