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Hello everyone, recently got a 2021 Seltos EX Premium here in Canada, after trading in my 2020 Forte EX. I instantly noticed when I was using Android Auto that to skip to the next song, its down on the left thumb stick and to go back its Up. This is inverted from what I had in the Forte and it now feels very unnatural. Is everyone's the same? I'm wondering why it would be different when both cars have the exact same wheel design.
 

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I'm not sure about that being the case with Apple car play as well as I've not tried it, but for sure when using the radio pressing down goes to the next preset and up goes to the previous one. That makes sense because the channels are kept in a vertical list on the infotainment screen and maybe they just carried that concept over to the phone interfaces as well. It took me a bit to adjust as well as I figured up would mean next also, but I starting thinking about it as it is on the screen in that vertical list starting at the top and working down. For whatever reason this visualization helped me to work it out in my mind. No idea why it's different though, unless they changed it in the more recent software or they just happen to wire them differently between the two models.
 

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This is the same as CarPlay. It’s just how Kia designed it in the Seltos (and likely future models as well).

I would also assume that it’s designed based off a vertical list like a Spotify playlist or otherwise. Reminds me of when Apple decided to invert the trackpad scroll on their laptops by default - it messed with everyone for a year before it became an industry standard.
 

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I found the controls to be reversed in my opinion as well. Forwarded a tracker would be up/forward not down/reverse but that’s Kia For you. Same thing on my wife’s 2019 Kia Seltos Sorento.
 

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It’s amazing to me how people sweat the really small stuff. Things sometimes are different than what you’re used to. So you adapt and often you realize that the different way makes sense.
 

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It’s amazing to me how people sweat the really small stuff. Things sometimes are different than what you’re used to. So you adapt and often you realize that the different way makes sense.
its not so much sweating the old stuff, its the fact that youve been doing something for so long, then you get presented with the complete opposite (the forte and seltos have the same wheel basically). it takes your brain longer to process and adjust, youve been using muscle memory all the time.

its the same idea with staircases, if youve used one for a while, it becomes muscle memory. if i raise one step by a couple inches, a lot of people will trip.
 

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I get that but eventually you get used to that extra stair and it becomes your new muscle memory.
Yes, I toggled the opposite to what I expected the first few times but now it’s all good.
My only point is that things change and we adapt.
Unless you truly think that yours could be defective I’m not sure it ‘s worth discussion.
Of course here I am discussing it.
 

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I have three different cars from three different brands. It is what it is. They all have different interface peculiarities. Which one is right and wrong really doesn't matter because none are going to change. Doesn't it really matter if you want it go up or down? You can't change it and we can't change it for you.

The saying goes, don't worry about things you cannot change. Adjust.
 
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