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Audio System Basic Operation

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Audio/Information Screen

Continued

Features

1.

Select the system status area, then press 
B-zone touchpad.

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The status items will appear in the 
A-zone.

2.

Select an item to see the details.

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Select 

Dismiss

 to delete the detail.

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Press the 

 (back) button or select 

status area again to close the status list.

Status Area

System Status Area

Status Items

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Audio System Basic Operation

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Audio/Information Screen

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Features

You can use the hand-writing input feature by using the A-zone touchpad when 
searching for various items of the audio system (e.g., music, route of the navigation, 
phonebook contact).

1.

Write letters or numbers using the A-zone 
touchpad.

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Search results appear on the screen.

2.

Press the A-zone touchpad.

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If you re-enter letters or numbers, select 
the input area on the upper side of the 
screen.

3.

Select a desired item, and then press the 
A-zone touchpad.

Searching Screen

1

Searching Screen

Delete a letter or number

Swipe left the A-zone touchpad to delete a letter or a 
number.

Input a space

Swipe right the A-zone touchpad to input a space.

You can inputting letters or numbers by using on 
screen keyboard. Select 

KEYBOARD

 on the upper 

right of the screen.
When you return to hand-writing input screen, select 

HANDWRITING

.

You can inputting letters or numbers by using voice 
control operation. Select 

 icon on the upper left of 

the screen.

Input Area

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Audio System Basic Operation

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Audio/Information Screen

Continued

Features

You can edit, show, or hide the audio, phone, navigation

*

 contents on the multi-

information display or the head-up display

*

.

To add or remove an items

1.

Press the 

APPS

 button on the steering 

wheel.

2.

Roll down the left selector wheel to select 

Customize Apps

.

3.

Move the left selector wheel left to select 

Add/Remove

.

4.

Select an item then press the left selector 
wheel.

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The checked items are displayed on the 
multi-information display or the head-up 
display

*

.

Customizing the Meter or Head-Up Display

*

On Multi-Information Display

On Head-Up Display

*

* Not available on all models

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Audio/Information Screen

Features

Editing order

1.

Press the 

APPS

 button on the steering 

wheel.

2.

Using the left selector wheel, scroll to 

Customize Apps

 and then press the 

selector wheel.

3.

Move the selector wheel to the right to go 
to the 

Reorder

 screen.

4.

Scroll to an item you want to move, then 
press the left selector wheel.

5.

Scroll to where you want to move the 
contents, then press the left selector wheel.

On Multi-Information Display 

On Head-Up Display

*

* Not available on all models

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Audio System Basic Operation

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System Updates

Continued

Features

System Updates

The audio system’s firmware can be updated with the telematics control unit (TCU) 
through the subscription-based service.

Wireless connection mode setup

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

System Updates

.

3.

Select 

MENU

.

4.

Select 

Connection Setup

.

5.

Select 

Change Mode

.

6.

Select 

Network

.

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The display will return to the network list.

7.

Select an access point from the network list, 
then select 

OK

.

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If the audio system requires a password, 
enter a password.

How to Update Wirelessly

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System Updates

Features

How to update

When the audio system update is available, the notification is shown on the audio/
information screen. Use the following procedure to update the system.

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

System Updates

.

3.

Select 

via Wireless Connection

.

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When the download is complete, the 
screen for step 5 will be displayed.

4.

Select 

Download Now

.

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A notification will appear on the screen.

Notification

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System Updates

Features

5.

Select 

Install Now

 or 

Install while 

Vehicle OFF

.

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A notification appears on the screen if 
the update is successful when 

Install 

Now

 is selected.

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If you select 

Install while Vehicle OFF

proceed to steps 6 and 7.

6.

Set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF 
(LOCK).

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A notification will appear on the screen. 
If you select 

Postpone Update

, the 

update will be postponed.

7.

Exit from your vehicle.

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The system will start the firmware 
update.

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If the update is successful, a notification 
informing you of this fact will appear on 
the screen the next time you set the 
power mode to ON.

1

How to update

The system may cancel the firmware update if the 
battery is low on power, even if you have selected 

Install while Vehicle OFF

. If you want to install the 

updated data, recharge the battery or select 

Install 

Now

.

If you select 

Install Now

, the system may reboot.

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System Updates

Features

Automatic download settings

Use the following procedure to change to the automatic download setting.

