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.

151 comments

    1. Hi there,
      Your RAV4 can be retro fitted with Android Auto.
      Please contact your Toyota Centre to get this fitted.
      Thanks.

  1. Having bought my RAV4 Oct 19 FN69*** I am angry that I was sold a car with an obsolete system (Mirror Link) and now Toyota want me to pay for the upgrade!!
    Not the sort of service I expect from Toyota

    1. Hi Ian,
      Thanks for your comment.
      We are sorry to hear that you are dissatisfied with your vehicle.
      The upgrade involves new equipment and requires labour time to be fitted, hence the additional cost.
      However, a discounted price is available if this upgrade is completed with a service.
      Thanks.

    2. In my 2021 Toyota CHR it has the android auto headunit fitted, I can not register the headunit on the my Toyota app , is this feature available yet , audio is 17mm+,T1,EU , Toyota-tech.eu says without beside DCM , how can I register the headunit.

  2. I’ve recently bought a 71reg rav4 black edition and unable to android auto to work on my Samsung a51. I have updated my phone to latest AA version and tried different USB cables. Nothing happens.

    Please can you assist?

    Thanks,
    Vijay

  3. Hello I would like to have the software update to install android auto in my 19 plate Corolla Exel with JBL Audio System. Can you tell me is it wireless once completed or would I have to connect with a cable to the USB port?
    Many thanks
    Gary

    1. Hi Gary,
      Thanks for your comment, we hope your Corolla is serving you well.
      Firstly, please provide your vehicle registration so we can confirm that your car is eligible for the upgrade.
      Furthermore, the retrofit would require you to use a wired USB connection.
      Thanks.

  4. Good morning

    I’m extremely dissatisfied with the lack of updates to my 2019 Toyota CHR’s head unit; I note all the comparable vehicles from other brands have been long fitted with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. I was reassured, when I purchased the vehicle in January 2021, that it was only a matter of time before said updated would be offered and, 10 months down the line, I still note this has not been planned by Toyota.
    If no plans to update the obsolete head units are rolled out, I will not consider another Toyota as my future car.

    1. Hi Eugenio,
      We are sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction.
      Please provide your vehicle registration so we can look into this for you.
      Thanks.

      1. Hi Eugenio,
        Your C-HR is not compatible with the Apple CarPlay upgrade.
        However, depending on the 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.
        Please let us know if we can assist you further.
        Thanks.

      1. My Corolla touring sports’19 doesn’t have CarPlay . Is that possible to upgrade that ? Car Registration Is FL19 YHO.
        Thanks .

      2. Hi Santonu,
        Your Corolla can be upgraded. Please contact your Toyota Centre to arrange a fitting.
        Thanks.

    1. Hi John,
      Your Corolla can be fitted with Apple CarPlay.
      Please contact your nearest Toyota Centre to arrange a fitting.
      Thanks.

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