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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

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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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 2017–2019
  • Enclave 2017–2020
  • Encore 2017–2020
  • Encore GX 2020
  • Envision 2017–2020
  • LaCrosse 2017–2019
  • Regal 2017
  • Regal Sportback 2018–2020
  • Regal TourX 2018–2020
  • Verano 2017
  • Cascada 2017–2019
  • Enclave 2017–2020
  • Encore 2017–2020
  • Encore GX 2020
  • Envision 2017–2020
  • LaCrosse 2017–2019
  • Regal 2017
  • Regal Sportback 2018–2020
  • Regal TourX 2018–2020
  • Verano 2017
  • 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.

  • 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 Apple Music 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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