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Explore detailed onboarding support for your Lexus Multimedia Device including navigation instructions, bluetooth connectivity and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®

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We have created these helpful how to videos designed to help you use your Lexus Multimedia Device.

MODELS WITH APPLE CARPLAY® AND ANDROID AUTO®

        Apple Car Play Siri

APPLE CARPLAY® & ANDROID AUTO®

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® are available on all new Lexus models and can be accessed and controlled from your connected smartphone through Siri or Google Assistant voice control. This enables you to interact with your phone without needing to take your eyes off of the road.

The features can also be accessed through the Touchscreen/pad system in your Lexus vehicle.

        Apple Car play maps

FUNCTIONALITIES

MAPS

Activate the maps function and your Lexus vehicle will guide you to your destination through the integrated dashboard display.

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® are compatible with other third-party maps applications, such as Google Maps, so you can circulate with the app that best suits your taste and needs.

        Apple Car Play Phone

FUNCTIONALITIES

PHONE & MESSAGES

Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto® phone section gives you the ability to access you contacts book, make voice dials, and see your call history.

Through the use of Siri and the Google Assistant, you are now able to send and receive text messages whilst driving. Simply tell Siri or Google Assistant what you would like to do, whether it’s to send, reply or read a message. The system will read your messages and WhatsApp's aloud allowing you to concentrate on driving, the system will also dictate messages through voice recognition.

        Apple car play music

FUNCTIONALITIES

MUSIC

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® give you access to all of your favourite music from compatible apps you have on your phone such as Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and more. You can access your music through the multimedia screen or by asking Siri / Google Assistant to play the song / playlist you want to listen to.

        apple car play apps

FUNCTIONALITIES

APPS

Access a multitude of apps compatible with Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto® audio, messages, maps, voice, such as

  • Whatsapp®
  • Spotify®
  • Google Maps™
  • Google Play Music®
  • Podcasts
  • Audiobooks
  • News
  • Weather

BLUETOOTH COMPATIBILITY

Use our Bluetooth checker below to find out your car's bluetooth capabilities.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about your vehicle's Bluetooth technology, please explore our FAQs below or contact your local Lexus Centre.

  • WHAT IS A BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

    Bluetooth is the wireless exchange of data over short distances. It uses a specific radio frequency to transmit data through a short-range network. Bluetooth connectivity is a secure way to exchange data and can be found in everything from mobile phones to digital cameras.

  • HOW TO CONNECT BLUETOOTH IN MY CAR?

    1. Begin by enabling Bluetooth on your mobile device.

    2. In your Lexus, and with your feet off the pedals and the gearlever in ‘PARK’, press the ‘POWER’ button once to switch on the audio and multimedia system

    3. When the system is active, press the ‘MENU’ button on the centre console to bring up the menu display.

    4. Using the Remote Touch controller, select ‘SETUP’ > ‘BLUETOOTH’ > ‘ADD DEVICE’ and select your device from the available list.

    5. On your device, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration. You may be asked to enter a code to confirm your phone’s identity, or it may connect automatically.

    6. With your device registered, return to the ‘BLUETOOTH’ setup menu and choose to connect it as a phone, an audio player, or both.

    7. Once your device has been paired with the Lexus NX, it will automatically be recognised by your car – simply switch on Bluetooth on your device to establish the connection.

    8. With a smartphone connected, calls can be made easily and in safety, and you can also stream audio content from a phone or tablet by accessing the ‘AUDIO’ menu of the onboard multimedia system.

  • I’M STILL HAVING PROBLEMS. HOW CAN I TROUBLESHOOT MY LEXUS BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY?

    If you’re still having difficulty, check the following details before contacting your local Lexus Retailer for further support.

    1. Check that your phone is compatible with Lexus Bluetooth through the method outlined above.

    2. Check that the phone or vehicle is not detecting another device. Select ‘Settings’ then ‘Bluetooth’ then ‘Add phone’ in order to ensure that your vehicle recognises both as trusted devices.

    3. Remove one of the devices temporarily if it is unable to detect both devices.