USB Restricted Mode is a security feature in recent versions of iOS that automatically disables the Lightning port when your iPhone hasn’t been unlocked in more than an hour. This helps protect you from hackers, but it also interferes with legitimate Lightning accessories like CarPlay. For those who value flexibility more than potential security, here’s how to turn off USB Restricted Mode.
Hyundai joined the surge of CarPlay news by announcing Wednesday that Apple’s iOS integration feature will arrive as an option on the 2015 Sonata later this year. Hyundai had previously pledged support for CarPlay, but today’s news is the first time specific plans have been detailed.
Car electronics company Pioneer announced plans this week to bring Apple’s CarPlay to existing vehicles with an aftermarket in-dash solution. In addition to supporting CarPlay in future products, Pioneer will also add CarPlay support to its current line of receivers via a firmware update this summer.
CarPlay is an exciting new feature that promises to integrate iOS into the driving experience like never before. But, thus far, access to CarPlay required the purchase of a new car. Now car electronics firm Alpine is reportedly working on an aftermarket device that can bring CarPlay to existing vehicles, although it’s rumored to still cost up to $700.