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. Good afternoon, I’m looking at purchasing a Lexus ES registration RF69 DYT but is manufactured in January 2020. Prior to making the long drive would you be able to inform me whether or not this vehicle has android auto or Apple CarPlay as standard.

    Thank you.

    1. Good Morning Sufyaan,
      The vehicle registration you have provided, will have wired Android Auto/Car Play as standard.
      Kind regards

  2. Hello,
    Could you please advise if the Lexus NX registration number RV68*** does feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Neil, thanks for getting in touch.

      Your Lexus NX is not equipped with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay as standard, but it can be retrofitted. Your local Lexus Centre is best placed to provide further information on this.


      Lexus UK

  3. My apologies if this has already been asked (I’m unable to search through the comments), but is Android Auto available for a 2019 NX manufactured in 02/2019 for sale in the US? It has CarPlay already, but I don’t see AA.

    1. Hi Ducky,

      May we have your registration number please? If this is not a UK specification we will not be able to advise.

      Kind regards

      1. I’m located in the States, so it looks like you won’t be able to help. I can’t find a similar thread anywhere so I thought I would ask here. Thanks anyway!

        1. Morning Ducky
          We would suggest speaking with a Lexus Centre in the US as they should be able to assist you with this.
          Kind regards

  4. Hello,
    Could you please advise if the Lexus NX registration number GL17*** does feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard? if not is it possible to upgrade
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Navi
      We are sorry but the vehicle registration provided does not feature CarPlay or Android Auto and cannot be retrofitted.
      Kind regards

          1. None of our vehicles have a tracker as such, but you should have the find my car option through the LexusLink + app – it is the icon second in at the bottom of the app.
            I hope this helps Navi.

          2. Hi Navi, thanks for getting in touch.

            Unfortunately your vehicle will not be compatible with the new Lexus Link+ app at the moment.


            Lexus UK

  5. I have a 2016 is300h with standard navigation that has to be updated at a Lexus dealership. Can you tell me what year the latest UK map update is from please. Thanks

  6. Good afternoon,

    Please can you advise whether VRN LP19 ZJN is able to upgraded to have Apple CarPlay. Do you have the facility to see if the vehicle has already had the upgrade undertaken?

    1. Hello Matthew,
      Thanks for your comment.
      This UX is eligible for the Apple CarPlay / Android Auto retrofit.
      Unfortunately, we are unable to see if this has already been fitted.
      Please contact your nearest Lexus Centre if you’d like to get this booked in.

  7. I understand IS 300h is not covered in the list.

    Is it possible to consider expanding the list ?

    I have a IS300h premier and F sport pack, so it has all the luxury and premium features but missing the Apple car play.

    It’s a 69 plate September 2019 model. LX69***

    1. Hi Naresh
      We are not sure what you mean by list?
      Do you mean to have car play in your IS?
      We would need your full registration to confirm anything for you.
      Kind regards

  8. Hi

    I’m looking to purchase an NX300h reg SA69 ***, are you able to advise whether this car has Apple play as standard or are you able to advise whether this has been retrofitted by Lexus?

    Many thanks

    1. Hi Andy, thanks for getting in touch.

      This vehicle is not equipped with Apple CarPlay although it is available for retrofit, it does not look like this has been completed yet.


      Lexus UK

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