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Audio System Basic Operation

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Playing Pandora

®

*

Features

Playing Pandora

®

*

Your audio system allows you to listen to music from the Pandora

®

 app on a 

compatible smartphone.
This function is available when the phone is paired and connected to the vehicle’s 

Bluetooth

®

 HandsFreeLink

®

 (HFL) system, or with an iPhone, you can connect using 

your USB cable to the USB port.

2

Phone Setup

 P. 338

2

USB Ports

 P. 205

1

Playing Pandora

®

*

Pandora

®

, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade 

dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of 
Pandora Media, Inc., used with permission. Pandora 
is only available in certain countries. Visit the Pandora 
website for more information.

To find out if your phone is compatible with this 
feature, visi

automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink/

or call 1-888-528-7876.

To use this service in your vehicle, the Pandora

®

 app 

must first be installed on your phone. Visit 

www.pandora.com

 for more information.

Pandora

®

 is free, personalized radio that plays music 

and comedy you’ll love. Just start with the name of 
one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or 
composers and Pandora

®

 will create a custom station 

that plays similar tracks. Pandora

®

 also features 

hundreds of genre stations ranging from Dubstep to 
Smooth Jazz to Power Workout.

If you cannot operate Pandora

®

 through the audio 

system, it may be streaming through 

Bluetooth

®

 

Audio. Make sure Pandora

®

 mode on your audio 

system is selected.

If your phone is connected to Android Auto, Pandora 
will be available only through the Android Auto 
interface. Visit the Android Auto website to check 
compatibility.

Audio/Information Screen

Cover Art

 (Back) Icon

Select to go back to the 
previous display.

VOL/

 AUDIO 

(Volume/Power Audio) 
Knob

Press to turn the audio 
system on and off. Turn 
to adjust the volume.

 (Menu) Icon

Select to display 
the menu items.

Play/Pause Icon

Select to play or pause a song.

STATION Up/Down Icons

Select to change a station.

Skip Icon

Select to skip a song.

Like/Dislike Icons

Select to evaluate a song.

Multi-Information Display

* Not available on all models

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Playing Pandora

®

*

Features

You can operate some of the Pandora

®

 menu items from your vehicle’s audio 

system. The available items are:

Bookmark

Station List

New Station

Sound

Setting

Operating a menu item

1.

Select .

2.

Select an item.

Pandora

®

 Menu

1

Pandora

®

 Menu

Available operating functions vary on software 
versions. Some functions may not be available on the 
vehicle’s audio system.

If there is a problem, you may see an error message 
on the audio/information screen.

2

Pandora

®

*

 P. 279

Pandora

®

 may limit the total number of skips allowed 

on the service. If you dislike a track after the skip limit 
has been reached, your feedback will be saved but 
the current track will continue to play.

To change stations, activate the Pandora

®

 menu, 

select 

Station List

, and then select a new station. It 

also changes stations on the main Pandora

®

 screen.

* Not available on all models

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

Features

Playing a USB Flash Drive

Your audio system reads and plays audio files on a USB flash drive in either MP3, 
WMA, or AAC

*1

 format.

Connect your USB flash drive to the USB port, then select the USB mode.

2

USB Ports

 P. 205

*1:Only AAC format files recorded with iTunes are playable on this unit.
*2:Some or all of the lists may not be displayed.

 (Back) Icon

Select to go back to the previous 
display.

Track Icons

Select 

 or 

 to change files.

Select and hold to move rapidly 
within a track.

VOL/

 AUDIO (Volume/Power 

Audio) Knob

Press to turn the audio system on 
and off. Turn to adjust the volume.

Open/Close Icon

*2

Displays/hides the detailed 
information.

 (Menu) Icon

Select to display the menu items.

Folder Icons

Select 

 to skip to the next folder, and 

 to skip 

to the beginning of the previous folder.

Audio/Information Screen

Multi-Information Display

Continued

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

Features

1.

