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9 Easy Ways to fix Apple CarPlay Black Screen

How to fix Apple CarPlay Black Screen

When you connect your iPhone to CarPlay, you may sometimes encounter a black screen. Many users have reported this problem. This can be frustrating, but there are a few ways you can try to fix the issue.

In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps to resolve the issue. Keep in mind that these steps may depend on your device and car model. So, if you’re having trouble with your CarPlay display, be sure to read on for some helpful tips.

Before we begin, let’s go over the causes for a black screen.

First, let’s take a look at what could be causing your Apple CarPlay to go black. There are a few potential causes: 

A software glitch

If you’ve recently updated your iPhone’s operating system or installed a new app, a software glitch could be the cause of your CarPlay black screen.

A hardware problem

If you’ve dropped your iPhone or it’s been damaged in some way, a hardware problem could be the cause of your CarPlay black screen.

In most cases, the problem is caused by a bad connection between your iPhone and the car’s infotainment system. This can be due to a number of factors, including a faulty Lightning cable, a problem with the infotainment system itself, or interference from other devices.

How to Fix a Black Screen on CarPlay

If you’re using CarPlay and your screen is black, there are a few things you can do to fix the issue.

Restart the head unit:

If you’re using an aftermarket head unit, the first thing you’ll want to do is restart it. This can often fix minor glitches that may be causing your screen to go black. To do this, simply turn off the head unit and then turn it back on again.

Restart the phone: 

If restarting the head unit doesn’t work, the next thing you should try is unplugging your phone and then restarting both the phone. To restart your phone, simply hold down the power button until you see the “Restart” option. Once your phone has restart, plug it back into the head unit and see if the issue has been resolved.

Soft reset:

If your CarPlay screen is black, the first thing you should try is a soft reset. To do this, simply hold down the home button and the volume down button on your iPhone until the Apple logo appears. Once your iPhone has rebooted, try using CarPlay again to see if the issue has been resolved.

Clean USB port:

If the issue persists, it could be that your USB port is dirty. This can often cause connection issues, so it’s worth cleaning out the port with a cotton swab or toothpick. Once you’ve done this, try plugging your phone back in and see if the issue has been resolved.

Change USB cable:

Change USB cable

If cleaning the port doesn’t work, the next thing you should try is using a different USB cable. If you’re using an aftermarket cable, it’s worth trying a different one to see if that makes a difference. Alternatively, you could try using the cable that came with your phone.

Reconnect your iPhone to Apple CarPlay:

If you’re still having issues, it’s possible that the issue is with the connection between your iPhone and the head unit. To fix this, you’ll need to reconnect your iPhone to CarPlay. To do this, open up the Settings app on your iPhone and then select “General.” From there, select “CarPlay” and then choose your head unit from the list. Once you’ve done this, try using CarPlay again and see if the issue has been resolved.

Enable CarPlay while locked:

If you’re having trouble with CarPlay not working when your iPhone is locked, it’s likely that the “Enable CarPlay while locked” setting is turned off on your iPhone. To turn this setting on, open up the Settings app on your iPhone and then select “Screen Time.” From there, select “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and then make sure that the “Enable CarPlay while locked” option is turned on.

Ensure that the Bluetooth is turned on:

If you’re having trouble with CarPlay not working, it’s possible that the issue is with Bluetooth. To fix this, simply make sure that the Bluetooth on your iPhone and head unit are turned on. Once you’ve done this, try using CarPlay again and see if the issue has been resolved.

Make sure the Siri is enable :

If you’re having trouble with CarPlay not working,  it’s possible that the issue is with Siri. The first thing you should do is to check if Siri is enabled or not. 

 If it is not, please enable Siri following the guide below: 

1. Open “Settings” App on your iPhone 

2. Tap on “Siri & Search” 

3. Find “Allow Siri When Locked” and make sure it is turned on 

4. Return to the main Settings page and tap on “General” 

5. Tap on “Restrictions” 

6. Enter your Restrictions passcode 

7. Find “Siri” under the “Allowed Content” section and make sure it is turned on 

If you’re still having trouble with CarPlay not working, it’s possible that there’s an issue with the head unit itself. In this case, the best thing to do is talk to a mechanic or the head unit’s manufacturer to see if they can help you troubleshoot the issue.

FAQ’s

Where are the CarPlay settings?

To change CarPlay settings on your iPhone, open the Settings app and go to General > CarPlay. You can choose to mirror your iPhone’s screen on your car’s display, or use only the car’s built-in controls. You can also choose whether or not to show the CarPlay icon in your iPhone’s status bar.

How do I adjust the brightness on my car screen?

You can turn down the screen’s brightness by using this switch on the left side of your steering wheel. You can also adjust the brightness on your car screen by going to Settings > Display and Brightness.

How do I turn off dark mode on Apple maps with CarPlay?

To turn off dark mode on Apple Maps with CarPlay, go to the Settings menu on your CarPlay system and select Appearance. Under Appearance, you’ll be able to toggle Automatic off to switch back to the standard light mode in Maps.

Why is my auto-brightness not working?

You can reset adaptive brightness to the factory default on your iPhone by going to Settings > Display & Brightness > and then toggle off “Auto-Brightness.” You’ll then be asked if you want to keep adjusting brightness manually or use Auto-Brightness. If you choose “Manually,” then adaptive brightness will be turned off.

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