How To

HOW TO PAIR YOUR BLUETOOTH SMARTPHONE

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

Using Voice Recognition

Note: Be sure you have downloaded the latest software version for your phone. If you have updated your phone and are experiencing issues, try deleting and then reconnecting your phone to the 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.

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  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. 
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Q&As

My phone won’t automatically connect to Bluetooth.

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.

My phone is paired but won’t connect to Bluetooth.

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.

My vehicle tries to connect to an old phone.

Delete the phone that is no longer in use from your vehicle’s paired devices list.

My phone randomly unpairs from my vehicle.

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.

Bluetooth is dropping calls, disconnecting or transferring back to my phone.

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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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.

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