How To How To How to Use In-Vehicle Access to Contacts

Difficulty Level: Novice  |  Time Required: Five minutes  |  Tools Required: None |  Related Parts, Products, Services or Technology: Bluetooth-compatible smartphone

If your vehicle is equipped with Bluetooth®, you have access to the contacts stored in your phone’s contact list when your phone is paired to your vehicle’s infotainment system or when you are using Phone Integration (Apple CarPlay®† or Android Auto™† compatibility).


Downloading Contacts 

Pair your phone with the infotainment system via Bluetooth. Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

 

  • For Apple®† devices, your contact list downloads and synchronizes automatically each time you turn on your vehicle.
  • For Android™† devices, you will be asked for permission to access contacts before they can be downloaded.

 

Note: To protect user privacy, the contacts information is only available when your phone is connected and selected as the in-use device.


Integrating Contacts

Connect your phone with a USB cable (or pair your phone via Bluetooth to initiate a wireless connection, if your vehicle is capable) and activate Phone Integration to access — but not download — your phone’s contact list.

Note:  

  • You can access your contacts with voice command in the vehicle if your vehicle and phone are equipped with voice-command features
  • If using Apple CarPlay®, access Apple Siri® voice-command features by pressing the vehicle’s Push-to-Talk button


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Q&As

How do I save a phone contact as a favorite?

The process for saving a favorite contact depends on your vehicle. On some models, you can touch the Star icon behind the phone number in your contacts list. On other models, you can press and hold an empty favorite space in the bar at the top of the screen.


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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features. 

Information on this page is specific to the Chevrolet models below. If your vehicle is not on the list or these instructions don't apply, then please see your Owner's Manual

  • Blazer 2019-2022 
  • Camaro 2019-2022  
  • Colorado 2019-2022 
  • Corvette 2020-2022  
  • Cruze 2019 
  • Equinox 2019-2022 
  • Express Cargo 2020-2021 
  • Express Passenger 2020-2021
  • Impala 2020
  • Malibu 2019-2021 
  • Silverado 1500 2019-2022 
  • Silverado 2500HD/3500HD 2020-2022 
  • Sonic 2018-2020 
  • Spark 2019-2021  
  • Suburban 2022 
  • Tahoe 2022 
  • Trailblazer 2022 
  • Trax 2018-2021 
  • Traverse 2020-2022  
  • Volt 2019  
  • Blazer 2019-2022
  • Camaro 2019-2022
  • Colorado 2019-2022
  • Corvette 2020-2022
  • Cruze 2019
  • Equinox 2019-2022
  • Express Cargo 2020-2021
  • Express Passenger 2020-2021
  • Impala 2020
  • Malibu 2019-2021
  • Silverado 1500 2019-2022
  • Silverado 2500HD/3500HD 2020-2022
  • Sonic 2018-2020
  • Spark 2019-2021
  • Suburban 2022
  • Tahoe 2022
  • Trailblazer 2022
  • Trax 2018-2021
  • Traverse 2020-2022
  • Volt 2019
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  • The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by General Motors is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Full Bluetooth feature functionality varies by device, model and software version.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone®, and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri®, iPhone® and iTunes® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android™ smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

  • Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, Apple Watch and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

  • Not compatible with all devices.