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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®  
Models with 7-in. Color Touchscreen  
1Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®  
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (HFL) allows you to place and receive phone calls using  
your vehicle’s audio system, without handling your cell phone.  
Place your phone where you can get good reception.  
To use HFL, you need a Bluetooth-compatible cell  
phone. For a list of compatible phones, pairing  
procedures, and special feature capabilities:  
528-7876.  
Using HFL  
HFL Buttons  
Canada: For more information on smartphone  
compatibility, call 1-855-490-7351.  
VOL (+/VOL (-  
(Volume) Switch  
Voice control tips  
Aim the vents away from the ceiling and close the  
windows, as noise coming from them may interfere  
with the microphone.  
Selector Knob  
If the microphone picks up voices other than yours,  
the command may be misinterpreted.  
State or local laws may prohibit the operation of  
handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle.  
Up to 20 favorite contacts can be stored. If there is no  
entry in the system, the pop-up notification appears  
on the screen.  
Left Selector Wheel  
PHONE Button  
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Up to 20 call histories can be stored. If there is no call  
history, Call History is disabled.  
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Left Selector Wheel: While receiving a call, the incoming call screen is displayed on  
1Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®  
the driver information interface. You can pick up the call using the left selector  
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology  
wheel.  
2 Receiving a Call P. 394  
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.  
PHONE button: Press to go directly to the Phone screen.  
Selector knob: Rotate  
to select an item on the screen, then press  
.
HFL Limitations  
An incoming call on HFL will interrupt the audio  
system when it is playing. It will resume when the call  
is ended.  
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1HFL Status Display  
HFL 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  
Bluetooth Indicator  
Signal Strength  
Roam Status  
Appears when your phone  
is connected to HFL.  
HFL Mode  
Call Name  
Call Number  
Limitations for Manual Operation  
Certain manual functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion.  
You cannot select a grayed-out option until the vehicle is stopped.  
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HFL Menus  
1HFL Menus  
The power mode must be in ACCESSORY or ON to use the system.  
To use HFL, you must first pair your Bluetooth-  
compatible cell 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 canceled.  
PHONE button  
Recent Calls*1  
All  
Display the last outgoing, incoming, and missed calls.  
Display the last outgoing calls.  
Dialed  
Missed  
Received  
Display the last missed calls.  
Display the last incoming calls.  
Favorite  
Dial the selected number in the favorite contacts list.  
(Existing entry list)  
Contacts*1  
Contacts*1  
Keypad*1  
Display the phonebook of the paired phone.  
Enter a phone number to dial.  
Settings  
Bluetooth Settings  
Connect New Device  
Change Device  
Priority Device  
Disconnect All Device  
Delete Device  
Pair a phone to the system.  
Connects a paired phone.  
Sets a device as the priority device.  
Disconnect a paired phone from the system.  
Delete a previously paired phone.  
*1: Available only when a phone is connected to HFL.  
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Select the ringtone stored in the connected cell phone.  
Select the ringtone stored in HFL.  
Ringtone  
Phone  
Vehicle  
Auto Phone Call  
Transfer  
Set calls to automatically transfer from your phone to HFL when you  
enter the vehicle.  
Hands-Free  
System Clear  
Clear the phone settings, paired phones, all favorite contacts entries, all  
call history data, and all imported phonebook data.  
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1Phone Setup  
Phone Setup  
Your Bluetooth-compatible phone must be paired to  
HFL before you can make and receive hands-free  
calls.  
To pair a cell phone (No phone has  
been paired to the system)  
1. Press the PHONE button.  
2. Make sure your phone is in search or  
discoverable mode.  
3. Select Yes.  
u The audio system will enter a waiting  
mode for pairing.  
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  
connected to HFL.  
If your phone is not ready for pairing or not found  
by the system within three minutes, the system will  
time out and return to the Bluetooth Settings  
screen.  
4. Select Honda CR-V from your phone.  
u If you want to pair a phone from this  
audio system, select Search from car  
and follow the prompts.  
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 is compatible with Bluetooth® Audio.  
: The phone can be used with HFL.  
When your phone appears on the list,  
select it.  
When pairing a phone from this audio system:  
If your phone doesn’t appear on the audio/  
information screen, select Search from phone and  
search for Bluetooth® devices using your phone.  
From your phone, select Honda CR-V.  
5. 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.  
6. A notification appears on the screen if  
pairing is successful.  
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To pair a cell phone (when a phone has  
already been paired to the system)  
1. Press the PHONE button.  
u If a prompt appears asking to connect to  
a phone, select No and proceed with  
step 2.  
2. Select Settings.  
3. Select Bluetooth Settings.  
4. Select Connect New Device.  
u The audio system will enter a waiting  
mode for pairing.  
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5. Make sure your phone is in search or  
discoverable mode.  
6. Select Honda CR-V from your phone.  
u If you want to pair a phone from this  
audio system, select Search from car  
and follow the prompts.  
When your phone appears on the list,  
select it.  
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 phone.  
8. A notification appears on the screen if  
pairing is successful.  
u You can prioritize a Bluetooth® device at  
the same time. Select Yes if you want to  
prioritize the device.  
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To change the currently paired phone  
1. Press the PHONE button.  
2. Select Settings.  
3. Select Bluetooth Settings.  
4. Select Change Device.  
u The screen changes to a device list.  
5. Select a desired device name.  
6. Select Both, Audio, or Phone.  
u When another device is connected to  
Android Auto and you select Both or  
Phone, a confirmation message appears.  
Select Continue.  
u HFL disconnects the connected phone  
and starts searching for another paired  
phone.  
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To delete a paired phone  
1. Press the PHONE button.  
2. Select Settings.  
3. Select Bluetooth Settings.  
4. Select Delete Device.  
u The screen changes to a device list.  
5. Select a phone you want to delete.  
6. A confirmation message appears on the  
screen. Select Yes.  
u When the device is connected to Android  
Auto, a confirmation message appears.  
Select Yes.  
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Automatic Transferring  
If paring between your phone and the system is executed while you are on the  
phone, the call can be automatically transferred to HFL.  
1. Press the PHONE button.  
2. Select Settings.  
3. Select Auto Phone Call Transfer.  
4. Select ON or OFF.  
1Ringtone  
Ringtone  
Phone: Depending on the make and model of the  
cell phone, the ringtone stored in the phone will  
sound if the phone is connected.  
Vehicle: The fixed ringtone sounds from the  
speakers.  
You can change the ringtone setting.  
1. Press the PHONE button.  
2. Select Settings.  
3. Select Ringtone.  
4. Select Phone or Vehicle.  
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To Clear the System  
Phone settings, paired phones, all favorite contacts entries, all call history data, and  
all imported phonebook data are erased.  
1. Press the PHONE button.  
2. Select Settings.  
3. Select Hands-Free System Clear.  
4. Select Yes.  
5. A confirmation message appears on the  
screen. Select Yes.  
6. A notification appears on the screen. Select  
OK.  
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