The Apple CarPlay Dual Screen function in iOS 13 should be a setting
One of the new changes in Apple CarPlay is dual screen support, and its one of the biggest changes that I wish could be rolled back. My car doesn’t have a touch screen panel, and I have to use a dial to navigate the CarPlay system. Because of this, doing a simple thing like opening up Google Maps to put on directions takes me so many more steps than it used to. I can’t believe how dangerous this has been just for the last few days I have used it.
I was able to switch to Navigation with one click before, Google Maps would have the “Go Home” button right on the phone app, and that’s it. Now, I have to open up Google Maps on the car, if the place I am going to isn’t saved in recents, I have to find the app on my phone, open it, and do all of that. And it’s not just Google Maps, it’s the same thing with Spotify. I know these are third-party apps, but having that auto-switch to the same app on both screens is what I always liked about Apple CarPlay.
Not only is it actually more dangerous now, but they took in an aspect of Android Auto and integrated it into their own OS. Both have their merits, but Apple CarPlay was always a step above for me because it minimized the distractions you could have by opening multiple things at the same time. Some people may like this change, so Apple should have made the mirroring a setting and not a default into everything.