Toyota Entune 3.0 (2018) Detailed Tutorial and Review: Tech Help

In this Tech Help we will be looking at the all-new Toyota Entune 3.0 System, the latest version (2018) seen in the 2018 Toyota Camry, but also rolling out to other Toyota products. We will be looking at the app suite, WiFi, Dynamic Navigation, Scout GPS Link Connected Navigation, Remote Control app and much more.

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*The vehicle shown in this video is a 2018 Toyota Camry SE. If you would like to see the Full Review on this vehicle, follow the link in below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv57IRY9C1Y&t=73s

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Comments

James Bond says:

Too bad you can’t connect it to any Android device. Shame…

Jonathan Watts says:

Maybe 10 more yrs the tundra might get it but I doubt it

romel 4life says:

compare the 2018 q50 and 2018 tlx

Aaron 1530091 says:

Will it apply to all 2018 Toyota model?

Berry McCockinner says:

Is there a way to use the gps without the app?

claudehavemercy says:

It LOOKS nice. Unfortunately, it also looks like a carbon copy of the “premium” system that’s in the higher end Avalon. Every firmware update made it operate worse than the version before it, so I’d take a real hard look at it before making the plunge. At least consider the possibility that you’ll start looking for an after-market head unit after a few months.

PS……I’m speaking from experience. 2015 Avalon Sport, Touring Edition.

Claudia Canales says:

Looks similar to old Entune! With exception of new apps….

Hasty One says:

I just bought a XSE V6 without dynamic nav a couple days ago. I can say the scout GPS app does suck I’m not impressed. I’ll probably use my Garmin GPS when I need nav on a road trip or something. The JBL sound system is great though. I love my car and I’m not the type to buy a car based on tech, I’m more into the powertrain.

David Burns says:

The 2013 Highlander Entune does not allow you to make changes to the navigation system when the vehicle is in motion . Does the 2018 version allow the driver to make changes while to vehicle is in motion?

Pedro Rosello says:

Same shit system. Nice video.

Tyler Wynn says:

Really helpful video to get caught up on all the changes for the 2018 Entune system. A must for Toyota sales staff.

MrChelataw says:

Thanks for the video.. is it possible to upload wallpapers or pictures for the home screen? If so how? Thank you in advance

Richard R. Smith says:

I can not buy a 2018 Camry because I will not buy a 6
cylinder and you must have a 6 cylinder to buy embedded NAV GPS.  There is a POS called Scout GPS Link which
non 6 cylinder 2018 Camry can have.  So 4
cylinder 2018 Camry or 2018 Camry Hybrid can have Scout GPS Link.  This app or any app on any cell phone will
NOT WORK if the data from your carrier is LOST. 
Data is dropped by all carriers. 
The NAV Scout GPS Link quits working and shuts down.  Scout GPS Link only displays on the head unit
of the 2018 Camry – the radio – the infotainment center display ONLY.  The head-up display works with the embedded
NAV but NOT Scout GPS Link.  The
additional display on the dashboard between the 2018 Camry speedometer and
tachometer either 4.2 inch or 7 inch does NOT work with the Scout GPS Link
either but again does work with the embedded NAV on the 2018 Camry.  But again to order the embedded NAV on the
2018 Camry you must ONLY order a 6 cylinder 2018 Camry – no 2018 Camry Hybrid and
no 2018 Camry 4 cylinder can have the embedded NAV.  What does all this mean ?  Well it means that 2018 Camry only has one
vehicle which supports navigation and that is ONLY the 6 cylinder.  And it means that the 2018 Accord only has
Turbo Engines which Autotrader states as FACT is going to FAIL in the life of
the vehicle.  The 2018 Accord also has NO
MODEL which has the panoramic view bird’s eye camera.  Forty Thousand Dollars and this is what we
have 2018.  Good job Toyota.  Good job Honda.  No thank you.

Joe Lombardi says:

The video mentions that the Scout GPS link connected navigation is free for 3 years…what happens after year 3? When I purchase a new car, I usually own it for 7 to 10 years……Will I be able to upgrade to Dynamic Navigation (which seems much better)? Based on the reviews/ratings of the Scout GPS app, I would not want to use this at all.

PunxsutawneyDave says:

Toyota makes some of the best cars in the world. So why, oh why, is Entune only a step above Fisher-Price?

Ashton Cofer says:

I can’t believe it’s 2017 and toyota still doesn’t support Android auto and carplay.

