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"Sonata 2016 Apple Car Play Upgrade"

***CarPlay requires an iPhone with ***
***a lightning connector and iOS 7 or higher.***

If you ask Siri while connected to CarPlay, “What can Siri do?” She replies “You can ask me to get directions find businesses, make phone calls play music and check or send texts and emails. I can show you lots more when you’re not driving.”

Download times on my computer with comcast connection for my Sonata 2016 took over 4 hours and the installation of the upgrade to USB took about hour and half. While the 2016 Sonata (7″) screen 34 minutes to install via USB drive.

If you don’t want to perform the upgrade you can take your Hyundai a local dealer. The dealer will charge the a fee for the labor required to install the software.

Select downloads in the navigation, then the appropriate download drop-down.

On the  downloads page, the owner must agree to the terms and conditions to activate the download button.

Once the “download update” button is active, clicking it will start the download. (Note your computer should be plugged into a power source during the download). Select continue.

Once the download is complete:

On Mac -open the downloaded DMG file. By default, the file will be in your Downloads Folder. Select Open on the system-warning pop-up screen. Double-click on the Hyundai icon.

At this point, the owner connects a compatible USB drive to their computer.(Upon completing the download, the Download Tool will start. Insert a compatible USB drive to your computer’s USB port. Otherwise, the update process will not proceed until an appropriate USB drive is connected. NOTE: USB drive should be formatted a)s either FAT16 or FAT32; its available size should be greater than 16GB and less than 32GB free space.

The Download Tool will show progress as it downloads and copies the software onto your USB drive.Note: Do not remove your USB drive until the download is complete

The download tool will automatically extract the downloaded files and put them on the USB drive.

A confirmation screen will appear when the download is complete. Then you can remove the USB drive from your computer.

In the vehicle.

WARNING: Do not shut off the engine while you are installing the software update.

Park the car in a well-ventilated area and start the engine.

Connect the USB drive with the vehicle software on it to the USB port that connects to media.

Press the setup button near the radio controls.

Scroll down and tap the System Info icon on the touchscreen.

Tap update at the bottom of the touchscreen.

Confirm the update tap the OK “Insert the update memory and press the [OK]

The Software Update will begin automatically.

The software update is completed after the system reboot an you confirm the warning message.

To enable Android Auto or CarPlay. Navigate to Connectivity Settings in the Setup menu to find the enable Android Auto or CarPlay on/off switch. Turn of the correct option.

Connected a cable to your phone.

The software will automatically update through seven steps:

  •   1. Preparing System Update
  •   2. Copying Files
  •   3. Preparing System Update (System automatically reboots. Blank screen will momentarily appear.)
  •   4. Updating the System
  •   5. Updating Modem (Does not apply to non-Bluelink-equipped vehicles.)
  •   6. Updating GPS
  •   7. Updating uCom

NOTE: There will be multiple occurrences where the Hyundai logo or display will be black during the update process. This is normal. It will take approximately 35 minutes to complete the update process. For vehicles with Navigation there is another process. The steps at the Hyundai website are almost the same except the software is downloaded to the SD Card/USB Drive. Regular SD Cards will not work because cars require automotive grade SD cards to deal with the heat in cars and other factors.

Remove the SD card/USB Drive out of the center console by opening the SD map slot/USB slot.

Insert the SD card/USB Drive into your computer’s built-in or external SD card/USB Drive reader. You must use the SD card from your vehicle or USB Drive. Using a non-OE SD card will disable your Navigation system.

Follow the prompts to download the software update. Once downloaded, insert the SD card/USB Drive back into your vehicle.

If you have trouble, you can call Hyundai customer support at (800) 633-5151

Mon – Fri 5:00 am – 7:00 pm PST

Sat – Sun, 6:30 am -3:00 pm PST



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