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Bluetooth

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 HandsFreeLink

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HFL Menus

Features

Bluetooth

®

 setup

You can turn 

Bluetooth

®

 function on and off.

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Settings

.

3.

Select 

Connections

.

4.

Select 

Bluetooth

.

5.

Select 

Options

.

6.

Select 

On

.

Phone Setup

1

Bluetooth

®

 setup

If there is an active connection to Android Auto, this 
setting is unavailable.

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Features

To pair a cell phone (when there is no 
phone paired to the system)

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Phone

.

3.

Select 

Connect Phone

.

4.

Make sure your phone is in search or 
discoverable mode, then select 

+ Connect 

New Device

.

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HFL automatically searches for a 

Bluetooth

®

 device.

5.

Select your phone when it appears on the 
list.

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If your phone still does not appear, 
search for 

Bluetooth

®

 devices using your 

phone.
From your phone, search for 

HandsFreeLink

.

6.

The system gives you a pairing code on the 
audio/information screen.

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Confirm if the pairing code on the screen 
and your phone match.
This may vary by phone.

7.

Select desired functions and then select 

Connect

.

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The pop-up menu appears on the screen, 
if the internet wireless hotspot function 
is selected.

1

Phone Setup

Your 

Bluetooth

-compatible phone must be paired to 

the system before you can make and receive hands-
free calls.

Phone Pairing Tips:

You cannot pair your phone while the vehicle is 
moving.

Up to six phones can be paired.

Your phone’s battery may drain faster when it is 
paired to the system.

Once you have paired a phone, you can see it 
displayed on the screen with one or more icons on 
the right side.
These icons indicate the following:

: The phone is compatible with 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio.

: The phone can be used with HFL.

: The phone can be used with internet wireless 

hotspot.

If there is an active connection to Apple CarPlay or 
Android Auto, pairing of additional 

Bluetooth

®

 

compatible devices is unavailable.

Enable Smart Sharing pop-up

Smart Sharing to share phone data with Acura, you 
can change the setting later by deleting the device in 

Phone Menu

.

For detail information of all data shared visit 

https://

acuralink.acura.com/#/acuralinkLegalTerms

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 HandsFreeLink

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HFL Menus

Features

To change the currently paired phone

1.

Go to the 

Phone Menu

 screen.

2

Phone Menu screen

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2.

Select 

Change Connected Phone

.

When connecting to other phone:

3.

Select a phone to connect.

4.

Select ,  

or  .

5.

Select 

Connect

.

When changing the currently paired phone 
setting:

3.

Select a currently paired phone.

4.

Select ,  

or  .

5.

Select 

Apply Changes

.

1

To change the currently paired phone

If there is an active connection to Android Auto, this 
setting is unavailable.

If no other phones are found or paired when trying to 
switch to another phone, HFL will continue to 
connect a original phone.

To pair other phones, select 

+ Connect New Device

 

from the 

Bluetooth

 screen.

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Features

To delete a paired phone

1.

Go to the 

Phone Menu

 screen.

2

Phone Menu screen

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2.

Select 

Change Connected Phone

.

3.

Select a phone you want to delete.

4.

Select 

Options

.

5.

Select 

Delete Device

.

6.

A confirmation message appears on the 
screen. Select 

Delete

.

1

To delete a paired phone

You can also delete a paired phone by the following 
procedure.
1. Press the 

 (home) button.

2. Select 

Settings

.

3. Select 

Connections

.

4. Select 

Bluetooth

.

5. Select a phone you want to delete.
6. Select 

Options

.

7. Select 

Delete Device

.

8. A confirmation message appears on the screen. 

Select 

Delete

.

If there is an active connection to Android Auto, you 
cannot delete a paired phone.

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HFL Menus

Features

You can change the ring tone setting.

1.

Go to the 

Phone Menu

 screen.

2

Phone Menu screen

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2.

Select 

Ringtone

.

3.

Select 

Vehicle

 or 

Phone

.

If you get into the vehicle while you are on the phone, the call can be automatically 
transferred to HFL.

1.

Go to the 

Phone Menu

 screen.

2

Phone Menu screen

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2.

Select 

Auto Phone Call Transfer

.

3.

Select 

On

 or 

Off

.

