The 2020 Cadillac XT5 dropped in as a mid-cycle enhancement (or refresh, as it’s more popularly know) that brought a number of changes and updates to the luxury brand’s midsize luxury crossover. Among these is a slightly updated exterior and interior, a switch to Cadillac’s latest Y-trim level strategy, and a raft of cutting-edge technology. Among the new technology features is the addition of one-touch smartphone pairing, which leverages both the 2020 Cadillac XT5 Bluetooth system, and the Near Field Communications (NFC) feature. Now, we’re taking a look at how to setup the XT5’s one-touch phone pairing in the following post.
Using the one-touch system, users can quickly and easily connect their smartphone to the vehicle’s infotainment system, all without using any wires or hard connections. Rather, the system leverages the 2020 Cadillac XT5 Bluetooth system to connect the user’s phone to the infotainment system.
To set it up, first position the smartphone near the “N” symbol located on the 2020 Cadillac XT5’s infotainment screen. Then simply tap the phone, and the system will emit a chime, confirming the device is connected and ready to provide wireless audio streaming and phone calls.
This feature will only work with the smartphone unlocked and the vehicle in Park. What’s more, the feature will only work with Android phones equipped with the NFC (Near Field Communications) protocol. To confirm your phone is compatible, look for he NFC icon in your phone’s Settings, and make sure it is enabled.
While Apple iPhones also offer NFC capability, the protocol is limited to services like Apple Pay.
In addition to one-touch pairing via the 2020 Cadillac XT5 Bluetooth system and NFC, the XT5’s infotainment overhaul also includes:
- Updated wireless phone charging
- USB-C port
- Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist with Braking
- Rear Pedestrian Alert system
- High-definition Rear Vision Camera and Surround Vision
- Rotary controls on center console
- Optional Night Vision system
As a reminder, the 2020 Cadillac XT5 runs on the regular wheelbase variant of the GM’s C1 platform, and offers two engine options, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX. Production for North American markets takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
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This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.