Post by Jeff - jthspace on Feb 2, 2022 12:51:46 GMT
How to choose what your iPhone plays when connecting to your car
This has bugged me for years; when I connect my iPhone to my car(s), either Car Play or Bluetooth, the radio will automatically start playing something from iTunes/Music. I usually travel without music playing as I find it distracting, so having connected the phone and started the journey, CarPlay or Bluetooth connects and I've got music playing I didn't want. I use the phone satnav, so I can't simply "mute".
Option 1: HeySiri, mute music - sometimes works.
I've found a link to a site where you can create an "automation" on your phone that will run automatically when the phone connects to CarPlay or Bluetooth and will "pause" music playing.
As you know, recent law changes makes even touching a phone whilst driving a bit of an issue, so this, for me, is a big help.
My phone is magnetically attached to the ND glove box when driving, out of sight and out of reach.
The link to the article (with pictures) is below. I created CarPlay and Bluetooth Automations in about 10 minutes. CarPlay is easy, Bluetooth is a tiny bit longer as you have to choose the Bluetooth device as well. link