Select 

 and select 

Music Search

.

2.

Select a folder.

3.

Select a track.

How to Select a File from the Music Search List

1

Playing a USB Flash Drive

Use the recommended USB flash drives.

2

General Information on the Audio System

 

P. 281

WMA files protected by digital rights management 
(DRM) cannot be played.
The audio system displays 

Unplayable File

, then 

skips to the next file.

If there is a problem, you may see an error message 
on the audio/information screen.

2

iPod/USB Flash Drive

 P. 278

Select 

Switch USB Device

 in the 

Audio menu

 

screen to switch to another USB device.

Folder Selection

Track Selection

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Playing a USB Flash Drive

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Features

You can select scan, repeat, and random modes when playing a file.

Scan

1.

Select .

2.

Select 

Scan

.

3.

Select a play mode.

Random/Repeat

Select a play mode.

To turn off a play mode

Select the mode you want to turn off.

How to Select a Play Mode

1

How to Select a Play Mode

Play Mode Menu Items

Scan
Scan Folders

: Provides 10-second sampling of the 

first file in each of the main folders.

Scan Tracks

: Provides 10-second sampling of all files 

in the current folder.

Random/Repeat
Random in Folder

: Plays all files in the current 

folder in random order.

Random All Tracks

: Plays all files in random order.

Repeat Folder

: Repeats all files in the current folder.

Repeat Track

: Repeats the current file.

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Playing 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio

Continued

Features

Playing 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio

Your audio system allows you to listen to music from your 

Bluetooth

-compatible 

phone.
This function is available when the phone is paired and connected to the vehicle’s 

Bluetooth

®

 HandsFreeLink

®

 (HFL) system.

2

Phone Setup

 P. 338

*1:Depending on the 

Bluetooth

®

 device you connect, some or all of the lists may not 

be displayed.

1

Playing 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio

Not all 

Bluetooth

-enabled phones with streaming 

audio capabilities are compatible with the system.
For a list of compatible phones:

U.S.: Visit 

automobiles.honda.com/handsfreelink/

or call 1-888-528-7876.

Canada: For more information on smartphone 
compatibility, call 1-855-490-7351.

It may be illegal to perform some data device 
functions while driving.

Only one phone can be used with HFL at a time. 
When there are more than two paired phones in the 
vehicle, the first paired phone the system finds is 
automatically connected. 

The connected phone for 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio can be 

different.

If more than one phone is paired to the HFL system, 
there may be a delay before the system begins to 
play.

In some cases, the name of the artist, album, or track 
may not appear correctly.

Some functions may not be available on some 
devices.

Audio/Information 
Screen

 (Back) Icon

Select to go back to 
the previous 
display.

VOL/

 AUDIO 

(Volume/Power 
Audio) Knob

Press to turn the 
audio system on and 
off. Turn to adjust 
the volume.

 (Menu) Icon

Select to display the 
menu items.

Group Icons

*1

Select 

 or 

 to 

change group.

Pause Icon

Play Icon

Bluetooth

 Indicator

Appears when your 
phone is connected 
to HFL.

Track Icons

Select  

or  

to change tracks.

Open/Close Icon

*1

Displays/hides the 
detailed 
information.

Multi-Information 
Display

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Audio System Basic Operation

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Playing 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio

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Features

1.

Make sure that your phone is paired and 
connected to the system.

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Phone Setup

 P. 338

2.

Select the 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio mode.

If the phone is not recognized, another HFL-
compatible phone, which is not compatible 
for 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio, may already be 

connected.

To play or pause a file

Select the play icon or pause icon.

1.

Select .

2.

Select 

Music Search

.

3.

Select a search category (e.g., Albums).

4.

Select an item.

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The selection begins playing.

