Your iPhone can integrate with a lot of newer car screen interfaces using a feature called CarPlay.
This allows you to use apps like Google Maps and Spotify in your car for navigation and music as opposed to whatever would otherwise be available.
But the current order of the apps might make CarPlay a little difficult ot manage, so follow the steps in our tutorial below and learn how to rearrange your iPhone’s CarPlay app order.
How to Move iPhone CarPlay Apps
- Open Settings.
- Choose General.
- Select CarPlay.
- Choose your car.
- Touch Customize.
- Tap and hold on the three lines to move the app.
Our article continues below with additional information on rearranging CarPlay apps on an iPhone, including pictures of these steps.
If you have a car that can take advantage of the iPhone’s CarPlay feature, then you may have found that you need to do too much swiping.
It’s critical to keep your eyes on the road while driving, so anytime you need to interact with your car’s touchscreen or dash you want to make it as simple as possible.
But you may have discovered that you can’t move the CarPlay apps around on your car’s touchscreen, which can leave you wondering if it’s even possible to change their order.
Fortunately, you can adjust the CarPlay app layout on your iPhone 11 through the Settings menu on the device.
If your iPhone camera light flashes when you get a text message, then read our how to turn off the flash notification on iPhone 11 tutorial to make it stop.
How to Change CarPlay App Order on an iPhone 11 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11, in iOS 14.6.1. This guide assumes that you have already set up CarPlay between your iPhone and your vehicle. Note that you do not need to be in your vehicle to perform these steps.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the General option.
Step 3: Touch the Carplay button.
Step 4: Select the car.
Step 5: Choose the Customize option.
Step 6: Tap and hold on the three lines to the right of an app, then drag that app to the desired position.
You can then continue moving around the CarPlay apps in this manner until you have finished putting them in the desired order.
Now that you know how to change the order of your CarPlay apps on your iPhone it will make it much simpler to take advantage of this helpful feature when you use it in a vehicle that supports it.
Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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