Toyota & Apple CarPlay™

March 27th, 2019 by

Good news for Apple users! Apple CarPlay is now available in select 2019 Toyota models including the 2019 Toyota Avalon, 2019 Toyota Camry, 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, 2019 Toyota RAV4, 2019 Toyota C-HR, 2019 Toyota Sienna and (soon) the 2020 Toyota Supra.

What is Apple CarPlay?

Apple CarPlay allows you to safely use your phone while driving, by putting your favorite things right into your Toyota’s built-in display. Apple CarPlay makes it easy to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, listen to music and much more.

CarPlay features Siri Voice Control and integrates with the different knobs, buttons, and touchscreen in your Toyota. You can also use other apps – such as Pandora, Spotify, WhatsApp, Waze, Podcasts and more with Apple CarPlay (Apple Inc).

How do I connect Apple CarPlay to my Toyota?

  1. To connect Apple CarPlay to your new Toyota, first be sure that Siri and CarPlay are activated on your iPhone. CarPlay is compatible on iPhone 5 and newer. You can find this in “Settings” and then by clicking “General”. “Siri & Search” are located in Settings if you need to turn Siri on.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your Toyota USB port using an Apple Lightning-to-USB cable. This USB port should be labeled as “Data” (AutoNation Toyota Las Vegas). Apple CarPlay will not work if your USB cable is plugged into another charge outlet.
  3. Confirm that CarPlay is enabled on your vehicle’s Entune 3.0 Multimedia screen.
  4. You will be prompted to select “Enable Once, Always Enable, or Do Not Enable”. Choose to your preference – but we recommend choosing Always Enable.

Here is a step-by-step video for those who are visual learners.



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YouTube. Toyota USA. Apple CarPlay. March 2019.