Today we are going to talk about Bluetooth connection to your car stereo. I will give you step-by-step instructions on how to connect Bluetooth to Pioneer car stereo and put this knowledge into practice! Let’s go!
First of all, let’s pair your smartphone with your car stereo. Both devices must have a built-in Bluetooth adapter and be visible to each other.
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#1. Setting Up Bluetooth On Your Phone
Before we start connecting your phone to your car stereo via Bluetooth, make sure the Bluetooth on your smartphone is turned on. These steps are almost identical for iPhone and Android:
- Go to settings and check the “Bluetooth” option.
- Verify that the option to detect your phone by other devices is enabled.
- Check the settings to have the smartphone in range at all times. Some smartphones are configured so that they remain online for only a few minutes.
- Important: If you don’t establish a connection with the car stereo for a while, the phone may also go out of range.
#2. Checking a Stereo
Now let’s check if the stereo is ready to be connected to the phone. Most cars have a “Bluetooth” button to trigger gadget detection. Some cars use voice commands to do this. When faced with such difficult situations, to find out how to turn on Bluetooth on your car stereo, you should read your car’s manual. This section is usually called “transmitting sound from your phone to the audio system” or “connecting devices to the infotainment system”.
To connect, there are two options: search the phone of the radio and vice versa. In the first case, we choose in the smartphone your car stereo from the whole list of gadgets around.
- Once connected, a password will appear on the screen.
- To connect Bluetooth to your car stereo, enter the password on your phone’s screen, and then they will be paired.
- If there is no screen, you can find the password information in the manual. Many cars have standard options, like “111” or “1234”.
If the car is an older model or used, then the connection at the first time may not happen due to poor compatibility or malfunctions in the devices. If there are any problems, all actions are carefully repeated again. Now the gadget is connected to the audio system and connected to the boombox. And we have two wonderful opportunities:
- To receive calls through the car audio system.
- Listen to music from the phone memory or the Internet.
Touch and non-contact gesture interfaces of modern stereo systems are not only progressive but also more convenient, this applies particularly to in-car infotainment systems. JVC is well aware of this; the Japanese company has introduced a pair of new car stereo systems with support for gesture commands on the touchscreen display. However, for now, these commands will have to be entered from a connected smartphone. And today you learned how to connect to the JVC stereo system via Bluetooth. I hope this article was useful to you. Have a nice day!