Learn about the Capabilities of the Smartphone Integration Features in the 2020 Sonata

Smartphones have become our constant companions. From playing music to providing vehicle status to actually starting the car, your 2020 Sonata has been designed to take full advantage of the power of your smartphone like no Hyundai ever before. This article informs you of the many ways you, your Sonata, and your smartphone can interact.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

All 2020 Sonatas come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Simply connect your phone to the USB jack under the floating console, and the system will recognize the operation system (iOS7 or Android 5.0 or newer is required) and will bring up the appropriate app on the wide touch-screen.1

Enhanced Bluelink standard on:
  • SEL
  • Limited

These 2020 Sonatas include enhanced BlueLink features. You can enjoy all Bluelink services2 for a 3-year complimentary period.

  • Remote Vehicle Status

    Bluelink has been enhanced to enable additional vehicle status information to be found on MyHyundai.com and the MyHyundai app. With this feature, you can remotely determine the following about your Sonata:

    Subject Status Information
    Fuel level % Full
    Oil level OK / Low
    Brake Fluid OK / Low
    Washer Fluid OK / Low
    Battery status OK / Low
    Smart Key Battery % Charge
    Exterior light malfunction Specific light identified
    Hood Closed / Open
    Trunk Closed / Open
    Windows Closed / Open (open window is identified)
    Doors Closed / Open (open door is identified)
    Engine (if Remote Start equipped) Off / On
    Climate (if Remote Start equipped) Off / On (activated item, including heated features and F/R defrost identified)

    You can also choose to be notified by text or email when some of these vehicle status features reach a stage of concern.

  • Remote Start Features

    From your MyHyundai app, you can perform the following remote actions:

    • Start / Stop Engine
    • Lock / Unlock Doors
    • Activate Horn & Lights
    • Engage Car Finder3

    You can also send a destination to your car if you have an equipped navigation system. Safeguard Alerts allows you to receive an alert from your vehicle based on:

    • Time of Day
    • Speed
    • Geo Fence (a set distance around a home base)
  • User Profile

    You can now access and edit your User Profile from the MyHyundai smartphone app.

Hyundai Digital Key standard on:
  • SEL with Convenience Package
  • SEL Plus with Tech. Package
  • Limited

Making its debut in the 2020 Sonata is Hyundai Digital Key. Hyundai Digital Key allows your vehicle to be unlocked, locked, and started with an Android smartphone. You don’t have to have your key with you at all. The system also allows the Primary User to share Digital Key access with up to three other users through their Android phones. You can actually send someone a “shared key” from across the country.

To learn more about Hyundai Digital Key click here.

Wireless Digital Charging standard on:
  • SEL with Convenience Package
  • SEL Plus with Tech. Package
  • Limited

The Wireless Digital Charging system on your 2020 Sonata is based on Qi wireless charging. The Wireless Digital Charging Tray is located in an open space below the transmission controls. All iPhone 8 and newer models and most recent Android phones are compatible with Wireless Digital Charging.

If your phone is compatible, you can simply place it on this soft-finished tray and it will automatically start charging. This is also where you place your phone if you are starting the car using the Digital Key system.

For information on the 2020 Sonata’s Hyundai SmartSense features, please click here.

For information on the 2020 Sonata’s other technical features, please click here.


  1. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.
    Android Auto™ is compatible with Android phones running Android Lollipop or newer. Android Auto may not be available on all devices and is not available in all countries or regions. Additional apps may be required. Android, Android Auto, Google, Google Maps and Google Play Music are trademarks of Google Inc.
  2. Bluelink service works using CDMA-based cellular networks in the 50 United States. Bluelink service is not available where there is no cellular coverage, particularly in enclosed or remote areas. Service availability may be affected by signal strength, foliage, weather, topographical conditions (mountains) and nearby structures (tall buildings, tunnels) and other factors. For additional details and system limitations, visit HyundaiBlueLink.com.
  3. Vehicle must be within 1-mile radius of the smartphone location to display vehicle location.

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