Enabling Text Messaging in Your Lexus (iPhone)

How to video on setting up text messaging in your vehicle. You must have an iPhone with up to date software.

Jeffrey Rosales
Lexus Technology Specialist


Randi Leder says:

Does it also work for the update 10.3.2

T Smith says:

Hi Jeff. I have a iPhone 6s and a 2016 RX450h. When my phone is connected and I receive a call the screen comes up with the number but unknown caller, even though they are in my phone? Any suggestions please? Thankyou

Jay Waxman says:

Hi Jeff, any tips for a Blackberry Classic on my 2017 NX? I can’t get the texts to show, just the emails…

newattnow says:

Thanks! I have to watch this video every time I get a new phone. If I lived near you, I’d definitely buy a car from you.

Rick & Michaela Morales says:

I noticed that when I click on the envelop on the phone settings of the vehicle it is not showing SMS it is showing something other, which I can’t remember and I’m not in my vehicle (MMM/MMS???)

jkltngo says:

Hi Jeffrey – I have 2014 RX350 and iPhone 7 Plus with IOS 10.2.1. I did everything that you described but text messages does not displayed on the NAV screen. Please help.

Rite Industries says:

Thanks, Jeff.

Chris Beard says:

Very helpful!

Iglesias Boris says:

Hello Jeffrey, thank you for the video, I did it step by step but it is not working, I have iphone ios10 and lexus is 350 2016, my phone is connected to LEXUS IS and show notifications activated, but still not working. don’t know what’s going on,

Joe Exum says:


I have a Lexus 480LS, the messenger envelope icon appears but could not download test message sent from my iphone.

Maria Lombardo says:

Thank you so very much, very helpful.

Carolyn S says:

I went through the process outlined. However, when I go to Phone on my 2014 Lexus RX350, there is not an envelope to click on. Any suggestions.

L Porter says:

Thank-You, Thank-You, Thank-You.
I’m driving a 2016 Nissan Maxima, about 3 months ago, I up-graded my iPhone to an iPhone 7. Ever since the update text messaging was not working on in my Maxima until I watched your YouTube video.
Until now no one was able to help me. Can’t thank you enough!
All I needed to do was turn on “Show Notifications”

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