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Hi All -

I have had my new 2022 SX Turbo here in the US after waiting several months on a stock order.
Car is sitting in the freezing garage on a battery tender to keep it happy. If you get a battery tender
charger in your cold climate place, be sure it handles an AGM battery that this model has. Not sure
about the non-stop/start versions.

I checked on mapnsoft.com for an update that I am planning to do, so a few questions:

1) Am I correct in that these updates will update the maps and any changes to the infotainment as well?
My current version, although new is behind what the website shows.
2) Can the update run in the background when I start it and shut the car off and go into the house?
Somebody said this is now an option. Otherwise I'd have to go take an hour drive somewhere
and let it run.
3) Do I need to use a 64GB flash drive formatted as exFat only? Also not clear from the insturctions.

I am glad Kia makes this easy for an owner to do themselves. My past Subaru did not, you had to go to
the dealership.
 

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Hi All -

I have had my new 2022 SX Turbo here in the US after waiting several months on a stock order.
Car is sitting in the freezing garage on a battery tender to keep it happy. If you get a battery tender
charger in your cold climate place, be sure it handles an AGM battery that this model has. Not sure
about the non-stop/start versions.

I checked on mapnsoft.com for an update that I am planning to do, so a few questions:

1) Am I correct in that these updates will update the maps and any changes to the infotainment as well?
My current version, although new is behind what the website shows.
2) Can the update run in the background when I start it and shut the car off and go into the house?
Somebody said this is now an option. Otherwise I'd have to go take an hour drive somewhere
and let it run.
3) Do I need to use a 64GB flash drive formatted as exFat only? Also not clear from the insturctions.

I am glad Kia makes this easy for an owner to do themselves. My past Subaru did not, you had to go to
the dealership.
All of this is explained on the download site. go to the download site and view the KIA instructions.
 

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As far as running it in the background, that is not mentioned anywhere. I saw somebody mention it here
in the forums. Otherwise, I have to plan on an hour drive perhaps without radio/nav during that time.
Hopefully it will give me the choice when I put the USB in. The download instructions are confusing and
not helpful in some places. It warmed me that my USB was not 32GB (it's 64GB) when it clearly says up
front this is required.
 

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Really have a problem getting this to complete while driving, just says "Updating..." after 1 hour, no change.

OK so reinserted and doing an update "after car is shut off".... this is started now and I put the car on my battery tender as there is no mention how long this might take and it possibly draining the battery. Seems like it started and car is off.

Any idea how long this takes, should it be done overnight. Geez, I'd sure think so, can anybody confirm who has done it this way?
 

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Well after letting it run overnight, it was still on 1 of 5 and spinning. I yanked the USB and the headunit restarted and back to normal. I got a different USB now and regenerated it and will try again. I think the old USB was not right because the files appear different than the new one. I just put in the model number on the 2nd SW download, whereas the first time I just let it default - both had the right car. We'll see if this makes a difference the 2nd time.
 

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I finally got this update installed. I 1) recreated the USB from scratch, might have been part of the problem. 2) Did an "immediate" upgrade when the car was in "Accessory" mode and I had the battery on a AGM tender/charger - took 45 minutes, but worked fine. That's the way I'll do it in the future.

I drove around for a solid hour and did it in the background, but didn't get finished 100%. So gave up on that.
 

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Feel free to use these notes - they are what I have come to after multiple successful updates (maps and infotainment is being updated). Let me know if you see improvements to be made...I need a "script".... The instructions specify 32 GB USB (last time I looked, but it's great if it works with larger...).

 

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Few things... There is a conflict in that one place of creating the USB it says it needs 64GB, but the car update process warns it is expecting a 32GB USB. So I did mine with a 64GB USB 2.1 and it worked fine. Also you don't say if you did your update as "immediate" or "background" - the choice you get when you start the process. The background will take 1+hr for sure and I don't recommend this. The immediate update is about 40 minutes and I assume that's what you did. I also updated to the STD5W version. I didn't test every feature but all appeared working fine after update.
 

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What I read originally specified 32GB USB so I have stuck with that with no problems (the files are around 26GB if I remember correctly)...but glad to hear it works with 64 GB USB. And...I don't get that immediate / background choice. I insert the USB, start the car and it has always started the update automatically! But 'immediate' would make sense and sounds like what mine is defaulting to (and I'll update my notes about that)... Too bad it's as confusing as it is...but..."it is what it is." At least we can do this for no cost at this point at least.
 

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The background option appears slightly/partly off screen at the bottom and you have to scroll it up. So may
not be obvious it's there, but you can see the top part of something written. But don't do the background unless you are take a long drive for 1+ hrs.
 
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