How To Install Apple CarPlay in the 2019 Kia Forte

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 4:16 pm
2019 Kia Forte dashboard and touchscreen display

The Kia Forte has been received updates in all areas including interior and exterior design, features, and technology offerings for the 2019 model year. All 2019 Kia Forte models now come standard with a UVO infotainment system with Apple CarPlay compatibility. Kia owners who need help setting everything up can find a step-by-step guide below for how to connect their smartphone and Apple CarPlay to their Kia UVO infotainment system.

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Step-By-Step Guide To Connect Apple CarPlay in a Kia

2019 Kia Forte touchscreen display with Apple CarPlayStep 1 – Using your infotainment controls select SETUP – PHONE PROJECTION or CONNECTIVITY


Step 3 – If any prompts display on the screen, select OK

Step  4 – Connect your Apple phone via a lightning cable and USB port

What can Apple CarPlay do?

The Apple CarPlay system seamlessly connects the apps and functionality of your Apple smartphone with the Kia UVO infotainment system. Once connected, your favorite apps will be displayed on your touchscreen for easy access while driving so you can keep your eyes focused on the road and not on your phone. Other features like hands-free calling and texting and step-by=step navigation are also available. Drivers with Android phones will also be happy to know that the 2019 Kia Forte also comes standard with Android Auto, which is the equivalent of Apple CarPlay for Android phone users.

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If you are still having trouble connecting Apple CarPlay in your Kia, visit your nearest Kia retailer for help. The Mortiz Kia team is a great resource for Fort Worth Kia drivers. The Moritz Kia dealership also has a variety of new 2019 Kia models including the 2019 Kia Forte in stock and available for purchase if it is time for a vehicle upgrade.

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