Can anyone tell me if you have to remove the flash drive from the USB port every time you turn the car off? Kia's video says it should not be in the USB port before the car is started, but I've heard some people say they can leave it in.
The only reason Kia mentions this, is due to the off chance of power surging the USB port and possibly damaging the flash drive or its contents. It never happens but Kia doesn't want to chance liability.Recommendation from KIA is to NOT have the USB inserted before you turn ON the Car.
Insert the USB after you turn on the Car. That's the Official Recommendation. What you do, personally, is up to you, but you may damage the contents of what's on the USB.
try it and find outI too leave my flash drive in and just shut off the car, but for some reason on occasions when I restart the car it reloads all the tracks. Does anyone know why? Would it be better as stated before to shut the radio off before shutting the car off? Thanks
mine here, i have 32gb usb flash drive full of mp3 in folders like approx 32 folders inside but can only read up to 15 folders only on my cerato 2015 model.sorry im new here i have a koup 2012 just wanna ask what is the highest capacity usb that our car can handle? to play music, i have inserted 16gb full of mp3 it cant read it
I have a 32GB SanDisk USB drive I leave plugged in at all times. This is the 2nd Kia I've used this in, and never had any problems with either one of them.The only reason Kia mentions this, is due to the off chance of power surging the USB port and possibly damaging the flash drive or its contents. It never happens but Kia doesn't want to chance liability.
I have a 16Gb and 32Gb microsd USB drive that I leave in the USB port without incident. You can pop it in and out as needed without worry as all true USB drives are plug and play. Only the iPod/iPhone usb cable must be plugged in after engine is started.
Like many, I started with the USB iPod cable, then got rid of the dangling cable and streamed my mp3's via BT. Now I just leave the USB flash drive in and it's the best setup. No muss or fuss!