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Tucson Hybrid Ultimate does not provide wireless Android Auto

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I just got my new Tucson Hybrid Ultimate and I was a little disapointed due to the fact that the large display (10.25) screen is apparently not compatible with the wireless Android auto/Apple car.

This is very disapointing and I hope that there will be updates available in a near future to fix this issue.

Otherwise, the car is just awesome. here is some picture of my deep sea blue Tucson Hybrid Ultimate.

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^ @JohnExile - Congratulations on taking delivery of your new Tucson Ultimate Hybrid - it looks great! 馃憤
I'm sure that when Hyundai develop wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the 10.25" screen on the 2022+ Tucson, it will be available by way of a software update on vehicles already built.
As info.. I've reserved an Amazon Grey Tucson Ultimate Hybrid that's expected to arrive at the dealer around June 3rd. 馃榾
Cheers Richard
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I just got my new Tucson Hybrid Ultimate and I was a little disapointed due to the fact that the large display (10.25) screen is apparently not compatible with the wireless Android auto/Apple car.

This is very disapointing and I hope that there will be updates available in a near future to fix this issue.

Otherwise, the car is just awesome. here is some picture of my deep sea blue Tucson Hybrid Ultimate.

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Congrats, i got mine last march in sillky bronze
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^ @JohnExile - Congratulations on taking delivery of your new Tucson Ultimate Hybrid - it looks great! 馃憤
I'm sure that when Hyundai develop wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the 10.25" screen on the 2022+ Tucson, it will be available by way of a software update on vehicles already built.
As info.. I've reserved an Amazon Grey Tucson Ultimate Hybrid that's expected to arrive at the dealer around June 3rd. 馃榾
Cheers Richard
Actually they already have wireless. They just don't have it on the Ultimate (Limited here in the U.S.) because it would interfere with the included navigation system. You can still get all the audio functions (music, Audiobooks, etc.) wirelessly with Bluetooth audio. Works great on my new Limited (White with grey interior) down here in Arizona.
^ Hyundai may provide wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (for vehicles equipped with the 10.25 inch Infotainment screen) at a later time. If so, the feature will likely be "retrofittable" on vehicles already built by way of a software update.
- Richard
New to board and popping in to see if anyone has heard any updates. This was my only real disappointment after two and half months with our new Tucson. I thought I did my research beforehand when I saw that the midlevel trim had wireless Android Auto/Apple Carplay. "If the midlevel has it, then the highest trim must have it too." What do they say about making assumptions? I think it's: "I'm a dumbass." Anyway, hoping wireless gets added through an update...but I haven't seen any reports.
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Many reports that wireless connectivity between Iphone and the infotainment system is very buggy. Frequent disconnects that require rebooting the phone or turning off the Tucson and restarting(or both).
Many reports that wireless connectivity between Iphone and the infotainment system is very buggy. Frequent disconnects that require rebooting the phone or turning off the Tucson and restarting(or both).
That's good to hear, I guess? Sounds like I'd be doing wired regardless.

Hopefully the 10.25" screens will be getting updates down the road, and they won't be so buggy. Wired it is for now... or a dongle. Don't think I'm going to do the dongle though. They all appear to be about $60 to $100, and they're really big/clunky. Short USB-C cable is smaller, cheaper, and likely a better connection.
New to board and popping in to see if anyone has heard any updates. This was my only real disappointment after two and half months with our new Tucson. I thought I did my research beforehand when I saw that the midlevel trim had wireless Android Auto/Apple Carplay. "If the midlevel has it, then the highest trim must have it too." What do they say about making assumptions? I think it's: "I'm a dumbass." Anyway, hoping wireless gets added through an update...but I haven't seen any reports.
No, making an assumption makes an "ass" out of you and "umption".....馃榿
Unless the head unit has a disabled Wi-Fi access point, it ain't gonna happen. Bluetooth doesn't have enough bandwidth. There are several aftermarket solutions coming out of the Kickstarter space. This is the one I have on order for January delivery. (To go with the Limited Plug-in that I also have on order. Wonder which one will arrive first.) I'm planning on using a 6" USB cord and Velcro to stick the unit up and out of view.

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That's good to hear, I guess? Sounds like I'd be doing wired regardless.

