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Is it possible to use Kia voice control instead of Siri while my phone is plugged into the USB?
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Is it possible to use Kia voice control instead of Siri while my phone is plugged into the USB?
No, when CarPlay is engaged, it takes full control of the voice button on the wheel. My Subaru was the same way, so it's likely an Apple rule.

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You do have options. Turn off CarPlay.

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You do have options. Turn off CarPlay.
True, but in that case just connect to the USB port under the armrest. You charge the phone without connecting to the head unit. For me the advantages of CarPlay override the loss of using the Kia voice control.

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Only upper trims have a USB port in armrest. Mine doesn't. But that is an easier way to go if you are not streaming I suppose. If you are streaming music et cetera by plugging into USB, you would have to turn CarPlay off.

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Wasn't aware it was only in the upper trims. Of course, you could always use a power adapter that plugs into what we used to call the cigarette lighter plug.

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What exactly does one do with Kia voice control?

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Off the top of my head, navigation control, phone control (over Bluetooth), radio control, and I think HVAC control. There might be more. I've occasionally used it to make phone calls when I haven't connected the phone, although I generally make a long push of the button to enable Siri. My Subaru had terrible voice recognition, but Kia seems to do much better with it.

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Nav and a connected cellular modem would only be found in the highest trim. Perhaps also Kia voice control?

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