This could be why CarPlay won’t work on my truck. I also have an IPod plugged in to the center console. Thanks.ISSUES SOLVED!!!! For the first several months of ownership, my CarPlay would NOT work unless it was plugged in when the truck was started. Recently, it miraculously started working anytime I plugged it in. Today, though, it went back to its old manners. It turns out that I have had an iPod plugged in to the center console USB port since day one. Apparently, having it plugged in prevents CarPlay from working unless you plug the phone in before you start up. With the iPod unplugged, CarPlay works all the time from the front USB. Who would have guessed it! Problem solved!
2020 is the first year Toyota even offered Apple Car Play in the Tacoma. That tells me Toyota has smarter electronics engineers than Honda..........It truly is a bummer.This past weekend I traveled in a new Tacoma, and it Carplay worked flawlesslely the whole time. That really pissed me off.