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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Smartphone Link (Overview)

Before Using Smartphone Link

If equipped, the vehicle can connect to Pandora®, Stitcher SmartRadio™, or other available applications through the infotainment system. The applications must be downloaded to the device first, then the device can be connected to the infotainment system.

Pandora is a free Internet radio service that streams personalized radio stations based on artists, songs, genres, and comedians. Create stations using the Pandora website or smartphone application, then use - (thumbs up) or , (thumbs down) to personalize stations. To set up an account, or for more information, go to www.pandora.com. Pandora may not be available in Canada or Mexico.

Stitcher SmartRadio is an Internet radio service that streams news, sports, and entertainment shows through the audio system. Create personalized, on-demand stations or discover new shows through Stitcher's preset stations. To set up an account, download the application from the Android Market or iTunes Store, or go to www.stitcher.com.

A phone or tablet with Internet connection and the application installed is required. Personal cell phone data plans are used. Make sure the latest version is installed on the device and the volume is turned up.

Smartphone Supported by application

To use Applications:

iPod/iPhone Error Messages and Solution

If the system fails to activate the application on the iPod/iPhone connected, an error message is displayed as, “Unable to start application, possible reasons.”

iOS Version Error

If the iOS version of the iPhone is less than 4.0, the error message is displayed as, “Your iPhone does not allow this application to be opened on a USB connection. Please refer to owner’s manual.”

Connecting Application Error

If the infotainment system fails to activate the application on the smartphone connected through Bluetooth wireless technology, the error message is displayed as, “Connecting application failed.”

To switch to another application while playing an application and connected through the USB port, press the HOME button on the iPod/iPhone, then press the application icon on the infotainment system.

Switching Between a USB Connected Device and a Bluetooth Device

When the iPhone is connected to the infotainment system through the USB port, and the infotainment system is connected to another phone through Bluetooth wireless technology, press iPhone or bluetooth phone on the smartphone list menu to switch between the two applications.

Displaying or Hiding Application Icons

To display or hide application icons on the smartphone link menu:

If the activated application is on the smartphone link menu, the ^ is activated in the upper position of the HOME menu or playing screen.

Connecting an Application

This section explains a general operation. It may vary depending on the phone operation system, versions, and/or application versions.

To connect an application:

  • Activate the application.
  • Press D to play the application through the infotainment system. The smartphone link menu is displayed.
  • Press the application icon.
  • The application screen is displayed.
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