Why Doesn't Toyota Have Remote Start?

Why Doesn’t Toyota Have Remote Start?

Why Doesn’t Toyota Have Remote Start? It actually does have, remote start, which you can turn on your new vehicle from home and much more…

Toyota launched Entune™ in 2011 as a system originally for apps and data services to connect with your vehicle. To better align with customers’ understanding of Entune™, it now represents all the features of the center audio display stack with a simplified line-up that includes four (4) main multimedia systems. Vehicles equipped with the Entune™ Premium Audio and Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio systems include full moving map, Integrated Navigation, and Entune® App Suite. Best of all, Entune® App Suite is now subscription-free to all new and existing customers!

As cars become more connected, Toyota is on the leading edge of a technology revolution that is expanding what is possible for personal mobility. More than just a dream of the future, these innovations are arriving now with Toyota’s third-generation Entune™ telematics platform. First introduced on the 2018 Camry, Entune™ 3.0 offers more features, more functions, and greater connectivity than has ever been available on a Toyota brand product.

Sign in or create a Toyota Owners account to enroll and manage all your subscriptions. Or, if you are just getting started, take a look at the Quick-Reference Guide.

First, you need to make sure if your vehicle is equipped with Remote Connect.

Which Toyotas are Equipped with Remote Start?

The answer is, in order to take advantage of this feature your Toyota should has Entune 3.0 Audio Plus or Entune 3.0 Premium. for example
all 2019 Avalon,
2018 and 2019 Camry,
2019 Corolla Hatchback (Automatic Transmission only) and
2019 Rav4.

Remote Connect

Remote Connect

To access Entune™ 3.0 App Suite Connect applications from your vehicle’s touch screen, an Entune™ 3.0 App Suite compatible smartphone is required. Use your compatible smartphone to download the Entune™ 3.0 mobile app from the applicable app store. You may also visit www.toyota.com/entune to learn more about Entune™ 3.0 App Suite Connect.

A compatible smartphone is required to operate mobile apps and some connected services. Check phone compatibility by one of the following methods:
• Visit: www.toyota.com/entune/#!compatibility
• Call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 Mon-Fri: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CDT Sat: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT

Set up Remote Connect

To enable Entune™ 3.0 Remote Connect, you must authenticate and initialize your services via the multimedia system.* 6-month complimentary trial.

1. Press “APPS” on the faceplate, then select “Communications” on display screen.
2. Select “Remote Service” icon.
3. Enter the 6-character authorization code* you received via email to enable remote services.
4. Select “Submit.”
5. The vehicle has been successfully authorized for remote services. Select “OK.”

Standard on:
Entune™ 3.0 Audio Plus and Entune™ 3.0 Premium Audio.

* If you opted in for Entune™ 3.0 Remote Connect, you should have received an email with a 6-digit authorization code.
If you have not received your authorization code via email, please call 1-800-331-4331 for assistance.

Here is step by step instruction:

Bluetooth® pairing for YOUR phone

Pairing your phone is the first step in connecting with your Toyota for hands-free calling and for audio streaming via Bluetooth® This pairing process is quick and easy. All you have to do is set up the phone and multimedia system to form a connection.

1. Press “MENU” on the faceplate, then select “Setup” on display screen.
2. Ensure pairing for your phone is turned on for your device
3. Select “Bluetooth®” then select “Add New Device” on display screen.
4. Select “Device Name.”
5. Check the display on your smartphone. Does the PIN XXXX match the PIN displayed? If it does, select “Pair.”
6. “Connecting” displays while the device is forming the connection to your multimedia system.
7. Enable Notifications (text message). While pairing your device, a message will display: “You may need to allow message access on your phone.””Connect to my car” to begin. Select “Toyota.
“Note: You may also select “Skip” on display screen to skip enabling notifications. If skipped, proceed to Step 9.
8. Turn on “Show Notifications” for iPhone® or “ON” for Android.
9. A confirmation will appear once your phone has been paired and connected.

How to register with Entune 3.0

To maximize your Entune 3.0 experience, begin by downloading the Entune 3.0 App Suite app onto your mobile device. Then visit www.ToyotaOwners.com to register.

1. Go to www.ToyotaOwners.com Click on Join Now.
2. Complete the fields and click Create Account to register.
The system displays a message that an email was sent to their account to complete enrollment.
Note: Check spam folder in case the email was incorrectly identified.
3. Click ACTIVATE MY ACCOUNT to authenticate the email and complete the registration process.
4. Fill in the required information and click (?).
5. If no VINs are attached to the account, the customer will be prompted to add a VIN and click SUBMIT.
6. Confirm your preferred servicing dealer and click ADD VEHICLE.
7. Confirm services and click CONTINUE.
8. Accept Opt-Ins and click CONTINUE. Be sure the top box is checked to ensure services are ON.
9. If additional information needs to be 9 added, type in the address and phone number for the customer and click CONFIRM ORDER. If the profile is complete, the system skips STEP 9.
10. Click READ HERE or PRINT before proceeding. When the profile is complete, present the e-sign agreement.
11. Select the check box to authorize and click SUBMIT.
12. The system processes the enrollment.
Click SUBMIT to determine the account with Remote Services.
The customer will receive an email with a 6-digit authorization code that will need to be input into the Entune 3.0 Remote Authorization app via the vehicle’s multimedia system. If the customer has not received the authorization code email, call 1-800-331-4331 for assistance.
13. The system displays a confirmation screen with all the enrolled services.

Get to know Entune 3.0 App Suite

1. Download the Toyota Entune 3.0 App Suite app from the Apple® App StoreSM. Once downloaded, open the app.
2. Tap “Don’t Allow” or “Allow” for Toyota Entune 3.0 to access your location when you are not using the app.
3. Tap “Don’t Allow” or “Allow” for Toyota Entune 3.0 to send you notifications.
4. Tap “Accept” to accept the Terms and Conditions
5. Tap “United States” for your region.
6. Tap “Continue As Guest” to use Entune 3.0 App Suite as a guest or log in with existing Toyota Owners credentials

Benefits of Signing in to the App:

• Your app settings (which apps are hidden, what order the apps are in, etc.) will be tied to your account. If you switch smartphones, you can log in with your Toyota Owners account to keep your settings
• Your credentials for NPR One, iHeartRadio and Slacker will be linked to your account
• If you switch smartphones, you will only need to log in with your Toyota Owners credentials to use the apps instead of having to log in to each app individually
Once you have downloaded Entune 3.0 App Suite and paired your phone via Bluetooth®, Entune 3.0 lets you access many useful apps. These are some of the top featured apps you can access by pressing the APPS button on the faceplate.

1. Press APP on the faceplate, then select an “icon” you would like to access on display screen.

iHeartRadio, Slacker, NPR One
PRESS APPS, under Infotainment
Select each app to connect to desired APPS programs and stations
Yelp®
PRESS APPS, under Infotainment
Select “Yelp®” app to connect to search great local businesses.
Fuel, Sports, Stocks
PRESS APPS, under Infotainment

Press APP on the faceplate, then touch an “icon” you’d like to access.
FUEL
List fuel stations near your current location.
SPORTS
Select your favorite sport to see information.
STOCKS
Search and see current stock information.
WEATHER
Select “Forecast” to see a three-day forecast, select “Change” next to “Current location” to search and change location.
TRAFFIC
Select an incident to see detailed information. Select “Change” next to “Current location” to search and change location.

Toyota Remote Connect

Toyota Remote Connect

Toyota Remote Connect  (Availabile on Entune™ 3.0 Audio Plus and  Entune™ 3.0 Premium )

The Toyota Remote Connect App lets you lock and unlock doors, start/stop the engine, find your vehicle in a parking lot, monitor guest drivers and get vehicle status notification. Remote functions can be operated from one of three separate devices:

  • Smartphone
  • Smartwatch as a companion to the smartphone
  • Amazon Alexa Toyota Skill (Supported vehicles: 2018+ Camry with CD player-equipped Entune 3.0 Plus and Premium audio systems; 2019+ Avalon)

ENGINE START/STOP Remote engine start/stop lets you remotely start your vehicle to warm or cool the interior based on the last climate-control settings. The engine or hybrid system will run for up to 10 minutes or until any door is opened, the brakes are pressed, or the engine is turned off remotely.

