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Pair a Phone

How To Pair a Phone

Pairing your phone is the first step in connecting with your Toyota for hands-free calling and for audio streaming via Bluetooth®8 wireless technology.

How To Pair iPhone
How To Pair Android

Pairing your phone is quick and easy: We've provided two options for you to choose from, depending on your knowledge of your phone's Bluetooth® 8 options.

I've Never Paired a Phone

If you've never paired your phone before or used Bluetooth®, 8 we'll walk you through the process step by step —   using Toyota's new Connect website. You'll find detailed instructions on how to pair many phones with Toyota multimedia systems or download the Bluetooth Pairing Guide.

Click here for the Toyota Connect website.

I've Paired a Phone to Other Vehicles/Device

If you've paired your phone before or used Bluetooth® 8 , basic pairing instructions are provided below to get you connected to your new Toyota's multimedia system in no time.
For your safety, you can only pair a phone when the vehicle is stopped and in Park.
Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or touchscreen. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on a display screen.

Pairing a Phone Using Bluetooth® 8 *†

  1. Touch Setup on the faceplate
  2. Touch Bluetooth® 8 Setup
  3. Touch Search for Bluetooth® 8 Devices*† or Make This System Discoverable
    1. The system will begin searching for devices
    2. Touch Cancel if you wish to cancel the search
  4. Touch the device to be paired
  5. A message will direct you to start the pairing process on your phone
  6. Touch Accept to pair your smartphone to your vehicle
  7. A confirmation will appear that your phone has been paired

†Bluetooth® 8 directions vary between phones. If you do not know how to access your phone's Bluetooth® 8 options, please refer to your phone's Owner's Manual for instructions.

How Do I Connect to the Internet?

Once you've paired your phone, you're connected for phone and for audio streaming via Bluetooth® 8 wireless technology. To connect to the Internet, which will allow you to use your phone’s data plan to access Entune ® 7 apps and data services, follow the procedure below after your phone is already paired with the multimedia system.

Two Ways to Connect Entune®

Wireless Connectivity

To use Entune, all Android and Blackberry® devices, connect wirelessly to all Entune-enabled multimedia systems

Wireless Connectivity

Cabled Connection

Display Audio multimedia systems require all iPhones®10 to be cabled to the USB port. This requirement allows the Display Audio Entune® system to operate with full functionality and it also recharges all iPhones® 10

Cabled Connection

If you are using an iPhone® 10 , start here.

  1. Connect your iPhone® 10 to your vehicle using your iPhone® 10 USB cable (other cords such as cigarette lighter adapter cords will not work with Entune®, you must use the USB connection)
  2. Make sure your phone is turned on and paired with vehicle. For instructions on how to pair, visit the Toyota Connect site.
  3. Check the battery life on your phone. To maximize the capabilities of the phone, not Entune®, your phone must have a minimum of a 50% battery charge. If your phone's battery is below 50%please plug it into a power source before launching Entune®
  4. Launch Entune® app on phone and sign in. Note: The first time you launch Entune® on your phone, sign in by entering your email address and password you created when you registered at myentune.com. If you did not register your Entune® account yet, please click here.
  5. Within the Entune® app on your iPhone® 10 , touch Options > Connect to Vehicle
    1. The app displays a lockout screen
    2. Your vehicle's screen displays a request to connect an Internet device
  6. On the vehicle screen, touch Yes to connect the iPhone® 10
    1. A message displaysstating the device is now connected for Internet services
  7. On the head unit, press APPS
    1. Entune® displays the APPS main page
    2. The phone app displays a lockout screen with the Entune® logo and a button to disconnect from Entune®.
Continue with "Reconnecting at a later time"

If you are using Android, start here.

  1. Make sure your phone is turned on and paired with vehicle. For instructions on how to pair, visit the Toyota Connect site.
  2. Check the battery life on your phone. To maximize the capabilities of the phone, not Entune®, your phone must have a minimum of a 50% battery charge. If your phone's battery is below 50%please plug it into a power source before launching Entune®
  3. Ensure your phone is in "Listening Mode". This is essential for the phone to communicate with the multimedia system. Follow these instructions to put your phone in Listening mode:
    1. Launch Entune® app on phone and sign in. Note: The first time you launch Entune® on your phone, sign in by entering your email address and password you created when you registered at myentune.com. If you have not registered your Entune® account yet, please click here.
    2. Press Menu key on phone
    3. If you see the word "Disconnect" then you are in Listening mode
    4. If you see the words "Connect to Vehicle", then touch "Connect to Vehicle" to activate Listening mode. The word "Disconnect" will now be visible
  4. Push APPS on head unit
  5. On the head unit, select any app
  6. Touch Confirm on safety screen
  7. Touch Yes to connect to Internet
  8. Touch the button representing your Android
  9. Touch Connect for Internet
  10. Please read the roaming warning screen and touch Continue when ready
  11. Please read the Data Plan warning screen and touch Continue when ready
  12. Touch the button representing your wireless carrier
  13. On the head unit, press APPS
    1. Entune® displays the APPS main page

If you are using a BlackBerry®, start here.

