Control CarPlay with Siri or your car’s built-in controls
CarPlay uses Siri voice control, so you can ask for what you want. CarPlay also works with your vehicle’s built-in controls—for example, a touchscreen, a rotary knob, or a touchpad. To learn how to operate your display, see the owner’s guide that came with your vehicle.
To summon Siri, do one of the following until Siri beeps:
Press and hold the voice command button on the steering wheel.
Touch and hold the Home button on the CarPlay Home screen.
Ask Siri a question or to do something.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Get directions to the nearest coffee shop”
“Play more songs like this one”
“What’s my next meeting?”
“Remind me to pack an umbrella when I get home”
Instead of waiting for Siri to notice that you’ve stopped talking, you can press and continue to hold the voice command button on the steering wheel while you speak, then release it when you finish.
Use your vehicle’s built-in controls
Open an app: Tap the app on the touchscreen, or turn the rotary knob to select the app, then press the knob.
Return to the CarPlay Home screen: Tap the Home button on the touchscreen, or turn the rotary knob to select Home, then press the knob.
You can also repeatedly press the Back button near the rotary knob—or press and hold the Back button—until you get back to the Home screen.
Return to your vehicle’s Home screen: Tap the icon with your vehicle’s logo if it appears on the Home screen or, if available, the physical Home button on your radio.
Return to a recently used app: Tap its icon on the edge of the touchscreen, or turn the rotary knob to the icon, then press the knob.
View additional apps: If you have more than eight apps, some may appear on another page of the Home screen. To view them, swipe left on the touchscreen, or turn the rotary knob.
See Use other apps with CarPlay for information about adding apps.
Scroll quickly through a list: Tap the letters in the list on the right side of the touchscreen, or turn the rotary knob.
View and control the current audio source: Select Now Playing to see the current audio app.
Rearrange the icons on the CarPlay Home screen
When you’re not operating your vehicle, open Settings on your iPhone, go to General > CarPlay, then select your vehicle.
Touch and hold any icon, then do one of the following:
Move the icon: Drag it.
Remove the icon: Tap it. To add it back, tap it again
An icon that can be removed appears with a gray circle in its upper-left corner.
Your icon changes appear on the CarPlay Home screen the next time you connect to CarPlay.