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post #16 of 51 Old 05-19-2019, 01:53 PM
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Here is the TSB about it.
Thanks, it looks like even if you have Techstream you still have to take it to the Dealer. My Dealer is poor at detecting and updates and TSB's on their own. The link takes you to where you can pay $45.96 to purchase with Estimated Ship Date: 09/23/2019.
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Correct. Iíve been listening to my favorite FM stations(showing info on top of the display) while connected to CarPlay. I can use the mode button to go through all the choices with ease.
The issue I have is that FM radio stops as soon as you plugin your phone (and you have to press MODE button to switch source back to FM). It should still keep playing, until such time that there is some app being started which wants to use Audio.

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I downloaded Carplay last weekend. Admittedly haven't used it much because I'm spoiled with Bluetooth and don't necessarily want to plug in my phone.
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Overall improvement just miss the crumb trail on the roads. They have helped get me back from unfamiliar areas.
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The issue I have is that FM radio stops as soon as you plugin your phone (and you have to press MODE button to switch source back to FM). It should still keep playing, until such time that there is some app being started which wants to use Audio.
Youíre right! Thereís something wrong with yours.
I just checked, and mine is unaffected by plugging in the phone. The radio plays uninterrupted!
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Youíre right! Thereís something wrong with yours.

I just checked, and mine is unaffected by plugging in the phone. The radio plays uninterrupted!


Is a music app open on the phone? If so it will continue where you left off and the car auto switches to that input.


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Correct. I’ve been listening to my favorite FM stations(showing info on top of the display) while connected to CarPlay. I can use the mode button to go through all the choices with ease.
The issue I have is that FM radio stops as soon as you plugin your phone (and you have to press MODE button to switch source back to FM). It should still keep playing, until such time that there is some app being started which wants to use Audio.
If you have any music app or any app that uses audio, in the background, when you plug in to use carplay it'll automatically play. May it be, spotify, pandora, apple music, youtube, and etc.
I just tried it with spotify in the background and it switched to it. I closed out all the apps and tried it again and it stayed on FM radio.

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New to Carplay here.
Do you have to be connected via USB for Carplay to display ?
Can you not use Carplay and only be connected via bluetooth ?

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New to Carplay here.
Do you have to be connected via USB for Carplay to display ?
Can you not use Carplay and only be connected via bluetooth ?

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Phone call today from dealer

I have a 2018 Camry LE and I have hated the info system since the day AFTER I bought the car.

Got a phone call this afternoon from my Toyota dealer inviting me to come in for a free upgrade to the info system, in particular to add "Apple Play."

What's going on. Is this a new upgrade? Will this finally allow me to use a GPS system on the info system? A good system, or a Toyota system that is half the quality of those on Waze or Google Maps, etc.?

On a recent long trip, I used the Waze maps on my cell phone, and it ran a tremendous usage bill on my available data quotient. Will this happen using ApplePlay?

Where can I get a tutorial to teach me about this new system before I commit to it?

thanks, /hank [email protected]

Is this a worthwhile upgrade, even if it is free?
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I have a 2018 Camry LE and I have hated the info system since the day AFTER I bought the car.



Got a phone call this afternoon from my Toyota dealer inviting me to come in for a free upgrade to the info system, in particular to add "Apple Play."



What's going on. Is this a new upgrade? Will this finally allow me to use a GPS system on the info system? A good system, or a Toyota system that is half the quality of those on Waze or Google Maps, etc.?



On a recent long trip, I used the Waze maps on my cell phone, and it ran a tremendous usage bill on my available data quotient. Will this happen using ApplePlay?



Where can I get a tutorial to teach me about this new system before I commit to it?



thanks, /hank [email protected]



Is this a worthwhile upgrade, even if it is free?


Iím sorry, but this has been thoroughly discussed throughout this forum your on. A simple search would have answered every question you posed here.

Hereís a good place to start: Apple CarPlay Update Files (18 Camry/Sienna & 18/19 Lexus Models)
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...6&share_type=t


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I have a 2018 Camry LE and I have hated the info system since the day AFTER I bought the car.

Got a phone call this afternoon from my Toyota dealer inviting me to come in for a free upgrade to the info system, in particular to add "Apple Play."

What's going on. Is this a new upgrade? Will this finally allow me to use a GPS system on the info system? A good system, or a Toyota system that is half the quality of those on Waze or Google Maps, etc.?

On a recent long trip, I used the Waze maps on my cell phone, and it ran a tremendous usage bill on my available data quotient. Will this happen using ApplePlay?

Where can I get a tutorial to teach me about this new system before I commit to it?

thanks, /hank [email protected]

Is this a worthwhile upgrade, even if it is free?

I just updated it at my home took me 30m and easily simple steps
Worth every bit! Now I can use car play or android auto on my screen and sound is way better on it then Bluetooth! Love it
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I just updated it at my home took me 30m and easily simple steps
Worth every bit! Now I can use car play or android auto on my screen and sound is way better on it then Bluetooth! Love it
Can you explain how you got Android Auto to work?
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Question on making phone calls with CarPlay:

With every other CarPlay equipped car I have had, I could use the phone button on the steering wheel, and say ď call John SmithĒ and CarPlay would initiate the call. Currently, with the phone plugged in, and CarPlay activated, when I push the phone button on the steering wheel, the etune system activates and canít find the contact. So I either hit the CarPlay phone button on the main display, or I have to use Siri on the iPhone to initiate a call.

What isnít set up correctly?
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Question on making phone calls with CarPlay:

With every other CarPlay equipped car I have had, I could use the phone button on the steering wheel, and say ď call John SmithĒ and CarPlay would initiate the call. Currently, with the phone plugged in, and CarPlay activated, when I push the phone button on the steering wheel, the etune system activates and canít find the contact. So I either hit the CarPlay phone button on the main display, or I have to use Siri on the iPhone to initiate a call.

What isnít set up correctly?
Press and hold the talk face guy for 2 seconds and Siri responds.
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