ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

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Suman
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Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Post by Suman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:56 am

Hi Djpfaff

The issue isn't so much google music not storing the music on my phone but sometimes not running under Android Auto. I like running it that way as it means I can pick my tracks using voice control rather than only playing predefined playlists or albums and skipping back and forth whilst driving.
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gimball
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Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Post by gimball » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:59 am

Hi guys, reposting this here - trying to find out the version of the carplay update:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=244
Could anyone that got their car updated please send a photo of their Settings->System Info->Version Info please?

Need it to prove to my dealer that this update actually exists and that I'm not imagining it :?

And maybe also a photo of the icon being there on the dashboard...


h2onorth
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Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Post by h2onorth » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:21 pm

Hi gimball . The info you need is on Niro forum ( www.kiaownersclub.co.uk ) go to Niro section and find discussion Niro 2headunit software updates
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gimball
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Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Post by gimball » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:49 pm

Cool that helped a lot!

If anyone else is interested -> http://www.kiaownersclub.co.uk/forum/ni ... 36004.html


Nocharge
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Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Post by Nocharge » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:52 am

Thanks suman....managed to find form and register last night.


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Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Post by niddam99 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:58 pm

My Niro had the first service today after 15000 km. Navigation software was updated and now also includes Carplay. Works like a charm :-)

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Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Post by djbobbins » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:06 pm

As I'm thinking of upgrading my phone, I wonder if anyone has positive user experience of Apple Carplay? I have got a Samsung Galaxy J5 at the moment, which runs Android Auto, but I have been so underwhelmed by Android Auto after the first couple of times of trying it that I haven't bothered since.

Is it worth me stretching the phone budget by a few £ per month to get an iPhone instead of an Android phone?


niroal
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Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Post by niroal » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:45 am

I was happy with it on a test drive (not an owner currently), but then I have all my music through Apple Music so I am very tied into the Apple stuff. Personally I didn’t use the Apple Maps as I was happy with Kia Nav & using the phone as a hotspot to get the live traffic. Apple CarPlay has Spotify if you subscribe to that for music. Beyond that and the ability to dictate messages & get them read out to you not sure what features you would want.
I am not an Android owner so I can’t comment on a comparison, but the interface for CarPlay is very clear so IMHO less distracting than a standard Bluetooth connection.
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Splang
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Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Post by Splang » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:57 am

If you connect via CarPlay but use kia nav do you still get live traffic though? If you connect via WiFi you do


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djpfaff
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Re: ANDROID AUTO™ AND APPLE CARPLAY™ FOR LATEST KIA MODELS

Post by djpfaff » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:16 pm

Got Android Auto active since I got my car in June 2017 and initially swapped between the build in Satnav and Google Maps but within a few weeks I have completely swapped to Android Auto and have not returned since. Only very occasionally to double check the speed limit on an unfamiliar road. That is the main issue I have with Google Maps that it does not display the Speed Limit where I am driving. Also the Traffic Information is a lot better than any in-build Satnav with just radio data.
Other great option of Android Auto is that I now tell it to send my wife a text message, and I can dictate the messages on am on my way home from work, it even works with WhatsApp.
Recently started to play with Waze as well, but haven't got it to work properly yet, but it might have something to do with the power-saving of my phone, will need to do some further testing. Will let you know how I get on soon.
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