Buick Encore: Phone / Text Messaging (8 Inch Screen)

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Infotainment System / Phone / Text Messaging (8 Inch Screen)

If equipped, the infotainment system may allow text messages to be received and replied to. Received messages can also be read aloud.

Before using the text messaging feature, check to see if the phone is compatible.

To view compatible phones in U.S., see my.buick.com.

Text Menu

Inbox : Touch to display incoming messages. To view a message, touch the name of the sender. Touch Buick Encore. Text Messaging (8 Inch Screen) to listen to the text message. Press Buick Encore. Text Messaging (8 Inch Screen) BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the previous menu.

Settings : See “Text Settings” later in this section.

Reply : Touch to reply using a predefined text message. See “Text Settings.”

Call : Touch to place a call to the sender of the text message.

Viewing a Text Message

While viewing a text message:

  • Touch Reply to reply using a predefined text message.
  • Touch Call to place a call to the sender of the text message.

Viewing Sender Information

If equipped, touch the name of the sender to view sender information if this information matches contact information already stored.

Select a Predefined Message : Touch to select from a set of quick messages. Touch the message to send.

Predefined Messages

These are short text messages that can be used to send so responses will not have to be typed.

The messages can be deleted or a new message can be added.

To add a new message:

  1. Touch Text Settings, then touch Manage Predefined Messages.
  2. While in the predefined messages list view, select Add New Predefined Message and a keyboard displays.
  3. Type a new message and touch NEW MSG when done to add the message. Press Buick Encore. Text Messaging (8 Inch Screen) BACK on the center stack or touch the Back icon on the infotainment display to go back to the predefined messages list. Touch Buick Encore. Text Messaging (8 Inch Screen) to delete one character at a time.

Memory Full

This message may display if there is no more room on the phone to store messages.

Text Settings

Text Alerts : When on, this feature will display an alert when a new text message has been received. Touch to turn on or off.

Manage Predefined Messages : Touch to add, change, or delete predefined messages.

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