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2019 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Hands-Free Telephone System

Hands-Free Telephone System  
Models with colour audio system  
1Hands-Free Telephone System  
The Hands-Free Telephone (HFT) System allows you to place and receive phone calls  
using your vehicle’s audio system, without handling your mobile phone.  
Place your phone where you can get good reception.  
To use HFT, you need a Bluetooth-compatible mobile  
phone. For a list of compatible phones, pairing  
procedures, and special feature capabilities, ask a  
dealer.  
Using HFT  
HFT Buttons  
If you receive a call while using the audio system, the  
system resumes its operation after ending the call.  
Volume up  
Microphone  
Up to 20 speed dial entries can be stored. If there is  
no entry in the system, Speed Dial is disabled.  
2 Speed Dial P. 455  
Volume down  
(Pick-up) Button  
(Hang-up) Button  
(Phone) Button  
Up to 20 call histories can be stored. If there is no call  
history, Call History is disabled.  
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology  
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered  
trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any  
use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under  
license. Other trademarks and trade names are those  
of their respective owners.  
Selector Knob  
HFT Limitations  
(Pick-up) button: Press to go directly to the phone screen or to answer an  
incoming call.  
(Hang-up) button: Press to end a call.  
(Phone) button: Press to go directly to the phone screen.  
Selector knob: Rotate to select an item on the screen, then press  
An incoming call on HFT will interrupt the audio  
system when it is playing. It will resume when the call  
is ended.  
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuUsing HFT  
1HFT Status Display  
HFT Status Display  
The information that appears on the audio/  
information screen varies between phone models.  
The audio/information screen notifies you  
when there is an incoming call.  
Battery Level Status  
Signal Strength  
Roam Status  
You can change the system language.  
2 Customized Features P. 405  
Bluetooth Indicator  
Appears when your  
phone is connected  
to HFT.  
HFT Mode  
Call Name  
Limitations for Manual Operation  
Certain manual functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion.  
You cannot select a greyed-out option until the vehicle is stopped.  
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuHFT Menus  
HFT Menus  
1HFT Menus  
The ignition switch must be in ACCESSORY (q or ON (w to use HFT.  
To use HFT, you must first pair your Bluetooth-  
compatible mobile phone to the system while the  
vehicle is parked.  
Some functions are limited while driving. A message  
appears on the screen when the vehicle is moving  
and the operation is cancelled.  
Speed dial*1  
Add new  
or  
Select a phone number from the call history to  
store as a speed dial number.  
Call history  
Select a phone number from the phonebook to  
store as a speed dial number.  
Phonebook  
Enter a phone number to store as a speed dial  
number.  
(Existing entry list)  
Phone number  
Call history*1  
Dialed calls  
Display the last 20 outgoing calls.  
Display the last 20 incoming calls.  
Display the last 20 missed calls.  
Received calls  
Missed calls  
Phonebook*1  
Display the paired phone’s phonebook.  
*1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFT.  
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuHFT Menus  
Dial*1  
Enter a phone number to dial.  
Redial*1  
Redial the last number dialed in the phone’s history.  
Phone setup  
Bluetooth setup  
Add new device  
Connect a phone  
Pair a phone to the system.  
Connect a phone to the system.  
Connect an audio device Connect a Bluetooth® Audio device to the  
system.  
Disconnect all devices  
Delete device  
Pass-key  
Disconnect a paired phone from the system.  
Delete a previously paired phone.  
Create a code for a paired phone.  
*1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFT.  
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuHFT Menus  
Add New  
Call history  
Select a phone number from the call history  
to store as a speed dial number.  
Speed dial*1  
Select a phone number from the phonebook  
to store as a speed dial number.  
Phonebook  
Enter a phone number to store as a speed dial  
number.  
Phone number  
Existing entry list  
Change speed dial  
Change a previously stored speed dial  
number.  
Delete speed dial  
Delete a previously stored speed dial number.  
*1: Appears only when a phone is connected to HFT.  
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuHFT Menus  
Select the ring tone stored in the connected  
mobile phone.  
Ringtone  
Mobile phone  
Fixed  
Select the ring tone stored in HFT.  
Prioritize the caller’s name as the caller ID.  
Caller ID info  
Name priority  
Number priority  
Prioritize the caller’s phone number as the caller  
ID.  
