iOS 16 Carplay Keeps Disconnecting, How to Fix? (Works for 16.1 and 16.2)

In a very short time, Carplay has improved very much. It has helped a lot of users with driving with the features of Carplay. There are a lot of people who are totally reliant on Carplay.

With the help of Carplay, users can easily get directions, make and receive calls, send messages, music and much more. It was possible with the help of your Car’s in-built display.

However, the users are facing issues with Carplay in iOS 16. They are reporting that the Carplay keeps on disconnecting from their car when they are driving or after connecting for some time. The users are very disturbed by this issue as they are not able to use the Carplay in their car and get its all benefit.

Those who are having issues with their Carplay should continue reading this guide. We are here with the tutorial where we will discuss the methods through which you will be able to solve the issue. So, let’s get started with this intro.


Why you are facing issues with Carplay on iOS 16?

A lot of users are confused that why they are facing issues with their Carplay on iOS 16. However, there are a lot of reasons present through which you might be encountering the error. We have tried to list out all the possible reasons for it. Thus, keep on reading till the end to know about the reasons due to which you are facing this issue.

  • There are some corrupted files in iOS 16.
  • You are not connected with a high-speed internet connection.
  • You are using an outdated version of iOS.
  • There are some connectivity issues with your mobile and car.
  • Your WiFi and Bluetooth are not working properly.
  • You are not using the right certified cable for the connection.
  • Some startup files of iOS 16 are not working properly.
  • There are some issues with the Cache Files of the Carplay app.

How to Fix Carplay Keeps Disconnecting Issue in iOS 16

We have discussed the all possible reasons why you can face this issue. Now, it’s time to look at the methods through which you can fix the issue. Without wasting any more time, let’s get straight into the methods.

1. Restart Your iPhone

The first thing that you should try to fix this issue is to restart your iPhone. There are chances that your device might be encountering some error with the startup files. At the time, if you restart your iPhone, then it’s likely that the issue will be resolved. Thus, whenever you are facing the issue of Carplay keeps disconnecting, then restart your device. After restarting check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

2. Check the Internet Connection

The next method that you can try to fix the issue is by checking your Internet connection. If you don’t have a proper Internet connection, Carplay will not work properly. So, we will suggest you check whether your Internet is working properly or not. You can check your Internet speed through any Internet speed tester website.

You can also try the Airplane mode trick. To do this trick, you need to follow the steps given below.

  • Open the Settings of your iPhone.
  • Click on Airplane Mode.
  • Now, Turn on the Airplane mode.
  • After that, restart the device.
  • Go to settings once again. And disable Airplane Mode.
  • Wait till your device reconnects to the network.
  • Now, check whether Carplay is working or not.

3. Enable Carplay Toggle

If you are having more than one car, it’s likely that you have linked your device to them. For this case, the iPhone may turn off the Carplay toggle for the other cars due to which you might be facing this issue. Even if the toggle is not turned off, you can turn it off and on again to try fixing the issue. For doing this, you will need to fix some steps which we have listed below.

  • First of all, you will need to open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Now, go to the General Section.
  • Open the Carplay option.
  • Once the page is loaded. Tap on the car which is connected.
  • Enable the toggle which is near the Carplay. In case, if it is already enabled, then turn it off and again turn it on after 2 min.
  • Now, check whether the issue has been resolved or not.

4. Enable WiFi and Bluetooth

Carplay can be used in two different modes. The first mode is Wired mode and the second one is Wireless mode. If you are connecting the iPhone wirelessly to the Car, then you will need to turn on your WiFi and Bluetooth. Make sure that you have done this and that the car is properly connected to it.

5. Connect With Wired Mode

If you are facing issues with the wireless mode, then try connecting the car with the Wired Mode. You can easily do this with the help of a USB cable. Try this method and check whether it works or not.

6. Use Proper Wired Cable

Those who are going to pair the device with the wired cable use Carplay. Make sure that you are using the certified and original USB cable of Apple. In case, if you are not using the right one, then it’s likely that the Carplay mode will not work properly and you will face the same issue.

7. Check For Updates


If you are using the older version of iOS, then you are likely to face the disconnecting issue. Make sure that you are updated to the latest version of iOS to avoid any such type of issues. The developers are always working on providing a smoother experience to their users; that’s why they push regular updates. We will suggest that you should keep on checking for updates to avoid this type of issue. You can check for updates by following the steps which are given below.

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Now, go to the General option.
  • Click on Software Update.
  • Another screen will be loaded. You will see the latest updates there if there are any available.
  • If there is any update listed, then download it.

8. Pair the Cars Again

Sometimes due to improper pair of Cars in the app, you can face the disconnecting issue. In this case, we will suggest that you should pair those cars again for which you are facing the issue. To do this, you will need to follow some steps which are given below.

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Now, go to the General option.
  • Click on the Carplay option.
  • You will see a “My Car” option there.
  • Now, click on the car which you want to pair again.
  • You will see the option of “Forget this car”, tap on it.
  • Once you have removed the car from the app, then close the app and start it again.
  • After starting, connect the car again.

9. Restart Car In-built Screen

If you are facing the issue of disconnecting, then there are chances of some problems with the Car in-built screen. You can fix it by restarting it. To do this, turn off the ignition. After it, wait for some time and again start the car. If you don’t want to turn off the car, then turn off the car’s in-built screen with the turn-off button.

10. Re-install iOS 16

The next method to resolve the disconnecting issue is to reinstall iOS 16. After trying the above solutions, if Carplay is still not working properly, you should clean install iOS 16.0.3. Some users claim that by using this method, the issue of Carplay was resolved. We will suggest you before trying this method, perform an encrypted iPhone backup.

To reinstall iOS 16, you will have to follow the steps given below.

  • Open the Settings of your iPhone
  • Select General.
  • Go to the iPhone’s storage.
  • Find the iOS 16 file now, and then click it.
  • To erase the file, click Delete Update after that.

Now, to re-download the update, you will have to follow the steps given below.

  • Open Settings of your iPhone.
  • Select General.
  • Click on Software Update.
  • Download and set up the most recent iOS right now.

After doing this, check whether Carplay is connecting properly or not.


Carplay is a very important feature for iPhone Users. It has helped a lot of users in day-to-day driving. The users can easily respond to messages, get directions, make calls and receive messages, etc on their Car’s in-built display with the help of Carplay.

Some users reported that they are facing some issues, thus, we have tried to solve them with the help of the methods we have listed above. Make sure to follow them properly if you want to fix this issue. That’s it for this guide. See you in the next one. In case, if you have solved the same issue with any other methods, then do share it with us in the comment section below.

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