William Humphrey says:

very helpful. thanks

Richard R. Smith says:

Scout GPS Link – go read reviews – rank it 1 ½ stars. If you
try to use your cell phone to enter info because it is so hard to on infotainment
center touchscreen, it does not recognize. Horribly slow, in MANY cases it
doesn’t work AT ALL because every carrier has dead spots.  If you purchase a 2018 Camry with just one
USB plug then you must use that plug to plug in the Scout GPS Link app on your
cell phone for you to have moving maps. 
If you want restaurants, other POI, and gas prices then all that adds
EVEN MORE data to your data usage.  The
bottom line is that despite the fact that you can run Scout GPS Link on your
cell phone if the carrier has a dead cell where you go, Scout GPS Link quits
working, locks-up, and freezes completely. 
It’s simply awful.  I downloaded
it and it was 70 mb.  Other apps such as
Apple iPhone CarPlay and Android Auto and Google Maps all have their PROBLEMS
too.  CarPlay is a total joke and does
not even operate on any 2018 Camry. 
Android Auto which is Google Maps also does not work on any 2018 Camry. Android
Auto uses 2 GB data a week just driving to and from work so if you like me also
have to drive to customer sites you can use up 6 GB T-Mobile “unlimited” plan
in a week.  This is due to pop-up and
related apps which are subordinate to but accessible through Android Auto.  It does a lot but it eats data.  Don’t be fooled it does not. If you use
Google Maps to go 5 miles and send two outgoing texts and receive 5 data usage
from Android Auto is 238MB which is 10 GB for a month based only on that short
usage of the app.  Just because you CAN
run an app does not mean you should. 
Traffic should always be provided by HD radio not a cell phone app.  Weather too. 
Pandora.  Podcast Addict.  Tuneln. 
Streaming.  YouTube.  Spotify. These are just some of the 50 apps
that work with Android Auto and why folks love Android Auto.  Just get ready for slow unworkable NAV as
carrier cuts back your speed.  Driving 5
miles using ONLY Maps and two incoming/outgoing texts it used 370mb. You do NOT
need data on a cell phone to have fully functional navigation which I can do
without the cell phone turned on with my Camry embedded NAV on both my 2013
Camry XLE Hybrid and my 2016 XLE 4 cylinder. 
 Android Auto does not have speed
limit which a $29 Garmin has and that is a big deal.  It is also a big deal that the Android Auto
uses up all my data usage each month.  I
have it and I plug it into my Camry and it uses more battery as well than it
recharges.  And it looks like a 6 year
old kid did the graphics on Android Auto. 
Obviously Google does not consider an app on your cell phone as viable
long term to replace a dedicated onboard processor of a manufacturer embedded integrated
with all its features like head up display navigation.  Camry updates with DCM data communication
module so NAV is always up-to-date on 2018 Camry with the DCM for embedded NAV.
 But even if CarPlay or Android Auto
worked on a 2018 Camry, the problems are still so devastating that you would
NEVER run either anyway because the interface to the graphic displays in the
2018 Camry would be limited to just only the stupid infotainment head unit
screen way over by the passenger where it is a distraction for the driver to
even try to look at – a display which is either 7 inches or can be upgraded to
8 inches on the 2018 Camry.  And think
again if you think can mount your cell phone in front of the driver and use
that because if you try the 2018 Camry will NOT RECOGNIZE the entry.  Further the ten inch head up display portion
of the Driver’s Assist Package for $1675 which also includes the Bird’s Eye
View panoramic camera system for backing-up and for while you are driving views
does NOT INTEGRATE with Scout GPS Link at all. 
In between the odometer and tachometer on your dashboard also where the
driver can actually see it while driving, there is a third display which is
either 7 inches or 4.2 inches which ALSO does NOT INTEGRATE with the Scout GPS
Link at all.  NO you can NOT change the
head unit once you buy one with the one you WISH you had bought.   They
tell you it is FREE but you are STUCK with it on a forty thousand dollar 2018
Camry making it a $40000 decision then, isn’t it?  When I am driving 55 mph and am LOST the last
I expect is that Scout GPS Link would be SLOW or NOT WORK AT ALL.  You can program the 2018 Camry to show you on
the head up display an elapsed timer gadget, the name of the next street
coming-up at the next intersection and the speed limit on every street in the
