Buick Encore: Phone / Bluetooth (Overview for 8 Inch Screen)

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Infotainment System / Phone / Bluetooth (Overview for 8 Inch Screen)

The Bluetooth-capable system can interact with many cell phones, allowing:

  • Placement and receipt of calls in a hands-free mode.
  • Sharing of the cell phone’s address book or contact list with the vehicle.

To minimize driver distraction, before driving, and with the vehicle parked:

  • Become familiar with the features of the cell phone. Organize the phone book and contact lists clearly and delete duplicate or rarely used entries. If possible, program speed dial or other shortcuts.
  • Review the controls and operation of the infotainment system.
  • Pair cell phone(s) to the vehicle. The system may not work with all cell phones. See “Pairing” in this section.

Vehicles with a Bluetooth system can use a Bluetooth-capable cell phone with a Hands-Free Profile to make and receive phone calls. The infotainment system and voice recognition are used to control the system. The system can be used with the ignition on or in ACC/ACCESSORY. The range of the Bluetooth system can be up to 9.1 m (30 ft). Not all phones support all functions and not all phones work with the Bluetooth system. See www.gm.com/bluetooth for more information about compatible phones.

Bluetooth Controls

Use the infotainment display features on the infotainment system or press the steering wheel icon to operate the Bluetooth system.

Steering Wheel Controls

Buick Encore. Bluetooth (Overview for 8 Inch Screen) : Press to answer incoming calls, confirm system information, and start voice recognition.

Buick Encore. Bluetooth (Overview for 8 Inch Screen) : Press to end a call, decline a call, or cancel an operation. Press to mute or unmute the infotainment system when not on a call.

Infotainment System Features

For information about how to navigate the menu system using the infotainment features, see Overview (8 Inch Screen).

Phone : Touch the Home Page to enter the phone main menu.

Audio System

When using the Bluetooth system, sound comes through the vehicle's front audio system speakers and overrides the audio system. Press Buick Encore. Bluetooth (Overview for 8 Inch Screen) during a call to change the volume level. The adjusted volume level remains in memory for later calls. The system maintains a minimum volume level.

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