Free Upgrade to CarPlay for Some Sonata Hybrid, Veloster, and Azera Models Without It

Do you drive a 2015 Azera, or a 2016 Sonata Hybrid, Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, Veloster or Azera without CarPlay? Pro Tip: you can update your Hyundai via do-it-yourself installation, and get CarPlay!

Details on the CarPlay DIY upgrade are here. You’ll be directed to, and you’ll need an empty SD card.

Year Model Eligible Multimedia System(s) Computer Download Time Software
Upload Time
(Inside vehicle)
Requires Map Update Via
SD Card
2016 Sonata Hybrid Navigation 1 – 3 hours 40 mins. Yes
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
2015 Azera 

If you want the dealer to do it and don’t mind paying a fee for this luxury, that’s available.

If a customer does not wish to complete the software download and upload procedure on their own, they can take their vehicle into their local dealer. The dealer will charge the customer a fee for the labor required to install the software.

This is not the first time Hyundai has made a software upgrade available using the MyHyundai portal. In 2015, Hyundai became the first automaker in the world to offer Android Auto and in May 2016, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integrations were offered as an upgrade for eight existing models via Hyundai continues to offer a customer-focused user experience by leveraging the platform. gives customers the option to update their cars for free and on their own schedules.

To complete the software upgrade, owners need their VIN number and the SD card from their Navigation system. has installation guides to walk customers through the process. Consumers can access to do-it-yourself installation videos. The videos can be found on and the Hyundai USA YouTube channel and include detailed download and installation instructions on the software. How-to-use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto videos also are available on and the Hyundai USA YouTube channel.

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