Buick Encore: Infotainment System / Settings

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Infotainment System / Settings

Settings (8 Inch Screen)

The Settings Menu allows adjustment of different vehicle and radio features. The menu may contain the following:

Time and Date

To set the time or date:

  1. Select Settings from the Home Page, then select Time and Date.
  2. Select the desired function.

To set the time or date, touch Buick Encore. Settings or Buick Encore. Settings to change the hour, minutes, AM, PM, day, month, or year.

To change the 12-24 Hr setting, touch 12-24 Hr.

To turn Auto Set on and off, touch Auto Set.

If auto timing is set, the time displayed on the clock may not update immediately when driving into a new time zone.

Auto set requires an active OnStar or connected service plan.

Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack to go to the last menu and save the changes or Buick Encore. Settings to return to the Home Page.

Language

This will set the display language in the radio, instrument cluster, and voice recognition. Touch Language and select the appropriate language. Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the previous menu.

Valet Mode

If equipped, this will lock the infotainment system and steering wheel controls. It may also limit top speed, power, and access to vehicle storage locations (if equipped).

To enable valet mode:

  1. Enter a four-digit code on the keypad.
  2. Touch Enter to go to the confirmation screen.
  3. Re-enter the four-digit code.

Touch Lock or Unlock to lock or unlock the system. Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the previous menu.

Radio

Touch to display the Radio Menu and the following may display:

  • Manage Favorites: Touch to highlight a favorite to edit. Touch Rename to rename the favorite or Delete to delete it. Touch and hold the station to drag it to a new location. Touch Done to go back to the previous menu.
  • Number of Favorites Shown: Touch to set the number of favorites to display. Select Auto, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, or 60. Auto will adjust the number of favorite locations that can be seen. Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the previous menu.
  •  Audible Touch Feedback: This allows Audible Touch Feedback to be turned on or off. Select Off or On.
  • Tone Settings: Touch + or − to adjust Bass, Midrange, Treble, or Surround. See AM-FM Radio (8 Inch Screen).
  • Audio Volume (If Equipped): This feature adjusts the volume based on the vehicle speed.

    Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the previous menu.

  • Bose AudioPilot noise compensation technology (If Equipped): This feature adjusts the volume based on the noise in the vehicle and speed. See AM-FM Radio (8 Inch Screen).
  • Maximum Startup Volume: This feature sets the maximum startup volume. If the vehicle is started and the volume is greater than this level, the volume is adjusted to this level. To set the maximum startup volume, touch + or − to increase or decrease.

    Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the previous menu.

Vehicle Settings

See Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) or Vehicle Personalization (7 Inch Screen).

Bluetooth

From the Bluetooth option, the following may be displayed:

  • Pair New Device: Touch to add a new device.
  • Device Management: Touch to connect to a different phone source, disconnect a phone, or delete a phone.
  • Ringtones: Touch to change the ring tone for the specific phone. The phone does not need to be connected to change the ring tone.
  • Voice Mail Numbers: This feature displays the voice mail number for all connected phones. The voice mail number may be changed by touching Edit, typing in the new number, and touching Save.

    Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the previous menu.

  • Text Message Alerts: This feature will turn text message alerts on or off. Press Text Message Alerts and then select Off or On. Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the previous menu. See Text Messaging (8 Inch Screen).

Voice

From the Voice option, the following may be displayed:

  • Confidence Threshold: Select Confirm More or Confirm Less for the system to confirm more or less before acting on a command.
  • Prompt Length: Select Short or Long for shorter or longer voice prompts.

    Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go to the previous menu.

  • Audio Feedback Speed: Touch Slow, Medium, or Fast for feedback speed. Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the previous menu.
  • Display “What Can I Say?” Tips: This feature gives voice command tips. Select Off or On.

Display

From the Display icon, the following may be displayed:

  • Mode: Touch Auto, Day, or Night to adjust the display.

    Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go to the previous menu.

  • Calibrate Touchscreen: Touch to calibrate the infotainment display and follow the prompts.

    Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the previous menu.

  • Turn Off Display: Touch to turn the display off. Touch anywhere on the display area or press any center stack control again to turn the display on.

Rear Camera

Touch to display the Rear Camera menu. See Rear Vision Camera (RVC).

Return to Factory Settings

Select Return to Factory Settings and the following list may display:

  • Restore Vehicle Settings: Restores factory vehicle personalization settings. Touch Restore Vehicle Settings. Touch Cancel or Restore. If Restore is touched, a confirmation pop-up will appear indicating the vehicle settings have been restored.
  • Clear All Private Data: If available, use to erase personal private data before loaning or selling the vehicle. Touch Clear All Private Data. Touch Cancel or Delete. If Delete is touched, a confirmation pop-up will appear indicating all private data has been cleared from the system.
  • Restore Radio Settings: Restores factory radio settings. Touch Restore Radio Settings. Touch Cancel or Restore. If Restore is touched, a confirmation pop-up will appear indicating the radio settings have been restored.

Press Buick Encore. Settings BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the main settings menu.

Over-the-Air Software Updates

If equipped, the infotainment system can download and install software updates over a wireless connection. The system will prompt for certain updates to be downloaded and installed. There is also an option to check for updates manually.

To manually check for updates, touch SETTINGS on the Home Page, followed by Software Information, and then System Update. Follow the on-screen prompts. Steps for downloading and installing updates may vary by vehicle.

Downloading Over-the-Air software updates requires Internet connectivity, which can be accessed through the vehicle’s built-in 4G LTE connection, if equipped and active. If required, data plans are provided by a third party. Optionally, a secured Wi-Fi hotspot such as a compatible mobile device hotspot, a home hotspot, or a public hotspot can be used. Applicable data rates may apply.

To connect the infotainment system to a secured mobile device hotspot, home hotspot, or public hotspot, touch SETTINGS on the Home Page, followed by Wi-Fi, and then Manage Wi-Fi Networks. Select the appropriate Wi-Fi network, and follow the on-screen prompts. Download speeds may vary.

On most mobile devices, activation of the Wi-Fi hotspot is in the Settings menu under Mobile Network Sharing, Personal Hotspot, Mobile Hotspot, or similar.

Availability of Over-the-Air software updates varies by vehicle and country. Features are subject to change. For more information on this feature, see my.buick.com/learn.

English and Metric Unit Conversion

To change the display units between English and metric units, see Instrument Cluster.

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