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HOW TO USE IN-VEHICLE ACCESS TO CONTACTS

Difficulty Level: Novice  |  Time Required: Five minutes  |  Tools Required: None  |  Related Parts, Products, Services or Technology: Bluetooth-compatible smartphone

If your vehicle is equipped with Bluetooth®, you have access to the contacts stored in your phone’s contact list when your phone is paired to your vehicle’s infotainment system or when you are using Phone Integration (Apple CarPlay®† or Android Auto™† compatibility). 


DOWNLOADING CONTACTS


Pair your phone with the infotainment system via Bluetooth. Bluetooth Pairing Instructions
  • For Apple®† devices, your contact list downloads and synchronizes automatically each time you turn on your vehicle 
  • For Android™† devices, you will be asked for permission to access contacts before they can be downloaded 

Note: To protect user privacy, the contacts information is only available when your phone is connected and selected as the in-use device. 


INTEGRATING CONTACTS


Connect your phone with a USB cable (or pair your phone via Bluetooth to initiate a wireless connection, if your vehicle is capable) and activate Phone Integration to access — but not download — your phone’s contact list.

Note:

  • You can access your contacts with voice command in the vehicle if your vehicle and phone are equipped with voice-command features
  • If using Apple CarPlay®, access Apple Siri® voice-command features by pressing the vehicle’s Push-to-Talk button


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HOW DO I SAVE A PHONE CONTACT AS A FAVORITE?

The process for saving a favorite contact depends on your vehicle. On some models, you can touch the Star icon behind the phone number in your contacts list. On other models, you can press and hold an empty favorite space in the bar at the top of the screen.

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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner's Manual for more information about features.

  • ATS Coupe 2017–2019
  • ATS Sedan 2017–2018
  • ATS-V Coupe 2017–2019
  • ATS-V Sedan 2017–2018
  • CT4 2020
  • CT5 2020
  • CT6 2017–2018, 2020
  • CTS Sedan 2017–2019
  • CTS-V Sedan 2017–2019
  • XT4 2020
  • XT5 2017–2020
  • XTS 2017–2020
  • XT6 2020
  • The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by General Motors is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android™ smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

  • Available on properly equipped vehicles. Requires customer or third party installation. Does not monitor spare tire.

  • Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, Apple Watch and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

  • Not compatible with all devices.

  • Diagnostic capabilities vary by model and plan. Message and data rates may apply. Requires contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Not all issues will deliver alerts. Click here for details and limitations

  • Diagnostic capabilities vary by model and plan. Message and data rates may apply. Requires contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Not all issues will deliver alerts. Click here for details and limitations.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Cadillac vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle's Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple® and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone® and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. To use Android Auto on your car display, you’ll need an Android phone running Android 6 or higher, an active data plan, and the Android Auto app. Google, Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Functionality is subject to limitations and varies by vehicle, infotainment system, and location. Select service plan required. Certain Alexa Skills require account linking to use. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. See onstar.com for additional details.

  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. Check for phone or device compatibility or consult your carrier.

  • Late availability.

  • AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Does not detect people or items. Always check rear seat before exiting.

  • Limited Availability. Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a hand-held device. Visit cadillac.com/supercruise for compatible roads and full details.

  • Requires Performance Package.

  • MSRP excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See dealer for details.

  • Read the vehicle's owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Late availability. Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a hand-held device. Visit cadillac.com/supercruise for compatible roads and full details.

  • Lower-profile tires wear faster. Tire and wheel damage may occur on rough or damaged roads or from surfaces, curbs, debris or obstacles. This damage is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. For more details, go to https://www.cadillac.com/support/vehicle/driving-safety/tires-wheels/tire-types or see your dealer.

  • Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a hand-held device. Visit cadillac.com/supercruise for compatible roads and full details.

  • Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. Lower-profile tires wear faster. Tire and wheel damage may occur on rough or damaged roads or from surfaces, curbs, debris or obstacles. This damage is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. For more details, go to https://www.cadillac.com/support/vehicle/driving-safety/tires-wheels/tire-types or see your dealer.

  • Bose® is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Packages will have limited, late, or no availability. See dealer for availability.

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