Driving can be a therapeutic experience, but it can be frustrating when your CarPlay keeps playing music even when you don’t want it to. It’s a common problem that CarPlay users face, and it can disrupt the experience of a peaceful drive. In this article, we will discuss various methods to stop CarPlay from playing music.

Step-by-Step Guide for Disabling CarPlay Music on iPhone

One way to turn off CarPlay’s music playback is by disabling it through the iPhone’s settings. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  • Select “General” and then “CarPlay.”
  • Find your CarPlay device listed and click on the “i” button.
  • Select “Turn Off CarPlay” and toggle off “Music”.

Turning off music should prevent CarPlay from automatically playing audio. If it doesn’t work, try restarting your phone and car or factory resetting your iPhone.

Use CarPlay Troubleshoot for Fixing Audio Issues

If disabling music doesn’t work, you can try troubleshooting your CarPlay device:

  • Check if your CarPlay device is compatible with your car’s system and iOS version.
  • Try using a different cable or USB connection.
  • Ensure that the Bluetooth connection is off for both your phone and car.
  • Reset your infotainment system.

If none of these steps work, check if there’s a software update for your phone or for CarPlay. Go to your phone’s “General” settings and tap “Software Update” to check if there’s any.

Creating a Custom Playlist for CarPlay Using iTunes

If you prefer controlling what you listen to in your car, you can create a custom playlist using iTunes. Here’s how:

  • Open the iTunes app on your desktop.
  • Create a new playlist and add your favorite songs to it.
  • Connect your iPhone to your desktop computer using a USB cable.
  • Open the iTunes sidebar and click your iPhone icon.
  • Select the “Music” tab and choose your custom playlist to sync it with your phone.
  • The playlist should now be available on your iPhone and CarPlay.

If you encounter problems while syncing, try restarting your phone and disconnecting/reconnecting your USB cable. You can also check if there are iTunes updates available.

Disconnecting and Reconnecting CarPlay

Disconnecting and reconnecting CarPlay can be a quick solution to stop music playback issues. Here’s how:

  • Disconnect your phone from the CarPlay system.
  • Turn off your car’s audio system.
  • Reconnect your phone to the CarPlay system.
  • Turn on your car’s audio system and select CarPlay as the input source.

If the issue persists, try restarting your phone and infotainment system. If it still doesn’t work, there may be hardware issues with your CarPlay system.

Using Siri to Stop CarPlay Music

Lastly, you can stop CarPlay music by using Siri. To do so, activate Siri by pressing and holding the Home button or saying “Hey Siri”, then say “Stop playing” or “Pause music.” That’s it!

However, Siri may not work correctly if there’s a poor network signal or an issue with the microphone. If you encounter these problems, try restarting your phone or updating your iOS version.


Stopping CarPlay from playing music can improve your driving experience and eliminate distractions. We hope that this guide helped you solve your CarPlay music playback issues. Remember to try each method if one doesn’t work, and contact your manufacturer if you’re still having problems.

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By Happy Sharer

Hi, I'm Happy Sharer and I love sharing interesting and useful knowledge with others. I have a passion for learning and enjoy explaining complex concepts in a simple way.

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