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BLUETOOTH SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY GUIDE

If your vehicle is equipped with Bluetooth, your infotainment system should be compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled smartphones to provide the following features:

  • Music: Information, streaming and controls
  • Calling: Caller ID, multiple call handling, calling controls and call transfer
  • Connecting: Pairing, automatic reconnection and phonebook download

COMMON COMPATIBLE SMARTPHONES

Below is a list of some of the most common smartphones in the U.S. The majority of them offer full functionality based on device and radio. Make sure your smartphone’s software is up to date prior to pairing.

Select the brand to see a list of select models that are compatible with GM Infotainment Systems.  

Apple®

  • iPhone® 12  
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max  
  • iPhone 11  
  • iPhone XS Max  
  • iPhone XS  
  • iPhone XR  
  • iPhone X  
  • iPhone 8 Plus  
  • iPhone 8  
  • iPhone 7 Plus  
  • iPhone 7

Apple® and iPhone® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Google

  • Pixel™ 4  
  • Pixel 3a  
  • Pixel 3

Google and Pixel are registered trademarks of Google LLC.

LG

  • LG G8 ThinQ

Motorola

  • Moto G7
  • Moto G6

OnePlus

  • OnePlus 7

Samsung

  • Galaxy® S20  
  • Galaxy Note10+  
  • Galaxy A20  
  • Galaxy S10+  
  • Galaxy S10  
  • Galaxy Note9  
  • Galaxy S9+  
  • Galaxy S9   

DON'T SEE YOUR SMARTPHONE?

New phones may have been released since we last tested for compatibility. If your phone is not on this list, you may still be able to pair and connect your phone and use limited functions.  

  • First, make sure the software on your smartphone is up to date.  
  • Then, work through the pairing and connection steps.
  • If it connects, you may be able to use select functions through the infotainment system.  

NOTES:

  • The functions available through the Bluetooth connection may be limited. Not all functions may be supported by your smartphone or by the vehicle’s infotainment system.  
  • If your device is powered on after the vehicle is running, you will have to manually reconnect the device to the infotainment system from the handset or vehicle. GM recommends that while in the vehicle this device should not be connected to other devices such as headsets at the same time.

Q&As


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.

Why can't I make a Bluetooth call?

There are several factors that may affect your Bluetooth call performance. A problem may be caused by your phone’s or vehicle infotainment system’s software. Be sure you have the latest software version for your phone. If you’ve updated your phone and are still experiencing Bluetooth calling concerns, try deleting your phone’s pairing and then pairing it again.  

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.

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

  • Cascada 2016-2019   
  • Enclave 2010-2022   
  • Encore 2012-2021   
  • Encore GX 2019-2022     
  • Envision 2014-2022   
  • LaCrosse 2010-2019   
  • Lucerne 2010   
  • Regal 2010-2017   
  • Regal Premium 1 2014   
  • Regal Sportback 2018-2020   
  • Regal TourX 2018-2020   
  • Verano 2012-2017     

*Apple® and iPhone® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

**Google and Pixel are registered trademarks of Google LLC.

  • 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.

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

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • EPA estimated MPG 25 city, 30 highway FWD.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated.

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

  • EPA estimated MPG 30 city, 32 highway 1.3L engine FWD.

  • Buick Driver Confidence: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • 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, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • 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, Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Buick Driver Confidence Plus: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, click here or consult your carrier.

  • EPA estimated MPG 18 city/26 highway FWD.

  • Requires available Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • 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, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Bose® is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

  • EPA estimated FWD model.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Preproduction model shown throughout. Actual Production model may vary.

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