iOS 11 and CarPlay issues?

Mike84

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Jun 23, 2010
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I am curious to know if anyone else is having CarPlay issues as it relates to playing music. Before ios11, everything was working fine. With ios11, though, my music isn’t playing under “Browse” or “Radio.” I unpaired it and paired it again with no luck. I am wondering if others are experiencing similar issues. It may be an Apple Music issue too, but I haven’t seen any posts.
 

DiscoBatman

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Sep 21, 2017
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Carplay is pretty much unusable for me in my 2017 Maxima now. It fails to start at all half the time and when it is working it drains the battery fast. On iOS 10 I could have maps running, and streaming music while still charging the phone. CarPlay has been the only thing keeping me on iPhone so this needs to get fixed quick.

IPhone 7 Plus.
 
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oscar_aa

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Sep 10, 2015
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I have not had any issues so far. 2017 Chevy Volt. I used the last few iOS 11 betas in addition to now being on GM.
 

mary111111

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Sep 22, 2017
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Carplay is pretty much unusable for me in my 2017 Maxima now. It fails to start at all half the time and when it is working it drains the battery fast. On iOS 10 I could have maps running, and streaming music while still charging the phone. CarPlay has been the only thing keeping me on iPhone so this needs to get fixed quick.

IPhone 7 Plus.
My iPhone 6S won’t connect at all to my 2017 Maxima since updating to iOS 11. I get an error message that CarPlay failed to start and it suggests I check the compatibility of my device. I’ve tried rebooting my phone, a new lightning cable in case it was a coincidence, turning the car off and on, having my phone forget my car with intentions of starting a new connection, and I keep getting the same error.
 

LMMAACC

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Jul 14, 2010
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I wonder if it is a Maxima 2017 issue? I have this car as well and it doesnt connect 3/4 of the time now. No problems at all before iOS 11
 

Mike84

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2017 Audi here and I have not been able to get Apple Music to work. The only way music will play is if it is music that is downloaded on my phone, otherwise, I get a message about not being able to connect to apple music at this point.
 

Baumer582

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Feb 20, 2008
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Yep.. count me among the 2017 Maxima owners here with issues.

I took a compressed air can to my USB ports and now it seems that it connects like normal. Maybe that's a coincidence, maybe not... but my phone still won't charge when plugged in which really defeats the purpose..

I really hope this can be fixed in an iOS update, because I seriously Nissan would do anything.
 

Breezygirl

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Oct 7, 2011
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2017 BMW with wireless CarPlay working well, no issues.

Edited to add- Now having issues with SMS messages not able to be read out loud.
 
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JB1510

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Sep 23, 2017
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My iPhone 6S won’t connect at all to my 2017 Maxima since updating to iOS 11. I get an error message that CarPlay failed to start and it suggests I check the compatibility of my device. I’ve tried rebooting my phone, a new lightning cable in case it was a coincidence, turning the car off and on, having my phone forget my car with intentions of starting a new connection, and I keep getting the same error.
Same trouble in my 2016 Vauxhall Corsa???

Any help???
 

myrhillion

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May 2, 2012
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Carplay is pretty much unusable for me in my 2017 Maxima now. It fails to start at all half the time and when it is working it drains the battery fast. On iOS 10 I could have maps running, and streaming music while still charging the phone. CarPlay has been the only thing keeping me on iPhone so this needs to get fixed quick.

IPhone 7 Plus.
Interesting, I have the same problems on 2017 Nissan Maxima with iOS 11 carplay (iPhone 6 Plus). Fails to start about 7 times before it finally does. Content in music and podcasts seems to just pause without any interaction on the phone. Battery charging is abysmal even while plugged into the USB port since the update. I wonder if it's carplay on the iphone or whatever software on the Nissan side needs to be fixed?
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Yep.. count me among the 2017 Maxima owners here with issues.

I took a compressed air can to my USB ports and now it seems that it connects like normal. Maybe that's a coincidence, maybe not... but my phone still won't charge when plugged in which really defeats the purpose..

