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How to Pair a Phone

Pairing your phone is the first step in connecting with your Toyota for hands-free calling and for audio streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology.

Pairing your phone is quick and easy: We've provided two options for you to choose from, depending on your knowledge of your phone's Bluetooth® options.

I've Never Paired a Phone

If you've never paired your phone before or used Bluetooth®, we'll walk you through the process step by step — using Toyota's new Connect website. You'll find detailed instructions on how to pair many phones with Toyota multimedia systems or download the Bluetooth® Pairing Guide
Click here for the Toyota Connect website.

I've Paired a Phone to Other Vehicles/Devices

If you've paired your phone before or used Bluetooth®, basic pairing instructions are provided below to get you connected to your new Toyota's multimedia system in no time.

For your safety, you can only pair a phone when the vehicle is stopped and in Park.

Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or touch-screen the multimedia system faceplate. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on a display screen the display touch-screen.

Pairing a Phone Using Bluetooth®*

  1. Press Home SETUP on the faceplate
  2. Touch Bluetooth®
  3. Touch Add to register a new Bluetooth® device

    1. TIP: Ensure the Bluetooth® on you smartphone is on and allows the device to be searched for pairing
  4. A message will direct you to start the pairing process on your phone. Search for the device name displayed on the Toyota multimedia system screen with the screen of your Bluetooth® device. For details about operating the Bluetooth® device, see the manual that comes with it.
  5. Register the Bluetooth® device using your Bluetooth® device. A PIN code is not required for SSP (Secure Simple Pairing)-compatible Bluetooth® devices. Depending on the type of Bluetooth® device being connected, a message confirming registration may be displayed on the Bluetooth® device's screen.
  6. Respond and operate the Bluetooth® device according to the confirmation message
  7. A confirmation will appear on your Toyota vehicle’s screen that your phone has been paired. "Bluetooth pairing was successful."
  8. Touch OK

If an error message is displayed, follow the guidance on the screen to try again. Registration can be performed from screens other than the "Bluetooth® Setup" screen.

*Bluetooth® directions vary between phones. If you do not know how to access your phone's Bluetooth® options, please refer to your phone's Owner's Manual for instructions.


Compatible Phones

Compatible Phones

If your phone is Bluetooth®-compatible, you can make hands-free phone calls using voice recognition or simply by using the touch-screen. To see if your phone has Bluetooth®, please refer to your phone’s Owner’s Manual. To see if your smartphone is compatible with Entuneclick here.

Hands-Free Calling by Dial

Hands-Free Calling

Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite features hands-free calling, which allows you to send and receive phone calls without using your handset. In addition, Toyota's voice recognition system allows you to make those calls by pressing a button on the steering wheel, so you can keep your eyes on the road. See your Owner's Manual for a complete list of voice commands.

Before using hands-free calling, the phone must be paired. If it is not, please go to Pair a Phone to find out how to connect to Bluetooth® services or download the Bluetooth® Pairing Guide.

Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or the multimedia system faceplate. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on the display touch-screen.

Make a Hands-Free Call by Dial

(Keypad input not available when vehicle is in motion)

  1. Press the phone icon button on the faceplate
  2. Touch DIAL PAD
  3. Touch the desired keys to input the phone
  4. Touch the green phone icon to make the call

Make a Call by Contacts

  1. Press the phone icon button on the faceplate
  2. Touch Contacts
  3. Touch the desired contact
  4. Touch the desired number from the list (up to four phone numbers per contact shown)
  5. Touch the green phone icon to make the call

Make a Call by Favorites

  1. Press the phone icon button on the faceplate
  2. Touch Favorites
  3. Touch the desired contact to call
  4. Touch the desired number from the list (up to four phone numbers per contact shown)
  5. Touch the green phone icon to make the call

Make a Call by History

  1. Press the phone icon button on the faceplate
  2. Touch Call History
  3. Touch the green phone icon next to the desired phone number or contact to make the call

Whenever you are talking on a hands-free call, a screen will be displayed with call information on the left and call options on the right.

