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Toyota Safety Sense 2.5..can it be upgraded to 3.0 for wireless apple car play?

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I took my 2023 XLE for its first oil change yesterday. While I was there, I complained about the "quirky" infotainment system. It has a mind of its own.
I found out that Toyota Safety sense 3.0, apparently a software upgrade has a newer version, much improved and new user interface, including wireless android auto and apple car play.
Has anyone upgraded the software to TSS 3.0, and if so did it improve?
Considering that, for example, the cord is "a distraction" since it easily comes unplugged and, then you no longer have your maps up on Apple Car play. Instead, you have to fiddle with the phone/cord to get it working again. This distraction could/should be eliminated, by simply having Sienna drivers upgrade to TSS 3.0, apparently like some other Toyota models have.
CAn it be upgraded, or can I dowload the new version on my phone and install TSS 3.0 from my phone? Does anyone know?
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I think you have a few misconceptions. Firstly Toyota safety sense has nothing to do with the infotainment. They are seperate. Wireless car play/android is not required for TSS

Secondly, Toyota safety sense 3.0 allows for OTA (over the air) updates. That does not mean you can take old versions and upgrade them. The sienna is still on TSS 2.0, not even 2.5. So the upgrade to 3.0 seems like a dream. It would be nice if Toyota skips 2.5 and just goes to 3.0. Who knows.
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