Toyota Touch 2: An introduction to apps

Touch 2: An introduction to apps

Want to know how to get the most out of your Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system? In this post, we’ll show you how to use apps, as well as give you a brief overview of how to use the MyToyota e-Store to find new apps and download them.

The following video shows the process, and we;ve also included step-by-step instructions below.

To start, make sure your mobile phone is paired with your Toyota’s Touch 2 system, and is connected to the internet as a personal hotspot. If you’ve never done this before and would like a little help, then please read our post ‘How to Pair Your Phone for Calls, Music and Internet’.

Once your phone is paired and operating as a hotspot, go to the Toyota online menu. From here, you can access a number of pre-installed apps like Fuel Prices, Parking and Weather.

Let’s take a closer look at Fuel Prices. Touch the onscreen icon and fuel prices will automatically download to your device. You can choose to view them by price, brand or proximity to your current location.

Select your preferred option to get more details such as the full range of fuels available at this filling station, and to begin navigation to this location.

Another pre-installed app is Parking. This app shows real-time parking information with current availability for each location – this is indicated by red, yellow or green lights. Touch on a parking option to view the address, distance from your current location and number of available spaces. If you’d like to head there, simply press ‘Start’ to begin navigation.

Touch 2 Parking app

Press the Weather app icon and you’ll get an up-to-the-minute forecast for your present location, or any other location of your choice.

As well as the pre-installed apps, you can download or purchase a number of other apps to suit your needs. Log in to the MyToyota customer portal to view the e-Store, where you can find a number of additional apps, including an e-Store app so you can browse and purchase apps from the Touch 2 system in your car.

Apps purchased online at the MyToyota e-Store can be sent direct to your Toyota’s Touch 2 system – all you need to do is link the in-car system to your personal MyToyota account by following the prompts at MyToyota.

To learn how to purchase and download apps from your in-car Touch 2 system, please read our post ‘Over the Air installation of apps’.

See also:
MyToyota: Introducing your personalised customer portal
How to pair your phone for calls, music and internet
How to update your maps and software
Over-the-Air installation of apps

How to search online with Google Streetview and Panoramio
How to send directions to your device
How To Use Toyota Real Time Traffic
How to use sat-nav features

Comments (44)

  1. Hi can you remote start to a automaric 2018 toyota chr or can it be added..

    so I can start the car and warm it up fromninsode the house

    1. Hi Rachel,

      Thanks for getting in touch. In order for us to look into this further for you, could you please provide us with the Reg or VIN? This is so we can check the grade and multimedia system for your specific car.


  2. Yes. I have ordered a Toyota C_HR on motability it was ordered on 24 of may for delivery 23rd of August but in to August i have been told it won’t be in until the 6th off October can someone tell me what has happened to your system not very happy this is my 8th car on motability never had this before please can you tell me what has happened thanks yery much

    1. Hi Robert,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We’re sorry to hear about the delay to your C-HR order. For more information on this we would recommend contacting your nearest Toyota Centre as they are best placed to advise on deliveries.

      Or, if you would like to discuss your experience further, please feel free to contact our customer relations team. You can find their contact details via this link:


      1. Cut your losses and go for another make of car. My motability car contracts ends December 2019 and it can’t be soon enough. I will be so happy to finally be done with my RAV4 and with Toyota, never again.

        1. Hello Philip,

          Thanks for getting in touch. We are sorry to hear this regarding your experience. If you would like to discuss this further our customer relations team at our Head Office will be happy to investigate this on your behalf. You can find their contact details via this link:


  3. Recently purchased update pack for my auris hybrid but the prices in the petrol prices app do not update the app locates server and is aware of my location etc but prices are way out of date and don’t change

  4. Hi, I run a C-HR and use a Samsung S8 mobile. I would like to know how I can connect my phone so I can use the App’s on the phone? I listen to audio books more than anything via the Audible App.

    Problem is, because the App won’t appear through mirror link as Toyota don’t properly subscribe to this connectivity, it means having to manually control the app on the phone which means I cannot do it while I am driving.

    Is there any way to connect my phone so I can operate the app’s via the head unit which will then provide a safe legal way of listening to my books over bluetooth?

    1. Hi Ian,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Unfortunately, it is not possible to operate the app’s via the head unit.
      We will pass your comments on to our multimedia team.

      1. Hello, thanks for passing this on, my obvious concern here is that operating a phone whilst driving has both safety and legal impacts.

        If your multimedia department could consider a link either to Android Auto or Apple car play, then the safety and legal implications are much reduced as access to things such as Audible app are no longer an issue.

        Not quite sure what makes an app compliant with Mirrorlink, but I can see Sygic car navigation when plugged in by USB, if I could only see a music app or Audible


  5. Hi, I have successfully setup the Toyota online and can launch the fuel app which shows list of garages with info as expected, however the default fuel setting is diesel but I have a petrol hybrid. Please advise what setting choice to select as the list does not seem to have ‘Petrol’ included but a list of abbreviations (su,ud,lpg etc)? Thanks for your comment and feedback.Frank 🙂

    1. Hi Frank,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The list of abbreviations have been listed below:
      U – Unleaded
      SU- Super Unleaded
      UD – High grade Diesel
      IF – Hydrogen
      LPG – LPG
      Hope this helps.

