BLUETOOTH ® HANDSFREELINK®
BLUETOOTH ® HANDSFREELINK® (HFL)
Learn how to operate the vehicle’s hands-free calling system.
Basic HFL Operation
Make and receive phone calls using the vehicle’s audio system, without handling
your phone. Visit handsfreelink.com to check phone compatibility.
To reduce the potential for driver distraction, certain manual functions may be
inoperable or grayed out while the vehicle is moving. Stop or pull over to perform
the function.
Models with color audio system
HFL Controls
Use the controls to enter information and make selections.
Pick-Up button: Answer an incoming call.
Hang-Up/Back button: End or decline a call, or
cancel an operation.
Talk button: Make a call using a stored voice tag.
HFL display
PHONE button: Display the
phone screen.
Selector knob: Rotate and
press to make selections.
BACK button: Go back to the
previous display.
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Basic HFL Operation
Make and receive phone calls using the vehicle’s audio system, without handling
your phone. Visit handsfreelink.com to check phone compatibility.
To reduce the potential for driver distraction, certain manual functions may be
inoperable or grayed out while the vehicle is moving. Stop or pull over to perform
the function. Voice commands are also available.
Models with touchscreen
HFL Controls
Use the controls to enter information and make selections.
Pick-Up button: Answer an incoming call.
Hang-Up/Back button: End or decline a call, or cancel
an operation.
Talk button: Make a call using a stored voice tag.
+ / - buttons: Scroll the list after pressing and holding
the Menu button.
SOURCE button: Press to enter a selection after
pressing and holding the Menu button.
MENU button: From the phone screen, press and hold
to display speed dial, call history, or redial.
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Phone: From the HOME
screen, display the phone
screen.
MENU: From the
phone screen,
select various
call options.
BACK: Go back
to the previous
display.
HOME
VOL
MENU
BACK
Settings: Select Phone
from the Settings screen
for phone pairing and more.
HFL display
Talk Button Tips
• When using the Talk button, wait until you hear a beep before speaking.
• To bypass the system prompts, simply press the Talk button again to say your
command.*
• When the Talk button is pressed, all available voice commands are highlighted
in yellow.*
• Speak in a clear, natural voice.
• Reduce all background noise.
• Adjust the dashboard vents away from the microphone on the audio system.
• Close the windows and moonroof.
*vehicles with navigation
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Models with touchscreen
Pairing a Phone
To use hands-free phone and streaming audio functions, you must first pair your
phone to the system. This can only be done when the vehicle is stopped. Use the
touchscreen to make and enter selections.
1. From the Home screen, select Settings.
2. Select Phone.
3. Select Bluetooth Device List.
4. Select Add Bluetooth Device.
5. Make sure your phone is in discovery mode. Select
Continue.
6. HFL searches for your phone. Select your phone
when it appears on the list.
If your phone does not appear:
Select Phone Not Found and search for
HandsFreeLink from your phone. Connect to HFL.
7. HFL gives you a pairing code. Compare it to the
code that appears on your phone. Connect to HFL
from your phone.
8. The system asks if you want to enable options:
HondaLink Assist: Select On to enable emergency
collision notification.
Phone Synchronization: Select On to automatically
import contacts and call history from your phone.
9. Press BACK to exit the menu.
Applicable laws may prohibit the operation of
handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle.
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Models with touchscreen
Making a Call
You can make a call using several methods.
Dialing a Number
Enter a 10-digit phone number to call.
Using voice commands
Press the Talk button before you say each command.
1. Say “Dial by number.”
2. Say the phone number: For example,
3-1-0-5-5-5-1-2-3-4.”
3. The system begins to dial.
Using the touchscreen
Manual operation is limited while the vehicle is moving. Voice commands are
always available.
1. From the Home screen, select Phone.
2. Select MENU.
3. Select Dial.
4. Enter the phone number. Select the green phone
icon to call.
Using the Phonebook
When your phone is paired, its entire phonebook can be automatically imported to
the system. Phone synchronization must be turned on.
Using voice commands
Press the Talk button before you say each command.
1. Say “Dial by name.”
2. Say the phonebook name and phone type. For
example, “John Smith mobile.”
Using the touchscreen
Manual operation is limited while the vehicle is moving. Voice commands are
always available.
1. From the Home screen, select Phone.
2. Select MENU.
3. Select Phonebook.
4. Scroll through the list to find the name and number
you want to call, and select it to call.
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Storing Speed Dial Entries
Store up to 20 numbers for quick dialing.
1. From the Home screen, select Phone.
2. Select MENU.
3. Select Edit Speed Dial, then select New Entry.
4. Select an entry method.
5. If desired, you can create a voice tag for the
number. Follow the prompts.
Using Speed Dial
Make calls quickly using stored speed dial entries.
Using voice commands
Press the Talk button before you say each command.
1. Say “Dial by name.”
2. Say the stored voice tag name. For example,
“John Smith.”
Using the touchscreen
1. From the Home screen, select Phone.
2. Scroll through the list to find the entry you want
to call, and select it to call.
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