Hyundai Kona CarPlay Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 05/17/22 •  3 min read

Hyundai is one of the top car manufacturers in the world. The company has been producing a variety of vehicles for years and they are very popular. However, some of their models have been less popular than others. For example, there is the Hyundai Kona which is a crossover SUV. This model has been well received by consumers. However, it’s also had its fair share of issues.

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The problem with this model is that it has only one radio input port that can be used to connect your phone to the car’s stereo system. This means that you cannot use an external device such as an Apple CarPlay or Android Auto-enabled smartphone with this model. Thankfully there are some ways to figure out what exactly is wrong with your Hyundai Kona CarPlay.

Make sure your phone is properly connected

To make sure that your phone is properly connected to your Hyundai Kona, you will need to make sure that the cable between your phone and the vehicle is working properly.

On the CarPlay settings, you should also check and see if your phone is in the list of Device Connections. This tells you if your phone is connected to the stereo system and the CarPlay.

Make sure to enable CarPlay on your smartphone

Before you go to your Hyundai Kona, make sure that you have enabled CarPlay on your smartphone. You can do this by going to Settings, finding Content & Privacy Restrictions under the Screen Time heading. On the list of allowed applications, make sure you can find CarPlay. Make sure Siri is allowed as well.

Check on the USB port and cable

Make sure that the USB port and cable are working properly. The cable connecting your phone to the stereo system should be in good condition. You can also try to plug your phone into another USB port on your car. If this helps, then the issue may be the other USB port. If you find that this does not work, then you will need to take your car to a certified Hyundai Kona dealer for help.

Make sure the software is up to date

The software that is installed on your Hyundai Kona is one of the things that can cause issues with CarPlay. To make sure that the software is up to date, you should check for updates from your phone’s settings. This should include the software for CarPlay as well as the audio system. If you find that there are some updates available, then this may be the issue.

Make sure no other applications are interfering

You should also make sure that no other applications are interfering with CarPlay. For example, you should make sure that you do not have any other streaming apps on your phone that may be causing issues.

You should also try to remove any third-party applications you recently installed on your phone. If this fixes the issue, then you now know that this was down to a third-party application interfering with the CarPlay.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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