Buick Encore: Introduction / Using the System

Buick Encore 2020-2024 Owner's Manual / Infotainment System / Introduction / Using the System

Infotainment Display Icons

Infotainment display icons show when available. When a function is unavailable, the icon may gray out. When a function is selected, the icon may highlight.


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


Phone icon to display the Phone main page. See Bluetooth (Overview for 7 Inch Screen) or Bluetooth (Pairing and Using a Phone for 7 Inch Screen).

Wi-Fi Hotspot

If equipped, touch the Users icon to display the Wi-Fi Hotspot menu.


Touch the Settings icon to display the Settings menu. See Settings (7 Inch Screen).

Apple CarPlay

Touch the Apple CarPlay icon to activate Apple CarPlay if equipped, after a supported device is connected. See Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Android Auto

Touch the Android Auto icon to activate Android Auto if equipped, after a supported device is connected. See Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

OnStar Services

If equipped, touch the OnStar icon to display the OnStar Services and Account pages.


If equipped, touch the Climate icon to display the Climate main page.


If equipped, touch the Camera icon to access the camera application.


If equipped, touch the SiriusXM icon to display the SiriusXM radio service.

Shortcut Tray

The shortcut tray is near the bottom of the display. It shows up to four applications.

Infotainment Display Features

Infotainment display features show on the display when available. When a feature is unavailable, it may gray out. When a feature is touched, it may highlight.

Infotainment Gestures

Use the following finger gestures to control the infotainment system.


Buick Encore. Using the System

Touch/Tap is used to select an icon or option, activate an application, or change the location inside a map.

Touch and Hold

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Touch and hold can be used to start another gesture, or to move or delete an application.


Buick Encore. Using the System

Drag is used to move applications on the Home Page, or to pan the map. To drag the item, it must be held and moved along the display to the new location. This can be done up, down, right, or left. This feature is only available when vehicle is parked and not in motion.


Buick Encore. Using the System

Nudge is used to move items a short distance on a list or a map. To nudge, hold and move the selected item up or down to a new location.

Fling or Swipe

Buick Encore. Using the System

Fling or swipe is used to scroll through a list, pan the map, or change page views. Do this by placing a finger on the display then moving it rapidly up and down or right and left.

Cleaning High Gloss Surfaces and Vehicle Information and Radio Displays

For vehicles with high gloss surfaces or vehicle displays, use a microfiber cloth to wipe surfaces. Before wiping the surface with the microfiber cloth, use a soft bristle brush to remove dirt that could scratch the surface. Then use the microfiber cloth by gently rubbing to clean. Never use window cleaners or solvents. Periodically hand wash the microfiber cloth separately, using mild soap. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Rinse thoroughly and air dry before next use.

    Steering Wheel Controls

    If equipped, some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. : For vehicles with Bluetooth, press to interact with those systems. : Press to decline an incoming call, to end speech recognition, or to end a current call...



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    Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Buick Encore. Steering Wheel Adjustment

    To adjust the steering wheel:

    Pull the lever down. Move the steering wheel up or down. Pull or push the steering wheel closer or away from you. Lift the lever up to lock the steering wheel in place.

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