Difficulty Level: Novice | Time Required: 5 Minutes | Tools Required: None | Related Parts, Products, Services or Technology: A smartphone with Bluetooth connectivity
If your vehicle is equipped with available Bluetooth®,† it allows you to make and receive calls and use many of your phone’s features through the vehicle’s infotainment system.†
Here are the instructions for pairing your smartphone to a GM vehicle.
Using the Infotainment Touchscreen
1. Turn on the vehicle and keep it in Park.
2. Touch the Phone icon on your vehicle’s touchscreen.
3. Look for an option on the screen to add or connect a new phone. It may say “Add Phone,” “Pair Device,” “Connect Phone” or “+.”
4. Go to your phone’s Bluetooth settings, turn Bluetooth on and select your vehicle from the list of options.
5. Confirm the code shown on the phone matches the code on the infotainment touchscreen.
6. Touch Pair on the infotainment touchscreen. You may also have to accept the pairing on your device, as well.
7. If prompted, agree (or disagree) to allow the infotainment system to access your phone’s contacts and messages.
Note: If you disagree, your contacts and messages will not be downloaded. In this case, you will be able to make calls after pairing by saying a phone number but will not be able to use a contact’s name to make a call.
8. When the pairing is complete, the infotainment screen will show your phone as available for making and receiving calls.
Using Voice Recognition
Turn on the vehicle and keep it in Park.
1. Press the Push-to-Talk button. After the tone, say “Pair Phone.”
2. Follow the instructions.
3. When the pairing is complete, the infotainment screen will show your phone as available for making and receiving calls.
To pair another device, simply follow the above instructions again.
Related Links and Resources
Select the phone or vehicle you’d like to connect. In most vehicles, you can only have one active Bluetooth connection at a time when your vehicle is on. Check your phone’s and vehicle’s paired devices lists to see which phone is active. The system defaults to the last paired device used in your vehicle. If that device isn’t active, it goes down the list of paired devices until it finds one that is active.
Check your phone’s and vehicle’s paired devices lists to ensure that the connection is active. If it is in one of these lists but is not active, simply select the phone or vehicle you’d like to connect. If you are still experiencing issues, you will need to delete and pair again by following the initial pairing instructions.
Delete the phone that is no longer in use from your vehicle’s paired devices list.
When you pair a phone with a vehicle, it involves a process of exchanging security credentials to allow your vehicle to gain access to it. An encryption key is generated and if the key is lost by either your phone or the vehicle, they may need to be paired with each other again.
If Bluetooth disconnects, the call in the vehicle may transfer back to the phone in the following situations:
• If your engine is off, your vehicle may time out of accessory mode to save the battery
• If your wireless signal is not strong enough. If the problem continues when you’re no longer in accessory mode or when you have a strong signal, you may need to try deleting your phone from the paired devices list on your vehicle touchscreen and then pairing it again
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