Toyota Touch2 with Go receives major software upgrade

Toyota Touch 2, our range of innovative, highly-affordable touch-screen multimedia systems, has been refreshed for 2016 and has been launched at the Geneva motor show.

The simplified range now comprises a choice of either the standard Toyota Touch 2 system, or Toyota Touch 2 with Go, which incorporates a full-map navigation function.

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Toyota Touch 2 with Go

Toyota Touch 2 with Go receives a major software upgrade which includes an improved, clearer, more user-friendly menu screen design, 10 brand new features, the improved functionality of over 30 items, and simplified connection to the Toyota customer portal for easier downloading of apps.

The system also benefits from three years free map care and connected services. These include map updates and free registration to TomTom real-time traffic information, mobile speed camera notification*, fuel price information, parking locations and availability, weather updates, Google Search, Google Street View, Aupeo!, Aha and Twitter. The three year package may be extended by two years** to match Toyota’s five year extended vehicle warranty**. Moreover, this 2016 software update is also available to all current system owners.

All Touch 2 with Go system top menus now feature a tile-based icon design for greater clarity and improved touch operability. It also improves functionality by reducing the number of steps required for each operation. The navigation menu and sub-menus have been simplified, and a redesigned map screen features new shortcut tile icons for improved clarity and operability. A new split-screen view allows users to see more functions at a glance, combining the navigation map with media and app information.

Navigation services have also been enhanced within the system. For instance, when entering a destination, the driver can simultaneously check Street View images and the weather at the destination, as well as look for parking in the area. As the vehicle approaches the destination, the system will also inform the driver of available parking spaces nearby. TomTom real-time traffic is now automatically adopted as a default traffic information source as soon as the driver establishes a data connection with his mobile phone.

A new auto navigation function allows the driver to programme the system with up to four destinations, and a departure time window, for each day of the week. When the vehicle is switched on within that departure time window, the navigation system automatically activates, plotting a route to the chosen destination. The system incorporates TomTom real-time traffic information, and will propose alternative routes to the driver in order to avoid congestion on, for instance, a daily commute.

Point of Interest (POI) search functionality has also been improved through better map and listing information integration, and a POI search-word history function for the faster location of favourite destinations. The phone interface has also been redesigned for easier, more intuitive use on the move. A new screen layout gives direct access to an incoming/outgoing/missed call list in the top menu, once again reducing the number of operation steps required.

A higher grade Touch 2 with Go*** system further features voice recognition, a text-to-speech function and 3D navigation mapping. Voice recognition may now be used for the launch and control of apps, for simple, one-shot navigation address confirmation, and for the use of Apple Siri eyes-free. Driver merely need to press and hold the Voice Recognition button on the steering wheel to talk to Siri on their iPhone.

The setup menu now also includes a ‘Let’s get Started’ QR code which opens an online quick start system guide on the user’s mobile device. Connection to the Toyota customer portal has been made easier, and customers can now quickly create a My Toyota account on-screen, from within the vehicle. The downloading of apps has also been simplified. Once the owner has established a data connection with his mobile phone, apps can be installed directly onto the system from within the vehicle.

* Where allowed by law
** Market dependent
*** Model/grade dependent


      1. will this update also be free. I am collecting my 2016 Yaris Icon with touch2 with Go next week. Will it have the update already on there

      2. Hi Gethin. We expect this update to be available in April. Please check with your dealer that you have free map updates, and they will be able to arrange an update when it becomes available. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for your question. You can either take your car to your local dealer, who will carry out the upgrade for you, or download and install the upgrade yourself via the MyToyota portal, here:

  1. Great news. Will this update correct the long standing oversight of the Apple iPhones not being fully supported?

    1. Hi Justin. Thanks for your comment. Please provide us with more detail about the issues you are referring to and we’ll do our best to answer. Thanks.

      1. Hi Matt. Further detail. I purchased a new Rav4 hybrid, with Touch and Go, on Friday. I have an iPhone6s. I accept that the text message function does not work due to Apple encryption protocols on Messaging. However, I was extremely disappointed to find out that none of the internet functionality works according to my supplying dealer (funny they did not mention this before handover and all functions worked perfectly in my GT86). I have since configured the personal hotspot functions on the iPhone to tether the car. However, using the Bluetooth link I am not able to browse music on my iPhone. This is a rather large impediment to using the system and worked fine on earlier versions of Touch (GT86).

        Really not impressed that Toyota have not designed the system to be compatible with the most widely used/sold phone model in the world.

      2. Hi Justin,
        Thank you for your post. We will feed your comments to our product team for future product reviews. Many thanks.

  2. Been having a problem keeping “traffic over Internet” selected and it keeps reverting to Traffic over TMC. Booked to go back to Dealer on 23rd, so hoping they install the upgrade.
    Also its crashed twice and set me back to KM/H and I have to bounce through KM/L and then to MPG to get it back. I can’t go straight to MPG as it says it’s done it, but then just stays on KM/H.
    Here’s hoping. (2016 Auris – 1 month old)

    1. Hi Si. Thanks for getting in touch to let us know about this. We apologise for the glitches you are experiencing. We hope your dealer can sort these our for you. Please let us know how you get on. Thanks.

      1. Well, it crashed again this morning and set me back to KPH.
        I tried to update as it’s the 15th and seemed to get into an “estore update is available – install – installed – estore update is available – repeat” loop.
        I’ll try it again later.

      2. Hi Si,
        Thank you for your post. Unfortunately we will have to raise this with our technical team next week, therefore will only be able to provide a response next week. Many thanks.

      3. Just to say I’m still unable to update estore update with the same looping error as before.
        I also cannot download the update to USB to install that way as it says “You’ve already purchased” when I try to add it to basket.
        Also on the portal, I’m seeing a charge for the system update of £99 for Map Update 6.7.0L & 3Yr MapCare & Services.
        I thought this was a free upgrade for current owners?

      4. I bought my Rav4 Business edition in March 2016. Would it have automatically come with a 3Yr Map Care? If so would that give me a FREE ENTITLEMENT to the 6.7.0 map update?

    2. 2 Years later and still there is a problem with “keeping “traffic over Internet” selected and it keeps reverting to Traffic over TMC”. Yaris hybrid 2017 with last maps update, I’m going crazy :(((((

  3. I forgot to mention, Coyote is also telling me it expires tomorrow. I thought it was free for 1st year? Could be wrong, but it’s insistent.

      1. Unfortunately not, Roberto. The software update includes a large number of improvements which are linked to the navigation system, connectivity and voice recognition; functionalities which are not available on the non-navigation systems. Thanks.

      2. No changes to phone interface?
        I hoped for at least case insensitive searching in contacts (with both name and surname) 🙁

  4. Hi there, is the update still expected to be released in April and can you confirm if it will be free. Thanks

    1. Hi Luke,
      Thank you for your post. We can confirm that there will be an update coming this May. When we have more details on this update we will let you know. Many thanks.

  5. Will there be more apps down loadable in future ?
    I know the upgrade system can read normal messages but who uses sms nowadays?
    What we need is a whatsapp functionally!
    Nice they thought about iphone users,but what about Android?
    Will the system,finally be able to speak out street names,motorway exits and the following directions as I expect modern navigation systems to do so ?

    1. Hi Carsten,
      Thank you for your post. We will feed your comments to our product department for future product reviews. Please keep an eye on our blog for all the latest news and features. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

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