Hopefully the 10.25" screens will be getting updates down the road, and they won't be so buggy. Wired it is for now... or a dongle. Don't think I'm going to do the dongle though. They all appear to be about $60 to $100, and they're really big/clunky. Short USB-C cable is smaller, cheaper, and likely a better connection.
My SEL Hybrid disconnects both wireless and wired. Certainly ALWAYS in certain places. I see a message flash up on the screen saying "BT Audio disconnected" foloowed by the generic disconnect message. I am going to try my son's phone this weekend hopefully to see if his phone also disconnects in the same places. His is a brand new Moto 5G phone. Mine is only 4G (whether that makes a difference??? I wouldn't have thought so) as it seems the phone is disconnecting from the head unit or vice versa (can't tell from the message themselves - that is a flaw that needs addressing in the head unit). I was a communications software engineer for many years...the message that the Tucson head unit displays are so generic as to be meaningless.
As another datapoint....I went to a granddaughter concert at her high school yesterday evening. It's about 22 miles each way (mostly on I-95 which is close to our home). Other than disconnecting BT Audio just after we left the subdivision and again before entering it on the way home...BT didn't disconnect at all.

I'm not sure exactly what BT (on the phone or the car) is checking to disconnect, but it sure seems location related as it also disconnects every time I pull up outside my son's work location every week.
As another datapoint....I went to a granddaughter concert at her high school yesterday evening. It's about 22 miles each way (mostly on I-95 which is close to our home). Other than disconnecting BT Audio just after we left the subdivision and again before entering it on the way home...BT didn't disconnect at all.

I'm not sure exactly what BT (on the phone or the car) is checking to disconnect, but it sure seems location related as it also disconnects every time I pull up outside my son's work location every week.
Yet, one more data point this afternoon. I decided to put my phone on the charging pad under the head unit on the way home today (it has, up till now, sat in a phone holder on top of the dash). My phone does NOT do wireless charging BUT when approaching 2 of the points heading into my subdivision and in the subdivision where it normally disconnects....the phone never disconnected. I'll keep it there in the future and see if it never disconnects when stored there.
Yet, one more data point this afternoon. I decided to put my phone on the charging pad under the head unit on the way home today (it has, up till now, sat in a phone holder on top of the dash). My phone does NOT do wireless charging BUT when approaching 2 of the points heading into my subdivision and in the subdivision where it normally disconnects....the phone never disconnected. I'll keep it there in the future and see if it never disconnects when stored there.
Bluetooth is a low-power, short-range protocol. Sounds like there might be too much metal or other dense material inside the dash in a straight line from the phone holder to wherever the Bluetooth antenna is located inside the head unit.

Other folks that are getting periodic Bluetooth disconnects might also try moving their phone to a different location.
Bluetooth is a low-power, short-range protocol. Sounds like there might be too much metal or other dense material inside the dash in a straight line from the phone holder to wherever the Bluetooth antenna is located inside the head unit.

Other folks that are getting periodic Bluetooth disconnects might also try moving their phone to a different location.
Agreed. It's interesting though. There are TWO places where mine always disconnects (until I moved it to below the head unit and I've only tested that once so far) and stretches of I-95 and US1 where it doesn't disconnect.
Agreed. It's interesting though. There are TWO places where mine always disconnects (until I moved it to below the head unit and I've only tested that once so far) and stretches of I-95 and US1 where it doesn't disconnect.
Yeah, I noticed that. Only thing I can think of is some other RF signal at those locations that screws up the low-strength Bluetooth signal.
Yeah, I noticed that. Only thing I can think of is some other RF signal at those locations that screws up the low-strength Bluetooth signal.
sounds reasonable. However, it didn鈥檛 disconnect when below the head unit when placed on the charging pad. My phone doesn鈥檛 charge wirelessly though.
Well, tried the phone placement under the head unit again twice yesterday. BT Audio disconnected again both times in the same place generally. So, I guess it is NOT the placement of the phone on the dash that was the cause of the problem. My son's new phone has not arrived yet, so that has NOT been tried yet.
I just got my new Tucson Hybrid Ultimate and I was a little disapointed due to the fact that the large display (10.25) screen is apparently not compatible with the wireless Android auto/Apple car.

This is very disapointing and I hope that there will be updates available in a near future to fix this issue.

Otherwise, the car is just awesome. here is some picture of my deep sea blue Tucson Hybrid Ultimate.

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From what I鈥檝e been told the wireless airplay with Apple and android is very spotty and it constantly is going in and out so I personally would rather just plug it in
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