How To Fix Apple Music CarPlay Crashing Bug (iOS 14.6)
Last updated on September 30th, 2021 at 04:05 pmPosted in Bug Fixes by Mike on May 20, 2021
Is Apple Music crashing in CarPlay right after you tap the app icon on your car’s built-in display? You’re not the only one! This is an ongoing issue signaled to us by many readers. Reports have started landing in right after the release of the iOS 14.6 RC version, but apparently even iPhone users running iOS 14.5.1 are facing it!
Thankfully, we’ve managed to find a temporary solution for this Music CarPlay crashing issue. You can try it out too and use it, until Apple manages to tackle the problem. Before you apply the troubleshooting sequence provided below, please disconnect from CarPlay and reboot or force restart your iPhone!
Update: A new CarPlay crashing issue has flared up. This time it involves the new iPhone 13 and iOS 15. Apple Music is crashing CarPlay when attempting to play a song! Here are the tips to troubleshoot it!
Apple Music CarPlay Crashing Fix
- 1. Open the Control Center and bring your iPhone in Airplane Mode. In the same time, make sure that Wi-Fi is also disabled.
- 2. Connect your iPhone to your car’s CarPlay system.
- 3. Open Apple Music in CarPlay.
- 4. Next, disconnect your iPhone from CarPlay.
- 5. Disable Airplane Mode on your iPhone and Apple Music should work normally. Does it?
Apple Music CarPlay Crashing Workaround
We’ve noticed that Apple Music crashes only when you use the CarPlay interface. What you can do to avoid this, is to control the music playback from your iPhone and not from the car’s built-in display.
It works if you want to change the playback Volume. You can also skip to the next song. It’s not that user-friendly, but it allows you to continue to listen to music in your car.
Important: We’ve already reported this bug via Apple’s feedback app. If you’re encountering the same issue please use the comments section and share it with us. Provide as many details as possible including: when the Apple Music Carplay crashing started, what iOS version your iPhone runs and any other helpful detail.
Also, please let us know if the Airplane mode fix works for you. I’ve you found a better workaround don’t hesitate to mention it and your info will be updated in this article!
Related: Another common CarPlay problem is a crackling sound that can be heard during phone calls. We’ve provided a fix for it in this article.
After ios 14.6, carplay sound up disabled and i can hear the navigation voice
You mean that the spoken directions are missing after updating to iOS 14.6? Is this happening for the bult-in Maps app?
After 14.6 as soon as phone is connected to CarPlay then CarPlay screen crashes…after a minute it starts again, as soon as the screen appears it crashes once again. Endlessly. The airplane mode does not work for me
Thanks for reporting. Have you tried to reboot your iPhone and see if it helps?
Have the same problem as you! I have a Kia Niro 2021 LXS with the same problem?!
I have Kia Niro 2021 and it has a wireless Apple CarPlay. It’s working normally for few minutes, some times almost a hour, but keeping crashing and saying my IPhone is not responding, after that the Apple CarPlay won’t work anymore.
What happens if you reboot your iPhone?
Running iOS 14.6 on my three month old SE. Apple Music crashing crashing in three different vehicles with Car play. Music plays for one minute and less and then pausing and loads and disconnects.
Will try the flight mode but not helpful when I need my incoming messages and calls.
Thanks for reporting Gill. iOS 14.7 will be released soon. Let’s hope it will address this problem. Keep us updated please.
My wife’s phone would crash CarPlay when she tried to play music. She has a iPhone 13 pro max running iOS 15. I have the same thing. We found the issue and made a video: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRnLVBKm/