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How to Setup Apple CarPlay® in a Toyota

Make Driving More Fun with Apple CarPlay®

Whether you consider yourself an expert in technology or you are just getting by, we can all use a little help. If you want to enjoy your favorite tunes or essential apps from your Apple device, consider linking your phone to your Toyota. Apple CarPlay® can easily be connected to your Toyota vehicle in a few steps. Check out this video from Toyota USA to see how it is done.

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How to Use the Vehicle Health Report on the Toyota App

Check the Health of Your Toyota with This Application

It is easier than ever to check the health status of your Toyota vehicle. All it takes is a few minutes of your time and the Toyota App. If you are curious about recall notices, when your vehicle was last serviced, or current vehicle alerts, you can benefit from downloading the Toyota App. This blog contains a video from Toyota USA that will walk you the vehicle health report section of the Toyota App.

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Did You Know that Toyota has AWD models of the 2020 Camry and 2021 Avalon Coming Soon?

Toyota Announced the Addition of 2020 Camry AWD and 2021 Avalon AWD Models

Toyota recently announced that they would be releasing the first AWD sedan models since 1991. The two models are the 2020 Toyota Camry AWD and the 2021 Toyota Avalon AWD. Toyota already features a number of great AWD crossovers and SUVs, but the 2020 Camry and the 2021 Avalon would be the first sedans in the Toyota lineup to offer AWD in nearly 30 years. Join the staff here at Toyota Palo Alto as we explore the key aspects that each of these AWD Toyota sedans will offer! Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to connect your iPhone to the Toyota Camry Wi-Fi Hotspot

It is more important now than ever for drivers and passengers to stay connected wherever they go. Whether you’re trying to keep up with work, stream your favorite music or navigate the quickest route home, no one can afford to be without a connection to the internet anymore. Drivers looking to stay connected are in luck with the new 2018 Toyota Camry, however. Keep reading to learn about the new 2018 Toyota Camry’s available Wi-Fi Hotspot and how to easily connect your iPhone.


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How To Use Toyota Entune™ 3.0 Wi-Fi Connect

New 2018 Toyota Camry vehicles fitted with the Entune™ 3.0 infotainment system can add a Wi-Fi Hotspot. The 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot by Verizon allows the connection of up to five devices. Existing Verizon customers are able to share data from their plan, and data packages are available in 2 GB ($35), 4 GB ($50) and 8 GB ($70) packages. You’ll be connected wherever you go with your new Toyota Camry!

To get connected, first select “Menu” on the Toyota Entune™ display

Next, find the “Wi-Fi” option and press “On” – your Wi-Fi Hotspot and network settings will display on the screen

On your iPhone, navigate to your Wi-Fi settings (Settings > Wi-Fi) and enter the password that is displayed on your screen

Your iPhone should now be connected to your Toyota Entune™ system!


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What Can Toyota Entune™ 3.0 Do?

Learn more about the Toyota Entune™ 3.0 system and all of the great connectivity features it offers drivers in Palo Alto, CA! The new Toyota Entune™ 3.0 system offers drivers the ability to integrate their smartphone with their vehicle to have even more control over features and functions. Some of the best features of the Toyota Entune™ 3.0 system include Bluetooth ® compatibility, integrated navigation with traffic reports, and the Entune™ App Suite. Read more about all of the functions and features of the new Toytoa Entune™ infotainment system.

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Schedule a test drive of a new 2018 Toyota Camry

To learn more about the high-tech standard and available features of the new 2018 Toyota Camry, contact us! If you’d like to experience the innovative and high-tech features for yourself, stop down to Magnussen’s Toyota Palo Alto and test drive a new Toyota Camry – or any other vehicle from Toyota’s impressive lineup!

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Which 2018 Toyota models will come with built-in Wi-Fi?

Verizon Wi-Fi Connect system features and availability on 2018 Toyota vehicles 

Throughout the history of the automotive industry, we’ve trusted Toyota to be a leader in innovation on the wide variety of model types that it offers. New for the 2018 model year comes some awesome new advancements if you need to stay connected to your busy life right from the comfort of your vehicle; we’re talking about built-in Wi-Fi! Come with our Toyota Palo Alto team today as we check out the Verizon Wi-Fi Connect system features and availability on 2018 Toyota vehicles!  Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota EnTune infotainment system features

What can Toyota EnTune do?

Toyota EnTune infotainment system features 

With recent advancements in automotive technology, the market’s consumer base has grown to include more tech savvy individuals than ever before. As such, it’s important to know that your vehicle can do a good job of keeping you connected to the moments and people that matter to you the most. The Toyota model line is at the forefront of this tech advancement, as seen by its EnTune infotainment system standard in most new models. Today we’ll show you all the system’s available features and how they can help you on the road! Read the rest of this entry >>

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What kind of infotainment system does Toyota have?

Does Toyota have Apple CarPlay?

Most automotive brands now have some kind of infotainment system that helps drivers use their mobile devices to access certain features in their vehicle. This can include hands-free calling, mobile apps, music features, navigation and more. These systems have made driving even more enjoyable. The only real issue is that there are so many different systems available that it can be difficult to keep track of what brands are compatible with each device. Today we’re going to help by answering the question, “Does Toyota have Apple CarPlay? Read the rest of this entry >>

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What did Toyota present at the 2016 CES?

Toyota Highlights from CES 2016

January starts the most exciting time of the automotive year. It is the time of year when brands like Toyota are announcing new vehicles and technologies that they have been developing. It’s always exciting to see what’s coming next that will make driving even more exciting. Today we’re going to look at the most recent vehicle news by exploring the Toyota highlights from CES 2016. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Back to the Future Vehicles

What was Marty McFly’s dream truck?

October 21, 2015 was an exciting day where Back to the Future fans celebrated the film and took a look at how accurate its predictions for the future actually were. It was also the day that the Toyota Mirai was released. Toyota made the big reveal with a video that was filmed with the cast from the film. Toyota also made two Back to the Future vehicles, one is a custom version of the Mirai and the other is a real (updated) version of Marty McFly’s dream truck. But the question is, what was Marty McFly’s dream truck? Read the rest of this entry >>