iOS 11.3 broke Carplay

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Sxr71, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Sxr71 macrumors newbie

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    Not that it was great before but at least it substantially worked. As in it functioned about 9 out of 10 times without random disconnections.

    After iOS 11.3 it disconnects every single time at some point in the drive. It usually will within 5 minutes.

    I could get by with Bluetooth but now if you want to charge the phone it will try to connect to carplay and ruin everything. It will cut any active calls. It will take its time to allow you to use the phone through the car speakers again. It’s just a nightmare. If it functioned consistently I would just turn off Bluetooth. As it stands Bluetooth is a must have backup connection. Because carplay is so crappy.
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    While we are at it? Why is Siri in carplay so terrible? It reads my “new” messages and sometimes I can’t understand it. If I ask it to read it again it just says “there are no new messages”

    I tell it to read my last received message “there are no new messages”.

    What kind of joker clown is making this system? Is it new? It’s been around for years. What have they been doing all this time?
     
  2. Ultra Male macrumors newbie

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    It'd help if you say what car you have? I have updated the iDrive system in my BMW and even with iOS 11.3, Apple CarPlay is stable as a rock and never disconnects.
     
  3. Sxr71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi thank you for your reply. I have a 2018 Camaro. I’ll try updating it and see. I must say this recent behavior is right after the iOS 11.3 update.
     
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  5. Sxr71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I realize I need to do that even though this cable is a month old original Apple cable. I remember when I first got the car I tried a high end third party cable (nice braided cable $35 at Best Buy) it didn’t work well. I ended up trying the Apple cable which worked.

    It’s just that it was consistently working with occasional disconnects until iOS 11.3. Now it disconnects without fail within 5 minutes.

    I will try another cable though.
     
  6. Sxr71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is no software update. I will try a new cable tomorrow.
     
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    Anybody else having iPhone battery drain while using wired carplay? My phone drops probably 10% in a 2hour journey whilst plugged into my VW RCD330 head unit.

    11.2.X charged my iPhone significantly well.
     
  8. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    I am pretty sure if I search CarPlay here, I’ll have almost every iOS that broke CarPlay..

    Sorry to hear about yours, but maybe try out some stuff suggested by the people here
     
  9. Ultra Male macrumors newbie

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    Oh I don't use any cables. I connect to my BMW's Apple CarPlay through Bluetooth and it works flawlessly.
     
  10. Sxr71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So it works now. I suspect that because I hadn’t connected it to power overnight that it didn’t have a chance to finish the background aspects of the update.
     
  11. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Sounds like the VW headunit isn't charging correctly.
     
  12. Sxr71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It’s back. It will connect for 2 minutes and then the screen will say “disconnected connect your device via usb”. The music will keep playing and then the music will stop after about 6 minutes and then the screen comes back up. Then it does it again.

    If I also run Waze with it then the connection is more stable it seems. It’s just a messed up system.

    At least not apparently I can scroll down to see all my playlists while it is working.
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    That’s why this morning it seemed fixed. I had waze going the whole time.
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    Why is this forum impossible to use with an iPhone. Can’t scroll in the text boxes to correct my errors.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    10.3 has been stable for me in my MB. 10.2 was dodgy with occasional freezes or misbehaviours.
     
  16. Sxr71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It now puts the cursor at the bottom however I cannot scroll when I try to edit my previous post. I want to change “not” to “now”. I still can’t do it.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Try disabling all of the experimental features and then closing Safari (perhaps even restarting your device), and after that launching it all anew and trying it all again.
     
  18. BuzzingCricket macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same problem on a Honda Civic after installing the 11.3 update. Everything worked fine with every 11.3 beta, but not the official release of 11.3. I've tried different cables, removing my iPhone from the CarPlay list on the Civic, removing the Civic from CarPlay in the iPhone's settings, and reset network settings on the iPhone (I probably didn't have to do this but I was running out of things to try).

    I'm now using Bluetooth to connect the iPhone to the car, at least until this problem is fixed.
     
  19. Sxr71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got a new cable from Apple. Same problems. Even scratchy sounding audio at times. In fact the new cable is worse in that it won’t seamlessly reconnect but it will pause audio at reconnection now. While music does play while “disconnected” it will not allow any control like skip at all.
     

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