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How to enable the CarPlay menu on the iPhone

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I couldn’t figure out how to enable CarPlay on my radio.

I could see the icon on the radio, but it was disabled, non-clickable.

I looked at some instructions that said “go to Settings -> General -> CarPlay” to set it up, but I didn’t have that menu.

Turns out, the problem was I don’t use Siri.

After enabling Siri, the CarPlay menu showed up under Settings -> General:

I was then able to connect:

Here it is, so I can listen to my favorite podcasts:

And here’s Carplay working like a boss (pun intended):

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