How Do I Connect to Kia Apple CarPlay?

August 8th, 2018 by

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If you’re anything like most of our friends and neighbors, then you need all of the electronic devices in your life to work together. It’s now easier than ever to sync a compatible iPhone with your vehicle’s UVO interface—and the advantages that this process offers are sure to impress. Find out how to connect the Kia Apple CarPlay system by following the steps below!

  1. Check Compatibility: Apple CarPlay is only compatible with the iPhone series 5 or later, and the lightning USB connector is required. For best results, keep your phone up to date!
  2. Press the ‘setup’ key on your UVO interface, and then press the ‘connectivity’ touch-screen button. Select Apple CarPlay from the list of options, and make sure it’s turned on.
  3. Return to the home screen and connect your compatible iPhone to your Kia’s USB port. The UVO system will detect your iPhone, and the CarPlay icon will display on your home screen.
  4. From here, you’ll only need to press the Apple CarPlay button to access many of the apps you use on your phone every day. With this feature, you’ll be able to field calls, read and respond to messages, access your music, take advantage of Apple Maps, and a whole lot more.

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