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

System Updates

.

3.

Select 

MENU

.

4.

Select 

Auto Download

.

5.

Select the access point, then 

Allow

.

View a update status

Use the following procedure to confirm the update status.

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

System Updates

.

3.

Select 

MENU

.

4.

Select 

Update Result

.

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System Updates

Features

Download the update files from the server

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

System Updates

.

3.

Select 

via USB

.

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A notification appears on the screen.

4.

Connect a USB device into the USB port 

 (2.5A).

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The inventory data is copied into the USB 
device.

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USB Ports

 P. 203

5.

Remove the USB device from the USB port.

6.

Connect the USB device into your 
computer, and then download the update 
files.

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Follow the link to download the required 
software update files. Refer to 

https://usb.acura.com

 for instructions.

How to Update with a USB Device

1

How to Update with a USB Device

A USB device with a minimum of 8 GB of free space 
or more is recommended.

Be sure to delete any previous inventory or update 
files from the USB device before starting the USB 
update process.

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Audio System Basic Operation

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System Updates

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Features

Update the audio system

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

System Updates

.

3.

Select 

via USB

.

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A notification appears on the screen.

4.

Connect the USB device with the update 
files into the USB port.

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A notification appears on the screen.

2

USB Ports

 P. 203

5.

Select 

Install Now

 or 

Install while 

Vehicle OFF

.

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A notification appears on the screen if 
the update is successful when 

Install 

Now

 is selected.

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When you select 

Install while Vehicle 

OFF

 go to step 6.

6.

Set the power mode to VEHICLE OFF 
(LOCK).

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A notification appears on the screen. If 
you select 

Postpone Update

, the 

update is postponed.

7.

Exit from your vehicle.

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The system will start the firmware 
update.

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A notification appears on the screen if 
the update is successful at the next time 
you set the power mode to ON.

1

Update the audio system

The system may stop the firmware update when 
battery is low on power, even when you selected 

Install while Vehicle OFF

.

If you want to install the updated data, recharge the 
battery or select 

Install Now

.

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Audio System Basic Operation

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Adjusting the Sound

Features

Adjusting the Sound

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select an audio source icon.

3.

Select 

SOUND

.

4.

Select the setting you want.

3.

Select 

MENU

.

4.

Select 

Sound Settings

.

5.

Select the setting you want.

Select an item from the following choices:

Bass / Treble

: Treble, Midrange, Bass

Roof / Center Volume

*

: Roof speaker, 

center speaker

Audio Zones & Balance / Fader

*

: Driver 

Only, Front Only, Rear Only, Full Vehicle, 
Balance, Fader

Balance / Fader

*

: Balance, Fader

Speed Volume Compensation

: Speed 

Volume Compensation (SVC)

DTS Neural Surround

*

: DTS Neural 

Surround

TM

Compressed Audio Enhancement

*

Enhancement for compressed audio quality

1

Adjusting the Sound

The SVC adjusts the volume level based on the 
vehicle speed. As you go faster, audio volume 
increases. As you slow down, audio volume 
decreases.

You can also adjust the sound the following 
procedure.
1. Press the 

 (home) button.

2. Select 

Settings

.

3. Select 

Sound

.

Audio Zones & Balance / Fader

You can change where the sound comes from by 
selecting one of the speaker options below:

Full Vehicle

: All the speakers emit sound. 

Driver Only

: Allows driver to listen to the audio 

system while maintaining a quieter environment 
for the other occupants.

Front Only

: Allows front seat occupants to listen 

to the audio system while maintaining a quieter 
environment for occupants in the rear.

Rear Only

: Allows rear seat occupants to listen to 

the audio system while maintaining a quieter 
environment for occupants in the front.

Reset to Default

Select to reset the following settings from the pop-up 
menu to their factory default.

Bass / Treble

Roof / Center Volume

*

Audio Zones & Balance / Fader

*

Balance / Fader

*

USB Audio, AUX Input mode

FM Radio, AM Radio, SiriusXM, Bluetooth Audio mode

* Not available on all models

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Display Setup

Features

Display Setup

You can change the brightness of the audio/information screen.

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Settings

.

3.

Select 

Display

.

4.

Select 

Day Mode

 or 

Night Mode

.

5.

Select the setting you want.

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When you adjust the 

Contrast

 and 

Black Level

, select 

More Settings

.

