How to Connect an iPhone 6 to a 2016 Toyota Sienna

December 9th, 2016 by

The 2016 Toyota Sienna lets you connect your mobile devices to its infotainment system via Bluetooth. This makes it possible for you to not only take phone calls while you’re on the road, but also play the music that is stored on your smartphone.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to connect an iPhone 6 to the 2016 Toyota Sienna. As long as you follow these directions, you shouldn’t have any problems getting it to work well for you. Toyota, after all, has made the process as easy as possible.

Prepare the Navigation System
To start, you’ll need to turn the Sienna’s power on and activate the navigation system. Press the HOME button and choose SETUP, which is located in the navigation display’s upper-right corner. After you press SETUP, the system will give you several options. Choose BLUETOOTH and ADD. This prepares your navigation system to connect with a new device via Bluetooth.

You’re already halfway done. See, this is easier than most people think!

Connect Your iPhone 6 to the Sienna
Now that the Sienna’s navigation system is ready to accept a new Bluetooth connection, turn on your iPhone and go to the SETTINGS icon. Once you push SETTINGS, you will get a list of options. Find BLUETOOTH and tap it. A toggle should appear that lets you turn the Bluetooth on. Simply slide the toggle to the ON position.

At this point, things get a little more complicated, so pay close attention. As long as you follow the directions carefully, you shouldn’t have any problems.

When you turn Bluetooth on, you should see a list of devices the phone can potentially connect to. Look for MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM NAME on the list of devices. Once you press this, the phone will prompt you to enter a passcode that authorizes the connection. You can find this passcode on the vehicle’s display screen.

After you enter the passcode, press OK or PAIR, depending on what option your phone gives you.

Test Your Connection
Now that you have paired your iPhone to the Sienna’s infotainment system, give it a few tests to make sure it works properly. You should find that you can place phone calls without actually touching the phone. Tell the phone to call an important person in your life. If he or she answers, congratulate yourself on a job well done. If you don’t get an answer, review the steps and make sure you followed them precisely.

You should also use the Sienna’s navigation system to see if you can access music and other files on your iPhone. When you find your music library, play a few songs and take celebratory drive. It looks like you’ve successfully paired your smartphone to your vehicle!

Bluetooth technology has made it relatively easy for drivers to use their mobile devices on the road without getting distracted. Still, you should recognize that even a hands-free phone call can distract you. Remember that driving is the most important activity. Follow all safety rules to reduce the risk of injuring yourself or someone else.

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