Can I use my Android I pad to activate it to my Kona.

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by GPM432, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. GPM432

    GPM432 Active Member

    I don't have a cellphone but I do have an android Ipad. Can I use it like other people use their Iphones on their Kona's to pre heat etc...If so I need some hints on doing that
     
  2. apu

    apu Active Member

    As long as your tablet has an internet connection you should be good.
     
  3. GPM432

    GPM432 Active Member

    Ok so Do I just look that all up in the manual do I need a certain app
     
  4. ericy

    ericy Active Member

    There is a "BlueLink" app that you should find in the Android play store. Expect to be disappointed, in that it can be kind of slow and sometimes it appears to not work. But for turning on the climate, it will eventually do the job.

    Once you get the app installed, you will need to add the vehicle - if you just bought the car, it might take a day or two for the dealer to set things up for you. You will need the VIN for this.

    Then select the "Remote Start" button on the main screen. Which is a little counter-intuitive, but that's where you find the stuff to turn on the climate.
     
  5. GPM432

    GPM432 Active Member

    So I'm connected to my car through my Tablet it shows I'm connected.So Now I understand I need a app on my tablet. I will search for that..
     
  6. GPM432

    GPM432 Active Member

    So I got an Blue tooth app now what
     
  7. GPM432

    GPM432 Active Member

    I just registered in the car now going to bluelink.ca
     
  8. ericy

    ericy Active Member

    No bluetooth. The tablet needs WiFi to connect to the BlueLink servers. The app doesn't connect directly to the car - it goes through Hyundai servers. This is generally the really slow part.
     
  9. GPM432

    GPM432 Active Member

    So now I'm bit confused did I need the app or not I am paired to my Kona
     
  10. ericy

    ericy Active Member

    Yes, you need the app. I am not sure what you get by pairing the tablet to the car, but it wasn't needed for BlueLink to work. If you think about it, you might want to turn on the climate when you are well outside the bluetooth range of the car.
     
  11. ericy

    ericy Active Member

  12. GPM432

    GPM432 Active Member

    Ok I'll get this o work. What app did you use.??
     
  13. SkookumPete

    SkookumPete Well-Known Member

    Few tablets have LTE connections, and if this is the case the mobile app shouldn't even show up in the store.
     
  14. ericy

    ericy Active Member

    True - it will need wifi.
     
  15. ericy

    ericy Active Member

    Just a browser. Chrome.
     
  16. GPM432

    GPM432 Active Member

    Thanks for all of this I think I'll just go out and start it before I leave it doesn't get that cold here and the car warms up in about 3 minutes Thanks again.
     

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