Official: Hyundai Android Auto/CarPlay updates for 2016 Veloster/Sonata/Hybrid Plugin + 2015/6 Azera with Navigation

HYUNDAI BRINGS APPLE CARPLAY INTO THE NEW 2015 SONATAHyundai confirmed it is adding smartphone integration updates to several more existing models, via do-it-yourself installation. The software update to make the headunits compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto is now available at no cost. It requires a map update via an SD Card.

The following models are eligible for the update:

  • 2015/2016 Hyundai Azera with Navigation.
  • 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with Navigation.
  • 2016 Hyundai Veloster with Navigation.
  • 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid with Navigation.

2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are now being built with both CarPlay and Android Auto support and will arrive at dealerships soon. All other 2017 model Hyundai vehicles with eligible Display Audio or Navigation systems include both smartphone integration solutions from launch.

To complete the software upgrade, owners need their VIN number and the SD card from their Navigation system. has installation guides to walk customers through the process.

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. There are also installation videos available.

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. Read CarPlay Tips & Trick or great questions to ask.

CarPlay requires an iPhone with a lightning connector and iOS 7 or higher. Android requires and Android phone with Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher, a Bluetooth connection and the cable that came with the phone. If you ask Siri while connected to CarPlay, “What can Siri do?” She replies “You can ask me to get directions find businesses, make phone calls play music and check or send texts and emails. I can show you lots more when you’re not driving.”

Android Auto brings Android into the car for music, messaging Google Maps, calendar integration and phone functions using the touchscreen or “Ok Google” through the voice button.

Hyundai owners who have been anxiously awaiting the update to Android Auto and CarPlay can put their VIN number into the Hyundai VIN validation web portal to check to makes sure it compatible.

Upgrade Times – Times are dependent on Internet speed is 1-3 hours for computer download, software upload inside the vehicle takes 40 minutes and all updates require map updating using an SD Card.

If a customer does not wish to complete the software download and upload procedure on their own, they can take their vehicle into their local dealer. The dealer will charge the customer a fee for the labor required to install the software