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I am really ignorant about these things. Is it possible a Windows based Smart phone will not be compatible with this car?
 

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Don't have a windows phone but a quick search comes up with a bunch of complaints about bluetooth connection issues after windows phone updates. I imagine if it's a newer windows phone it should be ok but something you should be able to test when you test drive. Honda's website seems pretty outdated looking up compatible phones so that doesn't help either.

A friend of mine has tested a bunch of android phones on his 2013 civic and also had weird bluetooth issues after updates to the phone.
 

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Speaking of which, we know the Honda system works with Apple on the Fit and that Android compatibility would be forth coming, does anyone know if Honda has worked that out yet?
 

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Android in 2016 Pilot

From a news report: "The Pilot's revised cabin features an 8-inch touch screen powered by an Android-based operating system -- a first for Honda -- and a more powerful processor".
Maybe this will migrate to the HR-V.
 

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Apologies for opening up an old thread, but did we ever discover if a Windows based phone is compatible with the HR-V?
Or will I just have to wait until the test drive?
 

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Apologies for opening up an old thread, but did we ever discover if a Windows based phone is compatible with the HR-V?
Or will I just have to wait until the test drive?
I haven't seen anything even hinting at Windows based phone support. I think the Hondalink features will only be for IPhone 5 and above, but you should be able to use the bluetooth functions on a Windows phone.

I'm absolutely going to be seeing if my phone pairs up with the system when I go for a test drive.
 

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I haven't seen anything even hinting at Windows based phone support. I think the Hondalink features will only be for IPhone 5 and above, but you should be able to use the bluetooth functions on a Windows phone.

I'm absolutely going to be seeing if my phone pairs up with the system when I go for a test drive.
Do you mean linking the Bluetooth from my phone we allow me to make a phone call using the steering wheel buttons? I am so confused.....
 

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Do you mean linking the Bluetooth from my phone we allow me to make a phone call using the steering wheel buttons? I am so confused.....
From what I've seen any blue tooth smart phone should be able to "pair" with the infotainment systems on the HR-V. This means you could make phone calls with the system, give voice instructions to the phone...like saying "call Mom", and stream music from your phone (like using Pandora).

What you won't get (unless you have an IPhone 5 or better) is the ability to download the HondaLink navigation application (which uses your phone as the "brain" for the navigation feature), AHA, and some other features.

So in short, yes, it should be able to work pair your phone to make calls using the buttons on the steering wheel.

Perhaps someone more techie can explain it better, I'm not very tech savy myself :p
 

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From what I've seen any blue tooth smart phone should be able to "pair" with the infotainment systems on the HR-V. This means you could make phone calls with the system, give voice instructions to the phone...like saying "call Mom", and stream music from your phone (like using Pandora).

What you won't get (unless you have an IPhone 5 or better) is the ability to download the HondaLink navigation application (which uses your phone as the "brain" for the navigation feature), AHA, and some other features.

So in short, yes, it should be able to work pair your phone to make calls using the buttons on the steering wheel.

Perhaps someone more techie can explain it better, I'm not very tech savy myself :p
That makes sense. All I really care about is using the phone application. The other stuff does sound cool though. Thanks!
 

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Do you mean linking the Bluetooth from my phone we allow me to make a phone call using the steering wheel buttons? I am so confused.....
Yes,as long as your phone has bluetooth it should pair with the HR-V and the basic phone functions should work. More advanced features (like reading texts to you and being able to reply) may not work. My Android Samsung 4S and daughter's Apple 5 work fine, wife's Apple older 4S does not handle the text features.
 

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Yes,as long as your phone has bluetooth it should pair with the HR-V and the basic phone functions should work. More advanced features (like reading texts to you and being able to reply) may not work. My Android Samsung 4S and daughter's Apple 5 work fine, wife's Apple older 4S does not handle the text features.

Thanks Topspot......satisfies what I want from this function.
 

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If I can dig up a windows phone at work I can have my friend pair it to his 2013 civic to see what it does but as others have said it should be fine.
 

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Windows Phone pairs with HondaLink

I have a 2013 Civic and pair it with my Nokia Lumia 1020 for phone and Pandora with no problem. The speech to text function doesn't work though (it used to, before I updated my phone operating system to 8.1) but that's a small inconvenience.
 

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That makes sense. All I really care about is using the phone application. The other stuff does sound cool though. Thanks!

With say your basic Samsung phone...paired with an HRV EXL (that's with Navi) exactly what features do not you not have that you would have with an iPhone?


Really, I'm just wanting to make sure you can do hands free calling, receiving calls hands free, texting on screen.
I...like the OP are pig ignorant of this stuff but am going to get a more modern cell phone once I get the HRV...if I get the HRV. Want to look at a Mazda CX 3 first.
 

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With say your basic Samsung phone...paired with an HRV EXL (that's with Navi) exactly what features do not you not have that you would have with an iPhone?


Really, I'm just wanting to make sure you can do hands free calling, receiving calls hands free, texting on screen.
I...like the OP are pig ignorant of this stuff but am going to get a more modern cell phone once I get the HRV...if I get the HRV. Want to look at a Mazda CX 3 first.
There's a HondaLink Website that will show you what your specific phone can do with the infotainment system. Everything other than the text on screen should work for Android users.

http://handsfreelink.com/Honda/en-US/US/FindAPhone
 

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I have a 2018 Honda HRV and an iphone 8. It worked really good for a while but not when I try to give a command,like call ?, it says there is an error. If I dial the number from my phone it hooks to my bluetooth and I can talk from the radio It just will not take the command. Anyone have any ideas what this could be?
 

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I have an EX-L and have had mixed success using the in car commands for calling. Instead of holding down the button to call ? for a short beep, hold it for a while longer. Then you can ask Siri to make the call which, in my experience, is much more reliable.
 

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I have a LX and using the steering wheel button/commands are working well though for some reason it has lost my voice name tags several times and I have had to enter the tags again.
 
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