Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I send and receive text messages with Uconnect?

asked by on

How do I send and receive text messages with Uconnect?

A: If your cell phone is paired with your Ucon...

If your cell phone is paired with your Uconnect system, then you can send and receive text messages while you’re driving, hands free. Here’s how.

  1. When you receive a message, the Uconnect system will announce it over your speaker system. To have the message read to you, press the Uconnect phone button, which looks like a telephone, and is located on either the center console or the steering wheel. The system will then say “Ready” and beep, at which point you can command it to read you the received message by saying, “Read messages” or “SMS read.”

  2. To reply to a text message, follow the prompt at the end of the message by saying either “Reply” or “Forward.”

  3. To compose a new text message, press the Uconnect phone button. When prompted, say “Send message” or “SMS send.” Then you can either compose a unique message, or say “List messages.” If you say “List messages,” Uconnect will give you a list of 20 preset text messages that you can send. To choose one, press the Uconnect voice command button and say “Send.”

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do you get maximum cooling with the Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control?

During very hot weather, you may find that normal air conditioning operation doesn’t quite cut it. There are two ways that you can obtain maximum cooling with your car. Here’s what you should know: Auto: You can use the...

Q: How do I partially turn off the electronic stability control (ESC)?

To partially turn off the electronic stability control (ESC), briefly press and release the “ESC Off” switch on the instrument panel. The ESC Warning Light will illuminate to let you know that the system is partially off.

Q: Battery Light illuminated

The Battery Light on the dashboard typically indicates an issue concerning the vehicle's charging system. This usually points to an alternator that cannot maintain the charge of the battery. The alternator is on a fused circuit, and fuses should be...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.