Mute Call

  1. Touch Mute on the screen to mute your voice. When on Mute, the indicator light will turn on.
  2. Touch Mute again to unmute call. Indicator light will turn off.

Transfer to Phone

  1. Touch Handset Mode on the screen to change from hands-free to mobile phone call. When in Handset Mode, the indicator light will turn on.
  2. Touch Handset Mode to change back from mobile phone call to hands-free call. When on hands-free call, indicator light next to Handset Mode will turn off.

Hands-Free Calling/Voice Recognition

  1. Press the  button on the steering wheel
  2. Say: "Call" or "Dial" (number); e.g., "Call 212-555-1212"
  3. Phone will dial and play call through speakers

Hands-Free Calling From Contacts

  1. Press the  button on the steering wheel
  2. Say: "Call" or "Dial" (name); e.g., "Call David Smith" (names are contacts found in your phonebook that can be downloaded when pairing your mobile phone)
  3. If there is more than one phone number for David Smith, a list of choices with corresponding numbers will appear on the touch-screen
  4. The voice prompt will ask you to choose a number selection to call


Using the Touch-Screen

Receiving a Call

Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or the multimedia system faceplate. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on the display touch-screen.

When a call is received, the screen will display information from the incoming caller

  1. Touch the green phone icon or press the phone off-hook button on the steering wheel to accept and talk on the phone
  2. Touch the red phone hang-up icon or press the phone hang-up button on the steering wheel to refuse the call

End Call

Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or the multimedia system faceplate. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on the display touch-screen.

  1. Touch the red phone hang-up icon or the phone hang-up button on the steering wheel to hang up the phone

Mute Call

Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or the multimedia system faceplate. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on the display touch-screen.

  1. Touch Mute on the screen to mute your voice. When on Mute, the indicator light will turn on.
  2. Touch Mute again to unmute call. Indicator light will turn off.

Importing Contacts

Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or the multimedia system faceplate. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on the display touch-screen.

FOR PBAP-COMPATIBLE Bluetooth® PHONES

  1. Press the Phone Icon button on the faceplate
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch Contact/Call History Setting
  4. Touch Automatic Contact/History Transfer
    1. For PBAP-compatible Bluetooth® phones, select to set automatic contact/history transfer on/off. When set to “on,” the phone's contact data and history are automatically transferred.

Editing Contacts

Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or the multimedia system faceplate. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on the display touch-screen.

FOR PBAP-COMPATIBLE Bluetooth® PHONES

  1. Touch SETUP button on the faceplate
  2. Touch Phone
  3. Touch Contact/Call History Settings
  4. Touch Update Contacts From Phone
    1. The phone's contact data and history are automatically transferred and updated


Pairing and Compatibility FAQs

How many phone contacts can I store in my multimedia system?

The total number of contacts is a maximum of 2,500 with a maximum of four phone numbers per contact

Which Bluetooth®-enabled phones are compatible with Entune?

Entune will work with most Android and iPhone® models. For information on how to pair your phone via Bluetooth® and a complete list of compatible phones for the Entune® App Suite, please visit www.toyota.com/connect

If my Bluetooth®-enabled phone is not currently listed, when will it be tested?

Toyota is currently conducting an ongoing test schedule of new phone models as they become available. Many phones have been tested, and many will never be tested. For a complete list of compatible phones for the Entune® App Suite, please visit www.toyota.com/connect

What is hands-free calling?

Your multimedia system features hands-free calling, which allows you to send and receive phone calls without using your handset. In addition, Toyota's Voice Recognition System allows you to make those calls by pressing a button on the steering wheel, so you can keep your eyes on the road. Before you use hands-free calling, your phone must be paired. If it is not, please go to Pair a Phone to find out how to connect to Bluetooth® services.

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