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According to a post on Reddit, an update is rolling out which adds Apple CarPlay to the 2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. Here's the full list:

2015-2016 Sonata
2015-2016 Genesis (excludes Premium 9.2" Navigation system)
2016 Tucson
2017 Santa Fe Sport
2017 Santa Fe
2016 Elantra GT

It hasn't shown up for me personally, but others on Reddit say they see it by checking their Alerts on the owner site. I haven't seen a confirmed report of someone specifically with a Santa Fe downloading the update yet, but this sounds promising!

- Log in to your MyHyundai account
- Hover on "My Account" near the top and click "Alerts"
- If it's rolled out to you, you should see an alert for it dated 5/25 (or later if this is a multi-day rollout).

I've been lurking for a little while (just bought my 2017 last week), and I just registered today so I can't paste the actual link, but the reddit post where I saw this is at reddit dot com /r/Hyundai/comments/4kxpsp/hyundai_releases_software_update_to_expand

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Just noticed on hyundaiusa dot com /MyHyundai/manuals-and-how-tos/faqs down in the "Apple CarPlay" section:

"CarPlay is already available in the 2016 Sonata and 2017 Elantra. CarPlay is also available for the following existing models. Some models will require a software update to enable CarPlay.
-2015 Sonata with Navigation
-2016 Sonata with Navigation
-2016 Sonata with the seven-inch touchscreen display
-2015 Genesis with the eight-inch touchscreen Navigation system with rearview camera
-2016 Genesis with the eight-inch touchscreen Navigation system with rearview camera
-2016 Elantra GT with Navigation
-2016 Tucson with Navigation
-2017 Santa Fe with the seven-inch touchscreen display
-2017 Santa Fe with Navigation
-2017 Santa Fe Sport with the seven-inch touchscreen display
-2017 Santa Fe Sport with Navigation
"​
 

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Great news! Checked my alerts and nothing is there yet.

Side note: Now I just hope that some miracle is performed and Waze is added to CarPlay. It's not a seamless experience using CarPlay for Spotify simultaneously with Waze on my iPhone in my other vehicle.
 

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I'm getting my car play installed st the hyndai dealership right now got the 2017 Santa Fe so exited will let u know when it's done
 

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I'm getting my car play installed st the hyndai dealership right now got the 2017 Santa Fe so exited will let u know when it's done
I wonder if the 2017's that have Android Auto already are a dealer-only item? Mine still doesn't show anything on the myhyundai site.
 

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I wonder if the 2017's that have Android Auto already are a dealer-only item? Mine still doesn't show anything on the myhyundai site.
I just checked again and the update is there for me! Mine is also a 2017, so you'll definitely get it too. I heard there are some fixes/improvements with Android Auto as well with this.
 

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So after playing with it for a few days, I guess I didn't fully understand how CarPlay works.

I use Waze for my navigation. Nothing will ever switch me to the onboard nav or anything else because the crowd sourced alerts for traffic, police, etc., are just way too valuable for me.

What I learned pretty quick is that CarPlay is treated as it's own audio source to the car. Basically, if I have my phone connected via CarPlay and I have Waze running, I can't listen to XM Radio at the same time. That pretty much makes it a nonstarter for me, and I'll just use Siri eyes-free (which is how I thought CarPlay would work, connected in the background but not taking over everything). Am I missing something?
 

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Thanks for the tip!! I see an alert for me but unable to click on it. What do I need to do to get CarPlay? Not sure what to do next. Thanks!!!
 

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Thanks for the tip!! I see an alert for me but unable to click on it. What do I need to do to get CarPlay? Not sure what to do next. Thanks!!!
Go to your downloads section on the site. The file you need is there with instructions on what to do.
 

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So after playing with it for a few days, I guess I didn't fully understand how CarPlay works.

I use Waze for my navigation. Nothing will ever switch me to the onboard nav or anything else because the crowd sourced alerts for traffic, police, etc., are just way too valuable for me.

