August 17

How to Connect Bluetooth in your Chevrolet Trax


When you buy a new Chevrolet Trax from Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville, Texas, it comes standard with a state-of-the-art Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. To keep you seamlessly connected, the system features a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, Bluetooth for audio streaming and hands-free calling, and voice command pass-through for compatible phones. In the Trax, you can pair two active devices.

By connecting your mobile device to the system wirelessly via Bluetooth, you can use your voice to access your phone book, start calls, play your favorite tunes from your phone, and more. Here we’ll take a look at how to connect your phone along with some troubleshooting tips if you experience difficulties using Bluetooth.

Pairing Your Phone With Your Car’s Bluetooth

Man Using Bluetooth on Touchscreen of Chevrolet Vehicle
Image via Chevrolet Dot Com.

Before attempting to connect your compatible Apple or Android phone, you should ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on your device. To begin the connection process, you need to start your Chevy Trax but leave the gear shift in Park. On the car’s touch-screen display, tap the phone icon, then touch “Connect Phone” followed by “Add Phone.”

To pair your phone with Bluetooth, you can use voice recognition or touch-screen controls. Follow these steps:

  • For voice recognition, use the Push to Talk button. When you hear a tone, say “Pair phone.” If you’re using your car’s touch screen, tap “Pair Device.”
  • In your phone’s Bluetooth settings, choose the name shown on the car’s touch screen.
  • Confirm the codes shown on both the phone and the touch screen.
  • When your device is paired, the phone screen will be shown on the touch screen. Depending on your phone, the phone book might or might not download on the system.

If your car’s infotainment system doesn’t recognize your phone, or if a phone you’ve previously paired won’t connect, you can try two remedies. First, turn your phone off and on, and then try reconnecting to your car’s Bluetooth. If that fails, you might have to delete the phone from your Trax infotainment system’s list of paired Bluetooth devices and then try pairing it again.

Deleting and Reconnecting Your Phone to Bluetooth

Your Bluetooth connectivity and call quality can be affected by a number of factors. Deleting your phone’s pairing and reconnecting it, also known as unpairing and re-pairing, is an easy fix that often remedies various connection problems.

Some of the most common issues can be caused by your phone’s software. Before trying to reconnect, check that your phone has been updated with the most recent software version. If your phone has the latest software and you still have problems with Bluetooth calling, try unpairing and re-pairing your phone.

To reset the Bluetooth connection, you first need to unpair your phone from your car, then delete the pairing from the phone. Here’s how to unpair your phone from your car:

  • With your car running, use the infotainment touch screen to find the list of paired Bluetooth devices.
  • Look for the name of the phone you have a problem with. Tap on it and delete it from the list.
  • Verify that the phone has been deleted from the list on the touch screen.

To remove the pairing from your phone:

  • Go into your phone’s settings and select Bluetooth.
  • From the Bluetooth menu, navigate to your phone’s list of paired devices. Select the name of your car’s system.
  • Select “Delete” or “Forget This Connection” and check that your car has been removed from the list.

Once you have unpaired both your phone and your vehicle, turn off your car. Open and close your driver’s door and wait for two minutes before starting your car again. When your car is running, follow the original pairing steps.

Troubleshooting Bluetooth Connectivity Problems

If you’ve followed all the steps above, but you’re still having issues with your Bluetooth connectivity, it could be due to one of these common problems:

Your paired phone won’t connect automatically

Choose the phone and car you’re trying to connect. Many vehicles only let you have one active device paired, but the Chevy Trax enables you to connect two devices. Check the lists of paired Bluetooth devices on both your phone and the car’s touch screen to see which devices are active. The car’s system automatically looks for the last paired phone that was used. If that phone isn’t available, it will search the list for an active device.

Your phone won’t connect after a software update

If you can’t connect your phone after its software has been updated, you’ll need to delete your phone from the car’s list of paired Bluetooth devices and delete the car from your phone’s list. Follow the instructions above for deleting and reconnecting your phone to Bluetooth.

Your Phone is paired but won’t connect

Look at the lists of paired Bluetooth devices on both your phone and your car’s touch screen and check if your phone is active. If it’s shown on the list but isn’t active, just tap on the phone you’re trying to connect. If it still won’t connect, you’ll need to delete and reconnect it.

Your Trax tries to connect to an old device

On your car’s list of paired devices, simply tap on the phone you no longer use and delete it from the list.

Your Phone unpairs from your Trax

Pairing a phone with your Chevrolet infotainment system entails sharing device security details to enable the connection. The system generates an encryption code, but if either your phone or car loses the code, you’ll have to start the pairing process again.

Your Trax doesn’t recognize your phone

If your car doesn’t recognize your phone, try restarting the phone and reconnecting to Bluetooth. If that fails, you’ll need to follow the steps for unpairing and re-pairing.

This guide should help you overcome any issues with connecting to the Bluetooth in your Chevy Trax. If you’re still experiencing problems, please come visit us at Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville, and we’ll be happy to help. Our commitment to you doesn’t end with the sale of a car. We want you to enjoy the full benefits of owning a Chevrolet, including your phone integration.


Bluetooth Connectivity, Chevrolet technology, How-to

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