How to Connect Apple CarPlay to Your 2020 Kia Forte

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 8:40 pm
2020 Kia Forte rear view while driving on road

2020 Kia Forte and Apple CarPlay Explored

If you’re looking for a vehicle that delivers impressive innovation and connectivity features, the 2020 Kia Forte is the one for you! This vehicle offers amazing interior features and systems, including the great Apple CarPlay technology! How do you connect this system and what does it do? Continue reading below to find out!

2020 Kia Forte and Apple CarPlay Explained

As mentioned above, the 2020 Kia Forte offers Apple CarPlay as a standard feature alongside its counterpart Android Auto. These technologies give you a variety of benefits, ranging from entertainment to connectivity, and allowing you to enjoy a ton of features. Some of the technologies that these systems give you when paired with the Kia Forte include:

  • Messaging and Calling Capabilities
  • Navigation and Mapping Technologies via Compatible Smartphone
  • Access to iPhone and Android Phone Various Entertainment Applications (Spotify, Music Streaming, Podcasts, Audiobooks, etc)
  • And More!

These technologies give you a ton of benefits as you can see! These range from navigation to entertainment, meaning that they cover just about every category available! However, connecting these systems to the Kia Forte can be difficult. Thankfully, Kia’s got a guide to help you!

2020 Kia Forte dash and wheel
2020 Kia Forte sunroof view

Connecting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to a Kia Model

The first thing you need to do in order to connect your Apple Carplay system to your model is to make sure that the UVO software is updated to optimal compatibility. Once this software is updated to the latest version you need to do the following steps:

  • Go to settings and setup, then select phone projection and connectivity on the UVO display.
  • Select “Enable Apple CarPlay” and accept any agreements that are prompted.
  • Plug in your compatible smartphone to your vehicle via USB and you’re ready to go!

Read More: Does the 2021 Kia Seltos Offer Apple CarPlay?

Its a fairly simple process, that’s similarly done for the Android Auto system. Just follow the small guide, or find a great video on YouTube if you’re still lost, and you’ll be ready to enjoy amazing features! To learn more about Apple CarPlay and how to connect it, or the 2020 Kia Forte, contact our dealership today!


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