  1. Make sure your phone is turned on and paired with vehicle. For instructions on how to pair, visit the Toyota Connect site.
  2. Check the battery life on your phone. To maximize the capabilities of the phone, not Entune®, your phone must have a minimum of a 50% battery charge. If your phone's battery is below 50%, please plug it into a power source before launching Entune®
  3. Ensure your phone is in "Listening mode". This is essential for the phone to communicate with the multimedia system. Follow these instructions to put your phone in Listening mode:
    1. Launch Entune® app on your BlackBerry®. Note: The first time you launch Entune® on your phone, sign in by entering your email address and password you created when you registered at myentune.com. If you have not registered your Entune® account yet, please click here.
    2. Press Menu key
    3. Touch Options
    4. Make sure "Connect to Vehicle" is grayed out
    5. If "Connect to Vehicle" is black, touch to turn on and it will turn gray
  4. On your BlackBerry®,
    1. If you have a touchscreen choose Options > Connect to Vehicle
    2. If you have hard buttons, press the Menu (BlackBerry® logo) button
  5. The next steps take place on your vehicle’s multimedia screen
    1. Push APPS on head unit
    2. From the main apps page, touch any app to launch it
    3. Screen will read: "No Device Connected for Internet. Would you like to configure one now?" Touch YES
    4. Touch the button representing your BlackBerry ®
    5. Touch Connect for Internet
      1. If a message appears about disconnecting another device, touch Yes
    6. Touch the button representing your wireless carrier
  6. On the head unit, press APPS
    1. Entune® displays the APPS main page
Continue with "Reconnecting at a Later Time"

Reconnecting at a Later Time

Once your phone has been paired, it will automatically connect whenever the ENGINE START STOP switch is in ACCESSORY or IGNITION ON mode.

iPhone® 10

On subsequent restarts of the vehicle, the vehicle will automatically detect an "Internet Device" and ask the user to resume services. TouchYes . The multimedia system will return to the "Audio Off" screen. Press APPS to display the apps main screen. If a "data plan cost" warning message appears, touch Continue . You will see a confirmation screen indicating a successful connection.
If you have problems, ensure your phone is in "Listening mode". This is essential for the phone to communicate with the multimedia system. Follow these instructions to put your phone in Listening mode:

  1. Launch Entune® app on phone
  2. Touch "set up icon" in the bottom right corner of screen
  3. Make sure "Connect to Vehicle" is grayed out
  4. If "Connect to Vehicle" is black, touch to turn on and it will turn gray

Android

To resume Internet services the next time your phone is communicating with the vehicle, press APPS to go main page on the multimedia system and select any app. If a "data plan cost" warning message appears, touch Continue .
If you have problems, ensure your phone is in "Listening Mode". This is essential for the phone to communicate with the multimedia system. Follow these instructions to put your phone in Listening mode:

  1. Launch Entune® app on phone
  2. Press Menu key on phone
  3. If you see the word "Disconnect" then you are in Listening mode
  4. If you see the words "Connect to Vehicle" ,then touch "Connect to Vehicle" to activate Listening mode. The word "Disconnect" will now be visible

BlackBerry®

To resume Internet services the next time your phone is communicating with the vehicle, press APPS to go main page on the multimedia system and select any app. If a "data plan cost" warning message appears, touch Continue .
If you have problems, ensure your phone is in "Listening mode" . This is essential for the phone to communicate with the multimedia system. Follow these instructions to put your phone in Listening mode:

  1. Launch Entune® app on phone
  2. Press Menu key
  3. Touch Options
  4. Make sure "Connect to Vehicle" is grayed out
  5. If "Connect to Vehicle" is black, touch to turnonand it will turn gray

