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The link for the official Kia update downloader is here:

The program will have a link at the bottom to inform you of the latest version available, and a compatibility table.

It requires a USB stick 32Gb or larger (64gb required for some models)

Updating in the car takes about 20-30 minutes.
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From what I've heard, even a 64 Gb stick is recommended for update on some models. For example, Kia e-Niro MY22 update was 37 Gb.
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Interestingly i see there's a new version available now, it downloaded onto my mac but failed to decompress. Giving it another try today.
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Oh well, not meant to be for me, clearly!
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From what I understand, the MAC doesn't decompress the ZIP file properly. I'm sure I've seen a solution somewhere, have a Google and see if you can find it.
From what I understand, the MAC doesn't decompress the ZIP file properly. I'm sure I've seen a solution somewhere, have a Google and see if you can find it.
That was indeed an issue with the "leaked" versions on torrent sites, but I have used Kia's own updater program successfully in the past.
Just updated my MY20/21... all good but it takes ages. The software says 30 mins and it took all of that. When you think it is hanging just stick with it... The validation part took 13 mins!
I've just completed the update on my MY20 with a 32Gb USB stick - no issues. After the validation, a message on screen say that the update will continue if you switch the car off. This is quite confusing as the updater software says NOT to switch off before the process is complete. Anyway, it's done.

Sadly, still no use of Widescreen with Android Auto.(n)馃槖

However, after a bit of fiddling around I discovered something useful (you may already be aware of this). If you go into Settings > Phone Connection > Phone Projection settings there is an option to enable/disable the split screen function with Android Auto. I've always had this enabled, so I disabled it to see if would make much difference and it does! When you select Android Auto the map and all the controls are now shifted to the far right of the display making them much more accessible to the driver.
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That should make Android Auto much more usable I expect. I bought the paid version of ZapMap so I could use it on Android Auto and haven't really been able to use it because the screen is so cluttered. I'll try again with split screen disabled :)

Thanks.
Sadly, still no use of Widescreen with Android Auto.(n)馃槖
What exactly is Kia / Hyundai's problem with this?? Its been an issue for 3 years now. It's still an issue in the EV6 and from what I have seen, the new Niro EV.

They are fiddling around, first introducing split screen so you can have a widget instead of the ugly AA logo, then now moving everything to the other side of the screen. For God's sake, just sort out the widescreen display Kia, ffs!

I don't know what the issue is, but if its hardware related, what's the excuse for not fixing it on brand new models? And if it is software related, why can't it be sorted in 3 years and why fiddle around instead finding ways to make it less annoying.

I know it's the very definition of a first world problem, but its beyond ridiculous now for me that we are still moaning about this after 3 years.

Having said all that, I am still not clear whether it is actually Google's problem not Kia's, because I am aware of the new 'coolwalk' version of AA coming late summer that makes it render nicely on any screen layout, whether small, large, portrait, landscape, widescreen etc. Maybe it's actually that upgrade to AA that will fix it. I honestly don't know. Confused.com
So my rant at Kia might be totally misplaced :unsure: :rolleyes:
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When you select Android Auto the map and all the controls are now shifted to the far right of the display making them much more accessible to the driver.
And for the rest of us (left hand drive)?
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I've just completed the update on my MY20 with a 32Gb USB stick - no issues. After the validation, a message on screen say that the update will continue if you switch the car off. This is quite confusing as the updater software says NOT to switch off before the process is complete. Anyway, it's done.

Sadly, still no use of Widescreen with Android Auto.(n)馃槖

However, after a bit of fiddling around I discovered something useful (you may already be aware of this). If you go into Settings > Phone Connection > Phone Projection settings there is an option to enable/disable the split screen function with Android Auto. I've always had this enabled, so I disabled it to see if would make much difference and it does! When you select Android Auto the map and all the controls are now shifted to the far right of the display making them much more accessible to the driver.
That is the widescreen mode of Android Auto. It doesn't spread the map over the entire screen, it's still split 1:2 but you can tell it's the widescreen more because it has the buttons on the driver side instead of underneath. The small panel is mostly used to show which ever app you have for audio though you it can show the nav app when you actually use the audio app.
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And for the rest of us (left hand drive)?
The icons appear on the driver side so left hand drive will get them on the left. There is an option in the settings to change this but the default is "set by car".
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Not sure about the obsession with wide screen in Android Auto, I remember my first Sat Nav device was smaller than my current phone, and it worked just fine. Are people going to be hankering after widescreen TV's in the car next!
Not sure about the obsession with wide screen in Android Auto, I remember my first Sat Nav device was smaller than my current phone, and it worked just fine. Are people going to be hankering after widescreen TV's in the car next!
The original setup with one third of the screen just saying 'Android Auto' looks and feels really bad. Also the map is a long way from the driver on a RHD car. I don't particularly care if it's widescreen I just want it all used.

The next version where you could enable 'split screen' was better but the latest where you get two panels is the best yet. Better still would be to let the map use the whole screen or use two thirds for map and a third for the junction view (not sure whether or not nav apps can do this in the current arrangement, I saw Waze giving turn directions on the small panel when I had spotify on the main one but I don't know if an app is allowed to use both.

There's a new UI for Android Auto called Coolwalk that was promised for 'the start of summer'. It has slipped but will be interesting to see what we get when that one appears.
Pleased to report that the update worked perfectly well.
Took a good 1 - 1.5 hrs to download onto the USB stick and a further 45 minutes ish to upload onto the car.
I haven't gone anywhere since, so haven't noticed what differences there are.
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Did the update on my E-niro my22. Everything seems okay except the detailed consumption under the EV does not work while driving anymore. When i start the car it works and after 5 min or so it will prompt a notice that "Please use this after starting the car" or something like that.
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Did the update on my E-niro my22. Everything seems okay except the detailed consumption under the EV does not work while driving anymore. When i start the car it works and after 5 min or so it will prompt a notice that "Please use this after starting the car" or something like that.
Um... that's odd. I'm not seeing anything like that. Don't really know what to suggest other than see if the car will allow you to perform the update again.
Um... that's odd. I'm not seeing anything like that. Don't really know what to suggest other than see if the car will allow you to perform the update again.
Did a reinstall yesterday. Today in the morning the problem is still there :/.
Contacted customer service and they are dealing with the problem :).
I have noticed that since this update, the car has remembered the off-peak charging schedule - so looks like that bug has been fixed at last
Oh that is good - wish the installer was working for me...!
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