Buick Encore: Phone / Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Infotainment System / Phone / Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

If equipped, Android Auto and/or Apple CarPlay capability may be available through a compatible smartphone. If available, the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay icons will change from gray to color on the Home Page of the infotainment display.

To use Android Auto and/or Apple CarPlay:

For Wired Phone Projection

  1. Download the Android Auto app to your smartphone from the Google Play store. There is no app required for Apple CarPlay.
  2. Connect your Android phone or Apple iPhone by using the factory-provided phone USB cable and plugging into a USB data port. For best performance, it is highly recommended to use the device’s factory-provided USB cable. Aftermarket or third-party cables may not work.
  3. When the phone is first connected to activate Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, accept the terms and conditions on both the infotainment system and the phone.
  4. Follow the instructions on the phone.

The Android Auto and Apple CarPlay icons on the Home Page will illuminate depending on the smartphone. Android Auto and/or Apple CarPlay may automatically launch upon USB connection. If not, touch the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay icon on the Home Page to launch.

Press Buick Encore. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the center stack to return to the Home Page.

For Wireless Phone Projection (if equipped)

Verify your phone is wireless compatible by visiting the Google Android Auto or Apple CarPlay support page.

  1. Download the Android Auto app to your smartphone from the Google Play store. There is no app required for Apple CarPlay.
  2. For first time connection, there are two ways to set up wireless projection:
    • Connect your Android phone or Apple iPhone by using the factory-provided phone USB cable and plugging into a USB data port. For best performance, it is highly recommended to use the device’s factory-provided USB cable. Aftermarket or third-party cables may not work.
    • Connecting the phone over Bluetooth. See Bluetooth (Overview for 7 Inch Screen) or Bluetooth (Pairing and Using a Phone for 7 Inch Screen).
  3. Make sure wireless is turned on the phone for wireless projection to work.
  4. When the phone is first connected to activate Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, agree to the terms and conditions on both the infotainment system and the phone.
  5. Follow the instructions on the phone.

The Android Auto and Apple CarPlay icons on the Home Page will illuminate depending on the smartphone. Android Auto and/or Apple CarPlay may automatically launch upon wireless connection. If not, touch the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay icon on the Home Page to launch.

To disconnect the phones wireless projection:

  1. Select Settings from the Home Page.
  2. Select Phones
  3. Touch Buick Encore. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto next to the phone to be disconnected.
  4. Turn off Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Press Buick Encore. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the center stack to return to the Home Page.

Features are subject to change. For further information on how to set up Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in the vehicle, see my.buick.com.

Android Auto is provided by Google and is subject to Google’s terms and privacy policy. Apple CarPlay is provided by Apple and is subject to Apple’s terms and privacy policy. Data plan rates apply. For Android Auto support see https://support.google.com/ androidauto. For Apple CarPlay support see www.apple.com/ios/carplay/. Apple or Google may change or suspend availability at any time. Android Auto, Android, Google, Google Play, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.; Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Press Buick Encore. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the center stack to exit Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. To enter back into Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, press and hold Buick Encore. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the center stack.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can be disabled from the infotainment system. To do this, touch Home, Settings, and then touch the Apps tab along the top of the display. Use the On/Off toggled to turn off Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

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