How to Update Your Kia Navigation System

How to Update Your Kia Navigation

If you own a Kia, then you probably already know how wonderful the Kia navigation system is. Simple and easy to use, it makes getting around a breeze, whether you're running errands around town or planning a cross-country road trip. Plus, it's just plain fun to use! With the press of a button, you can see your current location, plot out the fastest route to your destination, and even get turn-by-turn directions. And if there's traffic ahead, the Kia navigation system will automatically reroute you to avoid any delays. That means less stress for you and a smoother, more enjoyable driving experience. Occasionally, Kia releases updates which you can install on your Kia navigation system by downloading the files onto a USB or SD card. Keeping your system up-to-date ensures that you always have the latest features and information at your fingertips, making your life even easier. So if you're looking for a top-notch navigation system that will make driving more enjoyable.

Video tutorial on How to Update Your Kia Navigation System​

Looking to update your Kia Navigation system? Kia of Everett has you covered! We make it simple, easy, and fun to keep your navigation system up-to-date. Plus, we created this video tutorial on how to update your Kia navigation for you so it's completely stress free! 

Updating your Kia navigation system is simple, easy and fun! Plus, it's a great way to ensure your navigational system remains up to date with any new mapping capabilities. The exact process for updating a Kia navigational system varies based on the type of system in your vehicle, but the process is generally quick and easy. So find your option below and follow the simple update process. You'll be glad you did!

Generation 4 Kia Navigation

Generation 5 Kia Navigation

Standard-class (Gen4, Gen5) Navigation:  Select “All Menus” on the home screen to open your menu options then click on the “Setup” icon. Choose the “System Info” option. Select “SW Info” from the system information screen to pull up a screen with serial information for your vehicle and its systems. Click the “Update” button at the bottom of the screen to update your KIA navigation system.

Standard-class Gen5W Navigation:  Choose “Setup” from the main menu screen on your touchscreen display. Choose the “General” icon to load the General Settings Menu. Select “SW Info/Update” from the left hand menu to retrieve your vehicle’s serial information and press the “Update” button.

Premium (Gen5 or Gen2) Navigation:  Choose “Setup” on the home screen then press “System Info” to load the System Information Menu. Choose “Software Information” on a Gen5 or “Update” on a Gen2, using the left hand menu. Click on the “Update” button to update your navigational system.

Tips Before Updating Your Kia Navigation

Before you get started on updating your Kia navigation system make sure you have a good connection to the internet on the device you will be downloading and installing the software onto your SD card.


You will want to have anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to complete the simple process. If you are struggling to install make sure you view our tutorial here.


You will only need 1 16GB SD card harddrive, but we recommend that you get a 32GB SD card or to use two 16GB SD cards with a second as a backup. This will become especially handy between installing and downloading the software.

How to Use Your Kia Navigation System

Kia's navigation system is simple, easy and fun to use, keeping your stress free while on the road. Here's how to get the most out of it. First, choose your destination by entering an address or search term. Then, select the route you want to take. The system will automatically calculate the best route based on traffic conditions. You can also choose to avoid highways or toll roads if you prefer. Once you've selected your route, sit back and relax as the system guides you to your destination. Along the way, you'll see upcoming turns and lane changes displayed on the screen, as well as estimated arrival times. You can even get alternate routes if you need to make a detour. So whether you're headed out on a long road trip or just running errands around town, your Kia navigation system will help you get there with ease.

Benefits of Using Your Kia Navigation System

The Kia Navigation System is a great tool that can help make your driving experience more efficient and less stressful. Here are some of the benefits of using the Kia Navigation System:


Safe to Use: The Kia Navigation System uses high-quality maps that are regularly updated. This ensures that you always have accurate information and avoid getting lost. The system also provides turn-by-turn directions, so you never have to take your eyes off the road to find your way.

Simple to Operate: The Kia Navigation System is easy to operate, even if you've never used a navigation system before. The interface is straightforward and easy to understand, and the buttons are clearly marked. Whether you're looking for directions to your next destination or trying to find a specific business, the Kia Navigation System will make your life easier.

Makes Navigating Easy: The Kia Navigation System makes it easy to find your way around unfamiliar areas. Simply enter your destination and the system will provide you with step-by-step directions. You can also search for points of interest, such as gas stations or restaurants, and the system will provide you with a list of nearby locations.