How to update MirrorLink in your 2015 Subaru vehicle in the US

Are you having trouble connecting your smartphone to your Subaru’s infotainment system using MirrorLink? Do you want to update your MirrorLink software to the latest version for improved compatibility and performance? In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to update MirrorLink in your 2015 Subaru vehicle in the US, so you can enjoy seamless connectivity with your smartphone while on the go.

Key Takeaways

  • Updating your MirrorLink software can improve compatibility and performance.
  • Before starting the update process, make sure your smartphone and vehicle meet the necessary requirements.
  • MirrorLink updates can only be installed through a USB drive.
  • Make sure your vehicle’s battery is fully charged before starting the update process.
  • Follow the instructions carefully to avoid potential issues.

Requirements

To update MirrorLink in your 2015 Subaru vehicle, you’ll need the following:

  • A USB drive with at least 1GB of free space
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Your vehicle’s VIN number
  • Your smartphone’s model and operating system version

Make sure your smartphone is compatible with MirrorLink and running a compatible operating system version. You can check the MirrorLink website or consult your smartphone’s documentation to verify compatibility.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Download the MirrorLink update file from the Subaru website.

    Go to the Subaru website and navigate to the "Owners" section. Select "Resources" and then "Software Updates." Scroll down and find the MirrorLink update file for your specific vehicle model and year. Download the file to your computer.

    📌 Pro tip: Make sure you download the correct update file for your vehicle model and year to avoid compatibility issues.

  2. Format your USB drive.

    Insert your USB drive into your computer and format it using the FAT32 file system. This will erase all data on the drive, so make sure you back up any important files before proceeding.

    📌 Pro tip: Make sure your USB drive has at least 1GB of free space to accommodate the MirrorLink update file.

  3. Copy the MirrorLink update file to your USB drive.

    Locate the MirrorLink update file you downloaded in step 1 and copy it to your USB drive.

    📌 Pro tip: Make sure you copy the update file to the root directory of your USB drive and not in any subfolders.

  4. Park your vehicle in a safe location.

    Make sure your vehicle is parked in a safe location and the engine is turned off. Connect your smartphone to your vehicle’s USB port using a compatible USB cable.

    📌 Pro tip: Make sure your vehicle’s battery is fully charged before starting the update process to avoid potential issues.

  5. Update your MirrorLink software.

    Turn on your vehicle’s infotainment system and wait for it to fully boot up. Insert the USB drive with the MirrorLink update file into your vehicle’s USB port. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update. This process can take up to 30 minutes to complete.

    📌 Pro tip: Do not turn off your engine or remove the USB drive during the update process to avoid potential issues.

  6. Verify the update was successful.

    Once the update is complete, remove the USB drive and restart your vehicle’s infotainment system. Connect your smartphone to your vehicle’s USB port and open the MirrorLink app. Verify that your smartphone is now connected and working properly.

    📌 Pro tip: If you experience any issues after the update, consult your vehicle’s documentation or contact Subaru customer support for assistance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MirrorLink?

MirrorLink is a technology that allows you to connect your smartphone to your vehicle’s infotainment system and access your phone’s apps and features through the vehicle’s display. It enables safer and more convenient access to your phone while on the go.

How do I know if my smartphone is compatible with MirrorLink?

Check the MirrorLink website or consult your smartphone’s documentation to verify compatibility.

Can I update MirrorLink through a wireless connection?

No, MirrorLink updates can only be installed through a USB drive.

What should I do if I experience issues during the update process?

If you experience issues during the update process, consult your vehicle’s documentation or contact Subaru customer support for assistance.

How long does the update process take?

The update process can take up to 30 minutes to complete.

What should I do if the update fails or causes issues with my vehicle?

If the update fails or causes issues with your vehicle, consult your vehicle’s documentation or contact Subaru customer support for assistance.

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With a passion for all things automotive, Billy is our go-to expert on Subaru performance upgrades and modifications. He's been featured in several car magazines and blogs, and his extensive knowledge and expertise make him a valuable member of our team. When he's not working on cars, he enjoys playing guitar and writing music.

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