  • Will Entune® work with my iPad® 10 or iPod® 10 Touch?
    Only smartphones and feature phones are tested and support Entune®.
  • Do I need a special Toyota application downloaded to my phone?
    Yes, there is a Toyota Entune® mobile application that you'll need for vehicle integration. Once you've registered on-line, you can link to your phone’s app store to download it.
  • What if I already have these apps on my phone? Do I have to download them again?
    No, if you already have an existing account for any of the applications, you can simply link them to the Toyota Entune® application during registration. This allows vehicle integration and gives you the ability to utilize the various in-vehicle controls.
  1. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $825 for Cars, $885 for Small/Light Trucks (Sienna, RAV4, RAV4 EV, Highlander Gas, Highlander HV, FJ Cruiser, 4Runner, Tacoma and Venza), $1100 for Large Trucks (Tundra), and $925 for Large SUVs (Sequoia and Land Cruiser). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota's charge for these services is called the "Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee" and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota's overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. Actual dealer price will vary.
  2. 2014 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
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  3. EPA-estimated driving range 103 miles when vehicle is fully charged. Excludes driving conditions. Actual mileage will vary.
  4. 2014 EPA-estimated mpg equivalent. Actual mpge will vary based on driving habits, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature and road/traffic conditions. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information on mpge and range, please see www.fueleconomy.gov.
  5. 2014 EPA-estimated combined miles per gasoline gallon equivalent. Estimate includes consumption of electricity and gasoline energy during EV Mode operation. Actual results will vary for many reasons including driving conditions and how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
  6. 2014 EPA-estimated 51 city/49 highway/50 combined mpg estimates for Prius Plug-in. Actual mileage will vary.
  7. Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Apps/services vary by phone/carrier; functionality depends on many factors. Select apps use large amounts of data; you are responsible for charges. Apps and services subject to change. See toyota.com/entune for details.
  8. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toyota is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. The phones on this site claim to support Bluetooth® wireless technology audio streaming. Toyota does not endorse a particular phone or substantiate the Bluetooth® wireless technology audio streaming capability of the phones listed.
  9. Data services provided by XM Data Services on Premium HDD Navigation.
  10. iPod® and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. May not be compatible with all mobile phones, MP3/WMA players and like models.
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  13. DVD player functionality only available when vehicle is in Park with the emergency brake engaged.
  14. HD Radio™ technology manufactured under license from iBiquity Digital Corporation. U.S. and Foreign Patents. HD Radio™ and the HD and HD Radio™ logos are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
  15. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the navigation system or any XM services mentioned (if installed) are dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services not available in every city or roadway. Periodic Entune app updates do not include navigation updates. Navigation updates are available at an additional cost from your local Toyota dealer. See your Navigation System Owner's Manual or contact XM for details.
  16. Plug-in Hybrid Apps are only available on the Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced model. Plug-in Hybrid Apps include Charge Management, Remote Climate, and Vehicle Finder. Charging Station Map is currently only available on the multimedia system display. Smartphone Apps available summer 2012 at no additional charge include Charging Station Map and ECO Dashboard. Users will have the ability to opt-in to various levels of services. All Plug-in Hybrid Apps require an active subscription to Safety Connect® and download of Entune™ app to compatible smartphone.
  17. An active Safety Connect® account is required. Safety Connect® is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connection availability and satellite signal reception. All Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced models come with a three-year complimentary trial account, which begins on the date the vehicle is purchased by the customer. Customers can register for Safety Connect® at the dealer, or by calling Safety Connect® customer care at 1-800-331-4331. Price shown is current at time of publishing, pricing subject to change without notice.
  18. Maximum operation duration of this system is ten minutes. System may not operate if the hybrid battery is under load or if the battery charge is low. While plugged in, this system operates using power from grid. See your Owner's Manual for further information. By activating the Remote Climate feature, your vehicle’s accessory power will be powered on and any last known settings - for example air conditioning, radio and windshield wipers - will resume.
  19. Customers have the option of opting out of the Vehicle Finder application if so desired through the Entune™ account management website at www.myentune.com.
  20. Vehicle must be properly plugged into an operational power source and charge timer must be set to complete a Charge Now request.
  21. Pricing for Prius Plug-in Advanced Apps access post three-year complimentary trial period is an estimate. The addition of new Plug-in Hybrid Applications and services may warrant a price change. Applications and data services are subject to change without notice.
  22. Safety Connect® availability varies per equipped model. Not available on vehicles manufactured prior to fall 2009.
  23. Contact with the Safety Connect® response center is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connection availability, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, which can limit the ability to reach the response center or receive emergency service support. Enrollment and Telematics Subscription Service Agreement required. A variety of subscription terms is available; charges vary by subscription term selected.