iPhone 14 Pro CarPlay Issues? Car Microphone Problems?

iPhone 14 Pro CarPlay Issue

iPhone 14 Pro CarPlay Issue

Are you encountering iPhone 14 Pro CarPlay issues? Is the car’s microphone not working properly? Mic not picking up your voice loud enough and conversation partner has trouble hearing you? This looks like another day-one iPhone 14 problem!

iPhone 14 Pro CarPlay Issues

This issue has been reported by Dylan:

“carplay working strange with the new iPhone. My voice isn’t properly heard by the person on the other end of the line. is this a bug or just my 14 pro max?”

We’ve found similar complaints on Reddit:

“Carplay Microphone extremely quiet with iPhone 14 Pro Max and IOS 16.0.1”

Apparently this iOS 16 CarPlay problem is widespread and it seems to affect only the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models running iOS 16.0.1 as well as iOS 16.0. Car microphone is underperforming for most type of calls including FaceTime, cellular and other third-party VoIP apps.

Update: Apple has released iOS 16.0.3 and a fix for this CarPlay microphone issue is announced in the release notes. Please update and confirm the fix in the comments!

How To Fix iPhone 14 Pro CarPlay Problems

Apple will have to patch this bug via software update. We expect iOS 16.0.2 to be released next week. In the meantime you can try the following:

1. Use Bluetooth Connectivity

A workaround of this problem requires you to connect to the car via Bluetooth directly, bypassing CarPlay. Car microphone should work normally in this case.

2. Use AirPods

Another way to get around the iPhone 14 CarPlay bug is to use AirPods or any other earphones or headset while you’re driving and plan to make a call.

3. Update to iOS 16.1 Beta

We don’t have a confirmation if this CarPlay bug has been fixed in the 2nd iOS 16.1 test version, but you can try it out yourself.

Be aware, though that a test version comes with its fair share of risks. So, perform a full iPhone backup before going for the update!

iPhone 14 Pro CarPlay Cutting Out

A second Carplay problem has been brought to our attention by a reader via email. He reports that CarPlay cuts out when driving over bumps. Are you experiencing this too? Share it in the comments.

Update: Apparently this issue has been fixed in iOS 16.1 Beta 2, as confirmed on Reddit.

This means that the fix might become available as early as iOS 16.0.2!

Have you managed to fix iPhone 14 CarPlay microphone issue? Do you have a better solution? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: For other Day-1 iPhone 14 problems please check:
Black screen, device unresponsive.
Camera shaking and buzzing when used with third-party apps.
Camera lag taking too long to load.
Lens flare compromising more photos than usual.