Keeping your R-Link 2 GPS up-to-date is important. There are 2 elements that can be updated: the system (software, firmware) and the map.
First of all there is the system software in general of R-Link 2: the operating system. You must be as up-to-date as possible because it’s like your phone or computer: the most recent versions correct bugs, improve performance and bring new features.
How to know the version of my R-Link 2?
To check the cartography you have to go in: NAVIGATION / OPTIONS (bottom right) / ABOUT.
To know its software version it is necessary to go in the following menus: SYSTEM / INFORMATION SYSTEME
There are 2 different versions for R-Link 2 2.X and 3.X. To determine the branch, the start of the software version number is based on the System Information menu.
What is the latest software version available for R-Link 2?
|Branch||Software Version||The latest software update||Last update map|
|2.X.X.X||126.96.36.1995||188.8.131.520*||06/2016 published in June 2017
(if 184.108.40.2060 otherwise 05/2016 published in June 2016)
(Published in June 2017)
The 220.127.116.110 seems to be available for all systems of the 2.2.X.Y branch.
- Your version is lower than 18.104.22.1683 (so from 22.214.171.1245 to 126.96.36.1993): the garage will pass you in 188.8.131.520 without problem.
- Your version is 184.108.40.2063: you can flip a coin. It is best to first ask the helpline if the vehicle (with the VIN number) is compatible before going into a garage. The helpline will be able to tell you whether it is good or not to make an appointment to perform the update. If the vehicle is not compatible today, the helpline forwards the file to the technical teams so that it becomes according to the returns of other members.
Renault does not communicate much about the changes between the different updates.
The 220.127.116.113 version fixes a bug that caused problems with the bluetooth for Android phones 6.0 Marshmallow.
The 18.104.22.1680 version fixes the possibility to get the last map update, errors with live trafic and DAB message (highly recommend to do this update).
There is a problem with the last iOS 11 (iPhone) and the bluetooth connexion with the R-Link 2. To solve it, you need to get the last update: 22.214.171.1240. (see below)
The 126.96.36.1991 version fixes the errors with live trafic and DAB message.
How to update the R-Link 2 software?
Today it is not possible to do it yourself on R-Link 2 (unlike R-Link 1), it is imperative to go into a renault garage to do it. I can only recommend that you do it and keep your system up to date. Experience shows that there are many corrections and improvements in stability and fluidity. If the vehicle is under warranty the operation will be free.
Bluetooth Problem with iOS 11 (iPhone) and R-Link 2
It seems that the R-Link 2 up to version 188.8.131.523 included is affected by a problem of permanent connection / disconnection of the Bluetooth of the iPhone rendering inoperative functionality. Version 184.108.40.2063 does not seem affected .
Concerned people can contact their favorite Renault garage to ask to update the R-Link 2 (and therefore switch to 220.127.116.110) which should solve the problem according to this message on a forum:
Here, as expected, MAJ R-Link 2 made today. Everything works again with my iPhone 6s under iOS 11. Good news!