Certain manual functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion.
You cannot select a grayed-out option until the vehicle is stopped.

Changing the Screen Brightness

1

Changing the Screen Brightness

You can change the 

Contrast

 and 

Black Level

 

settings in the same manner.

To reset the settings, select 

Reset to Default

.

Reset to Default

 is only applicable to the settings in 

the current mode.

Limitations for Manual Operation

*

* Not available on all models

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Voice Control Operation

Continued

Features

Voice Control Operation

Your vehicle has a voice control system that allows hands-free operation.
The voice control system uses the 

 (talk) and 

 (back) buttons on the steering 

wheel and a microphone near the map lights on the ceiling.

To achieve optimum voice recognition when using the voice control system:

The system recognize a natural language and accept your free form voice 
command.
An example of voice commands:

2

Voice Recognition Screen

 P. 234

Close the windows and moonroof.

Adjust the dashboard and side vents so air does not blow onto the microphone 
on the ceiling.

Speak clearly in a clear, natural speaking voice without pausing between words.

Reduce any background noise if possible. The system may misinterpret your 
command if more than one person is speaking at the same time.

Voice Recognition

1

Voice Control Operation

When you press the 

 button, the system beeps and 

the display changes to the voice recognition screen.

Press the 

 (home) button, 

 (back) button on 

the True Touchpad Interface or 

APPS

 button on the 

steering wheel to cancel a voice recognition function.

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Voice Control Operation

Features

When the 

 (talk) button is pressed, the 

voice control screen appears.
For a complete list of commands, say 

“Help”

 

after the beep.

The system accepts free form voice 
commands.
See the following examples for 
recommended voice commands.

Voice Recognition Screen

This can be only used when the phone is 
connected.

Phone Commands

Dial by number

Call <Phone Number>

Dial <Phone Number> please

Phone <Phone Number>

Redial

Redial

Redial last number

Call last number

Voicemail

Call voicemail

Dial voicemail

Check voicemail

Check mailbox

Contact by voice

Call <your contact name>

Call <your contact name> on his/her 
<category name> please

Make a call to <your contact name>

Make a call to <your contact name> on 
her/his <category name>

Phone Commands

The system recognizes an only contact 
name in the stored phonebook of your 
phone.

Phone commands are not available if using 
Apple CarPlay.

FM Commands

Play FM radio

Tune to <87.7-107.9> FM

I want to listen to FM <87.7-107.9>

Play FM <87.7-107.9>

AM Commands

Play AM radio

Tune to <530-1710> AM

I want to listen to AM <530-1710>

Play AM <530-1710>

Audio Commands

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Voice Control Operation

Features

Sirius XM Commands

Play XM radio

Play XM <channel number>

Listen to <channel name> on XM

Play XM Channel <channel number>

Tune to <channel name>

Listen to <channel number> on the 
satellite radio

USB Commands

Play USB

Play iPod

Play genre <genre name>

Play <artist name>

Play <album name>

Play <song name>

Play <playlist name>

Bluetooth

®

 Audio Commands

Play Bluetooth

AUX Commands

Play AUX

2

Refer to the Navigation System Manual

Help

Cancel

Repeat

Voice Help are readout voice guidance for 
Help on current screen.

You can search for the desired item on each 
search screen with your voice.

Next Page

Previous Page

Back

Go to <number>

Select <number>

*1: Models with navigation system

Navigation Commands

*1

Standard Commands

Letter Input Commands

List Commands

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Playing AM/FM Radio

Features

Playing AM/FM Radio

Tune

Select to display the manual 

input screen of radio 

frequency.

MENU

Select to display the menu 

screen.

Station List

Select to display the station list 

screen.

Tune Up/Down Icons

Select 

 or 

 to search up 

and down the selected band 

for a station with a strong 

signal.

Favorite Station Icons, Add 
Favorite

Tune the radio frequency for 

favorite station. Select 

Add 

Favorite

 to store the station.

Swipe left or right the A-zone 

touchpad to display the next or 

previous favorite station list.

VOL 

 (Volume/Power) Knob

Push to turn the audio system on 

and off. Turn to adjust the volume.

/

 (Seek/Skip) Button

Press 

 or 

 to search up 

and down the selected band for a 

station with a strong signal.

Scan

Select to scan each station 

with a strong signal.

 icon

Select to display the 

subchannel list screen.

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