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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 www.handsfreelink.com/Acura (U.S.) or call (888) 528-7876
(Canada) 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. Voice commands are
always available.
HFL Displays and Controls
Use the controls to enter information and make selections.
Pick-Up button: Answer an incoming call, or display
speed dial and call history in the MID or head-up
display.
Selector wheel: Scroll through speed dial and call
history in the MID or head-up display. Press to make
a selection. Adjust volume during a call.
Hang-Up/Back button: End or decline a call, or clear
HFL information in the MID or head-up display.
Talk button: Make a call using a stored voice tag,
phonebook name, or phone number.
HFL display
PHONE button: Go
to the phone screen.
BACK button:
Return to the
previous display.
MENU button (from
the Phone screen):
Display menu items.
Interface dial: Rotate and press to
select an item in the upper display.
Move up, down, left, and right.
SETTINGS button:
Go to Phone
Settings.
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On-Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) screens
ODMD display
Select Shortcuts (Phone
tab) to access Speed
Dial and Call History.
When there is an
incoming call, select
the green Pick-Up or
red Hang-Up icon.
When a number keypad
is displayed, select
numbers to enter.
When an alphabet
keyboard is displayed,
select letters to enter.
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 in the ceiling.
• Close the windows and moonroof.
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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
interface dial to make and enter selections.
1. Press SETTINGS.
2. Select Phone Settings.
3. Select Bluetooth Device List (if no phone has been
paired) or Connect Phone (if pairing an additional
phone).
4. Select Add Bluetooth Device.
5. Make sure your phone is in discovery mode.
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.
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 Automatic
Phone Sync, which imports your phone’s call
history and phonebook. Select On.
9. Press BACK to exit the menu.
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Making a Call
You can make calls using several methods.
Dialing a Number
Enter a 10-digit phone number to call.
Using Voice Commands
Press the Talk button before saying each command.
1. Say “Dial by number.”
2. Say the phone number. For example, “3-1-0-5-55-1-2-3-4.” Say “Dial” if necessary.
3. The system begins to dial.
Using the Menu
Use the interface dial to make and enter selections. This is inoperable while the
vehicle is moving.
1. Press PHONE.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select Dial.
4. From the navigation screen or the ODMD, enter
the phone number. Select the green phone icon
to call.
Using the ODMD
Select items on the screen by touching them. This is inoperable while the vehicle
is moving.
1. Select Shortcuts.
2. Select Phone.
3. Select Dial.
4. Enter the phone number and select the green
phone icon to call.
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Using the Phonebook
When your phone is paired, its entire phonebook can be automatically imported
to the system if you select On for Phone Synchronization.
Using Voice Commands
Press the Talk button before saying each command.
1. Say “Call by name.”
2. Say the phonebook name and phone type. For
example, “John Smith mobile.”
Using the Menu
Use the interface dial to make and enter selections.
1. Press PHONE.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select Phonebook.
4. Scroll through the list to find the name and
number you want to call, and select it to call.
Storing Speed Dial Entries
Store up to 20 numbers for quick dialing.
1. Press PHONE.
2. Press MENU.
3. Select Speed Dial, then select New Entry.
4. Choose an entry method.
5. If desired, you can create a voice tag for the
number. Follow the prompts.
When a voice tag is created, you can press the Talk button and say “Call” and the
stored voice tag.
When speed dial entries are stored, you can add them to the Shortcuts (Phone
tab) in the ODMD for quick access.
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Using Speed Dial and Call History
Make calls quickly using stored speed dial entries or call history numbers.
Using Voice Commands
Press the Talk button before saying each command.
1. Say “Call by name.”
2. Say the name of the stored voice tag.
3. The system begins to dial.
Using the MID
Press the Pick-Up button on the steering wheel.
1. The speed dial list appears in the MID and
head-up display. For Call History, move the left
selector wheel to the right.
Mr.AAA
2. Use the left selector wheel to scroll through the
list to find the entry you want to call, and select
it to call.
Mr.BBB
Using the Phone Screen
Use the interface dial to make and enter selections.
1. Press PHONE.
2. For Speed Dial, use the interface dial to scroll
through the list to find the entry you want to
call, and select it to call.
For Call History, move the interface dial to the
right and scroll through the list.
Using the ODMD
Select items on the screen by touching them.
1. Select Shortcuts.
2. Select Phone.
3. Select Speed Dial or Call History. Speed dial
entries must be previously stored to the
Shortcuts menu. Select Edit and follow the
prompts.
4. Select the desired entry to call.
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