For owners of current AppRadio 2, AppRadio, and Advanced App Mode products*, please read the following important update:
On September 18th, 2012 we announced two operational issues affecting Pioneer AppRadio and Advanced App Mode* products when connected to an iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 running iOS 6. To resolve these issues, both the Pioneer AppRadio app and each compatible third-party AppRadio app require an update.
The Pioneer AppRadio app has been updated to version 1.8.1 and is now available for download from the iTunes App Store.
The following compatible third-party AppRadio apps have also been updated and are confirmed to be compatible with iOS 6 and Pioneer AppRadio or Advanced App Mode* products. The updates restore the following features (if applicable).
1.) The updated compatible third-party app can be successfully launched from the AppRadio screen.
2.) Pinch to zoom is restored. (Please note, not all apps provide the pinch to zoom function.)
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We will continue to post updates regarding third-party AppRadio app updates.
* Model numbers vary by region. Applicable U.S. models are as follows: SPH-DA100, SPH-DA02, SPH-DA01, AVIC-Z140BH, AVIC-X940BT, AVH-P8400BH
ADDING A NEW TOUCH TO YOUR CONNECTED LIFESTYLE
Pioneer’s revolutionary, game-changing AppRadio™ is the first car stereo to revolutionize the driver’s smartphone experience by bringing compatible iOS apps to your dash. When connected to an iPhone® 4S and iPhone® 4 loaded with Pioneer’s free AppRadio application, the AppRadio in-dash stereo provides the ultimate in-vehicle smartphone experience. Featuring the first ever in-dash, capacitive touchscreen, you can enjoy full on-screen access and control of your iPhone contacts, calendar, maps, and more with an intuitive interface, formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. Pioneer has teamed up with several app providers to offer compatibility with many of today’s most popular in-vehicle apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of AppRadio compatible apps for future features and functions that can be easily and seamlessly added. AppRadio will even notify you when new compatible apps are released.
Your Dash Just Got Smarter
Simply download Pioneer’s free AppRadio application and any other AppRadio-compatible apps to your iPhone® 4S and iPhone® 4 from the iTunes® App Store, connect it to the AppRadio stereo, and you're ready to experience your smartphone in an entirely new way.
AppRadio allows you to bring many of the most used features from your iPhone such as browsing and searching your contact list and iPod music library, view important events and reminders in your calendar, access to your contact list, direct access to your iPhone maps app, Internet video streaming (with the car parked and parking brake engaged), and much more…. right from the driver’s seat of your car.1
In addition to the revolutionary iPhone® 4S and iPhone® 4connectivity, AppRadio features an AM/FM tuner with RDS, built-in Bluetooth® connectivity3 for hands-free calling, a rear view camera input and Pioneer’s Easy EQ (EEQ) audio tuning that makes it quick and easy to tailor your audio experience.
Compatible with the AppRadio app for Android devices, CarKeyboard allows you to input text directly from the 7" capacitive touchscreen display of the AppRadio 2 (SPH-DA100).
CarMediaPlayer allows you to swipe, drag, and directly touch the desired artist, song, or album in your music library directly from the Pioneer touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album View functions.
CommuteWX provides real-time weather information (current, forecast, enroute). Weather conditions are featured in large, easy to read graphics in a streamlined user interface that's well suited for in-vehicle travel.
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Rdio is a subscription based music service that enables you to create a library and listen to unlimited music on- or offline. Compatible with version 2.1.8 or older. Version 2.2 or newer is not supported.
Note: One of the benefits of registering your Pioneer product is email notification of important firmware updates, so register today.
July 17, 2012
Dear Valued Pioneer Customer:
We would like to inform you of the availability of a free firmware update (version 4.16 released in July 2012) for the Pioneer AppRadio™ SPH-DA02 in-dash multimedia system. This firmware update applies only to AppRadio SPH-DA02 units sold in the United States and Canada. This firmware update (version 4.16) contains the following improvements:
Adds a new General Settings option: App Launch Assist.
App Launch Assist ON (default): Displays a notification message on the AppRadio display when the iPhone is first connected. If the iPhone screen is unlocked, the AppRadio SPH-DA01 will launch the AppRadio app on the iPhone.
App Launch Assist OFF: No notification message will be displayed on the AppRadio SPH-DA01 when the iPhone is first connected. The AppRadio app must be launched directly from the iPhone when it is safe and legal to do so.
Minor bug fixes for RADIO functions
This notice explains how to obtain the free firmware update for the AppRadio SPH-DA02.Even if you are not currently experiencing any issues with your AppRadio in-dash multimedia system, we still recommend that you install the free firmware update. Installation of the updates should take less than ten minutes to complete.
HOW TO OBTAIN THE FREE FIRMWARE UPDATE
1. Download theINSTRUCTIONS for the AppRadio Firmware Update v4.16.
2. Download the update files to a computer from the following link:
You can also choose to order microSD cards containing the free update by calling Pioneer Customer Service toll free at 800-421-1404 and then transferring to the Parts Order Departmentor arrange for your AppRadio SPH-DA02 in-dash multimedia system to be shipped to Pioneer for installation of the update by calling Pioneer Customer Service toll free at 800-421-1404 and then transferring to the Warranty & Service Department.
HOW TO DETERMINE IF THE FIRMWARE UPDATE HAS ALREADY BEEN INSTALLED
1. From the AppRadio main screen, press the settings icon in the upper left hand corner, and select the General settings icon.
2. Press the Radio icon at the bottom of the General settings screen.
3. If the Software Version shows V4.16, the update has already been installed.
4. If the Radio settings screen shows a Software Version of V4.10 or lower, then the V4.16 update is required.
If you have any questions, please contact the Pioneer Customer Service Center toll free at 1-800-421-1404. Pioneer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), except on Holidays.