The CarPlay feature on your iPhone can be convenient, but you may no longer want to use it. Many new cars feature Apple CarPlay as a built-in feature. It makes it easy for drivers to sync their iPhones to their vehicles with the software.
Alternatively, you can forget a synced vehicle or turn off the feature through the Restrictions tab in the Settings menu. You can still use CarPlay in your own vehicle when you use the latter. It stops CarPlay from activating after you plug your phone into a friend or relative’s car. In your Restrictions settings, you can always re-add a vehicle or turn CarPlay back on once you turn it off. I’ll show you how to do both.
What Is CarPlay?
The technology is a bit of a mouthful, but the name makes sense when you think about it. The feature is about connecting your car with the rest of the world. You’ll find that the first generation of Apple CarPlay will let you access apps like Spotify, Pandora, and more using your car’s audio system. You can also use your iPhone as a wireless key to unlocking your vehicle and control things like the climate, navigation, and entertainment.
Turning off CarPlay on your iPhone via the Settings app
- Go to the Settings app.
- You need to scroll down to the third section of options and select the “General” tab.
- You will now be able to access your iPhone’s general settings. Select “CarPlay.”
- When you click this, you’ll see a list of vehicles synced with your iPhone in your CarPlay settings. Select the vehicle you want to forget.
- The next screen will allow you to forget this car by selecting the blue “Forget This Car” button.
- You will be prompted to confirm the forgetting of this vehicle by a pop-up. You can complete the process by selecting “Forget” from the red menu.
The CarPlay feature will be deactivated for the vehicle you forgot, but other vehicles will still be able to use it. You will need to access your iPhone’s Restrictions to turn off CarPlay completely.
Types of CarPlay Features
CarPlay makes it easy to use phone applications while driving with several useful features. Various applications are available, including virtual car keys, navigation software, voice commands, messaging options, and entertainment features.
Virtual Car Keys
You can unlock and start your car with your phone using the virtual car keys feature. Your car can be started remotely from anywhere, and your keys can be shared. You can also restrict who can access your car and when they can access it using virtual car keys, which can be useful for setting access permissions for new drivers.
You can restrict access to the virtual car keys to only certain times of the day if you have a teen driver at home. Even when your phone battery dies, the virtual car keys application will still work for up to five hours.
You can sync your preferred navigation application from your phone to your car with Apple CarPlay. In addition to the GPS systems that are integrated into most cars, your phone may have other options that you might prefer. The interface of your car can be displayed with your preferred navigational tool when your device is connected to it. Your car’s audio system can be used to play voice directions, making them clear, loud, and easy to follow.
A voice command system on your phone can be synced to your car through CarPlay. Hands-free navigation and information requests are possible with voice commands. It is possible to ask for directions, request music, make calls, and send messages verbally. Keeping your eyes on the road while still having access to your phone’s features improves safety.