Eligible Kia Vehicles for The Apple CarPlay Update
Kia announced today that free Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software updates will be available to eligible vehicles when equipped with a compatible navigation system or UVO3. What Kia vehicles are eligible for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software updates? The following are eligible Kia vehicles for the Apple CarPlay update and Android Auto Update:
- 2017 Forte
- 2015 and 2016 Optima
- 2015 and 2016 Optima Hybrid
- 2015 and 2016 Sedona
- 2014, 2015 and 2016 Soul
- 2015 and 2016 Soul EV
- 2016 Sorento
- 2017 Sportage
Android Auto connects to the user’s Android device and allows them to access to smartphone apps and functions through Kia’s UVO infotainment system. Available functions through Android Auto include voice-guided Google Maps navigation, hands-free calls and texts and voice recognition. Android Auto also lets users stream music from Google Play Music. Apple CarPlay gives drivers the ability to access the device’s seamless user interface through Kia’s UVO infotainment system. By connecting the iPhone into the USB port, users are able to make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions optimized for traffic conditions and more all while concentrating on driving. Apple CarPlay also features hands-free support via Siri voice control or the vehicle’s controls and touchscreen.
How Do I Download the Kia Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Software Update?
When it comes time to downloading the software update to your eligible Kia vehicle, the process will be quite simple and painless. All owners of new and pre-owned vehicles must register at myuvo.com to receive email notifications that the software is available for download, so if you have yet to do that, you should register your vehicle as the first step.
Customers will be notified by the end of July via email to go to myuvo.com for step-by-step instructions on updating their vehicle with the latest downloadable software. Make sure you are registered to ensure that you get an email as soon as the download is available and once it is, it should be a quick process before you will have the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software on your Kia. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Moritz Kia.