Whenever my iPhone connects with the Bluetooth carkit that is integrated in my car audio system, the iPhone switches AirPlay to the carkit and thus sends all audio to the carkit instead of the iPhone speaker. However, when I'm listening to the radio, those sounds are essentially lost.

So, whenever I start the car, I have to manually switch AirPlay back from the carkit to the iPhone, to make sure I will hear text messages coming in, for example. That has become a lot easier with the advent of the Control Center in iOS 7, but I would like to disable the automatic AirPlay switch to the carkit. How do I do that on my non-jailbroken iPhone 4S running iOS 7?

  • Go to BT settings and disable pairing with the Car device.
    – Ruskes
    Sep 24, 2013 at 8:45

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To remove a paired device (your car BT) from Bluetooth on iOS:

  1. Touch Settings
  2. Touch Bluetooth
  3. Ensure Bluetooth is turned on and touch the Arrow next to the required Bluetooth device
  4. Touch Forget this Device
  5. Touch Forget Device
  6. The pairing has been removed

A personal Note: Please do not text while driving!

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