REMOTE DOOR LOCK/UNLOCK Now you can remotely lock and unlock your doors and receive confirmation if the action was successful. And should you unlock your Toyota remotely, the doors will automatically relock after 30 seconds if no further action takes place.

VEHICLE FINDER The Vehicle Finder can locate your vehicle on the street or in an uncovered parking lot and guide you to your vehicle’s last known parked location.

VEHICLE STATUS ALERTS With the touch of a button, you can remotely check the status of your vehicle’s doors, windows, moon roof, trunk, and hood, as well as the vehicle’s current fuel level, odometer or trip mileage. The system can also notify you with customizable alerts.

GUEST DRIVER Toyota Remote can send instant alerts if the vehicle is started or exceeds preset limits on speed, curfew, miles driven, engine run time, total elapsed time, or distance from a set location.

Set up Remote Connect

How To Setup Toyota Remote Connect

How To Setup Toyota Remote Connect

To enable Entune 3.0 Remote Connect, you must authenticate and initialize your services via the multimedia system.* 6-month complimentary trial.

1. Press “APPS” on the faceplate, then select “Communications” on display screen.
2. Select “Remote Service” icon.
3. Enter the 6-character authorization code* you received via email to enable remote services.
4. Select “Submit.”
5. The vehicle has been successfully authorized for remote services. Select “OK.”
Standard on:
Entune 3.0 Audio Plus and Entune 3.0 Premium Audio.*

If you opted in for Entune 3.0 Remote Connect, you should have received an email with a 6-digit authorization code. If you have not received your authorization code via email, please call 1-800-331-4331 for assistance.

Set up Wi-Fi Connect Powered by Verizon

In vehicle connectivity using a Data Communication Module (DCM), Toyota offers Wi-Fi Connect Powered by Verizon. Up to five devices can connect simultaneously to the vehicle’s Wi-Fi® hotspot. Turn your vehicle into a hotspot. Connect to entertainment with Wi-Fi Connect Powered by Verizon!

Features
• 4G LTE Wi-Fi Powered by Verizon
• Easily connect up to five (5) devices
• Existing Verizon customers can add the Wi-Fi Connect Powered by Verizon subscription to their plan

1. Press “MENU” on the faceplate, then select “Setup” on display screen.
2. Scroll down to “Wi-Fi” and turn “ON” by selecting “Wi-Fi Hotspot: OFF.”
3. Once the multimedia system connects to the Internet, the system displays the name of the Wi-Fi hotspot when it’s discoverable.*
4. Enable Wi-Fi on the device. On your phone, go to “Settings.” Tap “Wi-Fi.”
5. Make sure “Wi-Fi” is on. Select the Wi-Fi network name of the vehicle.
6. Depending on your device, open the Web browser. You will be redirected to the Verizon Wi-Fi trial sign-up page. Within this page, select the option to start your trial.*
7. Complete all the fields required.
8. Accept the Verizon customer agreement.
9. You will receive a confirmation email – it may take up to 15 minutes for Wi-Fi to activate.

*Standard on Entune 3.0 Audio Plus and Entune 3.0 Premium Audio. Complimentary trial up to 2 GB within 6 months.

Understanding Service Connect (Not available on 2018-2019 Sienna, Mirai, 2019 C-HR)

Get to know Service Connect

Initialize Service Connect1. After the customer registers and opts in to Service Connect, the customer will be greeted with notification with the following language: “Would you like to start Toyota Service Connect Activation?”
2. Select “Yes.”
3. Select “OK.”

Use Siri® Eyes Free

With Siri® Eyes Free, you can make calls, send emails, retrieve text messages, select music, find calendar information and more.

• Pairs compatible smartphones to the Entune 3.0 system easily via Bluetooth®.
• Can access voice recognition system via the vehicle’s steering wheel controls and the in-vehicle microphone.
• Responses are played back via the vehicle’s audio speakers.
Push and hold the off-hook switch to access Siri® Eyes Free.

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