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 Post subject: Carplay intermittently not connecting
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:57 am 
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On my 2016 SE, I have been very happy with Carplay with my iPHone.

However, once in a while, it would not connect, e.g. after many tries, it would fail with a message that says my device may be locked. Normally, when everything works, there is no need to unlock my device to connect to carplay. It seems to happen more often when I plug in my phone right before I shift to Reverse.

After many tries, the Infotainment system will reset itself, and eventually connects without me doing anything. It seems like a firmware bug on the Infotainment system.

Does anyone know of fix?


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 Post subject: Re: Carplay intermittently not connecting
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:40 pm 
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Finish reversing, put it in drive, and then plug it in, see if it helps. It takes a while, 10 seconds or so for the system to fully boot up. Plug in after it's fully booted up, wait at least 10 seconds.

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 Post subject: Re: Carplay intermittently not connecting
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:47 pm 
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I thought others said it works best if you plug in the phone before you even start the car. I don't have a 2016, so I'm not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Carplay intermittently not connecting
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:44 pm 
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Did you ever solve this? I’m having the same problem and it’s completely maddening.


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 Post subject: Re: Carplay intermittently not connecting
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:48 am 
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WARNING: I may be stating the obvious!

In order to stop iPhone contents being viewed by 3rd party organizations (the government & police) Apple made a change.
The USB port only remains active for a few mins after the phone is locked. You can charge the phone after this time limit, but no data in either direction.

You unlock the phone within 5mins before connecting CarPlay and you’re good.

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