How to turn off CarPlay

How To Turn Off CarPlay (Different Methods To Try)

The CarPlay feature on iPhone is very useful. You can accept calls, play music, and send & receive messages from your car display itself without having to reach out to your phone. 

However, there are times when you just have to charge your phone or listen to music when you are in your car without using these features. Perhaps, you are in an Uber or your friend’s car, but you still want to connect your iPhone to their car to listen to music, and you don’t want your privacy to be disturbed with CarPlay on their car screen.

In this article, You will learn how to turn off CarPlay on your iPhone in cars with wired or wireless CarPlay support.

How to turn off CarPlay – Summary

  1. How to turn off CarPlay by using the CarPlay setting on iPhone.
  2. How to turn off CarPlay by adding screen time restrictions.
  3. How to turn off CarPlay if your car supports USB CarPlay.

1. How to turn off CarPlay by using CarPlay settings on iPhone

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to turn off CarPlay by using CarPlay settings on your iPhone:

Step 1: Select settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Select general.

How to turn off CarPlay

Step 3: Select CarPlay.

Select CarPlay

Step 4: Select your car.

Select your car

Step 5: Select the “Forget This Car” option.

Select the Forget This Car

Step 6: Select the  “Forget” button in red.

Select the  Forget button in red

Your iPhone will forget your car.

2. How to turn off CarPlay by adding screen time restrictions.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to turn off CarPlay by adding screen time restrictions on your iPhone:

Step 1: Select settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Select “Screen Time.”

How to turn off CarPlay by adding screen time restrictions

Step 3: Select the “Content & Privacy Restrictions” option.

Select the Content and  Privacy Restrictions option

Step 4: Select “Allowed Apps.” 

Select Allowed Apps

Step 5: Turn the CarPlay switch off.

Turn the CarPlay switch off.
Turn the CarPlay switch off

Your CarPlay app will be turned off.

3. How to turn off CarPlay on your iPhone if your car supports USB or wired CarPlay

If your car supports wired CarPlay only, you can follow any of the above methods to disable CarPlay if you don’t want CarPlay to run but still wish to charge your iPhone. Alternatively, you can remove the lightning cable to disable wired CarPlay and connect your iPhone to your car via Bluetooth if you just want to listen to music without the CarPlay.

Conclusion

Hopefully, we have helped you with turning off your CarPlay settings on your iPhone. 

If your car only supports wired CarPlay and music, and you want to listen to music without using the CarPlay, you can try using the lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter from Apple and connect your iPhone to the car via an AUX cable. 

FAQs

Why can’t I turn off Apple CarPlay?

You can follow this guide to turn off CarPlay on your iPhone. If you have already tried the “Forget This Car” option and it did not work for some reason, you can try method 2 to force restrict CarPlay on your iPhone.

How do I turn off AirPlay from automatically connecting to my car?

Go to settings → BlueTooth → Select your car → Select the “Forget this device” to stop your iPhone from connecting to your car automatically.

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