Subaru Forester: Connect a Phone

Today, connecting a phone to your vehicle is more of a necessity than it is a luxury. Subaru’s continued commitment to innovation has created a better way to stay safe behind the wheels through its Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity system.

With this, you’ll be able to access your contacts, music, Google maps, and more. If you don’t know how to pair your phone to your Subaru Forester, below are guides to help you. Ensure to park your vehicle safely before you start the pairing process.

2019 – 2022

  1. Go to your phone settings, navigate to the Bluetooth option, and turn it on.
  2. From your Subaru’s infotainment screen, tap on the Phone App.
  3. The system will then ask if you’d like to add a phone; tap “Yes.”
  4. From your phone’s paired devices list, select the name “Subaru.
  5. Then a pin code will be displayed on your phone and the infotainment screen. If the numbers match, click “Pair” on your mobile device.
  6. You can click on the “Yes” option if you wish to sync your contacts to your Subaru.

2009 – 2011

  1. Go to your phone settings, navigate to the Bluetooth option, and turn it on.
  2. On your car’s navigation screen, tap on the “Menu” button, then tap on the Phone 📞 button.
  3. Tap on Bluetooth settings on the bottom right corner of the navigation screen.
  4. On the next screen, select the “Register” button to register the phone.
  5. Search for available Bluetooth devices on your phone, and select the hands-free audio device.
  6. Next, compare the code displayed on the navigation screen and your phone, and click “Pair” if they match.

2012 – 2018

  1. Go to your phone settings, navigate to the Bluetooth option, and turn it on.
  2. Press the voice command button on the bottom left of your steering wheel.
  3. On the navigation screen, select the English language.
  4. On the left side of your setting wheel, push the top button and say, “Confirm to Pair Phone.”
  5. In your phone’s Bluetooth menu, select the car multimedia, and you’ll be prompted to enter a passcode that your media system will be said aloud.

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