How Do I Connect my iPhone to my 2020 Volkswagen Jetta?

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and Tricks, VW Jetta on Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 4:03 pm
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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Bluetooth phone pairing instructions

How hard is it to pair your smartphone with your 2020 Volkswagen Jetta? We bet that you can get it done in under five minutes. Keep reading below or scroll to the bottom for a video guide and learn how to connect your iPhone to your 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. 

Steps for pairing your iPhone with your 2020 Volkswagen Jetta 

  1. Get in your Jetta and turn on your vehicle. This may be obvious for some of us, but for those of us who are less tech-savvy, yes, you will need to turn your car on and be within range with your iPhone. You can’t pair your phone from a distance. 
  2. Keep your vehicle in park and turn on the infotainment system. You’ll need your vehicle to be in park to safely connect your iPhone. Turn on the infotainment system if it isn’t already active. 
  3. Press the phone button on your Volkswagen vehicle’s infotainment system. This will put the system into discovery mode. If not in this mode, your system won’t be looking for a phone to pair with. 
  4. Search for a new device on your iPhone. If you’ve never used a Bluetooth device with your iPhone, this option is located under your phone’s settings. Find the Bluetooth settings and search for a device to pair with. 
  5. Select “VW BT” on your iPhone. This is the device option that should appear when you are within range of your Volkswagen vehicle’s active Bluetooth system. If it doesn’t appear, try repeating steps one through four. 
  6. Press “connect” on your vehicle’s infotainment display. This will cause a number to appear on your infotainment system and your phone. Make sure these numbers match.  
  7. Touch “yes” on your vehicle’s infotainment screen. Only do this step if the number on the infotainment screen matches the number on your iPhone. Otherwise, you may be connecting to the wrong device. 
  8. Choose “pair” on your iPhone. Congratulations, this is the last step to pairing your iPhone with your 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. Now you can enjoy your music and other functions through your vehicle. 

Pairing Your Phone | Knowing Your VW video by Volkswagen USA 

This general Volkswagen video can help you quickly pair your smartphone with your Volkswagen vehicle. Watch this video and take less than a minute of your time to learn how to pair a phone, or you can follow along and get it done with the video. Let us know if you have any questions.