Buick Encore: Vehicle Personalization / Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen)

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Instruments and Controls / Vehicle Personalization / Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen)

Use the audio system controls to access the personalization menus for customizing vehicle features.

To see if your vehicle has the 8 inch screen, see Overview (8 Inch Screen).

The following are all possible personalization features. Depending on the vehicle, some may not be available.

To access the personalization menus:

  1. Touch SETTINGS on the Home Page of the infotainment display.
  2. Touch the desired feature to display a list of available options.
  3. Touch to select the desired feature setting.
  4. Press BACK on the center stack or touch Buick Encore. Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) on the infotainment display to return to the previous menu or exit.

Personalization Menus

The following list of features may be available:

  • Time and Date
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Language
  • Valet Mode
  • Radio
  • Vehicle
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Voice
  • Display
  • Rear Camera
  • Return to Factory Settings
  • Software Information
  • Wi-Fi

Each menu is detailed in the following information.

Time and Date

Manually set the time and date. See "Time / Date" under Settings (8 Inch Screen).

Rear Seat Reminder

This allows for a chime and a message when the rear door has been opened before or during operation of the vehicle.

Select Off or On.

Language

Select Language, then select from the vailable language(s).

Valet Mode

To turn Valet Mode on and off, see “Valet Mode” in Settings (8 Inch Screen).

Radio

To manage the radio features, see “Radio” in Settings (8 Inch Screen).

Vehicle

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Collision/Detection Systems
  • Comfort and Convenience
  • Lighting
  • Power Door Locks
  • Remote Lock, Unlock, Start

Collision/Detection Systems

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Side Blind Zone Alert

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Select Off or On. See Rear Vision Camera (RVC).

Side Blind Zone Alert

Select Off or On. See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA).

Comfort and Convenience

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Chime Volume
  • Auto Wipe in Reverse Gear

Chime Volume

This allows the selection of the chime volume level.

Touch + or to adjust the volume.

Auto Wipe in Reverse Gear

When on and the front wiper is on, the rear wiper will automatically activate when the vehicle is shifted to R (Reverse).

Select Off or On.

Lighting

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Vehicle Locator Lights
  • Exit Lighting

Vehicle Locator Lights

This feature will flash the exterior lamps when Buick Encore. Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is pressed to locate the vehicle.

Select Off or On.

Exit Lighting

This allows the selection of how long the exterior lamps stay on when leaving the vehicle when it is dark outside.

Select Off, 30 Seconds, 60 Seconds, or 120 Seconds.

Power Door Locks

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out
  • Auto Door Unlock
  • Delayed Door Lock

Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out

When on, this feature will keep the driver door from locking when the door is open. If Off is selected, the Delayed Door Lock menu will be available.

Select Off or On.

Auto Door Unlock

This allows selection of which of the doors will automatically unlock when the vehicle is shifted into P (Park).

Select Off, All Doors, or Driver Door.

Delayed Door Lock

When on, this feature will delay the locking of the doors.

Select Off or On.

Remote Lock, Unlock, and Start

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Remote Unlock Light Feedback
  • Remote Lock Feedback
  • Remote Door Unlock
  • Passive Door Unlock
  • Passive Door Lock
  • Remote Left in Vehicle Alert

Remote Unlock Light Feedback

When on, the exterior lamps will flash when unlocking the vehicle with the RKE transmitter.

Select Off or Flash Lights.

Remote Lock Feedback

This allows selection of what type of feedback is given when locking the vehicle with the RKE transmitter.

Select Off, Lights and Horn, Lights Only, or Horn Only.

Remote Door Unlock

This allows selection of which doors will unlock when pressing Buick Encore. Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) on the RKE transmitter.

When set to Driver Door, the driver door will unlock the first time Buick Encore. Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) is pressed and all doors will unlock when Buick Encore. Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen) is pressed a second time. When set to All Doors, all of the doors will unlock at the first press of Buick Encore. Vehicle Personalization (8 Inch Screen).

Select All Doors or Driver Door.

Passive Door Unlock

This allows the selection of what doors will unlock when using the button on the driver door to unlock the vehicle.

Select All Doors or Driver Door.

Passive Door Lock

This allows passive locking to be turned on or off and selects feedback. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation.

Select Off, On with Horn Chirp, or On.

Remote Left in Vehicle Alert

This feature sounds an alert when the RKE transmitter is left in the vehicle. This menu also enables Remote No Longer in Vehicle Alert.

Select Off or On.

Bluetooth

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Pair New Device
  • Device Management
  • Ringtones
  • Voice Mail Numbers
  • Text Message Alerts

Pair New Device

Select to pair a new device. 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).

Device Management

Select 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. To change the voice mail number, touch the edit icon. Type a new number, then touch SAVE.

Text Message Alerts

This allows the feature to be turned on or off.

Select Off or On.

Apple CarPlay

Select and the following may display:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Manage Apple CarPlay Devices

Apple CarPlay

This feature allows Apple devices to be connected to the infotainment system through a USB port.

Select Off or On.

Manage Apple CarPlay Devices

Select to manage Apple devices. Apple CarPlay must be on for this feature to be accessed.

Android Auto

Select and the following may display:

  • Android Auto
  • Manage Android Auto Devices

Android Auto

This feature allows Android devices to be connected to the infotainment system through a USB port.

Select Off or On.

Manage Android Auto Devices

Select to manage Android devices. Android Auto must be on for this feature to be accessed.

Voice

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Confidence Threshold
  • Prompt Length
  • Audio Feedback Speed
  • Display “What Can I Say?” Tips

Confidence Threshold

This feature allows the adjustment of the sensitivity of the speech recognition system.

Select Confirm More or Confirm Less.

Prompt Length

This feature adjusts the voice prompt length.

Select Short or Long.

Audio Feedback Speed

This feature adjusts the audio feedback speed.

Select Slow, Medium, or Fast.

Display “What Can I Say?” Tips

This feature gives tips on what to say when using voice recognition.

Select Off or On.

Display

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Calibrate Touchscreen
  • Turn Display Off

Calibrate Touchscreen

Select to calibrate the touchscreen, then follow the prompts.

Turn Display Off

Select to turn the display off. Touch anywhere on the infotainment display or press any infotainment controls on the center stack to turn the display on.

Rear Camera

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Guidance Lines
  • Rear Park Assist Symbols

Guidance Lines

Select to turn Off or On. See Rear Vision Camera (RVC).

Rear Park Assist Symbols

Select to turn Off or On.

Return to Factory Settings

Select and the following may be displayed:

  • Restore Vehicle Settings
  • Clear All Private Data
  • Restore Radio Settings

Restore Vehicle Settings

This allows selection of restoring vehicle settings.

Select Restore or Cancel.

Clear All Private Data

This allows selection to clear all private information from the vehicle.

Select Delete or Cancel.

Restore Radio Settings

This allows selection to restore radio settings.

Select Restore or Cancel.

Software Information

Select to view or update the infotainment system current software information.

Wi-Fi

Select and the following may display:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Manage Wi-Fi Networks

Wi-Fi

This feature allows Wi-Fi networks to be turned off or on.

Select Off or On.

Manage Wi-Fi Networks

Select to manage Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi must be on for this feature to be accessed.

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