Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

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Hopp
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Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Post by Hopp » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:27 pm

The mode button on my Niro 4 switches between AM, FM/DAB and USB.
My user manual it says it should switch between AM, FM/DAB, USB and My Music.
My Music is missing - it is presumably a hard drive.

User manual says it should be there and shows that it allows USB music files to be marked for copying to My Music.
Since I ripped some of my CD's to a USB Flash Drive this would be a useful feature.

Could reason for this be that I do not have a smartphone connected?
Seems unlikely.

Any ideas anyone ?


Suman
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Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Post by Suman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:56 am

If you have My Music enabled, it's possible that it won't show up until you've actually copied music to it from your USB drive. Perhaps plugin in your USB drive and copy some files over, then see if it appears.
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Pippy. Polo
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Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Post by Pippy. Polo » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:12 pm

I also don't have this option how do I enable it first?


Pippy. Polo
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Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Post by Pippy. Polo » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:18 pm

Suman wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:56 am
If you have My Music enabled, it's possible that it won't show up until you've actually copied music to it from your USB drive. Perhaps plugin in your USB drive and copy some files over, then see if it appears.
How do i do this ie copy music across thanks for your help


Suman
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Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Post by Suman » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:32 pm

Pippy. Polo if it's enabled on your Niro (It wasn't on my car but I haven't checked since I had the firmware updated) you can do it via instructions on page 5/23 from the instruction manual which can be downloaded from here:

https://carmanuals2.com/get/kia-niro-20 ... nual-99670

Note however that this isn't the same as the UK manual I got so it's quite possible that it's not available on UK cars.
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Pippy. Polo
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Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Post by Pippy. Polo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:26 pm

OK thanks will look at that info however I am in the UK so may not work thank you once again though


niroal
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Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Post by niroal » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:11 pm

My understanding is UK do not have the onboard hard drive that some US cars have.
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Pippy. Polo
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Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Post by Pippy. Polo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:06 pm

Oh noooo 😱 OK thanks for the info thought this was a great idea so I can connect my phone and still play some mp3 files


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Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Post by Suman » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:02 pm

One solution is to play your MP3 files via Bluetooth on the phone. Alternatively, use Android Auto or Carplay for a better experience, especially if you have a lot of data and one of the music subscriptions.

I have a google play music subscription and I do like being able to play pretty much any song or album I can think of just by pressing the voice button and saying "Play <track> by <artist>" when Android Auto is running.
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Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Post by Pippy. Polo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:58 am

Um OK that sounds like a idea just need to transfer my mp3 music. To my phone and then I can connect it using the cable and android auto as well thank you for that idea


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