To Play 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio Files

1

Playing 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio

If a phone is currently connected via Apple CarPlay or 
Android Auto, 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio from that phone 

will be unavailable. However, you can have a second 
previously paired phone stream 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio by 

selecting 

Connect

  

from 

Bluetooth device list

.

2

Phone Setup

 P. 338

1

To Play 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio Files

To play the audio files, you may need to operate your 
phone. If so, follow the phone maker’s operating 
instructions.

Switching to another mode pauses the music playing 
from your phone.

You can change the connected phone in the 

Bluetooth

®

 settings on the 

Audio menu

 screen by 

the following procedure.
1. Select .
2. Select 

Setting

.

Searching for Music

1

Searching for Music

Depending on the 

Bluetooth

®

 device you connect, 

some or all of the lists may not be displayed.

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HondaLink

®

Continued

Features

HondaLink

®

HondaLink

®

 connects you to the latest information from Honda. You can connect 

your phone wirelessly through Wi-Fi or 

Bluetooth

®

.

2

Wi-Fi Connection

 P. 266

2

Phone Setup

 P. 338

Places

*

Displays restaurants, gas stations, Honda dealer, and so on. You can also navigate to 
the found locations via the navigation.

Vehicle

Displays instruction messages when the vehicle needs service.

Help & Support

Displays tips for vehicle usage, and get support via road side or customer service 
center.

HondaLink

®

 Menu

1

HondaLink

®

The HondaLink

®

 connect app is compatible with most 

iPhone and Android phones.

Some cell phone carriers charge for tethering and 
smartphone data use. Check your phone’s data 
subscription package.

When Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is connected to 
the audio system, HondaLink

®

 can be accessed even 

without a Wi-Fi connection.

* Not available on all models

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HondaLink

®

Features

Messages from Honda

Displays helpful and important information from Honda.

Weather

Displays a weekly five-day weather forecast for any location you want. You can 
change the ZIP Code at any time.

Use the following procedure to connect to HondaLink

®

 service.

To enable the HondaLink

®

 service

1.

Select .

2.

Select 

Settings

.

3.

Select 

Clock/Info

.

4.

Select the 

HondaLink

 tab.

5.

Select 

Diagnostic & Location Data

.

6.

Select 

On

.

You must consent to location sharing to 
enable the HondaLink

®

 service.

Cancel

: Does not allow this consent.

Enable Once

: Allows only one time. (Shows 

again next time.)

Always Enable

: Allows anytime. (Never 

show again.)

To Connect to HondaLink

®

 Service

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HondaLink

®

Continued

Features

To link with HondaLink

®

You can see the 

Connection Guide

 screen 

after launching HondaLink

®

. If you do not 

need this guide, select check-box and select 

OK

.

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HondaLink

®

Features

You can check the messages that are received quickly in the shortcut operation.

1.

A message appears and notifies you of a 
new message on the header area.

u

When the message is received, a 
notification ring can be heard. 

2.

A message icon is continuously displayed in 
the header area until the new message is 
read. 

Vehicle Information and Message from Honda Tips

Message 
Icon 
(yellow)

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HondaLink

®

Features

3.

From the top of the screen, swipe down to 
see the messages. 

4.

Select a new message to open.

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Wi-Fi Connection

Features

Wi-Fi Connection

You can connect the Display Audio to the Internet using Wi-Fi and browse websites 
or use online services on the audio/information screen. If your phone has wireless 
hotspot capabilities, the system can be tethered to the phone. Use the following 
steps to setup.

1.

Select .

2.

Select 

Settings

.

3.

Select 

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

.

4.

Select the 

Wi-Fi

 tab.

5.

Select 

Wi-Fi On/Off Status

, then 

On

.

6.

Select 

Wi-Fi Network List

.

u

Make sure your phone’s Wi-Fi setting is 
in access point (tethering) mode.

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Select the phone you want to connect to 
the system.

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If you do not find the phone you want to 
connect in the list, select 

Scan

.

7.

