Buick Encore: Audio Players / USB Port (7 Inch Screen)

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Infotainment System / Audio Players / USB Port (7 Inch Screen)

Audio stored on a USB device may be listened to.

This vehicle is equipped with two USB ports in the center console. These ports are for data and charging. There may also be two USB ports for charging only at the rear of the center console.

Caution

To avoid vehicle damage, unplug all accessories and disconnect all accessory cables from the vehicle when not in use. Accessory cables left plugged into the vehicle, unconnected to a device, could be damaged or cause an electrical short if the unconnected end comes in contact with liquids or another power source such as the accessory power outlet.

Playing from a USB

A USB mass storage device can be connected to the USB port.

Audio extensions supported by the USB are:

  • MP3
  • AAC
  • OGG
  • 3GP

My Media Library

MyMedia is only available when more than one indexed device is connected. It allows access to content from all indexed media sources. MyMedia will show as an available source in the Source page.

USB MP3 Player and USB Devices

The USB MP3 players and USB devices connected must comply with the USB Mass Storage Class specification (USB MSC).

To play a USB device:

  1. Connect the USB.
  2. Touch Audio from the Home Page.
  3. Touch More and then touch the USB device.

Use the following when playing an active USB source:

Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) : Touch to play the current media source.

Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) : Touch to pause playback of the current media source.

Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) :

  • Touch to seek to the beginning of the current or previous track.
  • Touch and hold to reverse quickly through playback. Release to return to playing speed. Elapsed time displays.

Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) :

  • Touch to seek to the next track.
  • Touch and hold to advance quickly through playback. Release to return to playing speed. Elapsed time displays.

Shuffle : Touch the shuffle icon to play music in random order.

USB Sound Menu

See “Infotainment System Sound Menu” under AM-FM Radio (7 Inch Screen).

USB Browse Menu

When a list of songs, albums, artists, or other types of media displays, the up and down arrows and A-Z appear on the left side. Select A-Z to view a display that will show all letters of the alphabet and select the letter to go to.

Touch the up and down arrows to move the list up and down.

Touch Browse and the following may display:

Playlists:

  1. Touch to view the playlists stored on the USB.
  2. Touch a playlist to view the list of all Songs in that playlist.
  3. Touch a song from the list to begin playback.

Supported Playlist extensions are m3u, pls.

Artists:

  1. Touch to view the list of artists stored on the USB.
  2. Touch an artist name to view a list of all albums by the artist.
  3. To select a song, touch All Songs or touch an album and then touch a song from the list.

Songs:

  1. Touch to display a list of All Songs on the USB.
  2. To begin playback, touch a song from the list.

Albums:

  1. Touch to view the albums on the USB.
  2. Touch the album to view a list of All Songs on the album.
  3. Touch a song from the list to begin playback.

Genres:

  1. Touch to view the genres on the USB.
  2. Touch a genre to view a list of artists.
  3. Touch an artist to view albums by that artist.
  4. Touch an album to view songs on the album.
  5. Touch a song to start playback.

Composers:

  1. Touch to view the composers on the USB.
  2. Touch a Composer to view a list of albums by that composer.
  3. Touch an album or All Songs to view a list of songs.
  4. Touch a song from the list to begin playback.

Folders:

  1. Touch to view the directories on the USB.
  2. Touch a folder to view a list of all files.
  3. Touch a file from the list to begin playback.

Podcasts : Touch to view the podcasts on the USB and get a list of podcast episodes.

Audiobooks:

  1. Touch to view the audiobooks stored on the USB.
  2. Touch an audiobook to get a list of chapters.
  3. Touch the chapter from the list to begin playback.

File System and Naming

File systems supported by the USB are:

  • FAT32
  • NTFS
  • HFS+

The songs, artists, albums, and genres are taken from the file’s song information and are only displayed if present. The radio displays the file name as the track name if the song information is not available.

Supported Apple Devices

To view supported devices, see my.buick.com/learn.

Storing and Recalling Media Favorites

To store media favorites, touch Browse to display a list of media types.

Select from one of the following Browse options to save a favorite:

Playlists : Touch Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) next to any playlist to store the playlist as a favorite. Touch a saved favorite to recall a favorite playlist. The first song in the playlist begins to play.

Artists : Touch Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) next to any artist to store the artist as a favorite. Touch a saved favorite to recall a favorite artist. The first song in the artist list begins to play.

Songs : Touch Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) next to any song to store the song as a favorite. Touch a saved favorite to recall a favorite song.

Albums : Touch Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) next to any album to store the album as a favorite. Touch a saved favorite to recall a favorite album. The first song in the album list begins to play.

Genres : Touch Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) next to any genre to store the genre as a favorite. Touch a saved favorite to recall a favorite genre. The first song of the genre begins to play.

Podcasts : Touch Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) next to any podcast to store the podcast as a favorite. Touch a saved favorite to recall a favorite podcast. The podcast begins to play.

Audiobooks : Touch Buick Encore. USB Port (7 Inch Screen) next to any audiobook to store the audiobook as a favorite. Touch a saved favorite to recall a favorite audiobook. The first chapter in the audiobook begins to play.

Media Playback and Mute

USB playback will be paused if the system is muted. If the steering wheel mute control is pressed again, playback will resume.

If the source is changed while in mute, playback resumes and audio will unmute.

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