How Do I Connect to Kia Apple CarPlay?

August 8th, 2020 by

dashboard detail of Apple CarPlay

Contact Us


If you’re anything like most of our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles, 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! We’ll help you learn how to use Kia Apple CarPlay in your new car, crossover, or SUV in a few simple steps below:

  1. Check Compatibility: Kia 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.

Now you’re connected to Kia Apple CarPlay! Now you can utilize this seamless smartphone connectivity to your advantage on the streets of Carson without distracting you from your drive. If you’re still wondering about how to use Apple CarPlay in a Kia, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (562)-356-8423 to ask any pertinent questions.

Check Out the Kia Cerritos Blog for More Informative Reads!

The computers in our pockets get more complex every year, but the computers in our vehicle’s dashboards do as well! Drivers in Cerritos, Carson, and Southgate can keep on top of all the latest developments by following our blog. Contact us today to explore our new vehicle specials, manager specials, and financing opportunities. From Kia Soul Apple CarPlay, to helping you into the new car, crossover, or SUV you need, our team is always willing to help you. Also be sure to learn more about paying off your loan early.


  • 2023 Kia Forte Interior

    The 2023 Kia Forte is here—and it’s ready to bring you more style and substance than the previous 2022 model or any other vehicle on Los Angeles roads! You will be able to enjoy everything from a turbocharged 1.6L engine to advanced driver assistance features to the best-in-class Kia Warranty. Learn more about the Kia Forte…

  • Introducing the New 2023 Kia Telluride

    The 2023 Kia Telluride release date is approaching in late 2022, so naturally, Los Angeles drivers will wonder what standard features and design upgrades you will be able to enjoy with the new vehicle. You will enjoy features, such as a new grille or upgraded vertical LED headlights. Below, we will take a look at what…

  • 2022 Kia K5 MPG

      With the most efficient configuration, the new Kia K5 gas mileage can reach an powerful 29 mpg city/38 mpg highway with the turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder on the base LX trim. This is incredibly impressive especially considering how cost-effective the vehicles are. If you are wondering more about the Kia K5 gas mileage, be sure…

Posted in Technology, Tips