I really hope this can be fixed in an iOS update, because I seriously Nissan would do anything.

Just indicating I have problems with my 2017 Nissan Maxima and carplay since the update to iOS11. No problems prior on iOS 10.
 
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D.T.

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Sep 15, 2011
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My CarPlay is _better_, more responsive, the few little enhancements are nice, Siri seems to be more accurate - I wound up, in the same 24 hour period having both the iOS 11 update, and a major revision (2.3 > 3.0) to the underlying headunit OS (Ford Sync 3).
 

mary111111

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Sep 22, 2017
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Interesting, I have the same problems on 2017 Nissan Maxima with iOS 11 carplay. Fails to start about 7 times before it finally does. Content in music and podcasts seems to just pause without any interaction on the phone. Battery charging is abysmal even while plugged into the USB port since the update. I wonder if it's carplay on the iphone or whatever software on the Nissan side needs to be fixed?
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Just indicating I have problems with my 2017 Nissan Maxima and carplay since the update to iOS11. No problems prior on iOS 10.

I finally got mine to connect today, but not because of anything I did. After about 3 failed attempts, the fourth time it told me to unlock my phone to connect. Then it worked. I’m honwstly not sure if it charged or not. It wasn’t that long of a drive and I didn’t notice.
 

kingston73

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Dec 23, 2015
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I’ve got a Kenwood 9903 with CarPlay and it worked well before the 11 update. Since updating, CarPlay will often just be a blank screen, and when it isn’t the album artwork isn’t displayed correctly. A small thing but why suffer when 10 works perfectly, I’m going back until there’s an updated update.
 

saketbash

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Jun 18, 2008
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Having similar issues with my 2017 Nissan Maxima - not connecting until at least 2-3 tries, and battery discharges faster than the incoming charge from the USB. These issues started since the upgrade to iOS 11.
 

anzio

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Dec 5, 2010
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Interesting. Seems to be fine here on my 2017 Lincoln MKX with SYNC 3. I know there’s supposed to be a SYNC3 update coming to improve CarPlay responsiveness, and to stop it from returning to FM radio when you disconnect your iPhone.
 

meerkat1990

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Dec 14, 2016
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Romulus
You must have newer CarPlay compatible radios as mine only works over USB cable and works fine with iOS 11. BT has never worked with this pioneer unit.
 

johnhwu

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Sep 24, 2017
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Same problem here. 2017 MB GLA250. It was working perfectly until iOS 11. Now the car doesn't even know when the phone was plugged in.
 

Brocbass

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Sep 24, 2017
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Carplay is pretty much unusable for me in my 2017 Maxima now. It fails to start at all half the time and when it is working it drains the battery fast. On iOS 10 I could have maps running, and streaming music while still charging the phone. CarPlay has been the only thing keeping me on iPhone so this needs to get fixed quick.

IPhone 7 Plus.
I’m having same issues with my 2017 maxima
 

myrhillion

macrumors newbie
May 2, 2012
10
2
I finally got mine to connect today, but not because of anything I did. After about 3 failed attempts, the fourth time it told me to unlock my phone to connect. Then it worked. I’m honwstly not sure if it charged or not. It wasn’t that long of a drive and I didn’t notice.
Thanks for the hint, turns out it seems to connect with less attempts if I open the phone with touchid before connecting it. Maybe 2-3 times with the compatibility error then third "starting car play" seems to work. I mean it's still a problem, but not doing this loop for 7-10 times now if the phones unlocked.
 

Buran

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Oct 22, 2007
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2017 CR-V Touring. Failed to start once after update but was fine after unplugging and reconnecting.

Map once got stuck plotting directions but I don't know if it will do that a lot as I only use directions when going somewhere new.

11.1 will probably fix it. My radio does not have wireless CarPlay so the phone charges while in use.

Spotify does work fine (subscribed this month). It needs Siri support as controlling it turns into a potential safety issue in cars. I tried asking Siri to play a playlist and it understood my request fine but tried to open the wrong app. So it too needs updating in the future.
 
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