Send and receive text messages with CarPlay
Use CarPlay to send, hear, and reply to text messages from your iPhone.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Text my wife”
“Text Eliza Block I’m in traffic and I’ll be 15 minutes late to the meeting”
“Read my text messages”
Or you can use your vehicle’s built-in controls to help send and receive messages. Open Messages in CarPlay, then do one of the following:
Hear unread messages or respond to a thread: Select a conversation.
Start a new conversation: Select .
Note: If you’re viewing CarPlay Dashboard and Messages doesn’t appear in the recent apps list on the left, tap to see pages of all of your CarPlay apps, including Messages.