SKODA Smart Link Activation
Activation of SKODA Smart Link in your Octavia, Fabia and other models that will allow you to access Apple Carplay and Android Auto for much safer driving experience. Apple Carplay and Android Auto is capable of showing useful apps like Waze, Google Maps, Spotify, Apple Music and much more. Siri is also integrated within Carplay, to provide a more enhanced hands free experience.
Using our smart activation solution, we can easily activate this Smart Link in your SKODA if you have a MIB2 stereo/headunit in your car. MIB2 headunits were installed in 2015+ cars. This is just a software activation and no hardware changes are made.
On some headunits we are able to activate Voice Control too. This might be included in the price or be extra depending on your headunit.
Only possible on units with Navigation. We can activate Smart Link in Bradford or Remotely. For remote activation, only SD Card, Laptop and something to code (VCDS/OBD11) are needed.
How can this be done on your car?
Remotely: We send you the files via email. You download the files, copy them to your SD Card using Windows laptop and upload them on to your headunit. Full instructions provided and any support. Takes less than 5 minutes. If an update is required, it will take 20 minutes to update the headunit. Some additional coding may be needed with VCDS for pre-facelift cars.
Our Workshop: You can drive down to our workshop in Bradford and have us activate this for you. Super simple and fast.
To check if your car can get Smart Link can be activated, please contact us with the following information:
- Details of your car (Name & Year)
- Picture of your Software Version screen (We can help with this)
To check software version:
1. Press and Hold Menu button for 5 seconds
2. Go to software version/update
3. Send a picture of this screen
Best way to get in touch is via WhatsApp (+447366188993) as we can communicate quickly and send images etc.
USB Port Replacement
For 2015/16 cars + SW P02xx –> If your car has a single USB port, this will need to be replaced to be fully compatible with Smart Link. Single USB Port only supports Android Auto. You will need to replace this with a newer updated USB port for Apple Carplay. We can supply and fit.
Remote Activation Requirements
We are able to activate Smart Link on your headunit remotely if it navigation built in. You will need to following things:
- SD Card (4GB – 32GB)
- Windows Laptop / PC
- Something to Code (VCDS or OBD11. Not needed on Facelift models or SW => P03xx)
- Only for units with navigation
Why buy from us?
- Cheaper Than SKODA Dealers
- Fast & Easy
- In-Person Activation
- Customer friendly, will respond to all your questions unlike other sellers
- After sale support
Check out our Wired to Wireless Carplay Adapter!
What Is Apple CarPlay/Android Auto?
A safer way to use your mobile phone while travelling in your car. Apple CarPlay & Android Auto allow you to seamlessly integrate your mobile phone with your car’s head unit. You are able to use apps such as Google Maps, Waze, Spotify, Apple Music and many more supported apps. It even allows you to integrate calls, text and music. On VAG cars, you have to connect your phone via cable and it will start Carplay/Android Auto.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What features will this activation give me?
This will activate Smart Link which allows you access to Apple Carplay and Android Auto
Q2. How long does this process normally take?
The process takes around 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on if your headunit needs an update
Q3. My car has doesn’t have Smart Link option, can it still be done?
Q4. Where will this activation take please? Do I need to bring the car to you?
Activation can be done remotely using just an SD Card and Windows laptop. Or you can bring it down to our workshop in Bradford.
Q5. Will this void my warranty?
Yes. Simple as that. If SKODA update your headunit, they will deactivate Smart Link and might void your warranty for the headunit.
Q6. What is the price activating Smart Link?
£100 for Smart Link activation. Please get in touch to confirm.
Q7. How do I check what software version my headunit is at?
Press and Hold Menu button > Go to software version/update > Send a picture of this screen
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