How do you connect your iPhone to a Chevrolet with Bluetooth?

I’ve been trying to connect my iPhone to my Chevy Malibu for a week now, and I can’t seem to figure it out. It shouldn’t be this hard! How do you connect your device to a Chevrolet using Bluetooth?

Matt Nightingale · Answered on Jan 04, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Aye, technology can be frustrating. To connect your iPhone to a Chevrolet vehicle via Bluetooth, turn your vehicle on, keep it in Park, and follow these steps:
  • On your vehicle’s infotainment screen tap the phone icon
  • Look for an option that says Add Phone, Connect Phone, Pair Device, or simply +
  • Enable Bluetooth on your iPhone and search for your Chevrolet vehicle in the list of connection options
  • Confirm that the code on your Chevy’s touchscreen matches the code on your iPhone
  • Tap Pair on your vehicle’s touchscreen and accept pairing on your iPhone if prompted
  • After successful pairing, your phone will appear as an available option for phone calls
We’d have hoped by now that the future wouldn’t require so many tedious steps to get connected, but it’s a heck of a lot better than things used to be in Chevy vehicles. Before 2009, no Chevys came equipped with Bluetooth capabilities. And if you wanted to connect your phone, you had to either install a Bluetooth-capable aftermarket stereo or purchase a Bluetooth speaker or a Bluetooth adapter.
If you plan to pair your iPhone with your vehicle, keep in mind that while hands-free devices help you concentrate on the road, you might still have points deducted for hands-free calls if you participate in usage-based car insurance programs like USAA’s SafePilot. So the best thing that you can do for your car insurance is to wait until you reach your destination to make and take calls.
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