U.S., Canada and Mexico – but ONLY if you buy the embedded Navigation called
Entune Premium – otherwise described as the dynamic integrated NAV which costs
$940 option but is ONLY available if you buy a 6 cylinder gas engine on ANY
2018 Camry.  Those owners make-up 5
percent of all Camry owners – five percent of all Camry are 6 cylinder but ONLY
they can even add the $940 real NAV.  Let
me start with the basic premise that at some time in the life of the 2018 Camry
that the owner will be LOST and that then Entune 3.0 would have to
deliver.  Why NOT say in PLAIN ENGLISH
Toyota that if you don’t want 301 horsepower and only 32 mpg and want 41 mpg
highway or 53 mpg highway that you CAN NOT SPECIAL ORDER even your $940 Entune
Premium embedded dynamic integrated NAV which works wherever you are and is
updated automatically.  Apple CarPlay is
not really useful for navigation. 
CarPlay doesn’t support Google Maps and Apple Maps is really not up to
the standard: hard to use, slow response and misinformation.  I have CarPlay and have used CarPlay but it
is a total JOKE.  Android Auto allows use
of Google Maps but unfortunately it uses a ton of data doing all the features
of Google Maps.  Listen to the latest
advertisement by Verizon.  “If you’ve
already used 22GB on a particular line during your current billing cycle and
you’re on a cell site that is congested at that moment your download may be
temporarily queued behind other Verizon Wireless customers which may result in
slightly slower download speeds.”   Scout
GPS Link.  I have downloaded it and seen
it lock-up on me.  I have had it just sit
there too and do nothing.  In addition
every single time I have used it, it is slow. 
A car in 2018 without a viable NAV is so denuded as to end selling the
car to me.  The Scout GPS Link is a total
abomination of a NAV which is NOT AT ALL LIKE HAVING the embedded 2018 Camry integrated
dynamic NAV at $940 now is it Toyota ?  In
fact Toyota even updates your map when you get within 4 miles of an area
through a device Toyota calls DCM which comes on their Entune Premium which is
their embedded dynamic Navigation.  The Scout
GPS Link app should not be run on a cell phone unless you are planning on
walking or airfare or public transit or all the above.  Why ? 
Because if you are just driving there your cell phone is laboring doing
a job that uses up cell data and requires data coverage or it shuts down.  Got it ? 
There are other security reasons such as being hacked why you would not
to run an app on your 99 dollar cell phone that contains where you are and when
you will be there along with when you left. 
The 2018 Camry Brochure states on the inside of the back cover
underneath the 43 disclosures that :  
“Toyota strives to build vehicles which match customer interest.  If you prefer a vehicle with different
options check for current availability or the possibility of placing a special
order.”  But you can’t special order
Camry.  You should rename your 2018 Camry
Navigation System Owner’s Manual (OM06125U) as the “6 cylinder 2018 Camry
option only manual.”  A quarter of a
million U.S. vehicles every month, 20 million worldwide annually, and a quarter
of a trillion U.S. dollars revenue by 358 thousand employees and you pull this
Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. ?  This is
Toyota’s dirty little secret about all its 2018 Camry Hybrids and about all its
2018 Camry 4 cylinders which combined make up 95 % of all Camry sales.  You are far better to use onboard embedded
NAV in your car and the app when you are not in your Camry.  They certainly compromise security since now
you are making available your rate of speed on a cell phone easily looked at by
interested parties.  Interlocked apps
with these type programs for NAV can also give away where you are and your
estimated arrival at other known destinations as well.   You have loaded apps to your cell phones and
found you ran out of room.  Autotrader
states : “Turbo engines often fail during the life of each such car.”  So why would Honda manufacture such an
idiotic line-up of Accords 2018 that all are Turbos ?  Then there is Toyota with their Camry and NO
VIABLE navigation except their embedded NAV which is quite good 2018 and they
are so stupid as to only offer that on just their 6 cylinders with this option
yet only 5 % of all Camry buyers are 6 cylinder.  This means that no 4 cylinder 2018 Camry and
no 2018 Camry Hybrid can order Entune Premium which is their embedded dynamic
navigation with complete integration with their head up display.  You need to know this if you consider 2018
Accord or 2018 Camry – don’t you ?  Let
me know ok ?

