How to use CarPlay on iPad?

How to use CarPlay on iPad?


Is Apple CarPlay Compatible with iPad?


Still CarPlay for iPad feature is not allowed by default and many car lovers find it as an issue in CarPlay. But don’t worry, there are hacks to make it possible. Here I am going to provide you some fantastic hacks and tricks to enjoy CarPlay on iPad.

There is a range of tablet versions in iDevices such as iPad mini,  iPad, iPad Air and iPad Pro. And, as CarPlay is one of the most favorite features among iDevice users, iPad users too are searching whether CarPlay is compatible with iPad. But still,(by March 2021), this feature has not been enabled for default iPads. Let’s see how we can experience CarPlay on iPad with some hacks and tricks.

How to get CarPlay for iPad?

1.With InCar iOS - Apple CarPlay Alternative App (No jailbreak Solution)

If your iPad is not jailbroken , you have to wait for a stable and a compatible jailbreak to enjoy Apple CarPlay. But there are alternative paths for enjoying CarPlay and here is a 100% safe, jailbreak free method.


There is a CarPlay alternative app called InCar iOS which can be used on any iPad. In this app, it simulates Apple CarPlay UI on  the landscape mode of your iPad. So that the CarPlay menu displays on the iPad screen with larger icons. And you can open up those apps as you wish.

Check our Apps and downloads section for installing InCar App.

Another important thing about InCar iOS app is, it serves non default CarPlay apps like Youtube, which are demanded by most of the CarPlay users. The most interesting thing is, you can switch between Android auto and Apple CarPlay user interfaces with a single click.

2. By Jailbreaking iPad


If your iPad is jailbroken , then CarPlay is just a few fingertips away for you. This is served via an app called Ignition.(This app was referred to as CarPlay Activator previously and rebranded as Ignition) This can be installed easily with Cydia. What you have to do is simply search ‘Ignition’ in Cydia and install it to your iPad.

Once installed, you can click on the Ignition logo, and then, it will open CarPlay on your iPad screen. You can 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.

With this method, Apple CarPlay can be served to all the iPad users including iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro. As there are jailbreaks available for iOS 14.3 now, you can simply use a jailbreak tool compatible with your iOS version.

Also, if you are willing to use non-default apps on your iPad like YouTube, Netflix , FaceBook, you can use the WheelPal app for adding any app on your iPad. You can find the WheelPal App in our Apps and Download section.

Install WheelPal App

Enjoy CarPlay experience in a safe manner as your safety should be the most important concern. Happy driving !!!