How to Connect Your iPhone to the 2017 Toyota Camry

May 30th, 2017 by

If you own an iPhone and a 2017 Toyota Camry and are interested in playing music, managing apps, or checking social media with the two synced together, you’re in luck. Apple Carplay technology comes standard in the latest Camry and requires only three easy steps to get the connection established.

Enabling Bluetooth
Before you do anything else, wake up your iPhone while inside your Camry and go to the settings app. You should be able to easily identify this by the gear icon. Inside the settings area, touch the tab that says Bluetooth, and you’ll see a toggle switch. This turns Bluetooth connectivity for your iPhone on or off, so switch it to green if isn’t already. This is what allows your iPhone to detect your Toyota Entune infotainment system.

Activate Bluetooth for Toyota Entune
Once you’ve established Bluetooth on your iPhone, go to your Camry’s central infotainment touch screen and visit the Setup Menu. From this menu, you’ll need to choose the Bluetooth tab, followed by Add. This will show a list of possible mobile devices that can connect with yours. You’ll likely see only your own, but you might see others if you’ve connected them in the past. Choose the correct device, and then look back at your iPhone.

Back to Settings
Back on your iPhone, look at the Bluetooth tab under your settings again. Your Camry should be listed as a new option. Select it, and your phone will deliver a PIN to the infotainment system. Enter this PIN on your iPhone to complete the process. Once this is complete, there’s only one step left.

Final Optional Step
After completing the above tasks, you’ll be asked to allow access to your iPhone’s messaging service and contacts. Feel free to allow this, as it will let you send messages through your infotainment system, make or take calls, and more. You won’t have to worry about updating your contacts or messages, as they’ll sync automatically. This step will expand upon the many things your Toyota Entune system can do, but they aren’t mandatory.

What Can Entune Do?
If you’re totally new to using Toyota Entune and don’t know what it can do, you’re in for some exciting discoveries. You’ll be able to access your iTunes music library or any music apps you use on your phone, use hands-free voice controls, check social media messages, see movie ticket prices and showings, check out the highest rated local restaurants, and much more.

Connectivity has become a big focus in automobile technology over the past few years, as more vehicles include Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and other systems that link a mobile device to a car’s screen and audio system. Toyota’s current Entune system not only accommodates the most common mobile devices but it also makes setting up a connection nearly effortless. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the technology in your 2017 Camry.

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