Apple CarPlay enables users to connect their iPhones to their car’s entertainment system, giving them access to a variety of services and applications while driving.

Overall, it is designed to be simple to use and intuitive, providing a seamless experience that enables drivers to stay informed and connected.


Moreover, it supports a number of third-party apps, including messaging and music streaming services, and may be used with either a wired or wireless connection.

Apple CarPlay not working after iOS 16.3.1 update

However, some iPhone users (1,2,3,4,5,6) are reporting that the most recent iOS 16.3.1 update has disrupted the USB connectivity function with CarPlay as it is not working properly for them.

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CarPlay not working since update to iOS 16.3.1 on Cadillac XT5?

Car play Tahoe 22 will not display nor connect via car play to my iPhone on 16.3.1.

It appears that only cable connections are impacted by this issue. The Bluetooth wireless connections are apparently unaffected.

Moreover, a similar problem surfaced a couple of years ago and some iPhone 13 users in particular, also reported this bug.

One claims that even after updating their device to iOS 16.4 beta the issue continues to persist. Somehow, they speculate that the issue could be with the car as Android users are also facing this bug.

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Unfortunately, we haven’t come across any workarounds that can help fix the issue. We hope Apple provides an update to address the bug where CarPlay is not working.

We’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update this article as and when we come across something noteworthy.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Apple section, so make sure to follow them as well.

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