Why doesn't my iPhone automatically connect to my car?
If you have a wireless connection, make sure that Bluetooth is turned on on your iPhone under Settings > Bluetooth. Then go to Settings > Wi-Fi, and make sure that Wi-Fi is also turned on. Tap the CarPlay network, and check that Auto-Join is turned on.
If you can't connect, try unplugging the USB cable and reconnecting it again. If possible, try restarting your car's infotainment system, then try to connect again. If Android Auto has previously worked with your device and car, it is likely that the problem is with your cable.
A headset or a speaker doesn't reconnect automatically
Return to Settings, search for Bluetooth auto-connect and enable this feature. Make sure that the other device is within the effective Bluetooth range from your smartphone and restart it. Re-enable Bluetooth on the phone and check if the issue is fixed*.
To fix an iPhone that won't connect to Bluetooth, first make sure Bluetooth is turned on. You should ensure the other device is connected to Bluetooth and forget other unnecessary devices. You can also try updating the iPhone's software, resetting network settings, and restarting the device.
- Connect your phone. Before you connect your phone for the first time, turn on your car. ...
- Start Android Auto. On your car display, select Android Auto. ...
- Prepare your phone & car. ...
- Connect your phone. ...
- Start Android Auto.
Make sure you pair your device with the audio system first, and you should see your car appear on the list. If you still can't find your car's Bluetooth in there, the car's and phone's Bluetooth versions might be incompatible, the devices might be too far apart, or the car/phone is already connected to another device.
- Reset network settings. Settings > system > advanced > reset options > reset wifi mobile and Bluetooth. ...
- Delete cache and data from some apps: ...
- Reboot into safe mode and test. ...
- Reboot and repopulate your launcher screens.
Navigate to Android–> Restrictions–> Allow Network Settings. Enable the 'Force Bluetooth' option to prevent the users from turning OFF the blue tooth and the 'Force Wi-Fi' option to prevent turning OFF the Wi-Fi.
- Check that your car is discoverable and ready to pair.
- Open your phone's Settings app.
- Tap Connected devices. If you see "Bluetooth," tap it.
- Tap Pair new device. your car's name.
You can use Bluetooth to connect some devices to your phone without a cord. After you pair a Bluetooth device for the first time, your devices can pair automatically.
How do I force my iPhone to connect to Bluetooth?
- On your device, go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth. ...
- Place your accessory in discovery mode and wait for it to appear on your device. ...
- To pair, tap your accessory name when it appears onscreen.
Assuming you have successfully paired your phone to the car's Bluetooth it should connect automatically every time. If you have paired successfully manually and it does not reconnect the next time, something is wrong with either the car's Bluetooth or the phone.
If you want to keep your WiFi off, you can turn off this function.
- Open Settings.
- Click on Network & Internet and choose WiFi.
- Scroll down and tap WiFi Preferences.
- Select Turn on WiFi automatically.
Unpair and then re-pair the devices: Disconnect the Bluetooth device and then pair them again to your phone or tablet. Sometimes this simple trick will fix connection issues. On your device, launch the Settings app, tap Connections, and then tap the Bluetooth switch to re-activate it.
It is possible to connect a phone to the car automatically via Bluetooth. The phone has to have been connected to the car for the first time. It is only the two last connected phones that can be connected automatically. Activate Bluetooth in the phone before setting the car in ignition position I.
If supported, after you start CarPlay using USB, you're asked if you want to pair wireless CarPlay for future use. If you agree, the next time you go for a drive, iPhone connects wirelessly to CarPlay automatically.