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How to Connect an iPhone X to the 2018 Kia Rio

2018 Kia Rio iPhone X UVO Pairing Instructions

Technology integration is a fantastic and innovative component of modern vehicles. Even more so than integration, compatible technology that allows pairing is an even more useful feature built on the foundation of technological integration. Pairing refers to the connection of one piece of technology to another, usually through the wireless means of signals. Compatibility refers to the ability to pair. If 2 pieces of technology are not compatible, then they cannot pair and cannot connect.

The best place to start this discussion, while also providing a great and helpful example to Apple device users, is to explain the compatible nature of a Kia vehicle to that of an iPhone smartphone. So, today, we’ll go through the process and instructions on how to connect the new iPhone X with that of the new 2018 Kia Rio!

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2018 Kia Rio UVO Infotainment

The specific part of the 2018 Kia Rio that the iPhone X will pair with is that of the 2018 Rio’s UVO infotainment system. While the Kia UVO system has an abundance of unique and helpful features, today we’ll only focus on usefulness towards pairing with the iPhone X. To learn more about the Kia UVO infotainment system features, you can continue reading here.

2018 Kia Rio UVO Apple CarPlay™

The newest version of the Kia UVO system has Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. This means that all current Apple and Android smartphone models still in production should be able to pair and connect with the UVO system to access apps. Through Apple CarPlay™, you can make calls, listen to music, use navigational apps, and more, by transferring its processes from the iPhone X to the 2018 Kia Rio’s UVO display screen. For additional information on how Apple CarPlay™ works, follow the link here.

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Find Innovative Kia Technology in Akron, OH

More information regarding the continuing innovations of Kia technology and features can be found by contacting us here at VanDevere Kia! Our sales team would happy to help answer your questions about any Kia model or tech. Give us a call or visit our dealership located in Akron, Ohio within Summit County. Make sure the next new vehicle you get is compatible with your Apple or Android smartphone!