Set up your car's Assistant

With Assistant built into your car, you can navigate, make calls, control vehicle temperature, and play music without your phone. Learn which cars are compatible.

Important: Some cars don’t have a data plan built in, which turns off access to online Assistant features. In some cars, you can get online Assistant services with a hotspot from your phone

 Learn how to use Assistant features without a data plan

Step 1: Set up your profile

On your car display home screen, follow the instructions.

Step 2: Sign in to your Google Account

  1. Tap the car display home screen.
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initial Account.
  3. Tap Sign in to Google and then Sign in on your car display.

Step 3: Pair your mobile device

To make calls and send and reply to text messages, connect your mobile device to your car’s Bluetooth.

Important: Some features aren’t available for iOS.

  1. Tap the car display home screen.
  2. Go to your apps.
  3. Tap Settings Settings and then Bluetooth and then Pair new device.
  4. Follow the instructions on your phone and car display.
  5. When asked to “Allow Assistant to temporarily upload contacts from this Bluetooth Device,” tap Yes.
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