Lexus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade

Lexus Apple CarPlay

Lexus is pleased to announce that owners of compatible UX, NX and ES models now have the possibility of an upgrade to their vehicle’s multimedia system to include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration*.

Compatible vehicles for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade:

  • Lexus UX models produced from January 2019 to September 2019
  • Lexus NX models produced from September 2018 to September 2019
  • Lexus ES models produced from October 2018 to September 2019
Lexus Apple CarPlay

This Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade allows owners to access the services included in their mobile phone on the multimedia display screen and action them through voice activation or by manually prompting through the steering wheel controls or touchscreen itself. In this way they will be able to safely enjoy applications such as Google Maps, Spotify, Amazon Music, WhatsApp and Waze without the need to directly interact with their mobile phone.

The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade for compatible vehicles will be carried out by appointment at your local Lexus centre. Lexus recommends that owners arrange to have the upgrade installed during a scheduled service.

For more information on software upgrade pricing and to confirm vehicle compatibility, please contact your local Lexus centre.

*Lexus has installed its enhanced multimedia system as standard equipment across all vehicles since the 2020 model year. Depending on vehicle and specification, this means that most Lexus models with this system will feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.


  1. Hi i have a NX 2018H fsport premier june build date, can it be updated to have carplay or android auto?

    1. Hi Sergio, thank you for your comment.

      We cannot confirm whether your vehicle will be eligible for the retrofit without cross checking against your registration number. It is available for NX vehicles with the model codes NH2, NH3, NH4 and N5.


      Lexus UK

  2. Hi
    I have a lexus UX from 2019 and needs this update.
    I am an engineer and was wandering if it is possible to download and install this software myself.

    Would it be possible to get access to the software and a guide?
    I notices that Lexus North America do provide that.

    Much thanks

  3. Hi, Can you check the reg. plate if compatible for apple carplay and android auto upgrade? Also, how much would that cost?

    1. Hi Ervin, thanks for your comment.

      Retrofit is available for your vehicle. Your local Lexus Centre will be more than happy to get this booked in and advise on costs.


      Lexus UK

    1. Hi Sergio, thanks for your comment.

      Retrofit is available for your vehicle and your local Lexus Centre will be able to advise further on this.


      Lexus UK

  4. Hi
    Will Lexus do this for the LC500
    For Such a premium expensive flagship car it was disappointing to find it won’t work with car play when I basic ford can

    1. Hi Darren, thanks for getting in touch.

      We have no information on this at the moment, the multimedia system in LC500 remains incompatible with the Apple CarPlay software.
      We will pass your feedback along to our team.


      Lexus UK

      1. Hi Lexus, we would like to understand how the LS and the LC (£100k new) are not compatible with the update when the NX, UX, ES with similar head unit system are compatible. This update is available everywhere but not in Europe. How is this possible?

    1. Hi Aaron, thanks for getting in touch.

      Apple CarPlay is available for your vehicle. Please get in touch with your local Lexus Centre for further information.


      Lexus UK

  5. I have a 2015 NX300H which I’ve just purchased from Lexus.
    Are there any options available for that model?
    Thank you

        1. Hi Gavin, thanks for getting in touch.

          Your UX is compatible for Apple CarPlay retrofit, should you wish. This can be carried out by your local Lexus Centre at your next service.


          Lexus UK

          1. You’re very welcome.

            Map updates are a costed optional upgrade, we publish two per year to stay up to date with UK road changes. This is something your local Lexus Centre can assist with also.


            Lexus UK

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