CarPlay for Developers

CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road.

Audio apps enabled to work with CarPlay deliver music, news, podcasts and more using a consistent design that's optimized for use in the car. Automaker apps provide vehicle specific controls and displays to keep drivers connected without leaving CarPlay.

iOS Apps + CarPlay

In addition to audio and automaker apps, CarPlay now supports messaging and VoIP calling apps. If your messaging or VoIP calling app is enabled to work with Siri, it can be updated to appear in CarPlay.

Human Interface Guidelines for CarPlay Apps

CarPlay Systems

If you think your audio, automaker, messaging, or VoIP calling app has the potential to be supported by CarPlay, tell us about it.

To develop a CarPlay system, you need to be a MFi licensee. Learn more about the MFi Program