How to install Slack on Apple CarPlay (any iOS version)

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How to install Slack on Apple CarPlay (any iOS version)

If you are a Slack user, you might definitely love to have it on your CarPlay for sure. With the pandemic situation, communication has become something really important and for both official and personal matters. And getting connected with team mates even while you are driving will be something super convenient for you.

Also hope you may already aware that Slack is not available for CarPlay by default. But nothing to worry about, here is the easiest and the 100% working method of installing Slack on your CarPlay.

If you do not have CarPlay by default, still you can enjoy Slack on the InCar - CarPlay alternative app which runs on phone as a CarPlay simulator.

How to install Slack on CarPlay?

Requirements: If you are an Apple CarPlay user, you can install CarPlay Slack on your iPhone and what you need is only an internet connection.

You can Install Slack on CarPlay by simply downloading an iOS app called WheelPal. This app provides solutions for any iOS version. You can simply follow the following steps.

Step 1 :

Download the WheelPal app using the following link.

Step guide for WheelPal App installation.

Step 2 :

After installing the app, you need to make the developer a trusted one. For that, you need to go to Settings → General → Profiles & Device Management on the phone. Then select the developer listed under Enterprise App and click on it. Then Make it a trusted one.

If you need comprehensive instructions on WheelPal installation please find WheelPal Installation Guide.

Step 3 :

Now the WheelPal app will be automatically downloaded on your iPhone. Open the app and select the Slack app with the given list and click on the “Add to CarPlay” button.

Step 4 :

Then the app will ask you whether your phone is a jailbroken one. Sometimes the app will detect whether your phone is already a jailbroken one. Answer correctly by selecting Yes or No.

Why Jailbreak ?

Jailbreak is the process of overcoming some restrictions imposed by Apple for Apple CarPlay. You are getting several functionalities for your phone which are not available by default.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone, you will be redirected to the process of installing Slack for CarPlay. App provides a user guide with the screenshots, so that you can easily follow the given steps. Actually here a tweak called NGXPlay which is added to the WheelPal app, does this configuration part for you.

If your Phone is not a jailbroken one, then the app checks for jailbreaking possibilities for your phone. If there are compatible jailbreak tools for your phone model and the iOS version, then you will be guided to jailbreak your phone with a preferred tool.  The app provides well explained guides with the steps needed to jailbreak your iPhone. And after the jailbreaking process you will be automatically redirected to the process of installing Slack on CarPlay.

On the other hand, if your phone is not compatible with any jailbreak tool, you can simply use Slack on a CarPlay alternative app like InCar App.

You can download InCar App from our Apps and Download section.

Step 5:

After installing the CarPlay Slack app successfully , you can test it with your car’s CarPlay screen.

Same way you can install any streaming app on CarPlay including YouTube, Netflix, VLC, Hulu, KMP and other communication apps like Twitter, FaceBook, Messenger, Hangouts, Skype, Safari Browser, Viber, etc using the WheelPal app.  

Note : The most Interesting fact is now you can add any desired app to your CarPlay with the above method.

Install CarPlay Slack iOS 14 ?

As you know, the process of installing Slack requires jailbreak and if you are an iOS 14 user, I mean iOS14,  iOS14.1, iOS14.2, iOS14.3, iOS14.4, iOS14.5 you may not be sure whether you have a jailbreak compatible with your iPhone. If you are using the latest iPhone later than iPhone X, this may be a real issue. But do not worry, Checkra1n comes for your support with a PC jailbreak tool.

What you have to do is install the WheelPal App and go ahead in the process of installing Slack for CarPlay. Once the app detects you are compatible with a PC tool only, it sends you an email with all the instructions and steps.

Install CarPlay Slack on iOS 15

You may already know that, you need to jailbreak your iPhone to enjoy Slack on CarPlay with iOS 15. And the good news is Cheyote Jailbreak by Odyssey for iOS 15 and iOS 15.1 is in the corner. Once it is released, you can easily install Slack on CarPlay so that you will not miss your important conversation even when you are driving.

Install CarPlay Slack on iOS 16

iOS 16 is yet to be released and Apple provides clues that it is just about to be released by releasing 3 developer betas for iOS 16. Same as the previous iOS versions, iOS 16 too will require jailbreak for CarPlay customizations. Since Odyssey has revealed that they are going to release Cheyote for iOS 15, we can hope that they will be releasing a jailbreak tool for iOS 16 as well. If so, CarPlay Slack App is not going to become a dream anymore with iOS 16.

Why you should install CarPlay Slack App

Since Slack has all the caller app facilities now like texting, calling, channel creating facilities it has become a famous communication app.  So it is really easy if the driver could reach Slack from the wide screen of CarPlay when he is driving. At a glance the driver is able to see who is trying to reach him and he can get an action according to the importance of the call or message.

Moreover you can get quick updates with the notifications and if you need to change the availability of yours, you can simply do it any time.

These are some common scenarios and it will be more useful for you based on what kind of Slack user you are.


As Slack is basically a communication app which can distract the driver, Apple does not allow it on CarPlay by default. As you can see, this action has been taken for your safety. But we understand that there are situations in which we can use Slack on CarPlay without any risk. So, if you have a good control to use it safely, then hurry up to download the WheelPal app and install all your favorite apps on CarPlay including Slack. Happy driving !!!