Prevent Apple Music from Auto-Playing with CarPlay

There is no native way to disable Apple Music from playing when it connects to CarPlay, but Here are a few workarounds to keep it from happening

Prerequisites: iPhone that is connected to a vehicle that supports Carplay

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 5-10 minutes

Expected Outcome: When you connect your phone to your car music will not auto play

Tools Required: A Lightning cable to connect your iPhone to your car

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Method 1: Disconnect iPhone from vehicle's Bluetooth

  1. Go to the settings app on your iPhoneclick_settings
  2. In the settings app, tap on the option, "Bluetooth"bluetooth
  3. Disable Bluetooth with the toggle at the top right of the screenbluetooth_disable
  4. (Alternative) If you do not want to disable Bluetooth completely you can select your car from the list of devices and forget the deviceselect_i
  5. After you select you car from the list tap on "Forget This Device"forget_device
    Note that if you use this method you will only be able to use CarPlay if your iPhone is connected via USB to your car.

Method 2: Disable CarPlay while locked

  1. Go to the settings app on your iPhoneclick_settings
  2. In the search box search for "carplay" then tap on CarplayIMG_1033
  3. Select your carselect_your_car
  4. Click on the toggle to disable "Allow Car Play While Locked"toggle