Hyundai update to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay How-to instructions Sonata, Genesis, Elantra, Tucson & Santa Fe/Sport

adnroidautocarplayhyundai2Hyundai has posted videos to on its YouTube channel to help owners install the update to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for select compatible models from 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The do-it-yourself update is free but does require some work. You need either a USB drive or the SD card that has the mapping software for your Hyundai vehicle.

Models that will get the CarPlay only update are the 2015 Sonata with navigation, the 2016 Sonata with navigation, the 2016 Sonata with 7-inch touchscreen andĀ  the 2017 Santa Fe/Spor (with navigation or 7″ screen. Download timeĀ  can take anywhere from a half an hour to an hour. Installation times can take 20 to 40 minutes check our original article for exact times

Models that get both Android Auto in CarPlay are the 2015 Genesis with an 8-inch touchscreen navigation and the 2016 Genesis with 8-inch touchscreen navigation, the 2016 Elantra GT with navigation as well as the 2016 Tucson with navigation.

Vehicles with navigation require the SD card from the car itself don’t use one for the camera or you will be able to do it

The download can take so long that you may want to do something else while it’s downloading especially for the Hyundai with navigation. Please be warned do not remove the SD card or shut off the engine during the update process

When updating for a compatible vehicle with display audio, you need a USB drive at least two gigabytes of space and a pen to write notes. Make sure you set aside about an hour for installation the update and install the software in an open well ventilated area you need a USB drive with at least two gigabytes of space turn on the ignition insert the USB for a drive into the USB port then tap set up do not remove the USB drive or shut off the car during the installation process if the update is a successful it will restart 3 times.

If you need more detailed instructions, read the original article with text, you can print out the text or read it on your computer while you complete the process.

Updates for CarPlay and Android Auto 2016 model-year Sonata Hybrid, Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, Veloster and Azera with Navigation will be announced at a later date.

At Google I/O it was announced Android Auto will be coming as a standalone product without cars on smartphone and Waze app will be added. Read Android Auto Tips & Tricks or Android Auto Review.


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4 thoughts on “Hyundai update to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay How-to instructions Sonata, Genesis, Elantra, Tucson & Santa Fe/Sport”

  1. I have been trying for weeks to update/download carplay for my 2016 Hyundai Tucson. I was told by a US Hyundai dealer that I had to go through a local dealer in Guam ( I purchase the car in Guam) The local car dealer said they see what they can do and get back to me. every time I call for an update on their finds their responds is always “we are checking on it” I have emailed Hyundai corp. office 3 or 5 dealers hoping someone could help me – I haven’t hard back from anybody.


  2. The dealers have tried to install my apple I phone to my 2016 santa fe sport. This vehicle does not navagation to my suprise. We have blue link set up. I would like to use Waze if possible. Is there a way I can set it up with the confusion of the IT people at the dealership. I am not a strong computer person , I do not understand all the IT language. With all the technology Hyundia has they should make it easier to install customer smart phones.

  3. Can anyone tell me if the list of Hyundai compatible vehicles will continue to expand? In other words its available for a 2017 Santa Fe Sport, but what about 2015 eventually?

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