Clear the system of all paired phones, phonebook entries,  
and security codes.  
System clear  
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuHFT Menus  
1Phone Setup  
Phone Setup  
Your Bluetooth-compatible phone must be paired to  
HFT before you can make and receive hands-free  
calls.  
To pair a mobile phone (No phone has  
been paired to the system)  
1. Press the  
2. Rotate  
3. Press  
4. Make sure your phone is in search or  
discoverable mode.  
u HFT automatically searches for a  
Bluetooth® device.  
5. When your phone appears on the list, select  
it by pressing  
button or the  
to select Yes, then press  
to select OK.  
button.  
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 HFT.  
If your phone is not ready for pairing or not found  
by the system within 30 seconds, the system will  
time out and return to idle.  
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u If your phone doesn’t appear, select  
Phone not found? and search for  
Bluetooth® devices using your phone.  
From your phone, select Honda HFT.  
Once you have paired a phone, you can see it  
displayed on the screen with one or two icons on the  
right side.  
These icons indicate the following:  
: The phone can be used with HFT.  
: The phone is compatible with Bluetooth® Audio.  
6. The system gives you a pairing code on the  
audio/information screen.  
u Confirm if the pairing code on the screen  
and your phone match.  
This may vary by phone.  
7. A notification appears on the screen if  
pairing is successful.  
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuHFT Menus  
To pair a mobile phone (when a phone has already been paired to the  
system)  
1. Press the  
2. Rotate  
3. Rotate  
button or the  
to select Yes, then press  
to select Add new device, then  
button.  
.
press  
.
4. Press  
to select OK.  
u The screen changes to device list.  
5. Make sure your phone is in search or  
discoverable mode, then press  
.
u HFT automatically searches for a  
Bluetooth® device.  
6. When your phone appears on the list, select  
it by pressing  
.
u If your phone does not appear, select  
Phone not found? and search for  
Bluetooth® devices using your phone.  
From your phone, select Honda HFT.  
7. The system gives you a pairing code on the  
audio/information screen.  
u Confirm if the pairing code on the screen  
and your phone match.  
This may vary by a phone.  
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuHFT Menus  
To change the currently paired phone  
1. Press the  
2. Rotate  
button or the  
to select Phone setup, then  
button.  
press  
3. Rotate  
press  
.
to select Bluetooth setup, then  
.
4. Rotate  
to select Connect a phone,  
then press  
.
u The screen changes to a device list.  
5. Rotate  
then press  
to select a desired device name,  
.
u HFT disconnects the connected phone  
and starts searching for another paired  
phone.  
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuHFT Menus  
To change the pairing code setting  
1. Press the button or the button.  
2. Rotate  
press  
3. Rotate  
press  
to select Phone setup, then  
.
.
to select Bluetooth setup, then  
4. Rotate  
to select Pass-key, then press  
.
5. Input a new pairing code, then press  
.
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuHFT Menus  
To delete a paired phone  
1. Press the  
2. Rotate  
button or the  
to select Phone setup, then  
button.  
press  
3. Rotate  
press  
.
to select Bluetooth setup, then  
.
4. Rotate  
to select Delete device, then  
press  
.
u The screen changes to a device list.  
5. Rotate to select a phone you want to  
delete, then press  
.
6. A confirmation message appears on the  
screen. Rotate  
.
to select Yes, then press  
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uuHands-Free Telephone SystemuHFT Menus  
1Ring Tone  
Ring Tone  
Mobile phone: For certain connected phones, the  
ring tone stored in the phone sounds from the  
speakers.  
You can change the ring tone setting.  
1. Press the  
2. Rotate  
button or the  
button.  
to select Phone setup, then  
to select Ringtone, then press  
to select Mobile phone or  
Fixed: The fixed ring tone sounds from the speakers.  
press  
.
3. Rotate  
.
4. Rotate  
Fixed, then press  
.
1Caller’s ID Information  
Caller’s ID Information  
Name priority: A caller’s name is displayed if it is  
stored in the phonebook.  
Number priority: A caller’s phone number is  
displayed.  
You can select a caller’s information to be displayed when you have an incoming  
call.  
1. Press the  
2. Rotate  
button or the  
button.  
to select Phone setup, then  
to select Caller ID info, then  
to select a mode you want, then  
press  
3. Rotate  
press  
.
.
.
4. Rotate  
press  
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