Buick Encore: Using the System / Home Page Features

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Infotainment System / Introduction / Using the System / Home Page Features

Touch the icons on the Home Page to launch an application.


Touch the Audio icon to display the active audio source page. Available sources are AM, FM, SXM (if equipped), MyMedia, USB, Bluetooth, and AUX Input.


Touch the Phone icon to display the Phone main page. See Bluetooth (Overview for 8 Inch Screen) or Bluetooth (Pairing and Using the Phone for 8 Inch Screen) or Bluetooth (Voice Recognition for 8 Inch Screen).


Touch the Projection icon to activate Android Auto or Apple CarPlay (if equipped) after a supported device is connected. See Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (8 Inch Screen).


If equipped, in-vehicle apps are available for download. Touch the Apps icon on the Home Page to begin.

Downloading and using apps requires Internet connectivity which can be accessed with a data plan through the vehicle’s built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, if equipped, or a compatible mobile device hotspot. On most mobile devices, activation of the Wi-Fi hotspot is in the vehicle’s Settings menu under Mobile Network Sharing, Personal Hotspot, Mobile Hotspot, or similar.

To purchase data for the in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, if equipped, touch the myBuick icon on the Home Page or contact an OnStar Advisor. The vehicle must have active OnStar or connected service and a payment method on file.

Availability of apps and connectivity varies by vehicle, conditions, and location. Data plan rates apply. Features are subject to change. For more information, see my.buick.com/learn.


Touch the Settings icon to display the Settings menu. See Settings (8 Inch Screen).

    Using the System


    Applications Tray

    The applications tray is at the top center of the display. The applications tray can have three to five applications. To add an application from the Home Page to the applications tray: Touch and hold any icon on the Home Page to enter edit mode...

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    Lap-Shoulder Belt

    All seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt.

    The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly.

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    Buick Encore. Lap-Shoulder Belt

    Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted.

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