Toyota Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade

Toyota Apple Carplay

Toyota is pleased to announce that owners of Corolla and RAV4 models produced since 2019* now have the possibility of an upgrade to their Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system to include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mobile integration.

Compatible vehicles for Apple CarPlay upgrade:

  • MY19 Corolla in all body styles and grades
  • MY19 and MY20 RAV4 all grades excluding Icon

This multimedia upgrade allows owners to access the services included in their mobile phone on the multimedia display screen and action them through voice activation or by manually prompting through the steering wheel controls or touchscreen itself. In this way they will be able to safely enjoy applications such as Google Maps, Spotify, Amazon Music, WhatsApp and Waze without the need to directly interact with their mobile phone.

Toyota Apple Carplay

The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade for compatible vehicles will be carried out by appointment at your local Toyota centre. Toyota recommends that owners arrange to have the upgrade installed during a scheduled service. In this way it is efficiently incorporated into the technician’s time, allowing the price to be discounted to £50 inc VAT. However, if the customer would prefer that the upgrade is installed between scheduled services, the charge is £120 for Corolla and £150 for RAV4.

For more information on this software upgrade and to confirm compatibility, please contact your local Toyota centre.

* Depending on vehicle and specification, Toyota has installed its enhanced multimedia system as standard equipment since the 2020 model year. This means that vehicles with this system always feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

200 comments

  1. Hello, Is the software update only done by the Toyota dealers or can I upload the software myself as I can in other makes of vehicle if I was to use an OBD connection with a Carly or similar type of OBD device
    My car is a Toyota Corolla Touring Hybrid 2020 as I want to upgrade the system so I can use Google maps instead of the original Toyota maps

    1. Hi Neville,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Please confirm your vehicle registration so we can check if your vehicle is eligible for the upgrade.
      If your vehicle is eligible, we would recommend taking your vehicle to your nearest Toyota Centre.
      Thanks.

      1. Hi Neville,
        Your Corolla is compatible for the Apple CarPlay upgrade.
        This should be done by your nearest Toyota Centre.
        Any attempts to install the software yourself may damage your multimedia system and invalidate your warranty.
        Thanks.

    1. Hi George,
      Your Corolla should be able to have the upgrade.
      This can be done by your nearest Toyota Centre.
      Thanks.

    1. Hi Santhosh,
      Your Corolla is compatible for the Apple CarPlay upgrade.
      This should be done by your nearest Toyota Centre.
      Any attempts to install the software yourself may damage your multimedia system and invalidate your warranty.
      Thanks.

    1. Hi Mathew,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Your Corolla is compatible for the Apple CarPlay upgrade. This should be done by your nearest Toyota Centre.
      Thanks.

  2. Hi
    Is the upgrade available on a 2016 Rav 4 Ecel Hybrid? If not is there likely to be one t some point?
    Thanks
    Kevin

    1. Hi Keith,
      This registration is showing as a Volvo.
      Please check this is the correct registration so we can look into this for you.
      Thanks.

      1. Hi Keith,
        Your Corolla is compatible for the Apple CarPlay upgrade. This should be done by your nearest Toyota Centre.
        Thanks.

  3. I’m looking to purchase a 2019 Corolla so would be most grateful if you could confirm if this upgrade is possible

    RN19 JVE

    Thanks in advance 👍

    1. Hi Ron,
      This Corolla is eligible for the Apple CarPlay upgrade.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.
      Thanks.

  4. Hi. I have android auto on my Corolla which is great, Exept WhatsApp fails to function but using the same phone works fine on my renault, any suggestions?

    1. Hi Sanjay, thanks for your comment.

      The multimedia system in previous generations of the C-HR is not compatible with the Android Auto/Apple CarPlay system so retrofit is not available.

      Thanks

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