Kia Seltos facelift 2023 works perfectly with carlinkit5.0
Unfortunately it wasn't what I expected and I decided to take a different approach.
When I upgraded my phone to an iPhone 15 with USB-C I found myself with the dilemma of how to handle switching with my wife’s iPhone 13 with lightning. Then I found this. Great little device, simply plug it in to the car and pair with your phones’s bluetooth. Then when you start the car you get a display asking which phone to connect to (mine or my wife’s) and away you go. Very simple and just works.
It set up in no time. Used it first for iphone, and worked well, then replaced with an Android phone and that was easy as well. Would certainly recommend.
It connected with no problem. The signal drops every once in a while. We have to wait a few seconds for it to reconnect. The help lines says I can fix it with a reset up type step. I need to take the time to do that.
If you’re constantly in and out of the car and travel frequently, this is the solution. Takes a few to fire up, but so doesn’t the stock onboard Uconnect system.
Does all the things it is designed to do, easy to install
I wanted to get Sirius/XM and Google Maps through CarPlay to my Tesla Model Y and this did the trick... Though S/XM is frustrating in that the phone app allows you to select Favorite channels, but even with the app running in the phone, they don't appear on the Tesla screen. And there's no way to go directly to a channel or select a Favorite from the car screen. You can select a song but nothing ever shows up under Favorites. The web connection seems to randomly die, as well, like after a text, or something, but it's not that big a deal. Overall, it's great to have GMaps and S/XM, even if it's not perfect. Would buy this device again and have recommended it to others.
Just getting to grips with it as I've been waiting for the sim card. One tip, check the instructions as to which slot and orientation to insert a SIM because the symbols on the box are not useful and getting it out of the wrong slot is VERY hard. Plugged it into my EV6 and it worked flawlessly turning the screen into a tablet so I can watch TV and films when I'm waiting for ferries, run CarScanner without needing a second phone and run Android apps that won't run on Android Auto, so it fulfils my brief 100%. Split screen mode is good but can be a bit quirky. Not quite used to not having an Android style escape button for apps but finding ways of quitiing apps, maybe there's a gesture I don't know. Switching back to the KIA system with the white button is easy and quick though which is more than I can say for Android Auto.
Faster connection than previous model