Ring Tone

1

Ring Tone

Vehicle

: The fixed ring tone sounds from the 

speakers.

Phone

: Depending on the make and model of the 

cell phone, the ring tone stored in the phone will 
sound if the phone is connected. 

Automatic Transferring

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Features

When Auto Sync Phone is set to On:

When your phone is paired, the contents of its 
phonebook and call history are automatically 
imported to the system.

Changing the Auto Sync Phone setting

1.

Go to the 

Phone Menu

 screen.

2

Phone Menu screen

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2.

Select 

Auto Sync Phone

.

3.

Select 

On

 or 

Off

.

Automatic Import of Cellular Phonebook and Call History

1

Automatic Import of Cellular Phonebook and Call History

On some phones, it is necessary to set up it enabled 
to be imported the cellular phonebook.

When you select a name from the list in the cellular 
phonebook, you can see a category icon. The icons 
indicate what types of numbers are stored for that 
name.

On some phones, it may not be possible to import the 
category icons to the system.

The phonebook is updated after every connection.
Call history is updated after every connection or call.

Home

Mobile

Work

Other

Pager

Car

Preference

Fax

Voice

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Features

To store a favorite contact number:

1.

Go to the phone screen.

2

Phone screen

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2.

Select 

Add Favorite

.

3.

Select a place from where to choose a 
number.

From Recents

:

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Select a number from the call history.

From Contacts

:

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Select a number from the phonebook of 
a cellular phone connected to the 
system.

Using Enter Number

:

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Trace the number on A-zone touchpad, 
then press it.
If the 

KEYPAD

 icon located to the upper 

right of the screen is selected, the 
keyboard will appear.

4.

Select a number.

Favorite Contacts

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Features

To edit a Favorite Contact

1.

Go to the phone screen.

2

Phone screen

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2.

Select and hold a desired favorite contact.

3.

Select the following options:

Remove Favorite

: Delete the favorite 

contact.

Add to Home Page

: Add a favorite 

contact shortcut icon to the home 
screen.

Add to Heads-Up Display

*

: Add a 

favorite contact shortcut icon to the 
head-up display menu.

4.

Press the 

 (back) button on the True 

Touchpad Interface.

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The screen will return to the previous 
screen.

You can make calls by inputting any phone 
number, or by using the imported 
phonebook, call history, or Favorite Contact 
entries.

Making a Call

1

Making a Call

Once a call is connected, you can hear the voice of 
the person you are calling through the audio 
speakers.

While there is an active connection with Apple 
CarPlay, phone calls cannot be made with 
HandsFreeLink

®

 and are only made from Apple 

CarPlay.

* Not available on all models

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 HandsFreeLink

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HFL Menus

Features

To make a call using the imported 
phonebook

1.

Go to the phone screen.

2

Phone screen

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2.

Select 

Contacts

.

3.

Select a name.

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You can sort by 

First Name

 or 

Last 

Name

. Select the icon on the upper right 

of the screen.

4.

Select a number.

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Dialing starts automatically.

To make a call using a phone number

1.

Go to the phone screen.

2

Phone screen

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2.

Select 

Enter Number

.

3.

Trace the number on A-zone touchpad, 
then press it. 

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You can enter the number using the on-
screen keyboard. Select 

KEYPAD

 located 

to the upper right of the screen.

4.

Press the A-zone touchpad.

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Dialing starts automatically.

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If the on screen keyboard is displayed, 
select 

Call

.

1

To make a call using the imported phonebook

You can send a message or set a navigation

*

 route to 

contact address other than making a call on this 
feature.

2

Text Message

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2

Refer to Navigation System Manual

* Not available on all models

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HFL Menus

Features

To make a call using the call history

Call history is stored by 

All

Dialed

Missed

and 

Received

.

1.

Go to the phone screen.

2

Phone screen

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2.

Select 

Recents

.

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You can sort by 

All

Dialed

Missed

, or 

Received

. Select the icon on the upper 

right of the screen.

3.

Select a number.

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Dialing starts automatically.

To make a call using a Favorite Contact 
entry

1.

Go to the phone screen.

2

Phone screen

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2.

Select desired favorite contact.

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Dialing starts automatically.

