How to use Apple CarPlay in your Kia

By Product Expert | Posted in How To, New Vehicles, Technology, Video on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 10:41 pm
Apple CarPlay and touchscreen in the 2019 Kia Forte

There is something particularly exciting about driving a new vehicle with all the latest high-tech features. Today, every new Kia comes packed with a generous selection of premium entertainment and convenience technologies. One of our favorite features is Apple CarPlay. This convenient technology makes it easy to sync your smartphone with your Kia’s infotainment display so you can play music, answer phone calls and much more directly from your Kia.

In a world where distracted driving is a rampant problem, Apple CarPlay makes it easy to set up your phone so there’s no reason to pick it up while you’re driving. In fact, you can answer and send text messages all through voice commands using Apple CarPlay!  Not only is this technology easy to use, but it’s also very simple to set up. We walk you through every step of the process here!


What Kia models have Apple CarPlay?

2014 – 2018 Soul 

2015 – 2019 Optima 

2015 – 2018 Optima Hybrid 

2015 – 2018 Sedona 

2015 – 2018 Soul EV 

2017 – 2018 Sorento 

2017 – 2018 Sportage 

2017 – 2018 Cadenza

2017 – 2019 Forte 

2017 – 2018 Forte Koup 

2017 – 2018 Forte5 

2017 – 2018 Niro

2017 – 2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid 

2018 Stinger 

2019 K900


How did everything go with setting up Apple CarPlay in your Kia? Did you run into any trouble or did you have any issues getting everything set up? Our team is here to help! It’s easy to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns you might have. We can help you troubleshoot any connection issues and help you connect your smartphone or other electronic device to your Kia’s infotainment display. Or perhaps it’s not your Kia’s Apple CarPlay, but it’s the Bluetooth connection that is giving you issues. Either way, our team is here to help. We invite you to contact us so we can help connect you with the technology solution you’re looking for. From all of us at Archer Kia, we look forward to speaking with you.


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