Latest iPhone Update Said to Resolve iOS 14.2 CarPlay Bug

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Apple’s recently released iOS 14.3 update is now available for everybody, and in addition to the improvements the company itself confirmed, it looks like some CarPlay fixes are included as well.
The previous version of the operating system, namely iOS 14.2, broke down CarPlay for many iPhone owners out there, with the app no longer launching when the device was connected to the car.

A message showing up on the head unit instructed users to “enable Siri in Settings app,” despite everything being configured properly. A long thread on Apple’s forums confirms this has been a widespread issue since the debut of iOS 14.2.

I deleted all phones from the car's Bluetooth list. I deleted then re-added my car to the CarPlay app on my phone. I've turned the phone off and on several times. I purchased and tried using a new cable. I allowed CarPlay access while the phone is locked. Nothing has worked,” someone explains.

Others said CarPlay went missing after the update to iOS 14.2, making it impossible to change any settings or configure it from the iPhone.

I canceled my Sirius account because of CarPlay. It was so easy to use. Now I have to use the Bluetooth connection but I can’t use the touchscreen to change channels on Apple radio. I have to wait until I’m not driving,” one user adds.

Several iPhone owners claim CarPlay started working after updating their iPhones, but for the time being, Apple is yet to confirm iOS 14.3 indeed addresses this problem.

I have reached out to Apple for more information and will update the post if and when an answer is provided.

In the meantime, someone suggests disabling Assistive Touch from the settings screen of the iPhone, as this option apparently interferes with CarPlay and prevents it from showing up on the head unit. This workaround, however, has produced mixed results; while it doesn’t bring back CarPlay for everybody, it still does the trick in some cases.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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