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How do I install Apple CarPlay in my Toyota?

By Product Expert | Posted in Entune, FAQs, Technology on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 9:10 pm
2019 Toyota Avalon dashboard

If you’ve made it to this blog, then it should come as no surprise that beginning with the 2018 model year Toyota has finally included Apple CarPlay as an available feature in select models. Apple CarPlay is tied to the Toyota Entune 3.0 infotainment system and models with this feature should also have Apple CarPlay access once drivers set everything up. Learn more about how to connect your Entune 3.0-equipped Toyota with Apple CarPlay below.

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2019 Toyota C-HR touchscreen display and driver holding up a phone with Apple CarPlay on the screenHow To Connect Your Toyota with Apple CarPlay

  1. In the settings menu on your smartphone, enable Siri and Apple CarPlay
  2. Enable CarPlay in your Toyota by pressing Menu – General – Apple CarPlay – On
  3. Using an Apple lightning cable, connect your smartphone to your Toyota model
  4. A prompt will appear on your phone with selections to enable once, always enable, or do not enable. Enable once will allow a one-time connection to Apple CarPlay – great for rental cars. Always enable will keep your Apple CarPlay system activated indefinitely – great for your everyday vehicle.

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Find Apple CarPlay-Equipped Models at Serra Toyota

Currently, the Toyota Entune 3.0 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay compatibility is available on the 2018 Toyota Camry, 2018 Toyota Sienna, 2018 Toyota Mirai, 2019 Toyota Avalon, 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, and 2019 Toyota C-HR. Though, that list will likely expand as new 2019 Toyota models become available. Car shoppers looking for a new Toyota model equipped with Apple CarPlay can find a selection of vehicles that fit their needs at the Serra Toyota dealership in Birmingham, Alabama. To find the best Toyota model for you, browse our online inventory pages or visit the dealership to talk with one of our team members one-on-one. Then, once you find a model you like you can set up a test drive and talk with our finance team about options to lease or purchase.

28 Responses to “How do I install Apple CarPlay in my Toyota?”

  1. Steven says:

    Are you sure this is available for the 2018… Toyota Camry? I have the 2018 camry and I definitely cannot find a carplay option anywhere in the infotainment system

  2. Howard Herman says:

    Absolutely not in 2018. You are stuck with scout and entune 3 which is absolutely awful. drove me nuts – gave up, sold car and now have Honda Accord. Absolutely wonderful!!! Toyota, despite 13 billion profit in one guarter chose to abandon all with pre 2019 camrys

  3. Jose Ortiz Jr says:

    Can I put CarPlay on my 2018 Toyota RAV4 XLE??

  4. Rob says:

    Please remove this post. 2018 models do not support car play. Whoever wrote the post should be embarrassed for the misleading information and on a dealer site to boot!

  5. Prasad says:

    I own 2017 Toyota Camry, can I get Apple Car play installed in my car

  6. Jorge says:

    I no have Apple CarPlay in Camry 2018 XSE. You have update available?

  7. Juan Carlos Portugal-Villalobos says:

    I agree, No Apple CarPlay is available for my 2018 Camry XSE

  8. Maxime says:

    Thanks for the replies people. I was about to buy a Sienna 2018 thinking that CarPlay was integrated but then I read your comments ! Will have to buy a 2019 for this to work then,

  9. Tom King says:

    NO CARPLAY on 2018 model Camry. Why would a car manufacturer web site lie about what is on their car? Spent hours trying to get iPhone XR set up on the radio only to discover that it was a lie! It will not even sync my contacts using bluetooth OR with the USB cable. What a waste of time. All I can do is answer the phone through the radio.

  10. Barb says:

    2019 RAV4 senior without a smart phone. What is the lesast inexpensive phone for me to purchase to use the WiFi etc

  11. Lowell says:

    This post is completely bogus. We have a 2018 Sienna, and carplay is not there. REALLY wish it was. Entune blows. Bad.

  12. Tara says:

    I wish I had not purchased my Camry 2018. No CarPlay and Entune is horrible. So disappointed that I can’t get CarPlay.

  13. Jerry S says:

    As noted by everyone else NO APPLE PLAY in my Toyota Camry 2018 XSE. Toyota should be ashamed that it does not even post replies to these messages. I believe it’s a financial decision, not a technical one that would allow them to update Etune 3.0 systems currently. So Toyota how about an answer!

  14. Joe D says:

    Upgrade at your nearest dealer

  15. Ken Chapman says:

    carplay now available. dealer will install. I have an appointment June 3. here in Canada. Entune and Scout an embarrassment. I tried to trade my new 2018 car in 2 months after I bought it but they wanted over $5,000. sales man never told us anything about entune or scout when buying.

  16. Carla says:

    Dealership will update but with mixed results depending on the car you have. Still waiting on mine to work.

  17. Steve says:

    Come on Toyota give us 2018 Camry owners CarPlay.

  18. John Eichelberger says:

    I read that that Toyota can now install CarPlay

  19. Ramon says:

    Frack airplay, what about Android Auto? There are more Android devices than iPhonees.

  20. Tom says:

    2018 lxe CarPlay is being installed now, it is per dealer a 3 hour process.
    Update just became available.

  21. Gary says:

    Check YouTube. I went to the dealership this morning and was told it would take 2-3 hours. Left checked YouTube and updated my 2018 Camry and now have Apple car play by myself in 15 min. Don’t waste time or money, do it yourself.

  22. Debbie says:

    I had it installed on my 2018 Camry. It is so much better than entune! Now I can use WAZE too. They can also up grade it to Amazon Alexa if you have that.

  23. Chris Parker says:

    can i add apple car play to my 2019 Prius

  24. Nic says:

    I just spent $28,000 on a 2018 Prius prime. You guys definitely need to add the 2018 prime to the car play list. This car is supposed to be such a tech savvy car yet it doesn’t support CarPlay. Toyota needs to get it together

  25. Tabitha Lee says:

    We were told our 2018 Toyota Corolla had the apple car play by our sales person… smh


    You can take your 2018 camry to your local dealer and they can do the Apple Carplay retrofit to install it
    on the vehicle

  27. ryan says:

    ok, 2018 toyotas can have the carplay update retrofitted onto the car, but it does not come with it whenyou buy it, it must be installed afterwards by the dealership.

  28. Jeremy says:

    It works on my 2018 Camry se

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