How to Connect Your Bluetooth Device to an Enabled Vehicle

Modern technology has us all up to speed with ways to keep in contact with people and places. If you’re not up to par with certain features of newer vehicles, your friends over at SouthTowne Motors are here to help you understand them better. One key feature is Bluetooth capability, which serves many roles, all of them highly convenient.

Bluetooth was introduced as a way to connect your phone wirelessly to a range of items in order to free up your hands. This technology was adapted for use in wireless mice, keyboards, gaming controllers, and more. The name is more commonly related to a wireless hands-free device that you use to talk on a phone with. However, you can also pair your phone to your vehicle’s infotainment system in order to give you a hands-free experience. If you aren’t quite sure how to pair your Bluetooth enabled device to your Bluetooth capable vehicle, here are a couple steps to ensure proper pairing.

The first thing you need to do is make sure both objects have Bluetooth capability and that both are turned on. To turn on your phone’s Bluetooth, you will typically select the settings icon on your phone and then select the Bluetooth menu. All phones are different and the way you get to the Bluetooth menu will vary. Once there, you switch on the capability and click search. Your device will automatically begin searching for objects to connect to. Your car should be one of the items it pulls up on the screen.

Select your vehicle from the list and click connect. You will then be prompted to enter a pairing code. This authentification code can be located either in your owner’s manual or sometimes directly on a sticker on the stereo itself. Enter this number and you should be connected. You can begin using your Bluetooth connection immediately.

If you have any concerns or questions, just stop by your Newnan car dealership and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff. If you do not already own a Bluetooth enabled vehicle, we can assist you with finding one!

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