CarPlay for iPad - With or Without Jailbreak
CarPlay for iPad is not a dream anymore? Would you agree with me if I said you heard it correctly?
CarPlay is available for all iPad devices, but the method to use it depends on what operating system your iPad is running on. We covered both jailbreak and non-jailbreak methods to experience CarPlay on iPad. Just select your preferred method to continue.
Let me give you the 100% safe and working methods to make the CarPlay iPad a possible thing.
Enable CarPlay on iPad with Jailbreak
CarPlay can be achieved with a jailbreak for supported iPad such as iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro on supported iOS versions without hardware upgrades.
However, I am going to reveal to you some fantastic methods which work 100% for enabling CarPlay on iPad with jailbreak.
Requirements to run CarPlay on iPad with a Jailbreak
The important thing is you should have an iPad which is running on iOS. Most of the latest iPads are running on iPad OS. So those who use an iPad running on iPadOS will not be able to enjoy CarPlay. For this matter, you should require a process called jailbreak.
Here are the iPad devices basically running on iPadOS 16 and some of these are compatible with iOS too.
- iPad mini (6th generation)
- iPad (10th generation)
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad Air (5th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th generation)
You can get verified the OS your iPad runs on, as follows:
Settings → General → Software Update → Current OS version
If it indicates that your iPad is running on an iPadOS, you can not enjoy CarPlay via the actual CarPlay screen of your car. Yet, you can use the InCar App on the landscape mode of your iPhone, which acts as a simulator for Apple CarPlay.
Using Ignition Jailbreak Tweak
Ignition is essentially an app that brings the fully working user interface of Apple CarPlay to iOS.
Ignition is the most possible method for allowing users to use their iPad as a CarPlay display. It features some allowed apps and third-party apps with a user-friendly interface. And for this method, your iPad should be running on an iOS version.
Having Ignition installed, you will be able to enjoy Siri, Music, Maps, and other apps easily while driving. Once you want to switch with your iPad menu, you just have to click on the Ignition icon.
Here you need to jailbreak your iPad first.
Find a compatible jailbreak tool with your iOS version and jailbreak your iPad.
- Install Cydia app
- Open Cydia app and search “Ignition”
- Click on the search result and install Ignition app on your iPad
- Once installed click on Ignition logo
- Then it will open CarPlay on your iPad screen.
Having Ignition installed, you will be able to enjoy Siri, Music , Maps and other apps easily while driving. Once you want to switch with your iPad menu, you just have to click on the Ignition icon and that is it.
Using InCar App for CarPlay without Jailbreak
As we discussed above, If you are using an iPad with iPadOS, you will not be able to use and enjoy CarPlay with the iPad. So we are recommending InCar App for this matter. This method does not require jailbreaking your iPad.
This app is a simulation of Apple CarPlay.It will give you the Apple CarPlay experience on your iPad by letting you use the Best Apple CarPlay apps in a simulator view which looks like a CarPlay screen. So, you do not have to worry about connecting it to your car’s infotainment system. It's the best option for CarPlay.
The most important thing is, the app allows you to enjoy non-default apps like YouTube, Netflix, Facebook, etc while driving.
CarPlay for iPads running iPadOS 16 - iPadOS 13 with InCar
If you enable your favorite apps. You need to jailbreak your iPad. But iPadOS 16-15 versions are not available for jailbreak. For that we have the best solution, it's InCar App. We provide all details of InCar above.
Here we mentioned how the InCar app Install and the Step guide of the InCar app. Read more about the InCar App. Stay Tuned!!!
Compatible iPadOS versions:
iPadOS 13-13.7 , iPadOS 14-14.8.1, iPadOS 15-15.7.1 , iPadOS 16-16.3 beta
CarPlay for iPads running iOS 12 - iPadOS 10 with WheelPal
As we discussed above, these versions can enable CarPlay with the ignition jailbreak tweak. If you need support to jailbreak, You can download WheelPal App.
WheelPal is the best solution for these iOS versions. So Hurry Up!!! Download WheelPal app and enable your favorite apps on iPad.
Common questions related to CarPlay for iPad functionality
- Does the iPad support CarPlay?
Most of the latest iPads are running on iPadOS and an iPad running on iPadOS will not be able to enjoy CarPlay.But you can get it with Ignition app or InCar app.
- How to turn the iPad into CarPlay?
First, you should be installing the InCar app. Then you can convert an iPad to a CarPlay screen simply.
Follow these Guidelines - InCar App installation
- Can I use CarPlay on iPad without jailbreak?
Yes. If you need to enjoy CarPlay from your iPad, you must Jailbreak your iPad.
However, If you need to try CarPlay without Jailbreak, you can simply use a CarPlay simulator like InCar app to get CarPlay on your iPad.
|Without jailbreak||Work with jailbreak|| ✔
|Can be allowed non default apps||✔|| ✔
|Enable video stream apps||✔||✔|
|Security of your iPad||Low||✔|
|Easy process||Little bit advance||✔|
Jailbreak is a must to allow Apple CarPlay to have an iPad running on iOS.If your phone is iOS and jailbroken, you can enjoy CarPlay on iPad with Ignition app.
On the other hand, if your iPad is running on iPadOS, you can use InCar app with CarPlay. Thereby, you can allow many of your favorite apps like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Facebook etc.
So find out the operating system of your iPad and choose the method that suits you and your needs. We have discussed guidelines for that.
Enjoy CarPlay experience in a safe manner as your safety should be the most important concern. Happy driving !!!