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HFL Menus

Features

When there is an incoming call, an audible 
notification sounds (if activated) and the 

Incoming Call...

 screen appears. 

Move the left selector wheel to the right to 
answer the call. Move it to the left to decline 
or end the call.

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You can also select 

Answer

 or 

Ignore

 

on the audio/information screen to use 
hands-free calling.

Receiving a Call

1

Receiving a Call

Call Waiting
To put a call on hold so that you can answer an 
incoming call, move the left selector wheel to the 
right.
Move the left selector wheel to the right to resume 
the call.

Select 

Ignore

 to ignore the incoming call if you do 

not want to answer it.
Move the left selector wheel to the left to end a call.

Instead of using the selector wheel, you can use the 
icons on the audio/information screen to perform the 
above mentioned functions.

When a screen other than the phone screen is 
displayed in the A-zone, the incoming call screen is 
displayed in the B-zone.

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Features

The following options are available during a call.

MUTE

: Mute your voice.

TRANSFER TO MOBILE

: Transfer a call from the system to your phone.

ENTER NUMBER

: Send numbers during a call. This is useful when you call a menu-

driven phone system.

The available options are shown on the lower 
half of the screen.

Select the option.

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UNMUTE

 is displayed when the mute 

function is on. Select 

UNMUTE

 to turn it 

off.

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TRANSFER TO VEHICLE

 is displayed 

when the hands-free mode is off. Select 

TRANSFER TO VEHICLE

 to turn the 

hands-free mode is on.

Options During a Call

1

Options During a Call

You can select the icons on the audio/information 
screen.

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Features

Text Message

You can operate the various options of the text message function from the message 
box.

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Messages

.

The following options are available:

Inbox

: Shows received messages.

Send Message to Contact

: Sends a message 

to your contact on the list.

2

Send Message to Contact

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Add Favorite

: Adds the favorite contact to 

the message box.

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You can add a shortcut to the home 
screen that will take you directly to your 
favorite contact. Select and hold the 
contact, then select 

Add to Home 

Page

.

MENU

: Sets the message option for changing 

the connected device, turning on or off 
message notifications, or editing replies.

1

Text Message

The text message features may not be available 
depending on a cellular phone.

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Text Message

Features

To edit a Favorite Contact

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Messages

.

3.

Select and hold a desired favorite contact.

4.

Select following options.

Remove Favorite

: Delete a favorite 

contact.

Add to Home Page

: Add the shortcut 

icon of a favorite contact to the home 
screen.

5.

Press the 

 (back) button on the True 

Touchpad Interface.

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The screen will return to the previous 
screen.

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Text Message

Features

To turn on or off the text message 
notice

1.

Press the 

 (home) button.

2.

Select 

Messages

.

3.

Select 

MENU

.

4.

Select 

Notifications

.

5.

Select 

On

 or 

Off

.

To Set Up Text Message Options

1

To Set Up Text Message Options

To use the text message function, it may be necessary 
to set up on your phone.

1

To turn on or off the text message notice

On: 

A pop-up notification comes on every time you 

receive a new message.

Off: 

The message you receive is stored in the system 

without notification.

When a screen other than the 

Messages

 function 

screen is displayed in the A-zone, a text message 
notification is displayed in the B-zone.

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Features

HFL can display newly received text messages as well as the last 20 messages 
received on a linked cell phone. Each received message can be read aloud and 
replied to using a fixed common phrase.

1.

A pop-up appears and notifies you of a new 
text message.

2.

Select 

Open

.

3.

Select 

 to listen to the message. To stop 

listening to the message, select 

.

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Select 

 to hear the message from the 

beginning.

Receiving a Text Message

1

Receiving a Text Message

Some cell phones might not be able to read the 
transmission log of data sent and data received.

The system does not display any received messages 
while you are driving. You can only hear them read 
aloud.

The system can only receive messages that are sent a 
text (SMS) messages. The message sent using the 
data services will not be displayed in the list.

With some phones, you may be able to display up to 
20 of the last text messages received.

State or local laws may limit your use of the HFL text 
message feature. Only use the text message feature 
when conditions allow you to do so safely.

Depending on the status of A-zone, the received 
message screen may be displayed on the B-zone.

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