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Australian UConnect 8.4AN- Questions and Answers

I have posted this thread to distinguish between UConnect and Australian UConnect.

As with all cars in Australia, they are dumbed down for us Down Unders. We don't have a UConnect Soft Button so therefore miss out on a huge number of features.
Even our Phone module does not allow TEXT (grayed out). Nothing is mentioned about this in the manual.

I would like to discuss -
Software upgrades that are compatible with the latest model. We call it a 2015 but I think this equates to a 2016 US release.

We don't have remote start, Text, Weather, Hot-Spot etc, etc.

Looking forward to any ideas, help, updates, work-arounds.

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I have posted this thread to distinguish between UConnect and Australian UConnect.

As with all cars in Australia, they are dumbed down for us Down Unders. We don't have a UConnect Soft Button so therefore miss out on a huge number of features.
Even our Phone module does not allow TEXT (grayed out). Nothing is mentioned about this in the manual.

I would like to discuss -
Software upgrades that are compatible with the latest model. We call it a 2015 but I think this equates to a 2016 US release.

We don't have remote start, Text, Weather, Hot-Spot etc, etc.

Looking forward to any ideas, help, updates, work-arounds.
You do have text functionality on your Australian WK2. Both phones in this household (HTC and iPhone) receive texts on our Overland and our KL with no issue.

The HTC functionality allows a text to be sent in reply via the VR on both vehicles. (18 preset messages to choose from). The iPhone however, whilst receiving incoming texts no problem, has had problems sending a reply text back, but it appears that this is an iPhone issue and not a Uconnect issue. There are plenty of threads already posted about this.

Remote start - Have it on the KL. Do not have it on the WK2 but I'm sure it will be an option in subsequent refreshes of the WK2.

With regards to your other points of weather etc, I guess you mean that Australian WK2 owners do not have access to various Apps that are available to owners in the US via Uconnect.

And that is a good point. Why do we not get access to the various Apps available? Hopefully, the issue will be addressed sooner than later.
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Re: Australian UConnect 8.4AN- Questions and Answers

Thanks for the reply SJ. I will have to look further at the text. Currently it is grayed out and I don't receive txts or notifications.

I will try an Android when I can. There are no options on the iphone connections that refer to text. So there is no way of changing any settings as far as I can see. I will try deleting the phone and a new pairing.

When you say .....but I'm sure it will be an option in subsequent refreshes of the WK2. Do you mean software updates or future vehicles?

Thank you again. I will search for other threads re the iphone.
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What is the phone that you are using? You need to set the phone settings to receive data from the Uconnect system.
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It is not an "Australian" Uconnect spec, it is an EXPORT Uconnect spec. North American models have different hardware with the Sierra Wireless card installed for data access for a fee, and a bloody hight fee at that.

See the Export Uconnect thread here - UConnect 8.4 International / Export

Anything related to having a data connection can't work, export doesn't get the hardware.

Model years are the same, we run very similar timing and updates for Nth America as far as all updates go. Your MY15 is also an American MY15.

You can check for whatever your current available firmware is here - https://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/
It is easy to apply the updates yourself.

SJ, North American remote start can also be achieved via their Uconnect app, so different to the FOB one we get with the KL.
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Re: Australian UConnect 8.4AN- Questions and Answers

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What is the phone that you are using? You need to set the phone settings to receive data from the Uconnect system.
It is an iPhone 6. I shall try re-pair. Thanks again
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SJ, North American remote start can also be achieved via their Uconnect app, so different to the FOB one we get with the KL.
Yes, I know that Snuke - my point (probably missed) was that whilst the KL has remote start via my fob, the WK2 doesn't at this point but will probably have in later releases (but not by app) - physical touch on the fob.

With regards to Ash's complaint about Text messaging, it is just that he hasn't accepted the data request on his phone that Uconnect has sent.
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It is an iPhone 6. I shall try re-pair. Thanks again
You don't need to re-pair - you need to accept the request from Uconnect for sending data on your phone. If my memory serves me correctly, (I don't have the iPhone with me now), you need to tap the i symbol with the round circle in the top right (?) of your phone and then check the data request (notifications) from Uconnect.

*** I think *** (from memory).
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Re: Australian UConnect 8.4AN- Questions and Answers

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Yes, I know that Snuke - my point (probably missed) was that whilst the KL has remote start via my fob, the WK2 doesn't at this point but will probably have in later releases (but not by app) - physical touch on the fob.

With regards to Ash's complaint about Text messaging, it is just that he hasn't accepted the data request on his phone that Uconnect has sent.
I just did a re-pair after deleting connection from both iphone 6 and uConnect.
I re-paired succesfully but the response from uC is "This device supports audio and phone".
IPhone Bluetooth screen has an option "Show Notifications" but I still have gray Text button on uC and I am not getting txt on uC.
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Ash - You have checked notifications on your iPhone? (Just checking)
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Re: Australian UConnect 8.4AN- Questions and Answers

The update website doesn't work for my VIN.
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Hi SJ&L

Yes I have "Allow Notifications" on the iPhone.
I am just trying to figure where else I might be missing a switch.
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