How to Update Acura RDX to Android Auto For Free

Android Auto Update for Acura RDX

Android Auto™1 integration is now available for all 2019 and 2020 model year Acura RDX vehicles in the U.S. free of charge via an over-the-air update. The system update also includes a variety of feature and performance enhancements to elevate the overall RDX user experience.

Beginning today, third generation RDX customers can check the True Touchpad Interface™ home screen System Update button to accept and begin the update through a simple process. Using the vehicle’s embedded 4G LTE Wi-Fi system, the new software is downloaded in the background while the vehicle is being driven or when turned off. To initiate the update, however, the vehicle must be on and running in a well ventilated area.

Detailed instructions for this update and other vehicle downloads and subscriptions can be found at [https://owners.acura.com/vehicles/subscriptions-downloads-updates].

Scroll all the way down the page to Audio System Updates click/tap year and model and you will be take to the directions page.

System Updates
The audio system’s firmware can be updated with the telematics control unit
(TCU) on the subscription-based service.

Wireless Connection Setup

1. Press the Home button.
2. Swipe right to display the App Lists
screen.
3. Select System Updates.
4. Select MENU.
AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY
5. Select Connection Setup.
6. Select Wi-Fi.
7. Select Change Mode.
8. Select Network, then Confirm.
The display returns to the network
list.
9. Select an access point from the network list, then OK.

If the audio system requires a password, enter a password.

Wireless Updating

1. Press the Home button.
2. Select System Updates.
3. Select via Wireless Connection.
When the download is complete,
the screen for step 6 will be
displayed.
4. Select Download Now.
A notification will appear on the
screen.
5. Select Install Now or Install while
Vehicle OFF.
A notification appears on the
screen if the update is successful
when Install Now is selected.
If you select Install while Vehicle
OFF, proceed to steps 7 and 8.
6. Set the power mode to VEHICLE
OFF (LOCK).
A notification will appear on the screen. If you select Postpone Update, the update will be postponed.
7. Exit from your vehicle.
The system will start the firmware update.
If the update is successful, a notification informing you of this fact will appear on the screen the next time you set the power mode to ON.

USB Updating

Download the update files from the server
1. Press the Home button.
2. Swipe right the touchpad A to display the App Lists screen.
3. Select System Updates.
4. Select Via USB.
A notification appears on the
screen.
5. Connect a USB device into the USB
port in the console compartment.
The inventory data is copied into
the USB device.
6. Remove the USB device from the
USB port.
7. Connect the USB device into your
computer, and then download the
update files.
Follow the link to download the required software update files. Refer to
usb.acura.com for instructions.
Update the Audio System
1. Press the Home button.
2. Select System Updates.
3. Select via USB.
A notification appears on the
screen.
4. Connect the USB device with the
update files into the USB port.
A notification appears on the
screen.

 

Acura clients can also visit their local Acura dealer to perform the update.

Android Auto™ gives drivers a simple, intuitive way to access maps, messaging, music and other popular smartphone apps and services through Acura’s True Touchpad Interface. Compatible with Android™ 5.0 and higher, Android Auto integration is standard on all 2019 and 2020 Acura RDX models.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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