North American buyers will be able to take their Sienna or Camry back to the dealer for a software update incorporating smartphone integration.
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Toyota USA will allow 2018 Camry and Sienna owners to retrofit smartphone mirroring technology to their cars through a dealer-installed software update.

The news follows the company's move to make CarPlay part of the C-HR package as standard in the USA, housed within a new 8.0-inch infotainment system.

American buyers get Android Auto on the 2020 Sequoia, Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner, while European buyers are offered the technology on the pint-sized Aygo and Yaris.

Toyota's first Apple CarPlay compatible vehicle was the fifth-generation Avalon large sedan, launched early in 2018.

CarPlay support has since spread to other Toyota and Lexus models in the North American lineup, including the new Corolla and Lexus UX crossover, it's notably absent from Australian models.

Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay mirror supported smartphone apps and functions, such as navigation, music and podcast players, and phone connectivity, in a way that's simpler and easier to use when on the go.

Australia

Toyota has previously confirmed it's working on Apple CarPlay for Australian buyers, but didn't offer an update on its progress.