iOS 12 improves the Apple Watch + CarPlay experience

“Navigating with Maps and Apple Watch can be very useful with distinctive taps for upcoming turns, but the feature can be distracting if you have a better solution with CarPlay,” Zac Hall writes for 9to5Mac. “Starting with iOS 12 and watchOS 5, Apple now lets you choose when you want to receive navigation alerts on Apple Watch.”

“New with iOS 12 and watchOS 5 is the ability to actually opt out of navigation alerts when driving with CarPlay and Apple Watch,” Hall writes. “The feature is offered in the Watch app on iPhone on the My Watch tab and the Maps section.”

“Turn alerts can now be toggled on or off individually for Driving, Driving with CarPlay, and Walking,” Hall writes. “If you’re like me and find the navigation alerts on Apple Watch redundant when driving with CarPlay, turning off that middle option should create a more relaxed driving experience.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Additional granularity is setting sis always appreciated, even if we do like redundant wrist-born alerts while driving.


  1. The biggest issue I have with CarPlay is the map disappears if you access the phone.
    I’m sure this is because they assume you are driving but it could be the passengers phone that is connected to CarPlay. There is nothing worse than the maps disappear on you when you may need to know what turn to make.

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