How do I connect a Bluetooth device to my 2016 Chevy Equinox?

I just purchased a used Equinox and can’t figure out how to hook up my phone. What should I do?

Jacqulyn Graber · Answered on Nov 29, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
If your 2016 Chevy Equinox comes with Bluetooth capabilities, then you can use your infotainment touchscreen to connect your mobile device.
Here’s all you have to do:
  • Turn on your Equinox but keep it in park.
  • Touch the phone icon on your SUV’s touchscreen.
  • Look for an option on the screen to add or connect a new phone. It may say “Add Phone,” “Pair Device,” “Connect Phone” or “+.”
  • Turn on your phone’s Bluetooth and select your vehicle from the list of options.
  • Confirm the code shown on the phone matches the code on the infotainment touchscreen.
  • Touch “Pair” on the infotainment touchscreen. You may also have to accept the pairing on your device.
  • If prompted, agree (or disagree) to allow the infotainment system to access your phone’s contacts and messages. (Note: If you disagree, your contacts and messages will not be downloaded.)
When the pairing is complete, the infotainment screen will show your phone as available for making and receiving calls. You’ll also be able to stream music and navigation from your mobile device to your Chevy’s speakers.
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