How to Connect My Phone to My Toyota

How to Connect My Phone

As the driver of a Toyota vehicle, you’re probably excited to take advantage of all the features that come with it by connecting your smartphone.  Pairing your phone to your Toyota is a convenient and exciting way to enhance your commutes around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle, PA.

If you’re wondering how to connect your phone to your Toyota, the team at Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg has the answers. Follow this simple, step-by-step guide from our team and you’ll be enjoying the benefits of having a fully connected vehicle in no time.

Using Bluetooth® in Your Toyota

Bluetooth® in Your ToyotaThrough pairing your smartphone with your Toyota multimedia system, you can take advantage of seamless connectivity while you drive. After your phone is connected, your contacts and call history will be automatically synced, making it easier and safer to make and take calls, send to messages, and stream through your favorite apps.

Pairing Your iPhone

Pairing your iPhone with your Toyota is a very short and simple process that will help you enjoy a connected journey. If you’re using an iPhone in your Toyota vehicle, follow these steps to connect to your Toyota through Bluetooth®.

On your iPhone:

First, you’ll want to open the settings on your iPhone and make sure that Bluetooth® is enabled. This will ensure that your Toyota can discover your device.

In your Toyota:

In your ToyotaPress the MENU button on your Toyota media unit, select SETUP, and then select the Bluetooth® button.

In the Bluetooth® menu, push the button that reads Add New Device, and your iPhone should come up on the list of detected devices. A PIN will be sent from your device to the screen in your Toyota. Once you confirm that these PINs match, you should be able to pair your Toyota system to your iPhone.

Once the pairing is successful, your Toyota system will attempt to connect audio and contacts on your device, and your phone and Toyota should be completely connected.

Pairing Your Android

Pairing your Android phone is just as simple as pairing an iPhone. If you use an Android smartphone, simply follow these instructions to pair your phone with your Toyota.

On your Android phone:

The first thing you’ll need to do is ensure that Bluetooth® is enabled on your Android device by going to settings and navigating to the Bluetooth® settings. You may also need to make sure that your Android device is visible to other devices.

On the display screen in your Toyota:

On the display screen in your ToyotaOnce you’ve enabled Bluetooth® discovery on your Android, navigate to the SETUP screen in your Toyota and select Bluetooth®. Then, you can add your device by selecting it from the detected devices that show up on the screen.

You may need to confirm a PIN sent from your Android to your Toyota. After that, your device should be connected to your vehicle and ready for streaming.

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

Both iPhone and Android users may take advantage of available Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ functionality in their Toyota by plugging directly into the USB port in the dashboard.

Apple CarPlay® Setup

To enjoy the connectivity of Apple CarPlay®, make sure that Apple CarPlay® and Siri® are enabled on your phone. All you’ll need to do after your phone is set up and plugged in is hit the Apple CarPlay® icon on your Toyota’s screen and you’ll be ready to rock.

Android Auto™ Setup:

Once you have the Android Auto™ app downloaded, just plug your phone into the dashboard. On your Toyota screen, go to projection settings, click on Android Auto™, and then you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Enjoy Your Ride!

Now that you have your device connected to use on your rides around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle, PA, staying in touch and entertained will be easier than ever. If you have any questions about connecting your phone to your Toyota vehicle, don’t hesitate to give our team at Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg a call.