Chevy Equinox: How To Connect a Phone Via Bluetooth

Pairing your phone via Bluetooth in your Chevy Equinox is a modern-day safety action as this allows one to communicate via calls, access call lists, send text messages and play selected music all hands-free, eliminating distractions whilst driving. Select the Year which suits your vehicle below and follow the uncomplicated steps to help you set up this magnificent feature.

Contents

2019 Models

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine.
  2. Power up your digital console.
  3. Press the HOME button located on the console.
  4. On the screen, touch SETTINGS and scroll down to PHONES **If any phone is already connected, it will reveal this on the screen. If your phone is already visible, you can skip Step 5. 
  5. The system will then ask if you want to ADD a phone. Touch the GREEN option in the top LEFT to add your phone. Follow the instructions on the screen. (Do the exact same to add multiple phones or other digital devices).
  6. On your phone, go to SETTINGS and turn on BLUETOOTH.
  7. Wait a few seconds for the system to locate your phone, then select MyChevrolet, then PAIR.
  8. Confirm the PASSKEY on the screen to the PASSKEY on your phone.
  9. On the screen, press PAIR, located on the lower right side of the screen.
  10.  Press OK on your phone. 

After a few moments, you should see your phone connected to Bluetooth on the screen and on your cell phone. However, this could take up to 2 minutes, depending on your phone connectivity. A successful pairing will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen.

2017 – 2018 Models

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine.
  2. Power up your digital console.
  3. On your phone, go to SETTINGS and turn on BLUETOOTH.
  4. Press the HOME button located on the console.
  5. Touch PHONE on the screen, then press PAIR DEVICE. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Wait a few seconds for the system to locate your phone, then select MYLINK or CHEVY EQUINOX, then PAIR.

*Your phone is now connected to Bluetooth and will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen. However, be patient as sometimes this could take up to 2 minutes, depending on your phone connectivity. 

2016 Models

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine.
  2. Power up your digital console. 
  3. Press the HOME button located to the RIGHT of the left console knob.
  4. Touch PHONE on the screen.
  5. Touch PHONE SETTINGS.
  6. Touch BLUETOOTH, then PAIR DEVICE.
  7. The screen will display “Please Start Bluetooth Search on Your Phone” & “Confirm or enter number:
  8. On your phone, go to SETTINGS and turn on BLUETOOTH
  9. Wait a few seconds for the system to locate your phone, then select MYLINK or CHEVY EQUINOX, then PAIR.

*Your phone is now connected to Bluetooth and will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen. However, be patient as sometimes this could take up to 2 minutes, depending on your phone connectivity. 

2015 Models

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine.
  2. Power up your digital console, then on the home screen, touch SETTINGS.
  3. Use the right MENU knob to scroll through the settings.
  4. Press in the MENU knob when BLUETOOTH is highlighted, then PAIR DEVICE.
  5. On your phone, go to SETTINGS.
  6. Wait a few seconds for it to load, then select MYLINK or CHEVY EQUINOX, then PAIR.
  7. The digital console will display a PIN#. 
  8. Your phone will also show a PIN#. If they match, select PAIR.

*Your phone is now connected to Bluetooth and will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen. However, be patient as sometimes this could take up to 2 minutes, depending on your phone connectivity. 

2011 – 2014 Models (Voice Command)

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine. 
  2. Power up your digital console. 
  3. Press the TALK button located on the right side of the steering wheel. The digital voice will speak “READY.”   
  4. You speak out loud, “BLUETOOTH.”
  5. The digital screen will display PAIR DEVICE NOW, and the voice command will also speak this action. You can say PAIR out loud or TOUCH the PAIR NOW option on the screen.
  6. A voice prompt will then convey, “Please Start a Search on Your Bluetooth Phone.”
  7. On your phone, press SETTINGS
  8. Turn on BLUETOOTH
  9. The voice prompt says, “Once the search is complete, select your vehicle on your phone and then enter the code.”
  10. The code will be spoken. Enter the code on your phone.
  11. After the code is entered, the voice prompt shares, “Please say the name tag you want to give this phone”
  12. Speak the name out loud.
  13. Voice prompt says, about to store (whatever name tag you spoke) and asks if this sounds OK”.
  14. Say YES or NO or press YES or NO on the vehicle’s digital screen.
  15. A voice prompt will say, “the name _____ has been successfully paired, returning to the main menu, READY.”
  16. Press the DOWN button on your steering wheel to finalize the pairing.

*Your phone is now connected to Bluetooth and will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen. However, be patient as sometimes this could take up to 2 minutes, depending on your phone connectivity. 

2011-2014 Models (Manually)

  1. With your vehicle in the ON position without starting the engine
  2. Power up your digital console and press the PHONE button.
  3. Touch PHONE SETTINGS.
  4. Touch BLUETOOTH.
  5. Touch PAIR DEVICE.
  6. On your phone, go to SETTINGS, then turn on BLUETOOTH/WIRELESS NETWORKS.
  7. Press SCAN FOR DEVICES. Wait a few seconds for it to load. The system will now search for your phone. 
  8. A list of new devices will appear on your phone, including MYLINK or CHEVY EQUINOX, depending on the vehicle model.
  9. Select the model’s device.
  10. The screen will read PAIRING and show a CODE
  11. Your phone will also show a CODE. If they match, select PAIR.

*Your phone is now connected to Bluetooth and will automatically sync all of your information which you can view via the digital screen. However, be patient as sometimes this could take up to 2 minutes, depending on your phone connectivity. 

**NOTE: If your phone does not pair on the first try, REPEAT the steps. If you are still unable to pair your device, contact the dealership for assistance or consult your vehicle user’s manual.

Troubleshooting:

There are several reasons why Bluetooth may not work in a Chevy Equinox. Here are some of the most common ones:

  1. Compatibility issues: The Equinox’s Bluetooth system may not be compatible with your specific phone or device. Check your phone’s specifications to ensure that it’s compatible with your Equinox’s Bluetooth system.
  2. Signal interference: Bluetooth signals can be disrupted by other devices operating on the same frequency, such as Wi-Fi or microwaves. Make sure that there are no other devices interfering with the signal.
  3. Bluetooth is turned off: Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on in both your Equinox’s settings and your phone’s settings. If Bluetooth is turned off, it won’t be able to connect to your device.
  4. Outdated software: Ensure that your phone’s software is up to date. Outdated software can cause connectivity issues.
  5. Low battery: If either your phone or your Equinox’s battery is low, Bluetooth may not function properly.

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