Apple CarPlay is getting a lot of attention for its ability to keep drivers safely connected to their phones while on the road. Most 2017 Hyundai models are coming out of the factory with Apple CarPlay installed making it easy for owner’s to plug in their phones and go. If your Hyundai model did not come standard with Apple CarPlay, you are not out of luck. Many Hyundai models now have an Apple CarPlay software update available. Find out if your vehicle is compatible and how to install Apple CarPlay in your Hyundai vehicle below.
How to install Apple CarPlay in your Hyundai Vehicle
To download and install the Apple CarPlay update on your vehicle you will need your vehicle’s VIN number, a USB stick or memory card from your vehicle’s navigation system, a compatible iPhone, a data plan, and a lightning cable. Start by logging in to your myhyundai.com account to access the free download. Once there, Hyundai will walk you through the download process. You can also watch the YouTube videos below for further instructions. Expect the download to take between 15 minutes to an hour depending on vehicle model and internet speed.
Compatible Vehicles for Apple CarPlay Software Update
If your Hyundai vehicle did not come with Apple CarPlay installed at the factory, you could be eligible for an update. If you have an Apple iPhone with iOS 9.0 or higher and have one of the below Hyundai models equipped with Display Audio or Navigation, you should be able to download Apple CarPlay using the instructions above.
- 2015-2016 Genesis (does not include the Premium 9.2″ Navigation system model)
- 2015-2016 Sonata
- 2015-2016 Azera
- 2016 Elantra GT
- 2016 Sonata Hybrid
- 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
- 2016 Tucson
- 2016 Veloster
- 2017 Santa Fe
- 2017 Santa Fe Sport
Get Apple CarPlay Installed at the Chris Auffenberg Family of Dealerships
If you don’t have the time to install Apple CarPlay yourself, don’t worry. You can bring your compatible Hyundai model and iPhone to one of the Chris Auffenberg family of dealerships and we will take care of it for you. There will be a small fee associated with this service. Contact a dealership representative for more information.