  6. Hello I have a problem with app park&go. I’d find this app helpful with sending to smartphone current location of parked car. Unfortunately when I park my car and want to send within some time information about it’s location, app says that there is no working street guide. SMS which comes to smartphone has only text: “reminder from Your Toyota Touch and Go” and that’s all.

    1. Hi Michael,
      We’re in talks with our technical team and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Many thanks for your patience.

    2. Hi Michael,
      We have spoken to our technical team and they have advised you may have speed detecting locking set – this means that when the vehicle starts moving, the doors will automatically lock. The passenger doors will not auto unlock, which we think is your issue.
      The only way the other doors will automatically unlock is by opening the driver’s door (this setting can be turned on or off). Automatic vehicles also have the option of unlocking all the doors when putting the shift lever back to ‘P’ (Park), however your vehicle is a manual and not an automatic vehicle.
      Customisable settings are available, however the passenger doors will not auto unlock unless the driver’s door is opened and this has been set.
      For more information we advise heading to your Toyota dealer for further help. Many thanks.

      1. It is a shame, the car design seems “half baked”. No passenger viewable clock, automatic folding wing mirror which you have to press a button to open/close and door locks which automatically lock when you reach a certain speed but which you can’t set to unlock when you stop. I’d suggest looking for designers from your competitors who already deliver these features.

  7. Whenever I try to use the pre-installed apps like, weather or fuel prices it always says I need to register at I am logged into my account and I have internet because it allows me to do online searches.

    1. Hi Mark, we’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Have you checked that your phone is using the latest version of software and the apps are up to date? Thanks.

        1. Hi Mark,
          Thanks for getting back to us. We have spoken with our technical team and they have suggested checking that your Touch 2 device has also been registered to your account. If so, it may be worth contacting your Centre for further help in case there is a technical issue. We hope this helps.

          1. Yes. It has been registered to the account. I was also able to download my saved journeys so I know its registered.

          2. Hi Mark,
            It seems like your best option would be to take your vehicle and Touch system to your local Toyota Centre as there could be a further technical issue. Do you need help finding your local dealer? Many thanks.

  8. Has anyone information how to write own application for Touch&Go Plus device and add to toyota on-line store?

    1. Hi Adam,
      Thanks for your post. What sort of app do you have in mind and we will feed back to our developers? Many thanks.

      1. Hello Ella
        Thank you for your prompt answer. In toyota avesis (2015) the clock visible on display behind steering wheel is very small. So I thought about simple app with bigger clock which can be accessible for all passengers and displayed on the map like e.g. weather app. Is it possible to write such an application by me? I am a programmer. Is there any API accessible? In which programming language it can be done, if possible?

        1. Hi Adam,
          Thanks for expressing the idea, at this moment in time we can feed the idea back to our developer. Unfortunately, we do not have a public software development kit and our apps have to go through very extensive testing. We will let you know if anything comes of this. Hope this helps!

          1. Hi Toyota
            Any news on making it possible to develop third party apps? I’d like to make an app for hybrids that shows lots of sensor data in one screen, like watts used/regenerated, brakes on, petrol usage per minute (instead of per 100 km), gps speed, trip time and trip km’s, etc.

          2. Hi George,
            Thanks for expressing the idea, at this moment in time we can feed the idea back to our developer. Unfortunately, we do not have a public software development kit and our apps have to go through very extensive testing. We will let you know if anything comes of this. Hope this helps!

        2. Hi Adam, we have the same problem. I can’t read the clock when wearing distance glasses for driving. My daughter regrets us buying the car as passengers can’t see a clock. I bought a clock to stick on the dash which spoils an otherwise beautiful car.(apart from the non- automatic wing mirrors, non auto unlocking passengers doors and the microphone used for phone calls etc being located above/behind the position of the driver’s mouth)

          1. Hi Mick,

            Thanks for your comment. Could you provide us with your car’s reg, so we can look into the non auto unlocking passengers doors issue? Thanks.

  9. Hi everytime i try to connect to totota account the connection can not be established have tried by bluetooth and wi-fi any ideas i have a touch 2 go plus with wi-fi module

    1. Hi Rob,
      Thank you for your post. Please could you provide us with your registration and VIN number and we will be able to look into this further for you? Many thanks.

  10. Shaun,
    My current location is incorrect on the Nav is incorrect, as a result all destination routes are incorrect?

    1. Hello Shaun
      Thanks for your post.
      Sorry to hear you are having problems with your sat nav. We would recommend stopping by your local Toyota dealer who can have a look at this further and help identify what has happened. Let us know if you have any other questions and keep us posted on how you get on.

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