How To Connect To Bluetooth on Chevy


Most vehicles these days come with Bluetooth capabilities. To make use of this technology, you first need to connect your vehicle to your mobile device. If you have a Chevrolet vehicle, it's easy to connect your Chevy to your Bluetooth device. Once you do, you can start taking advantage of all the benefits this provides.

Connecting To Your Chevy's Bluetooth

You can typically connect a Chevy vehicle to a Bluetooth device in just a matter of minutes. Follow the steps below to connect your Bluetooth device to your Chevrolet vehicle:

Enable Bluetooth on Your Device

Start by ensuring that you have Bluetooth enabled on your phone. You need to have Bluetooth connections enabled on your device so that it can connect to other electronics. While the steps can vary a little depending on your device, you can typically find the option to turn on your Bluetooth in the “Settings” menu. Look for a submenu, either for “Bluetooth” or “Connections.” Within this menu, you should see an option to make your phone available to other Bluetooth devices. Make sure this option is switched to “On” before attempting to connect your device to your Chevy vehicle.

Find the Bluetooth Menu on Your Chevy

Next, find the Bluetooth menu within your Chevrolet infotainment system. This is the screen in the centre of your Chevrolet vehicle. On some vehicles, this is a touchscreen, while others have physical buttons you can use to navigate through the menu. Within your Chevrolet infotainment system, look for a menu option that says “Phone.”

After selecting this menu item, you should then see an option such as “Add Phone,” “Connect Phone,” or “Pair Device.” Select this option to begin the pairing process.

Connect Your Device

With your vehicle now searching for a device to connect to, go back to your phone. Within the Bluetooth menu, you should see a list of available devices to connect to. Select your Chevrolet vehicle from the list to initiate the connection. Once you do, a code should appear on your phone and on your Chevrolet infotainment system. Ensure that the numbers match. If they do, select the “Pair” option on the infotainment system. In some cases, you may also have to accept the pairing on your device too.

This should connect your device to your Chevrolet vehicle. You may see a screen asking for permission for the infotainment system to access your phone's contacts and messages. Select “Agree” if you wish to make calls and have messages read aloud through the infotainment system. If you decide to opt out of this feature, you will need to say the phone number out loud when attempting to make a phone call through the infotainment's voice assistant, rather than the person's name.

Disconnecting from Your Chevrolet's Bluetooth

If you wish to disconnect a device from your Chevrolet's Bluetooth, you can do this easily as well. Simply navigate back to your device's Bluetooth menu and select the Chevrolet vehicle. An option should appear asking if you want to disconnect from your Chevrolet. Another alternative is to remove the device from your Chevrolet, which you can do through the same menu on your infotainment system. Finally, you can also turn off the Bluetooth on your device to disable all connections.

Benefits of Connecting with Bluetooth

Connecting your device to your Chevy vehicle through Bluetooth provides several benefits. For starters, it becomes a lot easier to make calls. You just need to initiate a voice command within your vehicle, then say “Call” followed by the contact's name. This removes the need to scroll through lists of contacts on your phone.

With a Bluetooth connection, you can also send and hear text messages. When you receive a text message, the voice assistant in the Chevy vehicle can read the message aloud and ask if you want to respond. You can then dictate your return message and have your phone send it once it's done.

Finally, Bluetooth can allow you to stream your favourite music. If you have a preferred music app on your phone, you can connect it to your Chevrolet vehicle. This is a great option if you'd prefer to listen to your music rather than the radio in the Chevy.

By connecting your device to your Chevy with Bluetooth, you eliminate the need to use your hands when interacting with your phone. So there's no need to take your eyes off the road, and you have one less distraction while you're driving. This means using Bluetooth is not only more convenient while driving but also safer.

Which Chevy Vehicles Have Bluetooth Capabilities?

All new Chevrolet vehicles come with Bluetooth capabilities. This means if you want Bluetooth, you can get vehicles such as:

You can also find Bluetooth capabilities in many older Chevrolet vehicles. Chevrolet began adding Bluetooth to its vehicles over 10 years ago, so most of the vehicles made within the past decade have this option. Browse through our collection of used Chevrolet vehicles to see what we have in stock and which models have Bluetooth.

Find Your Next Chevy Vehicle at Jim Tubman Chevrolet

Bluetooth capability is just one of the many features you get when you choose a Chevrolet vehicle. Whether you're looking for a new SUV, a work truck, or something else, there are many great Chevrolet options to consider. To get started, please browse through our current selection of new vehicles and used options. Also be sure to check out our latest vehicle specials for more ways to save.

Once you see something you like, contact Jim Tubman Chevrolet. We can answer any questions you may have about the vehicle and schedule a time for you to visit us in person. From there, we'll make the process of buying your next Chevrolet as simple as possible. We can even help you get started with your first Bluetooth connection so that you can start making use of this feature as soon as you leave the lot.

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