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Hands-free siri update now avaiable for free on 2014-2015 8.4 units

Good news! FCA just released a software update so 2014-2015 WK2's with 8.4 and 8.4N units can use hands-free Siri. This means, among other things, iOS users can now text via voice for the first time.

You can download and install the update yourself.

FCA Offers Apple Siri Eyes Free Feature to Nearly Two Million Vehicles Through Uconnect® Software

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Vehicle owners with properly equipped 2013-2015 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram vehicles can now add Apple Siri Eyes Free capability to their vehicle's Uconnect system
Vehicle owners in the U.S. and Canada can download a complementary software update from https://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/
FCA Uconnect is releasing a new complimentary software update designed to add Apple Siri Eyes Free capability to the vehicle's Uconnect system for nearly two million properly equipped Uconnect vehicles dating back to the 2013 model year.

"With the addition of the Siri Eyes Free feature for later model-year vehicles, more customers will have an opportunity to integrate their iPhones with Uconnect while keeping their hands on the wheel and their eyes on road," says Tricia Hecker, Global Head of Connected Services, FCA. "By adding Siri Eyes Free capability, customers will be able to use their voice to dictate and send messages, select specific songs, create reminder notifications and set calendar entries."

About Siri Eyes Free
Drivers can activate Siri Eyes Free from the voice button on the steering wheel and speak natural language voice commands to send text messages, play music, set reminders, place phone calls and access turn-by-turn directions. Drivers will simply push and hold the voice recognition button on the steering wheel until the Siri screen appears on the 8.4-inch touch screen and the user hears the audible tones. Siri Eyes Free is compatible with an Apple iPhone 4s or later.

For a demonstration of Siri Eyes Free capability on a Uconnect 8.4 system, visit https://youtu.be/Ha_Ur29ld-w

The new software update is available for the following vehicles equipped with a Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen system:

2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500
2013-2015 Dodge Viper
2014-2015 Dodge Durango
2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger
2014-2015 Jeep® Cherokee and Grand Cherokee
2015 Jeep Renegade
2015 Chrysler 200 and 300
To download and install the Siri Eyes Free software update, vehicle owners can visit https://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ to receive the software and watch the video for step-by-step instructions on how to perform the update themselves or customers can schedule a service appointment to have the software update installed at their preferred dealership. Additional charges for a service appointment may apply.

About Uconnect
Launched in 2003, Uconnect systems are FCA's in-vehicle connectivity centers, designed to keep consumers connected, entertained and, most importantly, focused on the road.

Each FCA vehicle comes equipped with a Uconnect system that provides drivers with a range of available communication, navigation, entertainment features and connected services, including:

Hands-free calling or texting solutions that keep drivers productive, talking and connected
Entertainment and audio options that include AM, FM, HD or satellite radio, Bluetooth streaming audio, CD Player, USB, SD Card and AUX Port
Navigation options that help provide a stress-free commute with easy access to points of interest, well-designed maps and turn-by-turn directions that are broadcast over the vehicle's audio system
An included trial of Uconnect Access services also is available on properly equipped vehicles. These real-time services include a monthly vehicle health report, vehicle health alert, a smartphone app that enables owners to remotely lock, unlock or start their vehicle, locate their vehicle and more; 9-1-1 and Assist Buttons on the rearview mirror that will connect vehicle owners to help at the push of a button; Yelp Search, voice texting and the ability to purchase a Wi-Fi hotspot for a day, week or a month.

Vehicle owners can access and control their Uconnect system's features and services by using voice recognition technology, steering wheel controls, touch screens or traditional knobs and buttons.

About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."

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Re: Hands-free siri update now avaiable for free on 2014-2015 8.4 units

Just saw this too:
https://www.google.com/amp/appleinsi...client=safari#

Anyone do the update it yet?
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Re: Hands-free siri update now avaiable for free on 2014-2015 8.4 units

No dice on the download:

"There are no updates available at this time for your 2015 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SUMMIT 4X4 SPORT UTILITY 4-DR equipped with the system."


Post here if anyone can get a download and what model year the car is. I am guessing the notification preceded the actual software release.

Paul

To be honest, I would be happy to NOT HAVE the Carplay in the Jeep if I could at least activate Siri on the steering wheel. Hope this is not vapor-ware.

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Re: Hands-free siri update now avaiable for free on 2014-2015 8.4 units

I entered my vin on driveuconnect.com and got this image
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Re: Hands-free siri update now avaiable for free on 2014-2015 8.4 units

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I entered my vin on driveuconnect.com and got this image
Good for you, bummer for me. I wonder why my VIN didn't produce results... I couldn't have mis-typed it considering it identified my car accurately.

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Just saw this too:
https://www.google.com/amp/appleinsi...client=safari#

Anyone do the update it yet?

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Re: Hands-free siri update now avaiable for free on 2014-2015 8.4 units

Called the number for uconnect service. They told me to try again on Monday to download, but since I see people here that have '15s. I am guessing there is some issue that will cause me to need to go to the dealer for the update. Just my luck, especially because this is an update I really wanted. Unless I can find another option for download.

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Re: Hands-free siri update now avaiable for free on 2014-2015 8.4 units

I have a 2015 SRT and its saying there is no update available ? I'm on the phone to u connect in the USA trying to find out when
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Installed but compared to regular siri it is quite slow.


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Installed without a problem
Have not used it enough yet

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Re: Hands-free siri update now avaiable for free on 2014-2015 8.4 units

How long is it taking you to do the updates? I put the .iso on the same USB stick I have used for past updates (only file on the drive) but I'm not seeing the menu pop up with the version numbers to perform the upgrade.

Insert stick
Turn on car
Wait.... nothing. The system goes to the USB audio menu and says files not supported
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Re: Hands-free siri update now avaiable for free on 2014-2015 8.4 units

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How long is it taking you to do the updates? I put the .iso on the same USB stick I have used for past updates (only file on the drive) but I'm not seeing the menu pop up with the version numbers to perform the upgrade.

Insert stick
Turn on car
Wait.... nothing. The system goes to the USB audio menu and says files not supported


Mine came up in about 20sec or so
Make sure you drag the entire folder of folders to the usb drive....
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