Select 

Connect

.

u

Enter a password for your phone, and 
select 

OK

.

u

When the connection is successful, the 

 icon is displayed on the list.

8.

Select 

 to go back to the home screen.

Wi-Fi mode (setting for the first time)

1

Wi-Fi Connection

Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct are registered trademarks of 
Wi-Fi Alliance

®

.

1

Wi-Fi mode (setting for the first time)

You cannot go through the setting procedure while a 
vehicle is moving. Park in a safe place to setup the 
Wi-Fi connection.

Some cell phone carriers charge for tethering and 
smartphone data use. Check your phone’s data 
subscription package.

Check your phone manual to find out if the phone 
has Wi-Fi connectivity.

You can confirm whether Wi-Fi connection is on or 
off with the 

 icon on 

Wi-Fi Network List

Transmission speed and others will not be displayed 
on this screen.

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Wi-Fi Connection

Features

Make sure your phone’s Wi-Fi setting is in access point (tethering) mode.

Wi-Fi mode (after the initial setting has been made)

1

Wi-Fi mode (after the initial setting has been made)

You may need to go through an initial setup for Wi-Fi 
connection again after you boot your phone.

iPhone users

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Siri Eyes Free

Features

Siri Eyes Free

You can talk to Siri using the 

 (Talk) button on the steering wheel when your 

iPhone is paired to the 

Bluetooth

®

 HandsFreeLink

®

 (HFL) system.

2

Phone Setup

 P. 338

Using Siri Eyes Free

1

Siri Eyes Free

Check Apple Inc. website for features available for 
Siri.

We recommend against using Siri other than in Siri 
Eyes Free while operating a vehicle.

1

Using Siri Eyes Free

Some commands work only on specific phone 
features or apps.

 (Talk) Button 

Press and hold until the display 
changes as shown.

 (Hang-up/back) Button

Press to deactivate Siri.

While in Siri Eyes Free:
The display remains the same. 
No feedback or commands 
appears.

Appears when Siri is 
activated in Siri Eyes Free

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Apple CarPlay

Continued

Features

Apple CarPlay

If you connect an Apple CarPlay-compatible iPhone to the system via the 1.5A USB 
port, you can use the audio/information screen, instead of the iPhone display, to 
make a phone call, listen to music, view maps (navigation), and access messages.

2

USB Ports

 P. 205

Phone

Access the contact list, make phone calls, or listen to voice mail.

Messages

Check and reply to text messages, or have messages read to you.

Music

Play music stored on your iPhone.

Apple CarPlay Menu

1

Apple CarPlay

Only iPhone 5 or newer versions with iOS 8.4 or later 
are compatible with Apple CarPlay.

We recommend using the latest OS.

Park in a safe place before connecting your iPhone to 
Apple CarPlay and when launching any compatible 
apps.

To use Apple CarPlay, connect the USB cable to the 
front USB port. The USB port located in the center 
console storage will not enable Apple CarPlay 
operation.

2

USB Ports

 P. 205

To directly access the Apple CarPlay phone function, 
press 

Phone

 on the home screen. While connected 

to Apple CarPlay, calls are only made through Apple 
CarPlay. If you want to make a call with 

Bluetooth

®

 

HandsFreeLink

®

, turn Apple CarPlay OFF or detach 

the USB cable from your iPhone.

2

Setting Up Apple CarPlay

 P. 271

When your iPhone is connected to Apple CarPlay, it is 
not possible to use the 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio or 

Bluetooth

®

 HandsFreeLink

®

. However, other 

previously paired phones can stream audio via 

Bluetooth

®

 while Apple CarPlay is connected.

2

Phone Setup

 P. 338

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto cannot run at the 
same time.

: Go back to the 
Home screen

Home screen

Apple CarPlay icon

Apple CarPlay menu screen

 : Go back to the 

Apple CarPlay 
Dashboard screen

 : Go back to the 

Apple CarPlay menu 
screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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