Everything You Need to Know about Kia Apple CarPlay™

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If you’ve just purchased a new Kia, you’ll have access to Kia Apple CarPlay™, a feature that integrates your compatible iPhone with your Kia vehicle. Apple CarPlay™ is the perfect feature to keep you safely connected and entertained on Rogers roads, allowing you to control everything from navigation to music streaming apps, right from the vehicle’s display. 

The team at Cornerstone Kia has crafted this helpful guide that will walk you through how to set up Apple CarPlay™. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our service center experts. 

How to Install Apple Carplay™

After you’ve purchased your new Sportage or Soul, it’s time to set up Kia Apple CarPlay™. Once you’ve established that your Kia is compatible with Apple CarPlay™, it’s also important to ensure you’re in a location where Apple Carplay is available because it’s not available in every region. Also, Kia Apple CarPlay™ is only compatible with an iPhone 5 or higher, and a lightning USB connector is required. After you’ve squared all of this away, simply follow the steps below to start utilizing Apple CarPlay™:

  1. Press the ‘Setup’ key on your in-vehicle display, then press ‘Connectivity.’ This should populate a list of options and you’ll see ‘Apple CarPlay™.’ Click it and make sure it’s turned on.
  2. Return to the home screen and connect your iPhone to the Kia’s USB port. The vehicle’s UVO system will detect your iPhone and the CarPlay™ icon will appear on your home screen.
  3. After you accept any requests/agreements, you’ll just have to press the Apple CarPlay™ button on your vehicle’s display to access many of the apps you use on your smartphone.

What Can You Do with a CarPlay™ Kia?

As mentioned previously, Apple CarPlay™ is an innovative feature that integrates your Kia and compatible iPhone. When cruising through Otsego, here are some of the convenient Apple CarPlay™ components that you can use while on the road:

  • Phone: Make or take phone calls and listen to voicemails. Through simple voice commands, you can even access your contacts. 
  • Maps: Say or enter a destination or find nearby points of interest. Apple CarPlay™ can also predict future locations you might want to travel to. 
  • Messages: Siri can read your texts aloud. To reply, simply dictate a response.
  • Music & Apps: Listen to your favorite albums or podcasts while on the go. 

You’ll also gain access to a wide selection of third-party apps that are growing all the time.

How to Update Kia Apple CarPlay™

If your Kia Apple CarPlay™ ever needs updating in St. Michael, follow these instructions to quickly update the feature:

  • Go to Settings > General, and tap CarPlay™.
  • Choose your car, truck, or SUV.
  • If you want to add or delete anything, this is when you can do that. You can simply delete the icons, or drag an app icon to change the other. 

Find a CarPlay™ Compatible Kia at Cornerstone Kia

Harness the power and convenience of Kia Apple CarPlay™ by purchasing a new Kia from Cornerstone Kia. Browse our inventory in Elk River and if there’s a vehicle that stands out to you, contact us to schedule a test drive or apply for financing online. There are also options available for Android users. Check our guide on how to connect your Kia to Android Auto. Want to learn more with our team? Compare Kia vs. Hyundai with our team! 

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