What I learned pretty quick is that CarPlay is treated as it's own audio source to the car. Basically, if I have my phone connected via CarPlay and I have Waze running, I can't listen to XM Radio at the same time. That pretty much makes it a nonstarter for me, and I'll just use Siri eyes-free (which is how I thought CarPlay would work, connected in the background but not taking over everything). Am I missing something?
I am in the same boat with my GTI and now the SF. Until they add Waze, it's almost not worth it. What works great is Spotify and Siri with text messages incoming and outgoing, but if you depend on Waze, you are absolutely correct. I don't have NAV in the GTI and it seems that in the Santa Fe, even with factory NAV it might be an issue while using CarPlay but I haven't tried that yet.
 

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Unfortunately, on my myhyundai there isn't a download to click on yet. Called the dealer, They said it will eventually or they can do it probably for a fee. Really???
 

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That's a bunch of BS. Just keep checking. I'd say if it wasn't there in a week or so, use the "Contact Us" link on the myhyundai site and ask for help. If it's free to DIY and not working, there should be no charge to have help. For mine it was clear because when I went to the downloads page it was empty, blank. Then I saw this when it was available, but had to manually check "Downloads" not the alert that it was available.
 

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Last night I installed CarPlay. Was real easy to do. Plugged in a usb stick on laptop, followed instructions. Took about 1/2 hour to load on usb. Put usb in SFS, it downloaded both CarPlay and android. Took about another 1/2 hour. Plugged iPhone in to USB port and there CarPlay showed up. Haven't done much with it yet. But is was very easy to do by myself.
 

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I am in the same boat with my GTI and now the SF. Until they add Waze, it's almost not worth it. What works great is Spotify and Siri with text messages incoming and outgoing, but if you depend on Waze, you are absolutely correct. I don't have NAV in the GTI and it seems that in the Santa Fe, even with factory NAV it might be an issue while using CarPlay but I haven't tried that yet.
There's a lot of speculation on whether Waze will ever make it to CarPlay. At Google's I/O Developer conference a couple weeks ago, they announced Waze support for Android Auto. Google owns both Waze and Android. So the question is whether they want to develop it for CarPlay to help increase their user base, or leave it for Android only as an incentive to drive users to Android phones. We'll see.
 

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There's a lot of speculation on whether Waze will ever make it to CarPlay. At Google's I/O Developer conference a couple weeks ago, they announced Waze support for Android Auto. Google owns both Waze and Android. So the question is whether they want to develop it for CarPlay to help increase their user base, or leave it for Android only as an incentive to drive users to Android phones. We'll see.
Interesting. I assumed Apple wanting people to use their proprietary map software was the tripping point. Thanks for the insight. Fingers remain crossed, but I doubt it will happen within the next year. It would make all the difference.
 

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There's a lot of speculation on whether Waze will ever make it to CarPlay. At Google's I/O Developer conference a couple weeks ago, they announced Waze support for Android Auto. Google owns both Waze and Android. So the question is whether they want to develop it for CarPlay to help increase their user base, or leave it for Android only as an incentive to drive users to Android phones. We'll see.
Even though Google (or, more specifically, Alphabet) owns Waze, Waze is operated as an independent entity by the original owners in Israel. Waze does what is best for Waze app, not Andorid OS. Waze is one of the most downloaded apps in iTunes, so I would think Waze would be very interested in integrating with CarPlay.
Apple, on the other hand, may not want to allow third-party Nav apps in CarPlay, at least for a foreseeable future, and at the end of the day, it's Apple, not Google or Waze, who will decide if the Waze is allowed to be part of CarPlay.
 

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I'm sorry, I asked this before in the Santa Fe Sport section, but to no avail. Would somebody maybe be willing to share the update file(s)? I cannot download them and would really love to try it. Please PM me :)
 

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I'm sorry, I asked this before in the Santa Fe Sport section, but to no avail. Would somebody maybe be willing to share the update file(s)? I cannot download them and would really love to try it. Please PM me :)
I can share them if you have the same system as I do. I have the 2017 SE Ult. with Tech pkg. Not sure if our head units are the same or not, but happy to share.

EDIT: Okay so I can send you the initial file that is needed to run the software that then downloads directly to your SD card, but can't download the software otherwise. I tried on three different flash drives and don't have that. Want the initial file? I use a Mac so it is a .dmg file.
 
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