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2016 Base UVO Stereo update.

Just thought I would put this out there for any new members that might have the 2016 base UVO stereo. Last time I got service work they updated the stereo and it sounds better, better radio interface, seems to connect to bluetooth faster and displays artist and song info on the screen. Also that crazy loud ring is based on music volume.

Again, this only pertains to a small number of people since Kia updated the head unit in 2017 but maybe it will help some.

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Just thought I would put this out there for any new members that might have the 2016 base UVO stereo. Last time I got service work they updated the stereo and it sounds better, better radio interface, seems to connect to bluetooth faster and displays artist and song info on the screen. Also that crazy loud ring is based on music volume.

Again, this only pertains to a small number of people since Kia updated the head unit in 2017 but maybe it will help some.
Agree. Updated mine last December and difference is noticeable.


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is there a way of doing the update at home? or just the dealer can do it.

I went to my uvo and it says software is up to date.

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Only dealer can do it. It's not as simple as stated in the manual. Got a couple of key combinations to reset the head unit.
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Mine always said it was up to date but that wasn't the case. The stall my car was parked in was right in front on a glass wall you can watch the shop workers. It took him more than a thumb drive to update it and more than one try. Worth it though.
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Do you get the Apple Car Play/Android Auto feature? That's what I like about my brother-in-law's '17 model...
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Does this upgrade also add the Apple Car Play/Android Auto capability? My dealer has never done an upgrade, in fact, has never heard of it! Can anyone give me the name of a dealership that has done this so we can call for more info?

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No apple or android carplay. That only came in with 2017 models. 2016 models, if I'm not mistaken, had android and capple carplay update IF you have the full GPS navigation high end units.
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