By default, you’ll see all the app notifications in CarPlay when you connect your iPhone to CarPlay. However, you can stop app them from appearing if you find such notifications distracting or downright annoying. Just run through the contents of this guide to find out how it is done!
How to stop seeing app notifications in CarPlay
While driving you should keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Even a momentary lapse in concentration can cost your life. Thus turning off all the distractions like stopping app notifications from appearing in Carplay is not only advisable but essential too. Here’s what you should do to disable app notifications in CarPlay.
- Connect your iPhone to CarPlay
- Open Settings on iPhone.
- Go to Notifications.
- Choose an app from the list.
- Scroll down the to Alerts section.
- Turn off the Show in CarPlay toggle.
Similarly, you can disable notifications from other apps individually. That way, you can continue to use CarPlay for answering calls and use it for navigation purposes. If required, you can set up Auto-reply text for iPhone to send templated replies. This will notify the caller that you are not ignoring their messages. Just you are unable to respond right now.
How to turn off notifications on Apple Carplay
Connect your iPhone to CarPlay
Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Go to the Notifications heading.
Scroll down to the Notification Style section. Choose an app from the list of apps displayed.
When directed to a new screen, go to the Alerts section. Under it, toggle the Show in CarPlay switch to Off.
Hereafter, you won’t see notifications from the disabled app appearing under CarPlay. Note this feature is limited to a few apps only.
On a side note, if you would like to turn off all the notifications in one go, enable Driving Focus in CarPlay, it’s a kind of Do Not Disturb mode you can use while driving but it won’t silence the incoming calls.
Assuming, you have your iPhone connected to your car, bring up CarPlay.
Tap the Settings icon to open it.
Expand the Driving Focus entry by tapping it.
Enable Activate with CarPlay option.
Hope that makes sense!