Car Confections says:

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J A says:

No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto … FAIL

Richard R. Smith says:

I have given you a LIKE for at least trying to cover SOME of the Entune 3.0 which is more than anyone else has TRIED to do.  I also subscribed in hopes of teaching you that which you did NOT cover yet so that at least YOU understand Entune 3.0.  It is NOT as you lay it out as I see it.  It is instead a serious FLAW in the design with unintended RESULTS which clearly you were not aware of when you made this out.Let me start with the basic premise that at some time in the life of the 2018 Camry that the owner will be LOST.You seriously skipped right over Scout GPS Link.  Frankly your video says on screen that embedded NAV can ONLY ever be bought on ANY Camry on 6 cylinders.  In other words, no Camry HYBRID and no Camry 4 cylinder can have the top of the line Entune Premium.WHY NOT SAY THAT ?Why do a video and NOT say that ?

2018 Honda Accord only has Turbo Engines to offer.  That is all. 
Just Turbo.  Bad mileage and
horrible maintenance issues.  2018 Toyota
Camry only lets you buy top of the line radio if you buy 6 cylinder but only 5
% of all Camry owners buy 6 cylinder. Not buying either.  Do as you like.  Remember what I said.  Ask if you have questions and I happily will
explain.

 

Apple CarPlay is not really useful for navigation.  CarPlay doesn’t support Google Maps and Apple
Maps is really not up to the standard: hard to use, slow response and misinformation.  I have CarPlay and have used CarPlay but it
is a total JOKE.  Android Auto allows use
Google Maps but unfortunately it uses a ton of data doing all the features of
Google Maps.  Listen to the latest
advertisement by Verizon.

 

“If you’ve already used 22GB on a particular line during
your current billing cycle and you’re on a cell site that is congested at that
moment your download may be temporarily queued behind other Verizon Wireless
customers which may result in slightly slower download speeds.”

 

22GB is not that much with data intensive apps such as
streaming video or TV or music watching really anything any more now because no
matter what URL Link you enter you get pop-up ads which are streaming videos
with loud volumes music and video and that happens EVERY single time you enter
ANY URL Link nowadays.

 

So.

 

Navigation apps are NEVER a good idea on ANY vehicle.

 

Vehicles in 2017 ALL have wonderful embedded Navigation
which these manufacturers have developed over two decades now.  They automatically update.  They use HD radio for traffic info on your
routes not data usage of 22GB per month on your data plan.  They use HD radio for your weather for speed
evaluations on navigation to determine your arrival time.  They have all the maps already downloaded
into the unit so they work even if a particular cell you are in is a dead data
cell from your cellular carrier.

 

Do NOT run NAV on your cell phone.

 

It’s junk.

 

It’s slow.  It is
poorly designed.  It runs up your data
usage on your cellular carrier.  It is
NOT integrated with your head up display for navigation from your cell phone to
show up and be programed onto your head up display nor the additional display
between your speedometer and tachometer. 
And it has misinformation and in some cases these apps also run ads in
POI running up your data even more.

 

They are data intensive apps unless you buy the embedded app
DYNAMIC EMBEDDED NAVIGATION.
Toyota
insists I only can buy a 6 cylinder 2018 Camry – no Hybrid and no 4 cylinder –
to have their top-of-the-line Entune Premium, which is the only viable
navigation for any Camry 2018.

Scout GPS Link.  I
have downloaded it and seen it lock-up on me. 
I have had it just sit there too and do nothing.  In addition every single time I have used it,
it is slow.  A car in 2018 without a
viable NAV is so denuded as to end selling the car to me.  But then I have only bought 12 Camry since
inception in a row now.  So what do I
know about this ?  If they charge $ 5
month to download maps and $ 5 month to not show me ads in their POI, then it
is NOT free; it’s as they advertise it as “free with ads.” Or pay $ 5 month and
not have ads and be able to download maps so that it does work in dead cell
phone data reception areas.If you are going to discuss Entune 3.0 then you must disclose and discuss the interactions with the other features of the 2018 Camry such as HUD.  It works with some of Entune 3.0 such as embedded dynamic NAV and it does NOT with other parts of Entune 3.0 such as apps trying to do NAV on a cell phone – which NEVER should ever happen for ANY REASON.As proven in this one post I have spent untold hours getting correct for you.

Mada Nielk says:

COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTUNE AND TOYOTA’S CONNECTED SERVICES:
http://ktvo.com/news/auto-matters/costs-associated-with-entune-and-toyotas-connected-services

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